Walking through a campsite at Collier State Park in south-central Oregon, I spotted something I hadn’t seen before: a Dodge Grand Caravan rental camper-van set up with a roof-top sleeper. Jucy…and if you’re from Australia or NZ, you will have heard of it, as that’s where it started.
Over there, Jucy does both car rentals as well as camper vans, using a variety of Japanese vans not available in the US. In the US, it’s strictly camper-vans, available from three locations (SF, LA, Los Vegas). And the vans are either from 2010 or 2012, and converted in 2012 or 2013, so presumably Jucy buys used vans, probably from the big rental fleets, and then converts them. Now if they’d just used some VW Routan vans, at least the logo on them would hark back to the Westfalia.
There’s a folding bed in the middle of the van for two, and another in the penthouse. And a stocked camp kitchen rides in the back, like a chuck wagon. That works, as long as the weather is good.