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About Ismael Rangel

Hi, I am a bay area engineer with a passion for cars and anything DIY. My fist car camping adventure was overloading the Mendocino National Forrest in a Jeep Rubicon outfitted for off grid camping. I was hooked. Since then, my dream has been to build my own recreational off grid camper with all the comfort and amenities to take me anywhere in the United States. My dad and I worked nonstop every weekend for two months completing this build and I am super happy and proud of what we accomplished. Enjoy the Vaneroonie, take pictures and share where you take her on your travels!

Outdoorsy memberHost since August 2021


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Memories made on trips with Ismael Rangel's RVs

Aaron C.

5October 2023

Went above and beyond.

2 Photos submitted by Aaron C.

Kat C.

5October 2023

Awesome time with the van exploring Northern California region over ~2 weeks. The solar panels keeps us charged up for all our needs if not using an electric hookup. We really enjoyed the diesel based heater for cold morning warmups!

1 Photo submitted by Kat C.

Tanya B.

5October 2023

Izzy was responsive and easy to connect with when picking up and dropping off the van. We'd owned a very similar van a couple of years ago so it was easy to figure. Had a wonderful trip to Doran Park in Bodega Bay!

Maximillian W.

5September 2023

We had a great 2 week trip across California with this Van.
It has all the essential needs Van Lifing + a really cozy interior.
Ismael is very responsive for any issues that may occur.
The Van drives smoothly even on mountain roads.
Overall, a great Van where we spent amazing times and made memories for life!
We would definitely book it again!!!
Leonie & Maximillian

Yi L.

5September 2023

The car is easy to drive, has a spacious interior, and comes with great features. It's the car I would love to own the most.

Catherine B.

5August 2023

The Vaneroonie is a great RV and Ismael was so helpful and flexible with arranging for pickup and drop-off! We were in the area due to a family emergency and Ismael was super accommodating and kind when we had some changes in our schedule. We hope to rent the Vaneroonie again the next time we visit the Bay! :)

Rammeet K.

5August 2023

I enjoyed the solo van life. I had a great experience taking it to Yosemite. This van made me realize how badly I want one as well.
Ismael is friendly, accommodating, and replies quickly.

1 Photo submitted by Rammeet K.

Simon D.

5August 2023

Winn D.

5August 2023

Great experience. Comfortable and clean

Dr. L.

5July 2023

Easy pick-up, fabulous Van, and easy drop-off. Thank you for a nice weekend.

Jessica A.

5June 2023

The best trip in the best van. I felt so well cared for and communication was great. Van is exceptional and I had the best time in Yosemite!

8 Photos submitted by Jessica A.

Katie B.

5June 2023

We had a great trip in the Vaneroni! It was just like the pictures and was plenty of space for me, my husband, and our pup. Ismael was very responsive and helpful when we ran into a hiccup during our trip. We’d highly recommend this beautiful van for a family adventure.

2 Photos submitted by Katie B.

Devan A.

5May 2023

We have a great weekend in Vanny McVanFace! Ismael was great!

Benjamin H.

5April 2023

Sara K.

5November 2022

V good! Definitely recommend.

Eric L.

5November 2022

Great experience overall!