Akela is named after the great wolf from Rudyard Kiplings, The Jungle Book. He was sleek, powerful, and trustworthy, just like our van!
At Rugged Van Rentals, we have taken the already powerful 6.0 V8 Chevy Express passenger van and have turned it into a rugged beast! We offer high end, adventure ready passenger vans designed to get you out where the action is! Our modified 4x4 vans can fit up to 15 passengers as well as any gear they might need. The other guys will rent you a stock van and tell you it can’t leave the pavement. How are you going to experience Colorado if you are glued to the blacktop? We know that some of the best activities and sights Colorado has to offer require a dirt road. Our vans will get you there.
We have partnered with Advanced 4x4 to equip our vans with the best 4 wheel drive conversion on the market. Each van has been given a 3” lift to allow for aggressive 33” off-road tires. We have then finished off the exterior with Aluminess roof racks, duel ladders, nerf step bars, brush guard bumpers and full size spare tire swings. Akela has a tow package for those needing to pull trailers.
The ultralight Aluminess roof rack truly helps Rugged Van Rentals stand apart from the competition! The racks span the lengths of the vans and are accessible by ladders on either side of the vehicle. Its unique design allows us modular capabilities for your gear. For a small fee we can equip the rack for multiple bikes, kayaks, canoes, and even cargo boxes for ski or snowboard equipment. If you have luggage or other equipment it can be securely tied down to the rack with rope, bungee cords or a cargo net! There is plenty of room for your gear on or in our vans. If you have less people but more gear we have the option to remove rows of seats to accommodate you.
The Interior has a few surprises as well! The factory head units have been replaced with Kenwood Excelon dvd units with bluetooth capability and back-up camera. An HD dash cam has been installed to help prove your case in the event of a collision. The vans fit up to 15 passengers comfortably which is a great fit for multiple families, corporate teams or sports teams.