16 Ways to Rent An Overland Vehicle for backcountry travel

16 Ways to Rent Overland Vehicles

[Edit: This list is updated often. Last update September 20, 2020]

Heavy duty camper trailers and off-road vehicles are a great way to enjoy the great outdoors. Unfortunately, they often require a substantial financial investment. Luckily, you can experience the joys of backcountry camping at a fraction of the cost, and without mortgaging your house. Renting is also a great way to see if a particular platform is a good fit before shelling out fistfuls of cash. We have compiled a list of companies that rent off-road vehicles and campers -with a few light-duty honorable mentions. Not sure where to take your rental? Most of the companies in this list will provide you with a directory of adventure routes to ensure that you have the best experience possible.

 

 

If we missed any companies, or if you are a rental company who would like to be on this list, drop us a line in the comment section below.


 

Colorado Overlander

Image: Carl Zoch, for Colorado Overlander

Image: Carl Zoch, for Colorado Overlander

 

Colorado Overlander offers a small fleet of very well equipped Toyota trucks. Rentals include a TRD Pro 4Runner, Tacoma TRD Pro Tacoma and Tundra TRD Pro, all very kitted out for backcountry adventure. The pickup trucks are equipped with a DECKED drawer system to keep your belongings safe and secure.

In addition to solid vehicles, the company also offers a plethora of trip ideas from mountain biking to hunting or just hitting up some hot springs.

 

Located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

 

www.coloradooverlander.com


 

Cypress Overland

Image: Cypress Overland

 

Image: Cypress Overland

 

“We rent adventure-ready 4x4 vehicles, fully equipped with roof-top tent or pop up tent, camping gear and a full kitchen. Our home, California, is the perfect place to experience camping in iconic 4x4 expedition vehicles such as the Jeep Wrangler or the Toyota Tacoma. Experience sleeping in a rooftop tent under the stars, lounging in luxury camping furniture by the fire and making delicious camping food.” -Cypress Overland

 

Located in Alameda, just outside of San Francisco, California.

 

www.cypressoverland.com


 

Escape Campervans

Image: Escape Campervans

 

Image: Escape Campervans

 

“Embrace adventure and take the road less traveled in our new 4×4 overland rooftop Jeep Camper. Our latest model comes loaded with an automatic pop-up hardshell Tepui rooftop sleeper tent and custom-built kitchenette for extended trips or weekend getaways. Designed for random acts of discovery, the Escape 4×4 overland rooftop Jeep Camper tackles winding mountain paths, tight city corners, and everything between in style.” -Escape Campervans

Locations in Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; Las Vegas, NV; Miami, FL; Denver, CO;

 

Seattle, WA, and New York.

 

www.escapecampervans.com


 

Funki Adventures

 

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"Founded in 2019, Funki Adventures was established to provide luxury Overland camping experiences, all in one easy package. We have teamed up with Hastings Overland of Vancouver to provide the best trips, service, vehicles and equipment in the business. We have to emphasize, we take safety seriously and while we are all about ensuring our customers have an amazing, fun adventure, we absolutely put safety first. We also set up a WhatsApp chat with each group, so you can hit us with questions any time of the day." -Funki Adventures

 

Located in San Diego, California

 

www.funkiadventures.com


 

Happier Camper Rentals

 

Image: Happier Camper Rentals

 

Image: Happier Camper Rentals

 

Not every outing requires tackling boulders, more often than not camping takes place at the end of a nice graded road. For these adventures it makes more sense to leave the overbuilt rigs and campers behind for a more civilized experience: enter Happier Camper. With a fleet of nine compact campers, there is enough variety to meet the needs of just about any traveler. The configurations vary in size and weight meaning that there is sure to be a tiny home that can be pulled behind your car. There are too many options to list here, you can find more information on their website linked below.

 

Located in Los Angeles, CA; Windsor, Canada.

 

www.happierrentals.com

 

 

Hatch Adventures

 

Image: Hatch Adventures

 

Image: Hatch Adventures

 

"Hatch Adventures offers you an exciting and adventurous way to experience the great outdoors of Montana. Our integrated Jeep camper and Toyota Tacoma camper rentals are designed for efficient adventuring through Montana’s Rocky Mountain landscapes. We are the premiere Jeep Ursa Minor campers rental company in the Yellowstone region!

Give us a call, and let us help you set up a unique adventure this summer in one of our Jeep or Toyota pop-top roof  campers and fully rigged fishing raft rentals for an epic DIY trip around Montana, Yellowstone National Park, and Glacier National Park!

Your adventure awaits!" -Hatch Adventures

 

Located in Bozeman, Montana.

 

www.hatchadventures.com


 

Off the Grid Rentals

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Image: Off the Grid Rentals

 

If you prefer to take your own vehicle into the backcountry but need accommodations, then the SoCal Teardrops Krawler may be just what you need. The galley sports a 50 QT ARB fridge/freezer (optional), 30 gallon fresh water tank with electric pump, 2 burner propane stove, 5 lb propane tank, and LED light bar. Other options include a Yamaha EF1000iS 1,000 watt portable generator, Renogy 60 watt solar suitcase for keeping your battery topped off while using the fridge, and a first aid kit by Outer Limit Supply. The interior features a 4" thick memory foam mattress, AM/FM/CD radio with aux input, LED cabin lights, USB charge outlets, along with shelves - drawers - cup holders. A 6'x6' Scipio awning, lockable storage boxes, and custom roof rack finish out the exterior bits and pieces. If you have children or friends coming along for the trip,  two Autohome hardshell rooftop tents are also available: Autohome Air Top Medium, or Autohome Columbus Medium.

 

Locations in Laguna Hills, CA; Glendora, CA, Mesa, AZ; Saint George, UT.

 

www.rentoffthegrid.com


 

Overland Discovery

 

Image: Overland Discovery

 

Image: Overland Discovery

 

“Our overland vehicle rentals are meticulously designed and fully equipped for adventure, so you can focus more on the experience and less on the logistics. With locations in Denver, Colorado and Las Vegas, Nevada (coming soon), you’ll get to explore, camp and adventure throughout amazing national parks and across the beautiful, rugged landscapes of the Western United States. Just bring a sense of adventure, and we’ll take care of the rest!”

-Overland Discovery

 

Located in Denver, Colorado.

 

www.overlanddiscovery.com


 

Overland Yukon

 

Image: Overland Yukon

 

Image: Overland Yukon

 

“We are an all-inclusive camping rental company based out of Whitehorse, Yukon. Promoting the Yukon and Alaska through an adventure experience, we rent Jeep Wranglers fully equipped with rooftop tents and all the gear needed for complete camping adventures. Just bring your sleeping bag and pillow - We've got everything else covered. And if you want to travel even lighter, add a sleeping bag and pillow into your rental during the booking process.” -Overland Yukon

 

Located in Whitehorse, Yukon.

 

www.overlandyukon.com


 

Pacific Overlander

Image: Pacific Overlander

 

Image: Pacific Overlander

 

"Whether you're looking to visit the National Parks or escape the city for a long weekend in the wilds, we have your keys to the backcountry. Our rentals are renowned for being some of the most capable 4x4 adventure vehicles built. When coupled with roof-top tents, camping equipment, and an adventurous will, these vehicles will take you anywhere you wish to go. We strive to get you there." -Pacific Overlander

With branches in San Francisco, CA and Las Vegas, NV, as well as a wide selection of one-way travel options, we can support travel throughout the Western US.

 

Located in San Francisco, CA, and Las Vegas, NV.

 

www.pacificoverlander.com


 

Road Trip Oregon

 

Image: Road Trip Oregon

 

Image: Road Trip Oregon

 

Road Trip Oregon offers 8 different rental vehicles ranging from VW Eurovan to 4x4 Sprinter to Range Rover. All vehicles come equipped with the necessary bits and bobs to live comfortably from the road for as long as you should choose. Everything from bedding to cookware and camping supplies is included with each rental.

The Revel 4x4 Sprinter is listed as their “burliest adventure camper van” and is equipped with a power-lift bed, garage storage space and bathroom.

 

Located in Portland, Oregon.

 

www.roadtriporegon.com


 

ROAM Campervan Rentals

Image: Molly DeCoudreaux | ROAM Campervan Rentals

 

Image: Molly DeCoudreaux | ROAM Campervan Rentals

 

"Just bring your backpack". That's how well appointed ROAM's vehicles are. A true fly and drive, turnkey experience is what can be expected with one of their rentals. Everything you need from toilet paper to cooking utensils are stocked before you arrive. The vans are the tried and true Sportsmobile platform offering high quality, reliable adventure travel. Interiors are spacious and well thought out so poor weather won't keep you down. The roof has room for mounting Yakima storage boxes or paddle boards while a ladder makes it easy to retrieve these items. Optional equipment includes: bicycle hitch rack, paddle board with paddle, dirt bike rack, trailer, generator, two man tent, Helio pressure shower, firewood bundle and a cooler.

 

Located in Portland, Oregon.

 

www.roamerica.com


 

Titus Adventure Company

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Image: Titus Adventure Company

 

“With TAC, we’re catering to your specific adventure by providing you with access to the best of the best: The best 4WD vehicles on the market, all the top gear you might need, as well as expert advice on where to go and how to do it. Not to mention, we’ll even bring the vehicle to you (and encourage you to bring it back muddy!). Yep, we’ll take care of all the clean-up.

For every day you rent with TAC, we’ll donate $10 to local partners that are on the ground working on trail building and conservation projects. Simply put, TAC allows you to enjoy the outdoors and be a part of protecting it. We call this a “win-win.”” -Titus Adventure Company

 

Located in Denver, Colorado.

 

www.tacrentals.com


 

TopoTerra

 

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“TopoTerra specializes in off-grid vehicle and camping rentals to help you escape the daily grind. Whether you are looking for an off-road vehicle, a roof top tent, a camper van, a trailer or off-highway adventure vehicle, we’ve got you covered!  Adventure is our specialty, get out and explore today!” -TopoTerra

 

Located in San Diego, California.

 

www.topoterra.com


 

Teton Backcountry Rentals

 

Image: Teton Backcountry Rentals

 

Image: Teton Backcountry Rentals

 

Teton Backcountry Campers has been renting outdoor equipment for years and has recently expanded their services to offer campers. Three different configurations are available each stocked with linens, cookware, two camping chairs and propane. The Grandby Four Wheel Camper is the largest available with seating for six and sleeping for four -the camper is mated to a 4x4 GMC Sierra four door. The Hawk Camper by Four Wheel Campers is mated to a 4x4 Chevrolet Silverado four door with seating for six and sleeping four three. The final camper is a Phoenix popup equipped with a 4x4 Toyota Tundra providing seating for six and sleeping for up to three. Each camper is well appointed with options too numerous to list here. Visit Teton Backcountry Rentals for more details.

 

Located in Jackson, Wyoming.

 

www.tetonbcrentals.com


 

Vintage Surfari

 

Image: Vintage Surfari

 

Image: Vintage Surfari

 

 

The VW campervan is arguably the original adventuremobile. Ever popular, they have been around for decades in a number of different configurations -most of which are available to rent at VWSurfari. Baywindows, Eurovans, and Vanagons are equipped with pop-tops and full kitchenettes, all beautifully restored and seemingly well cared for. Perhaps not the most capable of the rigs on this list (all appear to be 2WD), these tiny campers more than make up for it with loads of character and superior fuel economy. Pots and pans, flatware, dishes, coffee press and other items are included with each rental. Each van features seating for four and sleeps up to four adults (two up top, two down below).

 

Located in Los Angeles, California.

 

www.vwsurfari.com

 

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