4X4 Rental Vans
Rugged! It is not only our name, it’s our mantra! When we set out to build our fleet we kept asking ourselves, “Can this vehicle handle anything that is thrown its way?” If the answer was “No” we weren’t satisfied. What resulted was the meanest, most capable rental van on the planet! Every other van rental company out there will hand you the keys to a stock rear wheel drive van and tell you good luck. And you’ll need all the luck you can get with them! The rear wheel drive system is dangerous in the snow and rain. That is why passenger vans have received such a bad reputation! Their stock van will also leave you no room for luggage or sporting equipment! So, unless you want to ride with a suitcase in your lap, you might as well leave your belongings at home.
Rugged Vans are different! Our Chevrolet Express 15 passenger vans have been given true 4×4 conversions and front to back modular roof racks. This allows travelers to transport themselves and all their gear safely no matter the travel conditions. Our vans are equipped to handle tough road conditions that can pop up unexpectedly in the Rocky Mountain region. Our racks also allow more storage room than other companies. We can add bike racks, kayak racks, ski and snowboard boxes, luggage boxes, and even rooftop tents and awnings to the roof racks if the customer requests it. This means that whatever your adventure, our vans can be outfitted to handle it!
Van Setup Options:
Need storage for your skis and snowboards? Or just extra space for luggage? We’ve got you covered! With 21 cubic feet of space, the Yakima Skybox Carbonite 21 Cargo Boxes are the biggest available. They can hold gear for up to 5 campers and can fit several snowboards and skis up to 215cm. If you need more than one, no problem! The rack can hold 2 boxes!
Planning a mountain biking trip? We will get you there! We offer Yakima Highroad bike racks that attach directly to our base rack. Up to 10 bikes can be loaded onto the rack at the same time (handlebars will need to be loosened and turned for 10 to fit). Wheel hoops fit 26” to 29” wheels and tires from 23mm to 3.25” with no adjustment needed.
Want to hit the rapids with your best friends? Look no further! We can outfit your van with Yakima BigStack racks. Now the entire posse only needs to mount up in one vehicle. The BigStack lets you carry up to 4 boats on our vehicle roof. Folds down for better aerodynamics when not in use. HullGuard™ padding keeps your boats safe.
Maybe you want to do a little camping? We’ve got options. We offer Yakima Skyrise rooftop tents! These are 3 season tents that can fit up to 3 people each. You can fit up to 2 tents on the roof rack but that leaves no room for anything else. The tent has a built-in ladder for tent access. The tent is easy to set up, but it involves climbing onto the rack and also using a separate telescoping ladder to unpack the tent and open it. Packing and unpacking the tent requires extreme caution! You are responsible for your own safety!!
Looking for a shady spot to sit after a long day on the trail? Yup, we’ve got that too. The Yakima SlimShady can be mounted alongside the roof rack. It stretched out to give you some cool shade on the hottest of days!
Mix & Match
Maybe you are doing more than one activity on your trip? If so, let us know! Many of our rack options can be mixed and matched to fit whatever you have planned. But only certain configurations fit. We will do our best to work with you!
The Interior has a few surprises as well! The factory head units have been replaced with Kenwood Excelon DVD units with Bluetooth capability and back-up camera. The vans fit up to 15 passengers comfortably which is a great fit for multiple families, corporate teams or sports teams. Have fewer than 15 people? We give you the option to remove seats, giving you room for plenty of extra gear!