Now and Zen Japan

Jared Campion: Customized Camper Van Entrepreneur

July 21, 2020 Andrew Hankinson Episode 17
Now and Zen Japan
Jared Campion: Customized Camper Van Entrepreneur
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Now and Zen Japan
Jared Campion: Customized Camper Van Entrepreneur
Jul 21, 2020 Episode 17
Andrew Hankinson

This episode I sit down with Jared Campion the co-founder of Dream Drive, a customized Camper Van rental company. Only a little over one-year old, Dream Drive is seeing its business expand exponentially despite the current situation. How did the original idea for   Dream Drive come about and what were the many hurdles in Japan for a foreigner to start a customized rental van company in Japan. Despite extremely high capital investment for a niche Japanese market, Jared's dream for Dream Drive is coming true. Other topics we discuss: 

  • The reasons all Camper-Vans are customized "in-house"
  • Difference and advantages of a Camper Van vs. traditional RV
  • The biggest challenges starting his business
  • How he defines his business as "Luxury Hotel on Wheels"
  • What is a "Base Camp Network" and how this is the actual long-term goal of Dream Drive
  • The interesting intinerary differences between domestic customers and inbound tourists
  • We debate five new business ideas for Dream Drive presented by AH
  • Why Japan is better than New Zealand for "Best done by Camper Van"
  • How travel by Camper Van is actually cheaper than by train or plane in Japan

gugu Sleep Company: https://gugu.jp
Dream Drive Japan: https://www.dreamdrive.life

Show Notes

This episode I sit down with Jared Campion the co-founder of Dream Drive, a customized Camper Van rental company. Only a little over one-year old, Dream Drive is seeing its business expand exponentially despite the current situation. How did the original idea for   Dream Drive come about and what were the many hurdles in Japan for a foreigner to start a customized rental van company in Japan. Despite extremely high capital investment for a niche Japanese market, Jared's dream for Dream Drive is coming true. Other topics we discuss: 

  • The reasons all Camper-Vans are customized "in-house"
  • Difference and advantages of a Camper Van vs. traditional RV
  • The biggest challenges starting his business
  • How he defines his business as "Luxury Hotel on Wheels"
  • What is a "Base Camp Network" and how this is the actual long-term goal of Dream Drive
  • The interesting intinerary differences between domestic customers and inbound tourists
  • We debate five new business ideas for Dream Drive presented by AH
  • Why Japan is better than New Zealand for "Best done by Camper Van"
  • How travel by Camper Van is actually cheaper than by train or plane in Japan

gugu Sleep Company: https://gugu.jp
Dream Drive Japan: https://www.dreamdrive.life