Deactivated Water System: These vans are not insulated in the same way your house might be and as a result, there are many potential freeze points in the water system which often lead to lasting damage. With this in mind, we winterize and deactivate the freshwater systems for winter rentals. We will equip you with a refillable 5-gallon container, prefilled with potable water which can be used for drinking and dishes instead.
Keeping Warm: All vans come equipped with either an inbuilt heater, which pulls directly from the diesel tank in the van or a portable propane indoor heater. We would be happy to send you with additional bedding to ensure that you sleep comfortably! Please note, while these items will provide warmth, being in a van during winter will not feel equivalent to being indoors and you will likely still want to layer up! (Pro Tip: Nothing feels better than slippers after a day of snow boots!)
Using the Pop Top: The pop tops are intended to sustain no more than 100 pounds and you might be surprised how heavy snow can be! For those renting pop tops, it will be your responsibility to ensure that the pop-top is completely clear of snow accumulation before raising, or while the pop top is up. The pop top has canvas siding, and while this is weather-proof, it is not insulated.