NEW! The most fuel- and space-efficient of all of our models, the Santa Cruz was designed with spontaneity, freedom, and ease in mind – allowing you to chase the surf breaks, take detours, and find hidden gems. This latest model is perfect for solo road trippers or couples who don’t need the extra space that the Big Sur or Mavericks offer. Get ready to zip around town, navigate tight turns, and get off the beaten track – without sacrificing any comforts or functionality.
All of our campervans for rent are fully-equipped, custom-built, and hand-painted. They’re perfect for long weekend getaways, cross country bucket-list road trips, and national park tours. When you compare campervans to RVs, our small campervans provide functional comforts and the flexibility and freedom to get off the beaten path.
Available in Los Angeles, San Francisco & Las Vegas
Santa Cruz’s innovative layout makes it easy to plop into bed after a day of exploring. The full-time bed set up in the back is easy and functional. The space-saving kitchen in the back of the van includes a 1-burner pullout stove, 3.5-gallon sink & water tank, and dual-powered refrigerator. Store your clothes in the drawers, grab your groceries & hit the road!
04:07 09 Nov 21
We rented the Santa Cruz for 10 days for a trip in AZ, UT and NV national and state parks. It was the perfect size with plenty of storage underneath the bed for a couple. The refrigerator was big enough to accommodate food for at least 3 days so you can loose yourself for a couple days in public lands if you want to... The mattress was comfortable and the moonroof is a must when you travel this region where you find the best night skies in the US. Very good mileage per gallon for this kind of car. The van we rented had 115 000 miles, so it's not new. But you won't hear clunk, band or groan. Escape Campervans definitely takes good care of their equipment. Service was always excellent. Will definitely rent again with Escape Campervans.
13:04 25 Oct 21
Very happy with the company and the Santa Cruz. The mini fridge was really handy, the bed was not the best and some of the slides on the drawers would get stuck. All in all these are small issues really, the van got us from point A to B without issues and safely. Traveled 1100 miles on some pretty rough roads at points. Will use again since the price point is really good when you compare it to renting a car or a hotel/AirBnB.
00:07 09 Oct 21
well organized check out and return processes at the Vegas location, remember to get an appointment for the checkout and plan to be there for about an hour. Return was less than 15 minutes.The Santa Cruz was the perfect size and setup for a 5-day road trip for 2 people, easy to drive and park. The freezer box worked surprisingly well, even without additional ice.
23:40 04 Oct 21
My experience with escape Campervans was amazing! My boyfriend and I rented the Santa Cruz model for a 10 day National park tour between Arizona and Utah. It was perfect for what we needed. My boyfriend felt like the maverick might’ve been nice for a little more space to get dressed and move around in back of van, but for me the Santa Cruz is all you need. We also had really great weather so there was no reason to be in the van except to eat and get change occasionally if you’re not at a campground or place with bathrooms to change in. Everything in the van worked well and was in good condition. Operating everything was very straightforward. We brought quite a bit of stuff and carried a fair amount of groceries with us in van, but with a little organization and planning everything fit nicely! Customer service was frieendly and welcoming. We had no issues so I can’t speak to that. One thing that was a little rough at times with planning was if you need to call for any reason I always got sent to voicemail. I only tried twice though and the call back or email response time was reasonable. Overall I highly recommend!
Model Ford Transit Connect
Avg. Model Year 2016
Age of Interior 2019
Engine Size 2.5 L V4 Cylinder
Fuel Tank Size 16 Gallons
Fuel Type Regular Unleaded
Drive System Front Wheel Drive
Power Steering Yes
ABS Brakes Yes
Cruise Control Yes
Curtains Yes, cover all windows
Air Conditioning Yes
Bed Size 119.38 cm (47 in) x 201.93 cm (79.5 in)
Storage Drawers 17.5H x 21.5W x 12.75D. 1 drawer on each side of van.
Freshwater 3.5 gallons
Greywater 3.5 gallons
Length 4.4 m (14.5 ft) - fits in most tent sites
Width 1.83 m (6 ft)
Height 1.85 m (6.07 ft)
Ground Clearance 16 cm (6.3 in)
Rooftop Sleeper Offered? No, this model does not accept rooftop sleepers