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About John De Groot

Oakland Overland rents premium overlanding vehicles with rooftop tents, 12V fridge, and cooking gear. Just added a 2023 Ford Bronco, one of the most awesome overlanding vehicles out there!

Outdoorsy memberHost since December 2019


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Memories made on trips with John De Groot's RVs

Alexis M.

5September 2023

Thomas W.

5July 2023

Andrea D.

5August 2022

Great rig!

Luke B.

5July 2022

John was very professional and responsive throughout our trip. A great host and the Renegade w/ rooftop tent was perfect for our road trip!

Christopher M.

5June 2022

John was very accomodating and Jeep rig worked well in tough terrain in Northwest Nevada. Roof tent was a lifesaver in hard wind and snow. Good trip.

Chris M.

5May 2022

The truck and tent were perfect for a few days in Yosemite. John was great to deal with and was really accommodating with the pick up and return. Thanks!

Natalia H.

5April 2022

James L.

5August 2021

Great experience, super easy and communicative. Great gas mileage and perfect for getting away to the mountains for a few days. Definitely get the solar panel add-on; the fridge was super convenient to have instead of worrying about ice for perishables or keeping beverages cold while camping.

Karen L.

5July 2021

Super awesome rig and setup! Comfortable, easy to use, and the perfect size for two. John is super responsive and flexible. Would rent again in a heartbeat!

5 Photos submitted by Karen L.

Joshua C.

5June 2021

Great Jeep, very comfortable tent and easy to use. Tent is extremely convenient and only takes a minute to set up/take down. John is a great host and good communicator.

Catherine S.

5May 2021

Louis F.

5January 2021

Had a great time with the Jeep, perfect for camping in BLM land and a bit off the beaten path. Everything worked perfectly and John was very helpful and responsive. Highly recommend!

1 Photo submitted by Louis F.

Chris B.

5December 2020

Great experience! Vehicle is well taken care of and easy to use. We camped in various national parks across California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona. John is very communicative and friendly. The pickup and drop off coordination was quick and flexible to our schedule. I would definitely consider another trip in the future!

Molly R.

5September 2020

Had a last minute change and John was very accommodating despite the timing. The Jeep was a little smaller than what we had rented initially, but it fit everything we needed. He also included the bike rack, which was very nice. We ended up not biking as much as we thought, so wouldn’t recommend it if you aren’t traveling just to bike. We worried about them at every stop and had to move the rack every time we accessed the back! Loved the newness of the car and it had great mileage for the size. Would definitely rent again!

2 Photos submitted by Molly R.

Calvin L.

5August 2020

John's jeep was a great fit and just the perfect car for our 10 day trip around the National Parks in the West. The 4WD definitely helped as we went through sand, gravel, dirt, forests, etc to find our private campsites in National lands. The tent was spacious enough for the two of us and his refrigerator literally kept our food frozen so we didn't have to worry about it going bad. We brought both our bikes on his bike rack so we could ride in the mountains and in the cities of Seattle/Portland. The car has a capacity of about 12-13 gallons which is about 250-300 miles range depending on how you drive so you have to plan accordingly. I would book this car again for future trips. 10/10.

5 Photos submitted by Calvin L.