EP48: Rob Mewton – A Road Less Traveled

When you come across an opportunity to take a road less traveled, do it! Alex’s guest today is Rob Mewton, Founder of Escape Campervans USA, the largest campervan rental company in North America. As an entrepreneur, surfer, and traveler, Rob brought his spirit of adventure to the U.S. when he immigrated from New Zealand in 1994, along with his campervan. Today, they have 13 locations, over 600 vans, and the same adventurous spirit that started this whole journey!


In this episode, Alex and Rob talk about…

  • The first year Rob was in the US, OJ Simpson was running from the police
  • Rob got his start as an ice cream man before working for Alex at Plumb Kendall
  • Where Rob got the inspiration for Escape Campervans USA
  • Rob’s vision for his company from the very beginning
  • How the pandemic has affected 2020’s numbers for Rob’s business
  • Types of vans that Rob sees the most success with
  • Differentiating between Rob’s vans and RVs
  • Challenges that Rob faced when starting and scaling his company
  • Rob has roots in carpentry that Alex got to see first-hand
  • The knowledge that Rob and his partners had when they started the business
  • Having belief despite what everyone around you says
  • Advice for entrepreneurs in a world rocked by chaos
  • When Rob and his partners knew it was time to grow the company
  • Looking into 2021 for Rob and his family
  • Getting to know Rob with Poddeck’s rapid-fire questions


Links to resources:

Book your escape today!: https://www.escapecampervans.com/checkout/step1/

or call 1-877-270-8267


Los Angeles Times article on Rob and Escape Campervans



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