2017 Travato Winnebago Van "Sonny"
2017 Travato Winnebago Van "Sonny"
Member since 2019
I started camping as a kid in my parent's 1966 VW Bus and our favorite place to camp back then was Lassen Volcanic National Park. I still love Lassen and camping but instead of the VW Bus we now camp in our 2019 Mercedes Sprinter Van or our 28 foot Weekend Warrior toy hauler bumper tow. Along with Lassen, Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons are now my favorites! I also love camping along the California coast or boondocking in the Utah mountains. My husband and I are empty nesters as our 3 daughters are now grown. When we are home we keep busy taking care of 3 big dogs, 2 cats, 20 chickens, 3 fish and 3 honey bee hives.
Cali is our self-built 2019 Mercedes Sprinter van. We purchased her September 2019 and have been working on her for the past 11 months to make a fun little camping rig. She is easy to drive and maneuver into campsites and parking spots. The camper sleeps 2 in a comfy queen size memory foam mattress. We've included a propane one-burner stove, sink with running water, pull out love seat out the back doors, swivel front seats, a Dometic refrigerator and plenty of storage. Cali runs on plenty of solar to charge your devices, lights and the refrigerator.
Cali van only runs on diesel #2 and please fill the tank up before returning her. If the tank is not returned full you'll be charged for the fuel needed to fill plus a $25 fee. No refunds for returning the van early. Please do not use drive thru's, parking garages or car washes. We allow you to bring 2 dogs although please let me know at the time of booking if you'll be bringing your pup. Do not leave your dogs unattended at any time. No smoking, no off pavement driving and no out of country travel. Turn off propane prior to driving, no towing of any kind, no climbing on the roof and NO BURNING MAN.
Get the van ready for you including propane fill up
RockyMounts hitch swing away bike rack
Sheets, blankets, bath towels, wash clothes
Added fee for bringing your dog, 2 max. This fee is for extra cleaning.
2019 Mercedes Sprinter Van "Cali" 150 miles included per day
About the host, Amy
Had a great trip the van was well equipped with everything we needed to make it very comfortable. Definitely will be renting it again on our next trip.
3 Photos submitted by Sirjoe S.
Book this Van! We would not have changed a thing. Amy thought of everything and was so gracious before and during our trip. The vehicle was so cool and perfectly appointed. Loved everything!
We had a wonderful time in Cali, at the Coast. We were able go places we wouldn’t have been able to in an RV. Thank you to Amy and Tim for making the pickup/drop off so easy. They explained how everything worked and all the amenities we needed for our trip. Alan and Lisa
5 Photos submitted by Alan S.
Just a short trip to test the waters. Amy and Tim made preparations and paperwork pretty easy. Their van, “Cali” is simple and comfortable! We had a great trip!
6 Photos submitted by Chris C.
Tim and Amy couldn't be nicer. They spend ample time walking you through every nook and cranny of the van and there is no dumb question. If you are new to the van experience and want a hands on taste of it, this is the thing for you. The van is their love child and you can feel it in all the thoughtful details of the build out. And Amy makes sure that you will enjoy good coffee in the morning, which is always a plus. By the way, the van drives like a dream and provides a great driving experience, especially on the freeway.
Cali was the perfect vessel for our trip to Big Sur. We drove down highway 1 where the van was easy to pull over and park to see the best views California has to offer. The bed and blankets were super comfortable and warm. The heater is very convenient for the the cold mornings. Everything is easily accessible with indoor and outdoor cooking needs. The sink is electric so it was very easy to clean up the dishes. We would defiantly recommend and we cannot wait to take Cali out again on another adventure!
6 Photos submitted by Matthew R.