Why a Rugged Van May Fit Your Trip Better Than a Jeep Rental

Jeep rentals are quickly becoming a mainstay for adventurers, campers, and hikers, especially for tourists looking to explore the mountains of Colorado. They’ve been popularized by social media and aesthetic demands, but they’re not an accurate portrayal of what it takes to handle mountainous terrain. What many people don’t know is seasoned and serious outdoorsmen have customized and revamped their Jeeps to be able to take on trails and off-roading, but rentals don’t typically offer those necessary adjustments. For a rental equipped with everything you’ll need for any outdoor activities this summer, Rugged Van Rentals is your best bet for quality, functionality, and flexibility on all fronts.

Fitting the Job Description

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If you search for Jeep rentals online, you’ll quickly realize the options you’re presented with are just your typical on-the-asphalt jeeps. While those are perfectly fine for the average ride and possibly some gentle off-roading, they’re not necessarily the most functional and secure choice, especially when you’re touring Colorado. The various national parks and their winding mountainous roads require a solid, maneuverable vehicle, and the rugged terrain you’ll experience off the beaten path is usually too much for the average jeep. Unless you have your own customized and vamped up model, you’d be hard-pressed to find a Jeep rental truly built for off-roading and trailblazing.

Rugged Vans

You can rest assured that every Rugged Van is tailor-made for any outdoor activity you can imagine. No matter what’s on your agenda, your Rugged Van rental is ready to take it on with you. Every van is customized for off-roading and a wide variety of terrain thanks to a 3” lift given to each vehicle to accommodate the 33” off-road tires they’re equipped with. You’ll never be in search of extra storage space or utilities either.

Each Rugged Van is decked out with Aluminess roof racks, dual ladders, step bars, and brush guard bumpers, and there are add-ons available to tailor-make each van for your specific trip. Some models come with a tow package, and for a small fee you can request additional racks for bikes or kayaks, cargo boxes for snow equipment, or we can remove seats in the van to accommodate smaller groups with more gear. There are a full range of options available to you when you rent from Rugged.

Safety Functionality

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While some may initially be willing to compromise on the elements you can’t see for the ones you can, it’s incredibly unwise to waver from the practical attributes of a vehicle. If your transportation is not equipped with the best technology and upgrades, you are putting yourself and your passengers at risk in the event of the elements or human error taking a bad turn. While searching for a Jeep rental may be your first instinct because it’s considered more aesthetically pleasing and Instagram worthy, it’s not always the wisest decision. When you’re maneuvering through off-road trails or winding mountain roads, aesthetics quickly become second string to functionality.

Rugged Vans

Just as Rugged Vans are prepared for any activity or agenda you have in store, they’re also equipped to handle any safety hazard thrown their way as well. Every Rugged vehicle is customized with the lift and off-road tires previously mentioned, so there’s no such thing as “unmaneuverable” terrain. All our vans have also been given 4×4 conversions as well, so no amount of inclement weather will put a damper on your van’s performance and the safety of the passengers inside. And, to make sure every precautionary action was taken, every Rugged vehicle is equipped with full-sized spare tire swings. We spared no expense in ensuring all of our customers would be 100% taken care of in their explorations of Colorado’s mountainous landscape.

Group-Friendliness

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If you’re traveling with just one or two other people, you don’t have much cargo, and the height of everyone in your party doesn’t exceed 5’11”, a Jeep rental may accommodate your group. However, that’s a lot to ask for many people looking to traverse the Rocky Mountains and experience everything the terrain has to offer. The small space not only limits the amount of luggage and supplies you can carry with you, but it will also leave little flexibility for you to be adequately prepared for the activities you may partake in. And, as any passengers with long legs will understand, less room makes for more pain and less patience in your travels. Especially after a day of hiking and exploring when you want to relax and stretch out your legs, being confined to such a small space will more than put a damper on your experience.

Rugged Vans

You may not be surprised to find out that vans are the best pick for groups of any size, both in number and height. Every van offers ample amounts of space you can utilize any way you can or want, whether it’s sleeping, stretching out, storage for extra cargo, or simply not feeling cramped the entire ride. Tall passengers are able to give their knees a break and make use of the side aisle to relax their legs, and they won’t be infringing on anyone else’s space when doing so. And, with a Rugged Van, you won’t have to compromise on preparedness due to a lack of storage space. The plethora of space in the van can even be used for storage if it’s necessary thanks to the roof racks and additional cargo customizations we offer. No group is too much for a Rugged Van Rental.

Don’t leave any aspect of your trip up to chance thanks to ill-equipped Jeep rentals for the sake of a halfway-decent Instagram post. With Rugged Van Rentals, you can see just how much care we put into customizing our vehicles to ensure the safest and most worthwhile trip for you, no matter what you or Colorado has in store. If you’re ready to take on the Colorado terrain, book your rental today!