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About Ryan Johannesen

Hey folks! My wife and I got into the "van life" on a bit of a whim about 9 years ago when we decided to take one last big trip before my wife started grad school. We purchased our first van, packed up our dog, and drove down to Arizona and back up to the prairies through a mix of in-land desert and the west coast, and had the time of our lives. We became hooked on how easy and fun it was to hop in and go and how much flexibility it gave us in where we chose to stop and sleep. We are now on our second van, and we are so excited to be able to let others in on the joys of van camping! Cheers, and happy trails :)

Outdoorsy memberHost since May 2021


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Memories made on trips with Ryan Johannesen's RVs

Norman H.

5September 2021

Merv is well maintained and well equipped older camper. Ryan and his partner were very helpful in walking me through everything I needed to know. They were flexible where I needed that. It was a fun trip.

Ioana I.

5September 2021

Honestly it could not have been a better trip. Merv was perfect! The level of organization within this van was inspiring. Everything is perfectly labelled. Fly into Edmonton and don't worry about a thing because Merv has it!

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Olivia M.

5August 2021

Incredible experience! Driving through the Rockies with Merv is an experience we will never forget. We hope to do it again in the future!

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Brittany C.

5August 2021

Merv is a highway CHAMP! He has a few minor quirks—which you’d expect in a van of his age—but Ryan and Dani were so fantastic about walking me through them and it’s obvious that they really care about making sure you have a great experience. No trouble on the road, super well equipped, an absolute blast to drive, and you’ll definitely have the most instant cred you’ve ever had in your life when you roll up to the campsite in this unit. Huge fan!

1 Photo submitted by Brittany C.

Lindsay H.

5July 2021

Our night away in Merv was perfect, we didn't need to use the kitchen equipment for our getaway but the accommodations were excellent and we look forward to hanging out with Merv again one day!

1 Photo submitted by Lindsay H.

Coralie L.

5July 2021

Merv is a treat and a complete gentlemen. Would recommend!

1 Photo submitted by Coralie L.