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Myself and my boyfriend hired the Big Sur for 10 days. We picked up the van in Calgary and travelled through Alberta. From start to finish our experience with Escape was brilliant. Aaron at the Calgary branch was so helpful and made our trip all the more enjoyable. The van was spacious and very comfortable. Would recommend to a friend! :)... Read More

Aoife Mc Neill

We had an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G 2 weeks trip through Alberta and British-Colombia with Escape campervans! The van was very clean, lots of storage space, water, camping stove , blanket and more! We would totally recommend it and we will definetly rent with Escape campersvan again!... Read More

Camille Tremblay

Fun way to road trip but watch the mileage. I got the dishes kit, but no soap. It would also be nice to have an awning for the back of van to protect from rain when cooking.... Read More

Lisa Illahee

Excellent service with high quality vans and friendly people! Would recommend.... Read More

Matthew Eckert

Excelente servicio, amabilidad, buenas sugerencias incluso nos dieron para la vuelta por la costa pacífica. Un carro que entrega lo que promete.... Read More

Gabriel Jaime Pérez Díaz

100% satisfied! Single female traveler here. Rented a Santa Cruz, got tent sites and felt 100% safe with the privacy curtains and alarm system. Staff SUPER helpful & resourceful. Can't wait to do it again!... Read More

Ashley X

Great experience! The owner was super helpful, no issues with the van and amazing service.... Read More

Christine Arbour

We went with the Big Sur and got "Goose" who was perfect for our 10 day Rockies road trip. The campervan came loaded with everything that we could have needed including bluetooth audio, tons of storage and the perfect sized kitchen. We went with the kitchen and sleeping kit add ons and they were perfect. Kyle was also super helpful throughout the whole experience. Would highly recommend you try one of their campervans for your next trip!... Read More

Zameer Masjedee

We loved our trip in our escape camper van. We rented the Maverick van (smaller/cheaper) and it worked great for us. Though if the price to upgrade to the bigger version isn’t too high I’d probably recommend that as it was tight on space for my wife and I. The bed is a fairly involved process to convert back to the couch set up, so we just left it as a bed most of the time, which reduced space to store our luggage, clothes, gear etc. We found the kitchen rental package worth it, but wouldn’t recommend the bedding package which was very thin and not warm. We ended up going to Walmart and buying way better sheets, blankets, and pillows for the same price as the worn rental. Pick up and drop off we’re both easy and convenient. Overall highly recommend escape campervan for your road trip.... Read More

Matt Stankard

I have wanted to rent a camper van for years now!!! I decided that I’m only getting older, and it’ll only get harder. Escape Campervans seems like a great choice, as I was going out west. I picked up my man in Seattle, and drove it all the way to San Francisco in seven days. I was a little worried, because when I pick the van up it is definitely an older model. It has nearly 300,000 miles on it!!! BUT, I will say, they must do regular maintenance, because I did not have any issues out of the van the entire trip. The brakes worked great and the tires were great. It was a fun experience, and people like to stop you and talk to you wherever you go. I would like to do this again, although I will say if you’re looking to save money, I’m not sure this comes out much cheaper than a rental car and hotels. But it is definitely an experience worth doing... Read More

Tia

The Seattle office of escape Campervans was so great! They were efficient, organized, and super kind. They really go the extra step by having a donation closet for people so you don’t have to throw away things that others may be able to use such as wipes, plastic bags, salt&pepper, etc. Their staff is so friendly and helpful. We loved our experience.... Read More

Maddie Grove

Our experience with Escape Campervans was amazing!!! Starting with customer service, these guys really take care of their customers. We had flight times that were outside of normal pickup and drop-off times, but they still accommodated us! We benefitted a lot from their closet full of past-renters' gear, and our design was so cool! From Seattle, we hit Olympic, Crater Lake, Redwood, Glacier, and North Cascades, and had a blast. Definitely got some looks while we were on the road. Highly reccomend!... Read More

Tristan Reding

We had an absolutely wonderful experience with Escape Campervans! We picked up our van in Salt Lake City and experienced friendly and helpful service. The employee gave us a tour, taught us how to use everything and answered all of our questions. As far as the van itself, we found it easy to use and plenty spacious. We took a 10 day trip to Grand Tetons and Yellowstone, and there was plenty of room for all of our stuff. We rented a bedding kit, chairs and a kitchen kit from Escape, and both were good. If you are going to be cooking, I would suggest bringing your own sharp knife as there isn’t a good one in the kit. Overall we found it easy to convert the bench seat to the bed each day. We are 5’9” and 5’4” and had plenty of room to change and move around in the van. The van drove smoothly and held up well to our 1200 mile drive. A few notes...the sink and “countertop” in the kitchen are a little tall. My sister who is 5’4” had to stand on something to reach. If you are short it may be worth it to bring a stool. I would also suggest bringing clothespins or clips for the curtains if you are concerned about privacy as the curtains didn’t fully close without gaps. We were so glad we went with a van over an RV. There were several roads and parking lots closed to RVs that we were able to access. Overall we had an amazing experience and would highly recommend Escape Campervans!... Read More

Tara Adams

The office staff were so helpful and kind! Couldn’t have had a better booking experience. Thank you Kerry and Chrissy!!... Read More

Kylene DeSmith

What to expect when renting a campervan

Over 16 years of experience
13 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

13 depot locations in North America

Map of Escape Campervans US and Canada locations.

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 our Santa Cruz). 

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

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

Read about our campervan packing tips.

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!

How many people can travel in the camper with me?

  • 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).
  • Jeep Camper:  Seats up to 5 (designed for 2) and sleeps 2 (rooftop sleeper).

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, standard on Jeep Camper) 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 13 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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