Why should I rent a camper van instead of an RV?
The joy of #vanlife is being able to travel and sleep comfortably, without taking on the cost or responsibility of managing an RV. Compared with RVs, vans get better gas mileage, are easier to drive, and fit into most campsites, so they have access to places where RVs just can’t go. Our vans come with two seatbelts, a full-size bed, AC, and hold enough fresh water (28 gallons) for two people to live off the grid for about 10 days. You can take off without worrying about packing too much gear, as we provide two camping chairs and a camping rug, two drive-up leveling ramps, window coverings, a basic kitchen kit, sheets, and two pillows. See our fleet here.
Why should I rent a camper van instead of just renting a car?
With a camper van, you can save on hotel costs because you always have the option to camp. In popular vacation destinations where hotel costs are inflated, you have options. In remote areas with limited accommodations, you can avoid the stuffy motel experience, knowing you’ll sleep comfortably. For clients who embrace the great outdoors, we rent gear that rental car companies won’t have to make your trip seamless. Travel can be tiring. With a van, if you get tired, you can always hop in the back and take a nap.
Where can I travel?
You can take our vans basically anywhere you want to drive. We include 100 miles per day in the cost of the rental, which means that a seven-day trip includes 700 miles. When you go over that, we’ll charge just $0.40/mile. All of our vehicles are permitted throughout the continental United States and Canada and there are no extra fees associated with crossing state lines.
How much does it cost to rent a camper van?
What kind of security deposit do you require?
We require a fully refundable $500 security deposit. To get this deposit back, the driver must NOT damage the vehicle, smoke in the vehicle, or bring the vehicle back excessively dirty. The vehicle must be returned with the same amount of fuel when you departed.
When should I reserve my camper van?
Since our camper vans book up quickly, we recommend making a reservation a few weeks or months out.
OUR RENTAL POLICIES
What is my responsibility when renting a camper van?
You are required to treat our vans as you would treat your own vehicle. We require you to fill up using the correct fuel. We replace and change tires regularly, but additional damages to tires, wheels, and the windshield are your responsibility. Smoking in your van will result in forfeiture of your deposit and incur odor removal charges.
Do camper vans have childseat anchors?
No, vans have just two seatbelts in the front two seats. If you want to travel with kids, it’s best to bring a second vehicle on the trip.
Are pets allowed?
We love dogs and their owners, who are responsible for any damages made by their pets.
What are your hours of operation?
You can reach us 7 days a week during business hours, 9 am to 5 pm.
Can I do one-way trips?
In many cases, sure. If your destination is somewhere cool and we want to go pick up the van and drive it home, we’ll typically charge you the cost of our flight and the return fuel.
What else can I rent?
We have propane cook tops, propane BBQs, propane ovens, tents, sunshade awnings, solar showers, ice chests, toasters, coffee pots, and more. During checkout you will see a full list of our Campervan accessories with pricing.
Can I buy the van?
Make us an offer. We tend to keep vans around for a year or two before refreshing the fleet with newer vehicles.
Can you accommodate short trips?
We have a three-night minimum, but make exceptions during the off-season.
Do I need a driver’s license to rent a campervan?
YES. All drivers must have a valid driver’s license from their respective countries in hand at pickup (no print outs or electronically scanned copies are allowed). Unless you bring your driver’s license with you when you pick up the van, we cannot let you drive away with it.
Does the van need to be plugged into external power?
No, our vans are all self-contained and all lights and powered items (even the fridge) run off the house batteries. The solar/battery isolater keep the batteries charged. If you rent an external A/C unit, then you will need an external power source.
How long can I run the fan?
The fans can be run overnight, but we do recommend turning them off when you’re not using them.
Can the refrigerator run while the van is off?
Yes, the fridge is very efficient and will remain cold for the duration of your trip.
Do I need to worry about drainage?
Our vans carry a 20-gallon gray water tank hidden inside a wheel well. To drain them, pull a lever outside the van (as you would on an RV).
Does the AC work when the van is off?
You can use the air conditioning while you’re driving or parked with the van running. If you are traveling somewhere hot, take a portable AC unit that you can use with an external power source at your campsite. Running the portable AC from the van’s inverter plugs ruins the battery bank, which will cost you $650 to replace.
Can I smoke in the van?
How do I cook in the camper van?
All cooking should be done outside.
If I use the dishes and silverware do I need to clean them?
Yes, all dishes and silverware should be washed for the next guest.
Is there a spare tire in the van?
Yes, the spare tire is located under the van in the back and is accessed by using the jack under the passenger seat. There is a port in the rear of the van that allows you to lower the spare.