Is Hiring A Campervan Right For Me?
Hiring a campervan is not for everyone. For some, the hard work and moderate discomfort of tent-camping provides a rewarding element to their vacation, which cannot be achieved by staying in a campervan. For others, “roughing it” includes hiring a 25ft beast of an RV, which includes everything from a flat screen TV to a Jacuzzi.
Campervans are perfect for those that fit right in the middle- those who want the joy of the open road and the amenities of home, but also don’t want to be driving a bulky bus. Whether you are brand new to camping and want to avoid the hassle of tents, or a seasoned camper wanting to get off-the-grid, these are the top reasons people love travelling in our campervans.
✔ Avoid endless packing and unpacking. Unpack into your van on your first day of your vacation, and don’t pack back up again until the last day. With a campervan, you get to sleep in the same bed every night, and avoid the endless packing up and unpacking of hotel hopping or tent camping.
✔ Access to the Great Outdoors. How nice is it to skip the traffic and the crowds, and wake up in the outdoors that you came to enjoy? In a campervan, the world is your backyard. The majority of our vans are also 4×4, giving you access to BLM and National Forest campsites that other campers can’t get to. They are also solar powered with 24-gallons of fresh water, meaning that you can drive these vans into the wilderness off-road and operate out of them as a basecamp for extended periods.
✔ Driving a huge RV in the National Parks really sucks. To put it bluntly. Ever tried parking an RV in a crowded grocery store parking lot, or getting around the tight bends of a National Park? How about showing up to Glacier National Park and finding out that the famous Going-To-The-Sun Road is banned for RV’s? Having a campervan at 19ft means you can go everywhere a car can go, and can even park at tent sites in many of the National Parks. No RV parks with noisy generators for you!
Where Should We Go?
Ah yes, the age old question. Luckily, we have made it easy for you. We rent our vans out of four hubs in the Western United States, all chosen for the National and State parks that are close by. See our list of the best places to go below or check out our destination pages on our website for more information.
THE WILD WEST
Moterra Hub: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
When to visit: Late Spring, Summer, Early Fall
Key places to visit: Yellowstone National Park, Grand Tetons National Park
Recommended loop/ time: 8 night trip, with 5 nights in Yellowstone (make sure you get to the less explored upper loop) and 3 nights in the Grand Tetons on the end.
Moterra Hub: San Francisco, California
When to visit: All year
Key places to visit: Big Sur National Park, Yosemite National Park, Sequoia, Northern California (wine country & the Senoma coast), Lake Tahoe, Joshua Tree National Park, Death Valley.
Recommended loop/time: We would recommend 8 nights to do the Big Sur to Yosemite, Lake Tahoe and back to San Francisco loop, or 10 nights if you want to include Sequoia as well. For a shorter trip, consider a long weekend in Northern California, or 3 nights down the coast of Big Sur.
THE DESERTS SOUTHWEST
Moterra Hubs: Salt Lake City & Las Vegas
When to visit: Spring or Fall
Key places to visit: Zion National Park, Bryce National Park, The Grand Canyon, Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Lake Powell.
Recommended loop/time: 10 night trip if you want to get to all of the Mighty 5 National Parks and the Grand Canyon. For a shorter trip, consider a 5 night trip from Vegas to Zion and Bryce.
Moterra Hub: Whitefish, Montana
When to visit: Summer
Key places to visit: Glacier National Park, Waverton National Park, Banff National Park (Canada), Jasper National Park (Canada).
Recommended loop/time: 7 night trip from Glacier National Park up to Banff and Canmore, and back down again. 4 nights in Glacier and Waverton is recommended if you have less time