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$100
per night

Tin Can Tourist - Cozy Camper

VisaliaCA
1
Sleeps
Length

Overview

One-of-a-kind, custom camper for one of life's basic needs: no-frills, convenient, comfortable shelter. Designed simply to appreciate the "outdoorsy" life. No generators to mess around with. No water tank to fill and waste to dump. I never understood why one would go camping only to spend most of their time inside a RV watching television. Cook outdoors, eat outdoors, be outdoors. Unless of course you need to escape some weather, then by all means come inside and eat on a cold morning or escape an afternoon thunderstorm playing cards. This is my idea of camping and if this is yours as well then this camper is for you. The idea for this camper came after hiding from the rain for 2 weeks in a tent on a trip to Oregon, Washington, and BC. Using my background as a carpenter's son and as a wood-shop teacher, I designed and built this camper myself in the Spring of 2018. Solid, but lightweight - with 2x2 construction with lap-joints, 3/8 plywood siding, 1.5" foam insulation, and Yew Pine paneling with Redwood trim - this cozy camper will keep you warm on a cold night without artificial heating. Sleeps 3 adults or a family of 4 comfortably, 5 in a squeeze - our family of 5 usually sets up a tent for a little extra space. Day-time set up is two long bench seats with a table in the middle. The table flips up and seats slide down in a quick 2-minute conversion to create a large 7'x5.5' sleeping platform with storage underneath. The cab-over is 7'x4' and is great for storage, napping, or sleeping two kids. Generous 6.5' of head room makes moving around easy. The camper sits on a low-mileage 2003 Ford F150 SuperCrew 2x4 with automatic transmission. Basic construction kept this camper to an estimated 800 lbs - about half that of a typical commercial camper - to make for an easy ride. Total of 6 seats but 2 have lap-belts - I do have an over-the-shoulder harness in the rear middle seat for a young person's extra safety when we travel with 5. This camper has worked well for me and my family. We took it over the Tioga Pass in Yosemite and all over southern Utah. Hopefully it can work for you as well and help me be able to afford more trips with my kids. I work M-Th so pick-up/drop off those days are limited to 7 am and 6 pm. Kindly be aware that the $50 Cleaning Fee, 20% ($20/night) Outdoorsy Fee, extra mileage, and any add-ons will be deducted from the security deposit upon return - with taxes, this could be about a third of the original booking price. Instead of including the fee that Outdoorsy charges owners within the nightly fee, I have chosen to include it separate so the customer knows what they are paying for. Thank you for understanding. Please send me a message before booking with any questions, concerns, or requests.
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Matt Bastian
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Response time: within an hour

Details

Make: Custom
Model: Camper
Type: Truck Camper
Sleeps: 5
Length: 21 Feet

Amenities

Air Conditioner
Heater
Dining Table
Microwave
Stove/Range
Oven
Refrigerator
Kitchen Sink
Inside Shower
Outside Shower
Toilet
WIFI
Satellite
Ceiling Fan
Awning
Generator
Tow Hitch
Bike Rack
Solar
Backup Camera
Extra Storage
Leveling Jacks
Washer/Dryer
TV/DVD
CD Player
Radio
Audio Inputs
Inverter
Handicap Accessible

Rules

Pet Friendly
Festival Friendly
Smoking Allowed
Drive gently and treat kindly. No smoking. No off-roading.

Location

Add-ons

Outdoorsy Fee Required

20% ($20/night) in addition to customer service fee

Cleaning Fee Required

Start clean, end dirty

Gas per 1/8 tank Paid on Return

If returned with less than started with

Special Cleaning Fee Paid on Return

If special cleaning is needed on return because of a pet or unusual mess.

3 Person Tent, Camp Stove and cooking equipement Paid on Return

Need any camping supplies? You can borrow mine.

Rates

Daily: $100
Weekly: $630
Monthly: $2,520
Cancellation:
Moderate
Minimum Nights: 1

Mileage Charges

50 miles included per day

$0.50/per mile of additional mileage

Availability

1 Reviews

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Edee

Reviewed on Aug 28th

The camper was everything that was stated in the ad. It was clean and ready to go. Matt went over the entire vehicle with my husband. He was very helpful and a nice guy to deal with.