Does the van have child seat anchors?
The second row of seats in the van has factory child seat anchors for two to three car seats.
Does the van have heat when the engine is not running?
Yes the van has a secondary diesel heater that is controlled using a thermostat. The heater uses fuel out of the vans diesel fuel tank at a rate of about a gallon every 8 to 10 hours.
Where is the fuel tank?
Open the driver’s door and it will be the small flat door near the bottom of the seat. This van uses diesel fuel only. Putting normal gasoline into the tank will damage the engine and result in a $12,000 charge.
How many people does Sawtooth Sleep?
Sawtooth sleeps 4 people in two queen beds.
What are the dimensions of the van?
Length - 266 inches (22.1ft) Height - 110" (9.1ft)
Do the headlights turn off automatically?
If the light knob is in the auto position the headlights will turn off automatically, otherwise you will need to manually turn off the headlights.
Do the cabin lights go off by themselves?
They will turn off in about 3 minutes after closing the door. You can manually turn them back on by manually flipping the switch at each light of the overhead light or flipping the switch on the light right above the front seats. If the doors are open it will take about 30 minutes for the cabin lights to turn off by themselves. Alternatively, you can manually switch them off. Most of the cabin lights also have there own individual switch.
Is there a spare tire?
Yes, the spare tire is located in the back and is accessed by using the jack under the passenger seat. There is a port in the rear of the van which will allow you to lower the spare.
How does the water work?
Simply pull down on the lever next to the faucet a couple of times. It may take a couple extra pumps if the faucet has not been used in a while.
How do you cook?
All cooking should take place outside of the van.
Where is the table?
You will find the fold up table in the small black bag. First you will spread out the legs and then fold out the table top and connect them up.
Do we need to clean the van before returning?
There is a $35 cleaning deposit. If you return the van clean you will get your deposit back or you can return the van dirty and you will not get your deposit back. Large amounts of mud and dirt on the floors and seats will result in a special cleaning fee. Anytime the van is driven on dirt roads you are required to return it clean.
If we use the dishes and silverware do we need to clean them?
Yes all dishes and silverware should be washed for the next guest.
Is there a screen door?
Yes look in the back of the van and then the screen door will Velcro onto the back once the doors are open.
Is smoking or drugs use allowed in the van?
How do I get my cleaning deposit back?
Please see the list here.
Are there power ports in the van?
There are three 12V power ports in every van. Two are up front just below the radio and then one is behind the kitchen. On some vans there may be additional ports under the drivers seat. There is also a 12V to 110V converter in the van, but this does require the van to be running.
Can you plug the van into external power?
Our vans are designed to be self contained and do not need to be plugged in to operate. The batteries are charged when the engine is running and all appliance keep close tabs on the batteries.
How are the vans equipped for winter travel?
Our three diesel van have snow ready tires and additional weight placed over the wheels to provide excellent traction. We also have a set of snow chains in all of our vans.