Mt Hood: Vanagon Weekender
Make Tracks in Mt Hood
Mt Hood is the mountain visible from Portland, where Portlanders head for skiing, camping, hiking, biking and just about any recreational activity you can think of. Rent the camper van called Mt Hood for your next adventure. This van will completely alter your perception of what it means to have a good time while driving.
Mt Hood is a 1986 Vanagon Weekender with a 1994 Subaru engine. It has a four-speed manual transmission and enough horsepower to take mountain passes with ease and keep pace with highway traffic. The wheels, brakes, tires and suspension have all been upgraded so this van handles more like a small car than big vehicle. (Please be sure you are comfortable driving stick shift if you rent this van.)
The Weekender model does not include the kitchen, instead the backseat and lower bed are extra large, a great trade off. The back seat folds into a bed for two and the pop-top sleeps two as well. A table swings up for dining and the rear facing seat lifts up to reveal storage for up to six bags of groceries! A roof box provides extra storage space for your stuff, and comes pre-packed with a 10 x 10 portable shelter.
Mt Hood has been described as “immaculate” by previous renters. Its owner, Dave, is a former home builder so the workmanship and attention to detail is top notch throughout. Mt Hood is mostly original but includes the following upgrades: cabin heater, swivel passenger seat, new seat covers throughout, dimmer controlled LED lights in main cabin and the pop-top, LED reading lights for the back seat, hands-free Bluetooth stereo with all new speakers and subwoofer to crank tunes above the road noise, snap-on rain fly to keep the pop-top dry on those rainy nights, shoulder belts for the back seats, curtains all the way around for privacy and to keep out the morning sun, memory foam topper for bottom bed to maximize comfort, large skylight for stargazing, gas struts to make raising the pop-top easy and a 120 volt inverter with USB outlet to keep your electronics charged.
Simply put, your troubles will melt away when you get behind the wheel of this van. There aren’t many vehicles left that deliver this kind of freedom.
At a Glance
- Seats: 6
- Sleeps: 4
- Year: 1986
- One-Way: No
- Transmission: Manual
- Length: 15 feet
- Drive: 2WD (Rear)
- Fuel: Gas
- Pet Friendly: Yes
- May-Sept Minimum Nights: 4
- Oct-April Minimum Nights: 2
- Audio Inputs
- Bike Rack
- CD Player
- Dining Table
- Festival Friendly
- Leveling Jacks
Hop in and Go
All vans are considered “road trip ready.” Whether you are flying in from out of town or looking to explore your own backyard, all you really need to do is stop for groceries before hitting the road. All cookware and tableware is included, as is bedding and a wide array of camping gear. You’ll be sent a detailed list of all the items included in the van before your trip so you can plan accordingly. Select any of the optional add-ons listed below when completing your reservation.
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Pick Up and Drop Off
Rentals are Calculated on a 24-hour Basis: The rental period is generally considered to be 24 hours. If you pick up the van at 10 am, you’ll be expected to return it around 10 am. Most van owners can accommodate requests for a few extra hours at $20/hour. Alternatively, if you want to pick up in the morning and drop off in the evening, simply select the optional half day add-on when completing your reservation.
Pick Up and Drop Off Time: There is no set pick up and drop off time. You’ll make arrangements suited to your needs and schedule with the van’s owner. You can indicate your preferred pick up and drop off time when completing your reservation; final arrangements will be confirmed with the van’s owner.
How to Have the Best Time Ever
Need inspiration on where to go? Or help in selecting a campground? We’ve got you covered! Be sure to visit our Insider Tips page for suggested routes and the inside skinny on how to have the most fun ever!
FAQs and Renter Policies
We’re always happy to answer your questions by phone or email so please don’t hesitate to be in touch. We’ve also put together this handy Frequently Asked Questions and encourage you to familiarize yourself with our Renter Policies.
Standard cancellation policy: You can reschedule your trip one time in the same van with no penalty up to 48 hours prior to the rental. Requests to reschedule a trip a second time will incur a 5% rescheduling fee. You can cancel your reservation for a full refund, less a 5% service fee, up to 14 days prior to the rental. If you cancel less than 14 days prior to the rental, you will receive a refund for 50% of the rental fee. Cancellations must be made in writing. We are unable to offer refunds for shortened trips if for some reason (e.g. weather, change in schedule) you return the vehicle early. If we cancel the reservation you will receive a full refund.
One-way trip cancellation policy: One-way trips cannot be rescheduled. You can cancel your reservation for a full refund, less a 5% service fee, up to 30 days prior to the rental. If you cancel 15 – 29 days prior to the rental, you will forfeit 100% of the one-way fee and receive a full refund on the remaining reservation line items, less a 5% service fee. If you cancel less than 14 days prior to the rental, you will forfeit 100% of the one-way fee and receive a refund for 50% of the remaining rental fees. Cancellations must be made in writing.