Merv, the retro 1980 Dodge B Van!

5(7)
Camper VanEdmonton, AB
3 seatbeltsSleeps 216 ftYear 1980
Camper VanRental #229479

Meet "Merv," our retro 1980 campervan and the star of the show everywhere we go! Merv has been featured in marketing campaigns, social media ads, and even an indie movie, so don't be surprised if people take a second look as you cruise by. The best part of Merv is that you don't need to worry about hooking up a trailer, towing, or backing a rig in to your campsite—Merv drives like a regular van, so no special experience needed to enjoy your trip.

  • Sleeps: 2 guests
  • Seats: 3 seatbelts
  • Fresh water tank: 7 liters
  • Fuel: Gas


Meet your host, Ryan

Member since 2021

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 :)


Owner rules

  • Pet friendly
  • No music festivals
  • Tailgating not allowed
  • No smoking

- No smoking of anything (jazz cigarettes or regular) inside the vehicle! If Merv comes back smelling of smoke that is not from a campfire, you will be responsible for the cost of having all soft surfaces inside shampooed.
- No shoes in the back of Merv (i.e., beyond the "cockpit"), please!
- Merv must be returned with the gas refilled; if not, the cost to refill plus a $20 service fee will be deducted from your security deposit. Please bring your receipt showing the fill upon returning the van.
- Merv must be returned in the same condition he was received. We will of course cover cleaning the bedding and towels, but if significant other cleaning is required (i.e., dirty dishes, a great deal of dirt or pet hair inside, etc.), a $35/hr cleaning fee will be deducted from your security deposit to get him back in shape for the next renter.

Rates

  • Daily$145.00 /night
  • Weekly$145.00 /night0% discount
  • Monthly$123.25 /night15% discount
Minimum stay
3 nights
Refundable security deposit
$500.00
24/7 unlimited roadside assistance
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Mileage
150 kilometers free per mile You will be charged $0.35 for every kilometer over per mile.


Enhance your trip

  • to keep your groceries or up to 100 cans on ice for up to 5 days, according to the label

  • with 1 new cylinder of propane

  • an instant, easy-up 10x10 screenhouse to offer protection from sun, wind, and bugs


Availability

This rental has a 3 night minimum.
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Merv, the retro 1980 Dodge B Van!

Dates




Reviews

(5)

About this RV

Cleanliness

5

Maintenance

4.5

Value

4.8

Listing Accuracy

5

About the host

Communication

5
More about Ryan

Guest photos

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.

Gus S.

5September 2021

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!

1 Photo submitted by Ioana I.

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!

2 Photos submitted by Olivia M.

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.


Have a question?Get answers directly from the owner

Q.How does the fridge run in this campervan?
A.
The fridge runs on either the attached propane tank or electricity--if you are at a campsite with plugins, you can use the cord we provide to plug in at an outlet. We try to remember to turn it on the night before we leave (or before you pick it up) to get it started on cooling off, too!

Q.Does this van have a washroom or shower?
A.
Nope! We purposely chose a van without a toilet as we didn't like the idea of one right beside the bed, like in some vans we saw. The other pro to this is you don't have to worry about black water, gray water, dumping, etc., which was great for us as we like the freedom to get up and go whenever and wherever we want!

Q.Does this van have a heater?
A.
Yes! Merv has a propane heater that can take off the chill on a cold night, though unless you are camping in the offseason (October through April), we don't recommend you use it--it's always safer (and more fun) to warm up around the fire or in your sleeping bag. You can't forget to turn those off!

Q.Does this van have solar power?
A.
Not yet. We are working on this, though, as we'd like that, too!

Location

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Edmonton, Alberta

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