JUCY Minicampers for US Road Trips

Camper vanning is already a popular way to road trip across many parts of the world. Typically, tourists fly into a hub city and then rent a vehicle that has been converted into a smaller version of what we would consider a motorhome here in the U.S. The vehicle becomes a mode of transportation as well as temporary kitchen and vacation lodging.

Travel by camper van has many benefits ranging from fuel efficiency to flexibility and convenience. If you have a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance coverage, you are qualified to drive a vehicle like the JUCY Champ from JUCY RV Rentals.

JUCY traveling on Route 66

Based out of New Zealand, the brightly colored neon-kiwi vehicles are available for rent in three flagship locations in the Western United States: Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Las Vegas. From an epic trip along US Highway 101 or a drive through Yosemite, Death Valley, or Joshua Tree National Parks, wherever you go on your adventure is as open as the road before you.

Some benefits:

The ability to store food and prepare meals cuts down the frequency of eating out as well as drive-through costs. You’ll also be able to serve up healthier food—a habit our family quickly tends to fall out of once we start shopping for groceries at convenience stores.

Unlike car camping, where you are constantly breaking down and setting up camp, up to four passengers sleep inside beds located in the passenger compartment as well as a collapsable penthouse affixed to the vehicle roof. I can only imagine this helps to keep the “nature” mess under control too; anyone who has ever broken camp on a rainy day knows what I am talking about.


JUCY minicamper kitchen. Credit: Derek Low

Another bonus—since you’re basically driving a tricked out dodge caravan you can simply travel where you normally would in a minivan. If you want to go to the drive-in movies, have at it. No need to search out overflow lots or large-vehicle parking spots, that is unless you want to walk across the entire rest stop.


JUCY minicamper at the drive in movies. Credit: Derek Low


We hope to get out in a JUCY Champ sometime this fall. In the mean time, you can book your own trip here: https://www.jucyusa.com/rv-rental-locations/

Follow JUCY USA on social media for periodic sales and specials, including some other fun perks and benefits like discounts on local admissions and equipment rentals: https://www.jucyusa.com/jucy-perks/

Happy trails! 

About the Author

Julie Henning
Julie Henning is a freelance writer and journalist based out of Eugene, Oregon. She is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and owner of the family-travel website RoadTripsForFamilies.com. She is a recent past member of the Midwest Travel Writers Association and the Association for Great Lakes Outdoor Writers. Julie is the Oregon Coast destination specialist for Bindu Media, an itinerary-focused website launching in Spring 2016 and featuring the work of 200+ professional, indie travel writers. Julie has been published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Wisconsin State Journal, The Daily Journal (Kankakee, Illinois), the Rochester Post Bulletin, Wisconsin Natural Resources (DNR) Magazine, Sustainable Chicago Magazine, Group Tour Magazine, Student Group Tour Magazine, Silent Sports Magazine, Intercom Magazine, Roadtrippers.com, and FTF Geocacher Magazine. Julie has appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio, Ohio Public Radio, and KCBX FM Central Coast Radio and is an affiliate producer with the Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer, a National Public Radio travel podcast. She has blogged for TravelWisconsin.com, Travel Oregon, and VISIT Milwaukee. Julie travels with her three kids and black lab as much as possible and lives by the motto, "Not all who wander are lost." Check out some of her best work at www.juliehenning.com.