Renting an adventure van will provide not only a method of transportation that you can use to visit all sorts of exciting destinations but also a mobile home base in which you can eat and sleep. If you're renting this type of vehicle for the first time, one of the things that you'll need to think about is how to get a good night's sleep. This will especially be important if you have some daytime adventures such as skiing or mountain biking planned, as you'll need to feel rested for these activities. Here are some keys to help you sleep well in your rented adventure van.
If you have the option of renting a few different van models, one of the things that you should assess is how well the windows are covered. Some vans are equipped with blackout curtains or other similar accessories that you can use to keep light out of the back of the van at night. If you rent a van that isn't equipped in this manner, you can always use your own blankets or clothing to cover the windows — but it's most convenient if the van already has a built-in way to keep the interior dark while you sleep.
It's also a good idea to assess the type of bed in a few different adventure vans. Few things can contribute to a good night's sleep more than a quality mattress. For example, if a van is equipped with a thick memory foam mattress, it will probably increase your likelihood of sleeping well more than a van that has an air mattress. Don't be afraid to ask about the mattress options in each van and, when possible, check them out for yourself. In some situations, you may wish to take a mattress topper with you to provide an extra layer of comfort at night.
Before you park your van for the night, it's a good idea to survey the area so that you can find a place that will be as quiet as possible. Passing vehicles and even people in the area have the potential to wake you from your sleep, so you should look for a spot that will minimize the risk of these disruptions. If you're using a parking lot, opting for a distant corner of the lot instead of a space close to an adjacent roadway can be advantageous.
For more information about adventure van rentals, contact a local rental company.