2003 Chevy Astro AWD: comfortable, fun, original, toilet, lifted

2 guests
Sleeps 2
16 ft. long
Pet friendly
Offers delivery

Safe free parking for your car when pickup! Recently back from a 2,500mile journey to Tahoe, Arches, Grand Canyon, Vegas, Zion, everyone loves my van Benjamin Button! This Chevy Astro AWD automatic is a head turner, and so much fun in the great outdoors. Standing room for up to 6ft 3in! Includes enough water and all the amenities to stay off grid completely for a week! My favorite highlights: massive bedside windows, compost toilet, deep sink, propane stove, very comfortable extra long full size bed that sleeps two, plenty of storage space inside, 210watts of solar panels charging two 500 watt lithium ion batteries, fun wooden interior with repurposed wood, security gate between front and rear cab that has a puck lock on both the side door and the front cabin to keep your valuables/camera gear safe, 5 inch lift on the front and rear for plenty of clearance when slowly off roading into blissful peaceful spots, decked out with the famous BFG K02 tires (bulked the tire size up to 235/15/70’s that have a 10mm sidewall), 26 gallons of fresh water, outdoor shower that can be heated, fun party lights, an amazing fantastic fan to keep the air temperature cool at night/day, an indoor air purifier if needed to breathe in healthy AQI, and a Bose speaker to play good music! The extra long full size bed is on a sliding platform to stow away during your day time galavanting, it is easy to pull out/in, a small step stool is included to get in and out of bed comfortably. I have lived out of this van in the winter to snowboard all over Tahoe, and have paddleboard across the West Coast and created so many good memories with the best sunrise and sunset views most mansions don’t have! I can’t wait for you to enjoy this custom head turner, truly a joy bringer for me and my Fiancé Christie, hope it brings you a ton of happiness too! When your off galavanting for the day, please leave the van in full sun to recharge to battery bank!

What's included

All you need are your clothes, adventure shoes, and outdoor gear, I’ve got all the basics covered! Included are: organic coffee for French press, organic cumin/black pepper/Himalayan pink salt, organic cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, fresh linens, 1 extra wool blankets for colder nights, filled up with 26 gallons drinking water, empty/clean compost toilet, air pump to fill bike/car/inner tubes, portable charger powerful enough to jump start car battery, bear spray for safety, extra keys in a lockbox under frame in case you lose/lock keys in car, toilet paper, clean dish rags, fresh towels, plenty of usb/outlets, 26 liters of refrigeration, plenty of dry storage for produce/canned/packaged snacks, spice rack, cooking utensils/cutlery, soap for dishes/hand washing, hand sanitizer, aromatherapy spray, ten pounds of propane for the stove, two chairs for inside, two beach chairs, and of course a hammock!

Recommendations

We recently returned from a dreamy trip in Mendocino and cruised down the amazing California coast!

We’ve had an epic time surfing at San Onofre(called the perfect San O van by a couple), anywhere coast side, all over the mountains, backside of Shasta off-roading slowly, Mendocino for paddling, Klamath River for salmon/sea lion scene, crater lake, Mt. Rainier, anywhere locally in Marin County near our home mountain Mt. Tam, all over Bolinas, Olema, head to point Reyes and paddle at night with the bioluminescence, hike everywhere, the open road has so many spots and magical wonders, enjoy them all.

Other things to note

I work Monday - Friday typically 9am-8pm. During the week I can only meet up for the walkthrough at 730am or after work at 8pm. The weekends are open and I can help anytime. You can pickup without me being present and call with any questions about the interior perks!

Please no smoking inside, the smell is hard to get out of the fully insulated vehicle. Dogs are okay, but please treat it like your own space, I put months of hard work into making this vehicle eclectic and tons of fun! You can go off-road if you have experience, but you must drive slowly as any camper van enthusiast knows you are hauling around nearly 2,000 extra pounds with all the modifications! Enjoy the scenery and take your time and you will be fine. Please drive slower and more cautiously when first getting used to driving this amazing rig, it takes longer to slow down than your everyday commuter car and a safe distance should be kept when following cars on the freeway and roads. Have a good time in the great outdoors!


Features

2003 Chevrolet LS
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 seatbelts
  • Fresh water: 26 gal
  • Fuel type: Gas
  • Fuel capacity: 27 gal
  • Automatic transmission

Amenities

  • Outside shower
  • Toilet
  • Solar
  • Audio inputs
  • Radio
  • Dining table
  • Kitchen sink
  • Refrigerator

Meet your host, Joshua Paul

Member since 2021

I was inspired a few years ago to build a fun AWD snow worthy van to enjoy my the amazing west coast, especially California and Lake Tahoe Winter’s. I spent months trying to find a perfectly maintained AWD Chevy Astro, and came across this one that was government owned and operated by one owner with low mileage, garaged while parked, and in pristine condition. After adding on a 34 inch super camper, I did all of the work myself inside a barn in lovely Half Moon Bay over a few months. I have spent over a year traveling California’s summers, and a winter in temperatures up to negative 15 degrees climbing mountains. During winter I rent out the rig with a catalytic heater and #20 more extra pounds of under-mounted propane for winter expeditions! This car is a dream of mine come true.

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Rules and policies

  • Pet friendly
  • Tailgating friendly
  • No music festivals
  • No smoking
  • 200 free miles / day
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Availability and rates

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There’s a 8 night minimum stay

Fees
  • Security deposit: $500.00 (refundable)
  • Prep fee: $50.00. This fee will cover preparing and sanitizing the unit prior to each rental.

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Have a question?Get answers directly from the owner

Q.What flexibility is available for picking up and dropping off the RV?
A.
I can drop off the van in the evenings and sometimes early mornings depending on how far the location is from Mill Valley! Weekends are easier for me to coordinate dropoff!

Q.Can you access the compost toilet when the bed is pulled out?
A.
Yes you can! You can also access the sink when the bed is pulled out, but the stove top is underneath the bed frame, you will need to recess the frame to start your morning cup of Joe!

Q.What flexibility is available for picking up and dropping off the RV?
A.
Weekdays I can meet at 7:30am-9:00am in the morning or after 8pm-10pm in the evenings. This is not flexible as I work as a Private Chef in SF. Please leave aside 45minutes for the complete walkthrough of the van and signing the insurance documents and paperwork.

Location

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Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, California

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