Francis the Adventure Van!

59 reviews
Camper VanBerkeley, CA
2 guests
Sleeps 2
20 ft. long
Pet friendly

Hi! This is Francis. Francis was hand built by me (her owner) last year. I bought her after a breakup to have a camper of my own. Francis means "freedom", which exemplifies what she represents - freedom and a fresh start.

You can see Francis' journey from an ordinary passenger van on Instagram, @erickajamesdesign.

Francis is a 2014 Ford E-350 XLT Van. She is extra long, with bonus ground clearance and fat tires for navigating rough terrain. She has lots of storage, drives easily with rear wheel drive, and has all the comforts of home!

She has a queen size memory foam mattress, sink with a 7 gallon tanks and grey water tank, camping toilet, butane camp stove, and all the kitchen gear you'd need for a 2-5 day trip. She has plates, cups, silverware, a french press, and dish bins. She also comes with an outdoor shower setup, outdoor rug, camp chairs, and more fun camping gear!

On top she has 340 watts of solar power (that's a lot!), and a fantastic ceiling fan that can be used in all weather conditions. She has 2 brand new 100AH AGM batteries for plenty of power, a 2,000 watt inverter for charging your non-usb devices, and usb outlets placed throughout the interior for your convenience. She also has a large 50 liter refrigerator that runs off the solar and will keep your food cold 24/7. She even has a heated mattress pad for those chilly mornings!

Francis has in ceiling LED lighting that dims and is remote controlled. She also has fun colored lighting that is also remote controlled!

Francis also has a swivel passenger seat, and curtains in the rear.

Francis is fully insulated, so she will maintain a comfy temperature in most conditions. In the event that you need a little heat, she does come with a small propane portable heater. She comes with reflective window inserts to provide privacy and insulate further.

Newly Added! A new stereo unit with a touch screen and Apple Carplay, a backup camera, and comfy seat covers!

What's included

Francis comes with pop-up kitchen and cooking gear, camp chairs and side table. Also a simple shower setup (to use outside), dish bins, and a rug for outdoors as well as one for the inside space in front.

Recommendations

Francis is a great van for going just about anywhere. She is big enough to be comfortable, but small enough to maneuver in a city. She is not AWD, but she does have increased ground clearance and big tires for most terrain. She is happiest on trips between 3-7 days.

Other things to note

There is no smoking in the van! Don't even smoke near her, seriously. Pets are ok but I reserve the right to disapprove any pets, please ask first.

I bought Francis as ordinary passenger van and built her myself last year, so I care for her a lot. Please take care of her as if she was your own.

Because of this, please do not send me booking requests without a personal message introducing yourself and telling me a little bit about your upcoming adventures. I will ignore booking requests without messages. Thanks so much for understanding ❤️


Features

2014 Ford Ford E350
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 seatbelts
  • Fresh water: 14 gal
  • Fuel type: Gas
  • Fuel capacity: 25 gal
  • Automatic transmission

Amenities

  • Outside Shower
  • Toilet
  • Solart
  • Audio Inputs
  • Radio
  • Kitchen Sink
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Meet your host, Ericka

Member since 2021

Hello! My name is Ericka, and this is Francis! Francis is a newly built handmade camper van. You can see her journey on IG @erickajamesdesign.com. Francis and I like to go dry camping, to campouts, and to festivals. She hasn't been on many adventures because she is brand new, but she will soon!

Usually answers in less than 24 hours


Rules and policies

  • Pet friendly
  • Tailgating friendly
  • No music festivals
  • No smoking
  • 100 free miles / day
24/7 roadside assistance
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Roadside assistance on every rental, plus help planning your trip or operating the RV.

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Add-ons

Enhance your trip with these add-ons. Available at checkout.

Linens
Sheets, 2 towels, comforter, 2 pillows
$20.25
/per day

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There’s a 4 night minimum stay

Discounts
  • Weekly (7-29 nights): 9.9% off nightly rate
  • Monthly (30+ nights): 9.9% off nightly rate
Fees
  • Security deposit: $675.00 (refundable)
  • Prep fee: $40.50. This fee will cover preparing and sanitizing the unit prior to each rental.
Francis the Adventure Van!

Dates




Reviews

(5)

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Cleanliness

5

Maintenance

4.7

Value

4.5

Listing Accuracy

5

Guest photos

Julia P.

October 20225

Francis is a great van! The perfect size for two people and a dog to take a short camping/road trip. Ericka has supplied the van with all of the living essentials, a comfortable bed, and great mood lighting. She has also added more storage space than shown in the picture since she added a shelf which came in super handy for food, toiletries, and bedside storage. Ericka was also a very responsive host! We miss Francis and would definitely rent from Ericka again!

Beulah C.

October 20220

Ericka James canceled the booking 0 days before departure. This is an automated posting.

Margot F.

June 20225

Frances was expertly outfitted with all of the camping accessories we needed to make our trip comfortable. The heated mattress pad was heavenly. The van had plenty of space and storage. The ceiling fan is great for air circulation at night. Ericka was very accommodating with our pickup and drop off needs. This was a great first van camping experience.

4 Photos submitted by Margot F.

Dave R.

May 20225

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April 20225



Location

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Berkeley, California

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