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We rented and returned in calgary. Drove up and did a day in robson, 2 days in jasper and 2 days in banff. Used regular camp sites without the rv hookup. The van was perfect for our weather and our needs. It was so nice to have all of our stuff with us wherever we went and not having to set up a tent in the rain or cold weather. The add ins are nice but we really only used the GPS. It was also nice to have the mini kitchen and all of the storage space. We had no problem maneuvering or getting anywhere despite the size. Would definitely recommend.... Read More

Mary Hall

Superbe expérience pour notre road trip aux USA !

Lucie Sch

We had an excellent trip with Escape Campervans from the Calgary depot. We were slightly delayed from our original pickup time due to a late return which was a bummer. Our van wasn’t “immaculately” clean (it was clean enough for us though) as described in many other reviews however we understand that Aaron was doing his best to get the van ready as quick as possible so we could get on the road and make it to our first destination. Aaron provided top notch customer service at pick up and drop off. He provided great recommendations and considerations for our trip and left us feeling like we had met a new friend on our trip rather than an associate at a rental company. The van allowed us access to all the places we wanted to go and provided all necessary camping needs. We would definitely recommend renting from Escape Campervans!... Read More

Justin Bensinger

Escape Campervans saved our trip to the national parks of north western Washington state. We originally had two vans cancel on us with another company within a week of our vacation to Seattle to explore the Northern Cascades and Mount Baker. Escape Campervans had a van we booked a week out, and it was perfect for us coming across the country with very limited gear. The kitchen and bedding kit came with everything we needed. There is a "free box" of camping cooking and cleaning supplies at their office that people leave over from past trips so we didn't need to stock up on tons of new stuff. The staff was really helpful and kind and quick to get us on the road and check us back in. The bed was as comfortable as it can get in a van, we slept great! And the van was a trooper, making it through tons of backwoods roads in national parks. We had the best trip possible due to our van!... Read More

Katie Patton

The Hayward branch of Escape Campervans are awesome! Great customer service and smooth pick up and drop off options. We rented the Maverick and drove to Yosemite and Sequoia National parks. Easy to drive and back into the most cramped campsites. We had a minor issue with our refrigerator during the trip and were able to get some tips from the roadside assistance line. Unfortunately, we were not able to get the fridge back working but when we returned the van the staff at Hayward were able to refund some money back for the inconvenience. They truly care about their customers and are so easy to work with. Highly recommended!... Read More

Theresa Dunlap

We loved it! We went from Denver > San Francisco over the course of 2 weeks. Great trip!... Read More

Mike Carafa

Everything was perfect, the van, the staff, the experience... I would definitely recommend renting one of these vans if you want to enjoy the American wilderness! I'm not sure I want to go again in holidays if it's not with a campervan...... Read More

Michel Koch

Der Service war 1A! Freundliches Personal und der Camper war perfekt für uns! Am Liebsten hätten wir ihn nicht wieder abgegeben! Danke für dieses einmalige Erlebnis! ❤️... Read More

Sanne Müller

Highly recommend Escape Campervans! I’ve rented vans from both the Seattle and Vancouver locations. The staff is as helpful and friendly as they come, and the vans are clean and fully outfitted for a perfect vacation. The vehicles at the Vancouver location are all new and our Big Sur van rental drove well and was reliable in taking us all over BC. I prefer a camper van over a boxy RV as you can fit into almost any campsite, it uses less gas, and you don’t have to plug in or stay at noisy RV camps. This has become my favorite way to vacation. Happy camping!... Read More

Anna Penn

Amazing experience with our van. We picked in up in California, camped in the California redwoods, drove the 101 through Oregon and camped right on the coast then up to Washington to camp on the Puget sound. Best trip of my life. We have the can and a tent. Worked out perfectly for us!... Read More

Gillian Bentley

100% recommend Escape Campervans. We were originally planning to rent an RV for the 4 of us but the astronomical prices proved too much and I'm SO glad we found this alternative. Everything was so straightforward, incredible customer service, great price, the van was a dream with everything we needed and so much easier to drive than an RV! The rooftop sleeper was a little on the short side for those of us 6ft and over, but totally cop-able with and and sleeping inside the van is super comfy. If you are wanting a Big Sur (the larger version) rather than a Maverick I'd recommend you book as far in advance as you can - they have fewer of them and they were all out when we booked 4 months in advance. We had plenty of space with 4 of us in the Maverick though! We were so sad to give it back after 9 nights, I'm already starting to plan another trip and can't wait to use Escape again.... Read More

Keira Smalley

We were a little disappointed on the day we picked our van off because we had a pick-up appointment at 1pm (got there around noon) and didn’t actually get our van until about 2:30... When we got our van it was a bit stinky and not very well vacuumed on the inside as well as pretty dang dirty on the outside. We think the van we were assigned was one of the older ones... For the price we paid for our week with the van, we expected a little better as far as cleanliness and timeliness with pickup. Past the late start on the first day, we really had a great time in our van. I would highly recommend it for a 2-3 day trip. 7 nights was definitely our limit. The bed wasn’t as comfy as we had hoped it would be. Overall- It drove well and did the job for the week we had it! Drop-off was super quick and easy, thankfully! Edit: We are grateful for the great customer service that Escape Campervans had in response to our review... Great customer service makes all the difference. Thank you.... Read More

Amanda Peña

What to expect when renting a campervan

Over 16 years of experience
12 convenient rental locations across the United States and Canada
Modern, comfortable, and reliable campervans
Family-friendly uniquely-painted exterior designs
Competitive and affordable rates
Round-trip and one-way options
Minimum age 21 and no young driver fees
Kitchen supplies, bedding, & other extras available
24-hour roadside assistance
Friendly service and local knowledge

12 depot locations in North America

Escape Campervans Rental Depot Locations in the US and Canada

Frequently Asked Questions:

What make & model are your campervans?

We currently have 4 models in our fleet:

These are among the most economical in North America and are easy to drive and park.

What equipment comes with the campervan?

Escape includes the following free of charge with every campervan rental (varies slightly for Santa Cruz and Indie Camper). 

  • Convertible bed fit out / “dining room” area with storage space
  • Kitchen fit out with sink, refrigerator, and stove
  • Dual battery system with solar panel
  • Road Atlas and Escape Plan Guidebook

We have bedding sets, kitchen kits, and other Extras available for rent.

Read about our packing tips here.

How will I get by without a bathroom in the campervan?

While our Big Sur, Mavericks, and Santa Cruz models don’t have bathrooms, our renters do just fine using campground facilities and public restrooms and practicing Leave No Trace principles when dispersed camping. It is a matter of your own comfort level, but the freedom that campervan travel gives you compared to RVs is worth it for many!

If you’d still prefer to have a bathroom, our new Indie Campers have a toilet, sink, and indoor and outdoor shower.

How many people can travel in the camper with me?

  • Indie Camper: Seats 6, sleeps 3 (one queen bed and one twin).
  • Big Sur: Seats 5, sleeps up to 5 (2-3 in queen bed, 2 in rooftop sleeper if added).
  • Mavericks: Seats 5, sleeps up to 5 (2-3 in queen bed, 2 in rooftop sleeper if added).
  • Santa Cruz: Seats and sleeps 2 (1 double bed).

Seating is according to how many seat belts are available in each vehicle. You can always add the rooftop sleeper (Big Sur and Mavericks only) or bring along our ground tent accessory to sleep more people. Bedding kits are available for rent to accommodate the number of people in your party.

Can I buy the van?

We occasionally sell our more “experienced” campervans—fit out, paint job, and all! Learn more about our used campervans for sale listed on our website, or contact vansales@escapecampervans.com to inquire about buying a campervan. Sign up for our email list or follow us on social media for the most recent updates.


Why Escape Campervans

Escape Campervans Founder Rob Mewton

Escape Campervans is the largest campervan rental company in North America, with 12 convenient depot locations in the US and Canada. We have more than 600 custom-built campervans on the road, each uniquely hand-painted by top artists in Los Angeles. With New Zealand roots since 2003 and decades of experience guiding travelers, we pride ourselves on offering fun, hassle-free adventures for all.

A family with their campervan at the entrance to Yellowstone National Park

Our campervan rentals are economical and easy to drive, giving you the freedom to get off the beaten path into places that are inaccessible to larger motorhomes and RVs—and no stress driving through the city. No matter where your journey starts or ends, your Escape campervan gives you the comforts of a home on wheels for the best value.

A man on his laptop sitting at the table in a campervan at night

We offer round trip and one-way rentals, so you can pick up locally or fly into your dream destination for a weekend away or an epic cross-country road trip. Each model comes fully-equipped with a bed and kitchen with sink, stove, and refrigerator, and we have kitchen supplies, bedding kits, and other extras available for rent. Just pick up your camper, stock up the refrigerator, and hit the road!

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