At Escape, we like to make things as simple and as easy as possible for you to book a campervan. 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:
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 ($20/day for the Indie Camper model) 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 of the vehicle, if they do NOT elect the CDW insurance.
This protects 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. (Note that for rentals in Vancouver, SLI is included in your daily rate up to $1,000,000 CAD.)
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. Included in daily rate for Vancouver trips.|
|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 ($20 for Indie Camper)||$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. Included in daily rate for Vancouver trips.|
|Cost Per Day||$10 ($20 for Indie Camper)||$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.
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.
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.
At this time, we do not offer SLI for purchase on Vancouver trips, as it is included in our daily rate for 3rd party coverage up to $1,000,000 CAD.