Terms and Insurance

At Escape, we like to make things as simple and as easy as possible for you. From the booking process to the operation of the camper to the terms and conditions, we aim for simplicity and honesty.


There are 2 things to consider when renting a campervan:

  1. Damage to the campervan
  2. Liability insurance

Damage to the Escape Campervan

Campervan insurance is not included in the cost of the rental. For your peace of mind, we offer a Collision Damage Waiver (CDW). The CDW costs only $10/day and reduces the campervan liability (or excess) to $0. Unlike other operators, our CDW also covers the windshield and 2 tires. The renter is responsible for any damage caused to the Escape Campervan, including theft if they do NOT elect the CDW insurance.

Liability Insurance

This is to protect you against 3rd party claims if you injure a person or damage another person’s property. Basic statutory limits for liability and property damage is included in Escape Campervans daily rate. The liability levels change between the various states.

If your own travel insurance does not include liability cover to US$1,000,000, we can offer this to you for an additional $12.25/day.

This liability insurance is called ‘Supplementary Liability Insurance’ (SLI) and is completely optional.

The SLI component is managed by our insurance company and we have no control over the daily rate they will charge. This may fluctuate up or down by a few dollars and you will have the option of the current price at pick up. The price paid at pick up will not change. If selected, the SLI is payable for each full or partial day.

View the insurance company terms here.

Options Damage to Campervan Liability insurance
Option 1 No insurance coverage for the campervan. You are responsible for all damage to the vehicle. Minimum 3rd party liability coverage. Basic statutory 3rd party liability and property damage included in the rate we quote.
Cost Per Day $0 $0
Option 2 No insurance coverage for the campervan. You are responsible for all damage to the vehicle. Supplementary liability insurance (SLI). Provides $1 million 3rd party liability and property coverage.
Cost Per Day $0 $12.25
Option 3 Full coverage of the campervan. Collision Damage Waivers (CDW) means you are not responsible for damage to the campervan in the case of a collision. Minimum 3rd party liability coverage. Basic statutory 3rd party liability and property damage included in the rate we quote.
Cost Per Day $10 $0
Option 4 Full coverage of the campervan. Collision Damage Waivers (CDW) means you are not responsible for damage to the campervan in the case of a collision. Supplementary liability insurance (SLI). Provides $1 million 3rd party liability and property coverage.
Cost Per Day $10 $12.25

Unlike other operators, Escape does not make additional insurance compulsory and we do not push the various options on you.

It’s entirely your decision which combination suits your budget, peace of mind level and also any other travel insurance you may have already purchased.

You do not need to decide which option suits you best now. We will explain any queries you have at the time of campervan collection and you can decide at pick up if you want to take extra insurance or not.

For US and Canadian Residents

If you are a U.S. or Canadian resident with a valid driver’s license from either country, and you have automobile insurance or credit card insurance that provides full coverage for rental vehicles (including minivans), you may NOT have coverage for our campervans as they may be considered conversion or recreational vehicles. Please check with your insurance company prior to pickup of the campervan. If you decline our CDW and/or SLI options your credit card will be charged for the cost of all damages at return, and you will need to make a claim through your own insurance company for reimbursement. Please supply us with your insurance information at the time of campervan collection.




Escape Campervans USA has earned a great reputation for having very friendly and transparent Small RV Campervan rental terms, conditions and Motorhome insurance with a ‘No Hidden Costs’ policy.


By submitting a booking request, this does not mean your booking is confirmed even if our online system shows availability. Once Escape has received your booking request, we will collect the $200 deposit and send you a full booking confirmation.

  • Minimum age to rent a campervan: You must be over 21 years old and have a full valid drivers license.
  • Insurance for campervans and liability insurance: We pride ourselves in having very easy to understand insurance terms (see chart outlined above).
  • Reservations: A US$200 deposit is required at the time of reservation. Once this deposit is received, the reservation will be confirmed. Full payment for the rental fee and any additional equipment, excess reduction or mileage package is then required upon collection of the vehicle.
  • Rates calculation: Rates are calculated as per night. Where a rental crosses into another season, the rate will split to allow for the new season rate. This will be highlighted when you receive an online quote.
  • Payments: Payment must be made in U.S. Dollars in cash, MasterCard or Visa. There are no credit card charges other than American Express (5%).
  • Cancellations: If the confirmed campervan booking is canceled within 5 days after the booking has been made, we will refund your deposit in full (this does not apply with pickups within 14 days of booking). If the confirmed campervan booking is canceled after 5 days of booking, we will offer a credit of $200 towards a future reservation (does not apply to specials running). If the confirmed campervan booking is canceled within 14 days of pick up, an additional 20% cancellation fee will be charged on top of the nonrefundable deposit. If the confirmed booking is canceled within 2 days of pick up, or there is a no-show, we will charge full balance for the rental.
  • Vehicle upgrades: Escape Campervans reserve the right to upgrade your booked campervan model. There would be no additional charge for an upgrade.
  • Accessories: Failure of Escape Campervans to provide reserved accessories does not allow the cancellation terms to be null and void. Accessories ordered cannot be canceled on the day of pick up and must be paid for.
  • Booking amendments: It is possible to extend your rental without incurring a fee (subject to availability). It is also possible to shorten your rental up to 21 days before pick up. Shortening a rental will be quoted as a new rental and will be subject to availability and calculated at the retail rate with any current specials not applicable.
  • Driver’s License/Proof of Identification: All drivers must hold a valid driver’s license for the entire rental period, plus have a major credit card. Only drivers specified on the contract are allowed to drive Escape Campervans vehicles (we only require the plastic part for UK licenses).
  • Insurance-Exclusions: The renter is fully liable for any damage to the Escape campervan or third party property if:
    • The terms of the rental contract are breached.
    • If the driver does not hold an appropriate driver’s license.
    • Damage to the campervan is caused by careless, wilful or reckless driving.
    • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
    • Driving on unsealed or restricted roads or restricted areas.
    • Water submersion or salt water damage occurs.
  • Vehicle Pick Up and Drop Off: Vehicles are available for pick up between 1pm and 4pm and must be returned by 10:00 AM on the agreed drop-off date. A full-day rental charge will be applied if the vehicle is more than 1 hour late. No refunds will be granted for shortened rentals. There are no refunds for late pickup or early return of vehicles.
  • Rental Extensions: Should you wish to extend your rental whilst on hire, you must first obtain authorization from Escape Reservations. This is subject to availability. The additional days will be at the gross rate available at the time of extension. Failure to obtain authorization will result in you being charged double the daily gross rental rate + any additional costs associated with disruption to another renters holiday.
  • Minimum and Maximum Rental Period: There is no maximum rental period. Our website quotes a minimum day rental. The longer you rent for, the cheaper it gets. The discount is built into the quote automatically.
  • Mileage: You have 3 options when you book your trip:
    • Stay with our standard mileage included with the rental of 100 miles/day (this is averaged over your trip). The cost of additional miles is 25 cents per mile.
    • Purchase an additional 100 miles for $15/day (giving you a total of 200 miles/day). The cost of additional miles is 25 cents per mile for mileage greater than 200 miles per day averaged over your trip (trips 7+ days).
    • You can purchase unlimited miles at the start of your trip for only $25 per day (trips 14+ days).
  • Road Restrictions: Driving on unpaved roads (excluding county and state maintained roads), dirt roads, restricted areas and ‘off road’ areas is not allowed. Renter is liable for all damages to vehicle, tires, towing charges and other expenses as a result of a breakdown, collision, or other, associated with operating Escape Campervans vehicles in these areas. Escape Campervans’ insurance protection will also be null and void. The following are restricted areas:
    • Anywhere in Mexico, Baja California and Alaska.
    • Death Valley between the dates 1st May and 30th September.
    • Any unimproved road, trail, track (excluding county and state maintained road)
    • Any off-road areas (dunes, Salt Plains, beaches, riverbeds, logging roads, forest trails, dirt trails etc.)
    • The Burning Man festival unless prior permission has been given and the grooming fee has been paid.

General Rules

  • Escape Campervans are a smoke free zone.
  • No pets allowed during the busy season summer months (June-August) with the exception of service dogs with the appropriate documentation. Pets are allowed the rest of the year for an additional cleaning fee of $150. Some of or all of this is refundable if all traces of the canine or feline friend are removed.
  • All passengers must use seat belts while the vehicle is in motion.
  • Escape Campervans does not accept any liability for any injuries incurred by passengers traveling in the back of the vehicle and/or while not using seat belts.

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