"Wally" - 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan - with Rooftop tent

22 reviews


Raphaelle P.

5July 2021

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Mathieu M.

5June 2021

Lisa V.

5June 2021

Nous avons eu une super expérience avec Wally ! Tout est très bien pensé. Tout y est, il ne manque plus que nos vêtements pour partir à l’aventure. Le van est spacieux, très fonctionnel (rangement, prise électrique, usb). Même les jours de pluie, il est possible de manger à l’intérieur du van.
Ute et Harry sont disponibles pour répondre à toutes nos questions. Ils sont très arrangeants et sont même venus nous chercher à l’aéroport.
C’est le van idéal pour partir en toute sérénité! Merci Ute et Harry !

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Chris H.

5December 2019

I put this Grand Caravan on reservation for 3 weeks during peak season 9 months ahead of my planned trip. I spoke with the owners Ute and Harry several times providing me with all detailed information about Wally. They responded very quickly and kindly. Offering me extras at no cost and even offered a pickup at the airport early in the morning. I was forced to cancel due to the high expenses of this 3 week trip and my health. I discovered that my reservation money was not owed back to me due to the contract with Outdoorsy.
Ute said she would give it back if she rented out the time I had committed too. Leaving the issue as it was I thanked them for being helpful and patience. By the end of the day Ute had offered the deposit amount back in full. They didn't have to and still did. That is customer service far and beyond. Ute and Harry are people you want to do business with. Bless them both Merry Christmas.

Ute’s answer

Thank you Chris, we really appreciate the review and are very saddened by the news that you will not be able to make the trip.

Mark H.

5October 2019

We had an incredible experience from the moment we reserved our trip with Wally until the end when Ute personally dropped us off at the airport. She literally went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed to be prepared to take off into the Canadian Rockies during the early days of October. To be honest, we didn't need much because of how prepared Ute was (she will reach out before and after the trip to recommend/confirm everything). We were a little worried about the cold but were surprised by how warm & comfortable the tent above the van kept us during nights that it snowed (we were actually sweating in our 30 degree sleeping bags). The van is equipped for anything camping related, its kept extremely clean & drives like brand new. I can guarantee anything you're thinking about bringing she has already stored inside the van. This made it easy for us to take off for our 4 day trip immediately after going over the paperwork and stopping for groceries. We took off for Banff the first night, Yoho the second & Jasper our 3rd night. It was an amazing experience and not one issue came up. We even ran into another couple renting one of Ute's identical vans during our trip who were on a much longer trip. If either of her vans are available, I would reserve ASAP! Thanks again Ute!

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Matthew D.

5September 2019

Wally & The Backpackers loft we're incredible! The day started with a complimentary airport shuttle, a 30min walk through of the vehicle and off we were! 'Wally' had everything we could ever want, from cooking equipment, to a comfortable mattress/tent, a full fridge, storage and maps/games!

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Pauline C.

5September 2019

On a loué le van de Ute début septembre pour 8 nuits. On a adoré notre première expérience en van! Ute était adorable et communiquait rapidement avec nous, elle a été très arrangeante pour la prise et la remise du van. Le van est génial : pratique, propre et l'espace est optimisé au mieux! La tente de toit s'installe en 20 secondes et se replie en 1 minute. Ce que j'ai aimé dans la tente de toit, c'est sa rapidité d'installation (comparé aux tentes traditionnelles) mais aussi le fait qu'il soit en hauteur (on se sentait plus protégé des animaux sauvages ;-) ) Nous avons pris les sacs de couchage, ils étaient très chauds et heureusement car les nuits dans les rocheuses sont très fraîches! Bien que la journée il faisait 25˚C, la nuit ça descendait rapidement à 5˚C donc je vous conseille de prendre les sacs de couchage! La kitchenette est très pratique, le réchaud fonctionne super bien, et il y a tous les ustensiles nécessaires. Le van est très agréable à conduire, et sa taille nous permet de nous déplacer et stationner facilement. Merci Ute pour ta sympathie et ta flexibilité! Si on retourne dans les rocheuses, c'est sûr qu'on louera ce van de nouveau!

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Cady G.

5August 2019

Renting Wally was the perfect way to explore and experience Canada’s Rocky Mountains! And my 6’7” husband even fit inside the rooftop tent! Van includes all cooking supplies you could need and the van drives great! Ute was also super helpful and we are so thankful to her for sharing this vehicle with us. I highly recommend renting this van, or any vehicle from Ute, you will not be disappointed!

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Nora Z.

5August 2019

We only had 3 days to visit Banff and its nature.
Everything was perfectly prepared and we just hopped on the van stopped at the grocery and went for some adventures.
"Wally" is the perfect travel body, host, restaurant and takes you to unforgettable places! ;) Highly recommend!!!!

Oliver D.

5August 2019

We had a brilliant trip. As inexperienced campers, Wally had everything we needed and more. Ute was wonderfully helpful before and during our time with Wally and we couldn’t recommend renting Wally enough!

Xiaowei Y.

5August 2019

luxury camping experience😊😊
The owner over prepared everything for us.

Francine S.

5July 2019

The owner is super funny and good guide to have a better trip as possible. The caravan is very good organisation. We went everywhere we want to go. It is one of our best trip ever had! Unforgotable.

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Timothy M.

5July 2019

What a great experience. Thank you Ute and Harry. They were always in contact with us and even check on us during the trip. “Wally” was the perfect camper. It had everything we needed. Easy to set up and very comfortable to sleep in the tent. Would definitely rent again.

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Katie M.

5May 2019

We had an amazing trip to Banff and Jasper with Wally! This is definitely the right option if you are looking for something comfortable, warm, and convenient. Putting up the tent was very easy. Ute and Harry couldn't have been more helpful and have really thought of everything! We would definitely recommend!

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Gabrielle C.

5May 2019

Michael and I had an amazing time on our road trip through Jasper and Banff with Wally. The tent up top was so speedy to set up and pack down. It also kept us warm and dry on cold and wet nights, not to mention it was envied by our fellow campers. Our kitchen had everything we could ever need; with multiple sets of plates, pans, pots and cutlery. Wally also ran like a dream, giving us no issues. Lastly, Ute was gave us such a warm and friendly welcome into Calgary. She was very thorough in her explanations; making it clear that we could call her with any questions. We were sad to leave Wally, but excited for the renter to have as good of an experience as we did! Thanks Wally and most of all thankyou Ute!

4 Photos submitted by Gabrielle C.

Laurie C.

5May 2019

We had such a wonderful time in "Wally", travelling all the way to Vancouver Island and back to Calgary. Ute and Harry have thought of absolutely everything necessary to kit Wally out with and they are such kind and friendly people. They were so concerned that we had the best time possible. Wally is in great condition and drives wonderfully and the tent could not be easier to pop up (you just unhook and you're good to go). It's a very comfortable night's sleep. Everything you need to cook and keep Wally in good order is in the van and very cleverly organised. We slept in the van for 6 nights and wished that we could have done far more. We would highly recommend renting Wally and would definitely do so if we find ourselves in this part of the world again.
Thank you Ute and Harry for everything.

Elaine K.

5October 2018

My husband and I rented Wally the 2015 Dodge Caravan for one week last month, in September for our "Later Moon." We spent an incredible week camping in Banff National Park and Glacier National Park. We hiked for miles, and saw bears, elk, moose, and so many chipmunks!

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5September 2018

The owner of this van was great to work with. An experienced camper, she knew how to outfit the van and make it very practical to use on a daily basis. From Towels to kitchenware, blankets and drinking water everything was thought through. The tent sets up very quickly- I did it in the dark the 1st night. It's also nice to be sleeping above ground. I guess it seems a bit safer than tent camping on the ground, and you don't have to lay on wet ground if it rains. She also offers

Miraflor I.

5September 2018

Fantastic, no complain...Ute is a wonderful person and had always been helpful.

MaryAdair M.

5August 2018

Our experience with the Backpackers Loft was more than we could have ever expected! First, the van was fantastic - it ran like a dream up and down the Icefields Parkway. It was outfitted with everything we could ever need - Ute has really thought of everything: from comfortable bedding to clean towels to utensils (including a vegetable peeler!) to salt, pepper and spices to biodegradable soap! Really spectacular planning. The tent was comfortable and solid and kept us warm as the temps dipped lower at night - AND it took just minutes to set up which was truly a dream. We received several comments throughout the trip complementing is on our badass ride!

Fernanda M.

5August 2018

My mom and I spent 7 days traveling from Calgary to Vancouver in this van. We had a great time! It was so nice to be able to set up camp so quickly, a lot of people complimented the car in every campsite we went to. The owner did everything to accommodate us and she was super nice. We had an amazing experience!

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Tabitha C.

5August 2018

Absolutely loved EVERYTHING about renting this camper van! Would recommend it (and already have recommended it) to everyone I know.

1 Photo submitted by Tabitha C.