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Hermes - Grand Caravan - road trip!



Hermes – our non-smoking 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan with Stow-N-Go touring seating for 7 or roomy seating for 4 (with comfy bed folded) or front seating for 2 (with bed always unfolded). Non-smoking! Insurance: Outdoorsy add-on insurance is available for renters 25 and older. Or maybe your own "comprehensive" insurance policy would cover Hermes rental? Or maybe the credit card you use to pay for Hermes covers insurance? Whatever the case, you need to demonstrate insurance. Picking up / Dropping off: please allow an hour for safety and familiarity checks, loading / unloading gear, and inspection paperwork. Do you want to road trip the US and/or Canada without spending a fortune? 1) Take our Hermes and cut your fuel costs over 70% off a big RV when you cruise around 56mph (or 90kph) getting over 30 mpg (9 l/100km). Hermes drives easy and rides soft and quiet, so the journey itself is the sweet part. Destinations become only a way to extend the journey, rather than whip you into hurrying somewhere. 2) Take our Hermes and cut your hotel costs. The full sized 6” thick Sultan Fidjetun foam & memory foam mattress was trimmed to 49” wide, but the interior elbow-room just higher than the mattress allows for an over 60” wide sleep area which is spacious for two, even with a small dog! Use our tent, hammock, and/or awning to sleep two more outside, or tilt the front seats for four storm-sleepers inside. 3) Take our Hermes and minimize your campsite costs. a. The plenteous “Rest Areas” along state highways allow up to 8 hour safety stays. b. Walmart stores have a policy of welcoming clean overnight parking. c. BLM land (1/8th the US landmass) is free to camp on if staying less than 14 days per location. d. Hermes is neighborhood friendly and generic looking from the outside, with standard tinted windows that obscure your stealth resting. e. Join a national gym (like AnyTimeFitness) for showers nearly everywhere. 4) Take our Hermes and cut your food costs. With an insulated small and quiet 12v electric fridge and large solar panel, you can keep groceries and left-overs safe for later. 5) Take our Hermes and minimize your camping equipment costs. For one-time low equipment fee of $60, borrow a tent, awning, solar showers, camp toilet, privacy pop-up, TP, shovel, axe, hammock, sleeping bags, bedding, pillows, towels, stove, lights, first-aid kit, table, chairs, pots, pans, plates, cups, cutlery, DC-AC inverter, USB multi-charger, tools, bikes and more... even a kayak if you have room. 6) Take our Hermes and minimize your phone/data costs. For possibly less than $1/day, use our extra smart-phone with USA phone number for GPS navigation, calling, hot-spotting data for your phone, pictures, emergencies, et cetera. Watching movies or uploading gobs of photos on data (find a WiFi hotspot instead!) will cost more. 6) Take our Hermes and cut your exploration costs, since we give you 300 average daily miles! This allows serious distance, yet encourages local adventures along the way. 7) Take our Hermes and cut your airline baggage costs. Just bring your clothed self, ID, toothbrush, swimsuit, underwear, eyewear. Visit thrift stores everywhere for more (or just local) clothes at crazy low prices. 8) Take our Hermes and save days or weeks of equipment procurement time and money. Hermes is very healthy and ready for any US/Canadian road trip you desire. Hermes has blue cloth interior, a 3.8L V6 gasoline engine, automatic transmission, dual air conditioning, roof DVD/RCA/HDMI/USB/SD player, jumper cables, jack/spare tire, Class II hitch (3500/300/1.25) /w either ball, Yakima roof bars, Yakima 4-bike rack, 20 gallon (76 liter) fuel tank. Hermes gets 15 to 31 mpg (19.0 – 9.0 l/100km) depending on driving speed/style/location, which yields 300 to 600 miles (500 – 950 km) per tank of fuel.
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Mark Stafford
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour


Make: Dodge
Model: Grand Caravan
Type: Camper Van
Sleeps: 2
Length: 16 Feet


Air Conditioner
Dining Table
Kitchen Sink
Inside Shower
Outside Shower
Ceiling Fan
Tow Hitch
Bike Rack
Backup Camera
Extra Storage
Leveling Jacks
CD Player
Audio Inputs
Handicap Accessible


Pet Friendly
Festival Friendly
Smoking Allowed
1. No mouth smoking of any kind in or near Hermes. If Hermes comes back with even hints of cigarettes, cigars, or marijuana, your stink deposit is forfeit. Covering up stink with more stink (incense or chemical cleaners) will also forfeit your stink deposit. Noses that don't spend time around stink, can spot stink a mile away. The effort here is not to cramp your style or inhibit your freedoms,...



Smart Phone Daily

Samsung Galaxy S4 Android with dash mount and extra memory.

Rent Camp Equipment

One time low charge covers every item borrowed!

Lost Camp Equipment Paid on Return

You can avoid this charge completely by returning borrowed equipment (even if broken).

Cleaning Paid on Return

You can minimize or even avoid this charge by thoroughly cleaning Hermes at our house after your trip... about 4 hours work.


Daily: CA$79
Weekly: CA$460
Monthly: CA$1,463
Minimum Nights: 3

Mileage Charges

300 miles included per day

CA$0.46/per mile of additional mileage


4 Reviews

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Reviewed on Jun 3rd

Mark and Hermes were amazing They made our trip so easy and comfortable. Mark was very accommodating, and picked us up at the BART station, and gave us more than we needed to have an awesome trip. I can not recommend this enough.

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Reviewed on May 10th

Very flexible and accommodating, great bed and close to 20mpg. Electric cooler fits between front seats if you opt for equipment package, and extra USB ports near bed were my favorite features

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Reviewed on Apr 23rd

I made a last minute inquiry and Mark got right back to me, explained everything thoroughly and we were off for a very fun trip in Hermes! The van is clearly very well maintained, drives great, and has plenty of amenities. The bed is comfy and easy to pull out and put away. I couldn't have asked...