I had a beautiful trip to the redwoods in California and then up to Crater Lake with Shackleton! Communication with Eleanor was excellent and prompt. I tacked on a last-minute extra day to the trip to avoid a heatwave in Portland and they dealt with the logistical piece of that really smoothly. The bed is extremely comfortable (not something I can say of other vans I’ve rented!) and I liked the alcohol stove a lot. Easier and less scary than propane can be. The truck itself is in very good shape, sealed well, drives easily, and doesn’t rattle. The only downsides are minor: though there’s a camp table you can pull from the back and set up, there’s no pull-out table in the living area, which I thought was an odd design choice but hardly the end of the world. I’d also say the van is interior is pretty scuffed up, much more on the functional side. That being said, knowing how hard these vans get used by renters, I can see the logic of not investing in a coat of paint or what have you! Overall a great experience.
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Van was great and amenities were as described. Everything one or two people would need for a 4-5 night trip!! Owners were great as well
An amazing adventure with the van.
This was our second time renting Shackleton. We spent our first night at a state park near Pendleton (Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area), then to a BLM area east of Ontario, OR that Evan and Eleanor told us about. We loved it and spent 3 nights there! Then we wanted a change so we spent the next night pulled off the road under the pines in Sisters, OR for 2 nights. For our last night we drove to the coast and got a great spot with a view and ate fresh cooked crab at Jetty Fishery Marina. It was a delightful week, and we are looking forward to renting Shackleton again. It is like a little cabin that can take you anywhere.
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This is a well designed and very comfortable conversion that was done by a professional cabinet maker. It has been up and down the continent while the current owners lived in it for a year. As a result of their experience, they have thought of everything you will need to be comfortable and were very nice to rent from. I chose it for our November long weekend at the beach because it has a wood stove to stay warm (and an optional propane heater), and it was optimal for being enjoyable even when we would be stuck inside while it rained on the Sunday. On our trip we spent the non-rainy parts on the beach with our doodle, and when it was raining we either cozied up to the heat from the stove and watched downloaded Netflix off our laptop, or sat under the awning sipping hot cocoa.
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We had a great time in Shackleton, The Van! Simple and tidy, it was easy to take the van where we wanted to go. We encountered some pretty big rain storms and it stayed warm and comfy and camp and was not difficult to drive in the rain and wind.
We had a great time taking Shackleton around the Olympic Peninsula! There were a couple small things previous renters had broken, but nothing that impacted our trip and they were getting fixed soon. The hosts were great - very friendly and helpful, and they'd thought of all the little things that made the van extra convenient. My only complaint is that the cushion on the bed extender falls off if you sleep with someone that moves around a lot at night.
I completely fell in love with the Shackleton. It had everything we needed, and was the perfect van for an escape to the North Cascades. Eleanor was amazing with communication and helping get everything set with the trip. I will definitely be renting this gem again.
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We had such an amazing experience for a week in Idaho, Montana and Oregon. Shackleton has everything you need! They literally thought of everything for this van. I can’t wait to rent it again. Eleanor was fantastic at communication and was available if needed.
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We had a delightful time in Shackleton, trundling in a loop from Portland to the ocean, through the desert to the mountains and back again. It's a perfect option for two people, and we were really impressed by the spacious feel and well considered design. Some highlights included cooking a full meal comfortably indoors on a very windy night, waking up to the view out the back window, and sitting with the doors open by a beautiful river. Eleanor was super communicative and easy to work with, and if we get the opportunity to do so I'd book Shackleton again in a heartbeat!
We had such an amazing time with Shackleton, I couldn’t have been happier with the experience. It allowed us to travel around the Olympic National Park in comfort. Everything in the van was so thoughtfully designed it made it really easy to get and stay organized. Eleanor was super responsive with any questions we had leading up to our trip and they made sure we understood all of the features before we left. I look forward for booking Shackleton again soon!
A wonderful experience before during and after. We had good communication before picking up the van as well as a wonderful van tour that helped us understand how to use the features of the van. The van was just what we wanted and helped us have a wonderful trip. Shackleton was easy, fun and comfortable. Returning the van was nice too even though it meant that our trip was over.
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This van is a great setup! Easy to drive and maneuver plus cozy and comfortable for camping. Lots of storage space. My dog loved it too!
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We loved the Shakelton! We went camping for 3 nights and were so comfortable. The interior is very cozy and well designed. Everything worked great and we enjoyed all the little details like the wood burning stove. Eleanor was very pleasant to interact with as well. I would recommend to a friend.
We took Shackleton to the Painted Hills and camping in the Ochoco Forest. Shackleton was amazing, great van with a good feel.
Thank you Eleanor.
Michael and Belle
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I had an absolutely wonderful time with Shackleton this weekend! The van was beautifully appointed and had everything I could possibly need. Eleanor and Evan were thoughtful and thorough in showing me the ropes as this was my first camper van rental. I felt perfectly cared for and have returned from a much-need weekend away feeling refreshed and happy. 10/10, will rent again! Thank you Eleanor, Evan and Shackleton!
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Top quality van with all the amenities you need. It handles inclines and gravel well. The interior is well designed, with a great mattress. It is well insulated, and it is really easy to drive. The wood stove is pretty clever and made it seem like a cabin at night, but it also has a nice quick fire space heater and does not take much to make cozy. The hosts were very reaponsive and helpful. We loved this van.
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