"VANSURFING" on 9b ? A new way to share (or rent) "drive & sleep" VANS is already possible

When You fly to climb in foreigner countries, it's easy to rent a car.

It's more difficult to find a VAN to rent, such as a Renault Trafic, for example.

(photo by Florence Pinet )




And it's almost impossible to rent a van where You can sleep and cook inside, with a mattress, a "kitchen" and other stuff.

There are the "wicked cars", but their pickup locations are not so many:

for example, in Spain, just Barcellona and Malaga.

On 9b, is already possible (and easy) to extend the "
couchsurfing" idea to VANS:
to share
for free (o rent) a van with foreigner climbers.

A van owner who wants to share with (or rent to) other climbers his/her van, can edit his/her 9b profile, writing the following informations ("yes share", "yes van"), that are advanced search parameters:

At the same time, a
van owner who wants to share (or rent) climbing material to other climbers, can write in his/her 9b profile the following informations ("yes share" and "yes crashpad"), that are advanced search parameters too:

(photo by Bernardo Gimenez)

If an owner of the van wants to legally rent it, he/she needs to:

- buy a specific insurance

- become an individual van renting company to issue invoices

to matriculate the van for renting use too

Maybe not so convenient if You rent Your own van less than 10 days in a month ?

(Photo by Kevin Jorgeson)

A climber who wants to rent a van can:

- contact the owner of the van founded here in 9b site, sending him/her a private message here on 9b

- exchange with the owner documents such as the
contract, identity documents, driving license, credit card photo, ... (email reservation)

- as usual, pay in advance the owner via credit card

credit cards
- after having paid, receive a document confirming the payment and rights to use the van for the paid period

- give a caution to the owner of the van

What do You think ?

Do You like this
"VANsurfing" idea ?

If yes, You can share it in Facebook or other websites, or sending by email this post to Your friends.

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27cragsclimbervoice8a and many others are amazing sites, but sometimes, expecially if you worked a lot to envision, bolt, clean routes or boulders, you want to monetize a little your efforts.

9b can help you in this aim.


As you can see here, in 9b there are many " topo groups ".


You can add a discussion in every "topo group".

In your discussion you can edit and publish your own climbing topoguide, as a "paywall", a "destination page", requiring climbers their payment by credit card or paypal to access and read, even on SMARTPHONES (iphones, android phones, ...)


After having paid, climbers can see, save and print your climbing topoguide.


In this discussion you can add:


1) PHOTOS regarding one specific SECTOR (of routes or bouldering, dws lines)


a) "PHOTO topo":

It's very easy to edit a photo topo:

- upload a photo of a rock in a topo group discussion

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