7 Camper Van Rentals for the Ultimate California Coast Road Trip

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1974 VW Westfalia for rent in Santa Barbara

Renting a camper van and road tripping is an incredible way to explore any place on earth, but especially the famously beautiful California coast. And especially if you surf. There are so many great surf breaks all over California, you could spend months exploring them.

We went on an epic surfing road trip up the California coast, and in our planning phases, we did a whole lot of research on camper van rentals. We’ve already done the work for you, so here’s a detailed lowdown on the best camper van rentals in California.

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The magical coast of Big Sur

In this camper van guide, we give you the whole story on renting a camper van, and then we’ve outlined all the details on the best camper van rental companies, including rental locations, number of passengers, one-way fees, mileage, pet policies, and pricing.

If you’re planning to do some road tripping along the coast (which we highly recommend!), be sure to check out our guide to the Pacific Coast Highway >> Highway 1 Road Trip / A Surfer’s Guide to the California Coast

 

 

CAMPER VAN VERSUS RV

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This is a small RV / photo and RV via Outdoorsy

First things first, camper vans are not RVs. Recreational vehicles (RVs) are much larger motor vehicles equipped with living space and many amenities that you would find in a home like a kitchen, bathroom, and sleeping area. Certain large RVs require a special license to drive and can be cumbersome and difficult to maneuver.

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Easy to drive Ford Transit for rent in San Diego

Camper vans are typically vans that have been outfitted to provide both transportation and a sleeping area, and they’re typically less expensive than RVs. The vans don’t require any special driver’s license and they’re relatively small in size compared to RVs. All of the camper van rentals on our list have some form of a small built-in kitchen and a bed, as well as a range of other amenities to consider.

It’s good to note that all camper van rentals are not created equal. Some campers are smaller, more bare-bones rentals, while others come with the whole enchilada. So definitely take that into consideration when looking at pricing.

 

 

COST OF CAMPER VAN RENTALS IN CALIFORNIA

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Mercedes Sprinter for rent near LA

Pricing on camper van rentals ranges widely depending on what time of year you’ll be road tripping. Here are the seasons (roughly) for road-tripping in California:

  • High season (summer): June – September
  • Midseason: October, April, and May
  • Low season (winter): November – March

* Note that you will see higher rates during US holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas/New Years, and dates that include 3-day weekends.

Many camper van rental companies don’t publish standard rates. As with most travel, the rates on camper van rentals vary greatly depending on what time of year you’re traveling, how long you want to rent for (typically the longer you rent, the cheaper the nightly rate), and how far in advance you book.

It’s also good to know that some companies offer relocation rates when, essentially, they need to get campers from one location to another. The rates vary, but for example, Escape Campervans has discounts of 50 – 70% off their pricing and no one-way fees. There are different terms and time frames with relocations rates, but if the terms align with your plans it can be a great way to go. You can check out Escape’s relocation rates here.

 

 

The Nitty Gritty of Price Comparisons

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1979 VW bus for rent near San Francisco

If you’re looking for the best pricing, it can sometimes be challenging to compare the pricing of camper van rentals because all rental companies have different things included in their rates.

For example, say rental company A advertises a starting base rate of $50 per night, but this rate doesn’t include any mileage or extras like kitchen utensils or bedding (this would all be an extra charge). Company B advertises their rentals for $75 per night and includes 150 miles per day, but extras like kitchen utensils and bedding aren’t included. Company C advertises their rentals for $100 per night and includes 150 miles per day, plus extras like bedding, kitchen utensils, and propane all included.

Which company has the best value? It’s like a 5th-grade math problem, plus a whole lot of other variables! Because of this, it’s hard to get an apples-to-apples comparison unless you meticulously match up the amenities of one rental versus another. The reality is that, while one company is advertising for $50 per night and another for $100 per night, by the time you get through the whole check out process you could be looking at the same exact pricing for your trip.

Another thing to take into consideration is that it also really depends on your individual situation and what type of trip you want to do. If you won’t be driving a lot of miles, then it could be better value for you to go with the company with the lower base price, because you won’t be needing to buy much additional mileage. Anyway, as much as we’d love to give you an easy answer here, it all really depends on your specific needs and the type of trip you want to do.

 

 

The Pricing in This Guide

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Custom Dodge Sprinter camper van for rent in San Diego

In this guide, we list the base price, and to help give you more transparency on pricing across the board, we researched quotes for each camper van rental company for a week, both in the high season (June) and the low season (December). The quotes are for one week (7 nights) and include:

  • at least 100 miles per day
  • bedding
  • kitchen utensils
  • propane
  • camping chairs

The quotes do not include taxes or any additional insurance, but we do list insurance details as well. Again, keep in mind that the best pricing really depends on your trip, so check out the pricing situation, but also consider what type of vehicle best suits you and the experience you’re looking for. And remember the pricing will vary widely depending on the season so this is just to give you an idea of rates.

Another thing to consider is that some companies allow one-way trips and some don’t. And again, everyone has different pricing for one-way trips as well. At the end of the day, have fun with it and choose the camper van you feel will be the best for your taste and trip.

Here’s the lowdown on 7 awesome camper van rentals in California. You’re sure to find a wonderful camper van to have an incredible road trip to remember!

 

Camper Van Rentals in California

 

 

1 • VINTAGE SURFARI WAGONS

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Get a taste of California’s swinging road trip past with a 1970s era VW camper bus. Vintage Surfari Wagons has a fleet of super sweet retro VW Eurovans from the 70s, as well as a handful of 80s VW Vanagons that are also pretty darn groovy. Each bus and Vanagon rental has its own unique charm and has been revived with fresh trim and nifty beach-inspired accents.

The buses all come standard with essentials such as: stove, sink (with water tank), icebox or refrigerator, dining table, and all the other accessories you’ll need like kitchen utensils, a coffee press, and cooking fuel.

We had the pleasure of renting a 1979 Deluxe Westfalia Pop-Top Camper named Eddie and had an epic road trip, surfing and camping up the California coast. Read about our VW adventure here.

6 Camper Van Rentals for the Ultimate California Coast Road Trip / Vintage Surfari Wagons

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Check out Vintage Surfari Wagons Campervans >>

 

RENTAL LOCATIONS: COSTA MESA (near Los Angeles)

PASSENGERS: 4-5 people (sleeps 2-4 adults) depending on model

MILEAGE: 120 free miles included per rental day (Additional miles on Vanagon and Eurovan buses are at .39/mile. Bay Window buses are .79/mile per additional mile.)

PETS: Pets are welcome with prior approval. A $100 per pet per rental is required (maximum of 2) and they request that dogs be under 45 pounds.

PRICING (not including taxes):

  • BASE PRICE: $129 – $189 per night (depending on the season)
  • 7-NIGHT TRIP QUOTE:
    • LOW SEASON: starting at $1,140 per week (7 nights) / ~$162 per night
    • HIGH SEASON: starting at $1,280 per week (7 nights) / ~$183 per night

ONE-WAY FEE: $550 (and a 14-day minimum rental required)

INSURANCE: $18 – $28 per day

If you are a North American resident and have a full coverage auto policy (liability, comprehensive and collision), then you’re probably insured while driving one of Surfari’s VWs.

GOOD TO KNOW: These vintage VWs are exactly that–vintage! Because these buses were developed in the 1930s and built with all the technical sophistication of the 1970s, you don’t have some of those modern car conveniences you take for granted. Most of the buses have a manual transmission, there’s no air conditioning or power anything, and the company asks that you not exceed 65 mph (105 kph).

LUSH PALM PERKS: Use promo code ‘LushPalm25’ at check out for $25 off your rental.

 

 

2 • OUTDOORSY

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Custom Dodge Sprinter camper van for rent in Los Angeles

Outdoorsy is an online rental marketplace that connects camper van owners with camper van renters. Think of it as Airbnb for campervan rentals. Outdoorsy has listings for all types of adventure-happy vehicles—from modern custom camper vans and vintage Airstreams to all sizes of RVs and motorhomes.

Like Airbnb, you communicate directly with the camper van owner, but Outdoorsy gives you security and support through the process. When booking through Outdoorsy, you get  $1M insurance (as long as you pass the DMV check), 24/7 RV rental roadside assistance, and a customer support team.

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1984 Volkswagen Westfalia for rent in Los Angeles

There are currently 116 listings for camper van rentals in California, most of which are based in or near San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. There are some seriously awesome camper vans available for rent.  Choose from 4×4 Mercedes Sprinter Adventure Vans, Vintage VW pop-top campers, and slick custom campers complete with surfboard racks and all the bells and whistles.

Check out this article to see a few of our favorite camper van rentals on Outdoorsy:

Campervan Rental USA / 20 Awesome Campervans For Rent in the US >>

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2017 Promaster Camper Van for rent in Berkeley (near San Francisco)

Check out Outdoorsy Campervans >>

 

RENTAL LOCATIONS: Throughout California – the majority of rentals are based in San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco

PASSENGERS: Depends on the vehicle; the vans typically seat 2-5, and sleep 2-4

MILEAGE: Depends on the vehicle; most rentals are in the range  50-150 free miles per day

PETS: Depends on the vehicle; some rentals don’t allow pets whatsoever, some allow pets for an additional fee, and some are pet-friendly without an additional fee

PRICING (not including taxes):

  • BASE PRICE: starting around $89 per night
  • 7-NIGHT TRIP QUOTE:
    • pricing ranges greatly depending on the camper van
    • starting around $842 per week (7 nights) / ~$120 per night

ONE-WAY FEE: Most camper vans for rent on Outdoorsy are listed by private owners and therefore don’t offer options for one-way trips

INSURANCE: The Outdoorsy insurance process is fully automated, paperless, and only takes a few minutes for each user. Coverage is automatic for every certified vehicle on Outdoorsy with any renter who passes their DMV check. Renters are covered under a $1 Million liability policy and $250,000 in comprehensive and collision protection. Outdoorsy also offers optional roadside assistance packages for $15/day USD.

GOOD TO KNOW:

  • You must be 25 years or older to rent with Outdoorsy.
  • To search for camper van rentals on Outdoorsy and filter out all other rental types (there are lots of huge RVs for rent as well), in the top search bar on the Outdoorsy home page, type in the city you want to pick up the van (dates are optional) and click ‘Search.’ This will bring you to a page with all of the rentals in the area, so what you want to do is find the ‘Search Filters‘ on the left of the screen. Click ‘Vehicle Type‘ and select ‘Camper Van.’ This will filter out everything besides camper vans so you can van-browse to your heart’s content!
  • Because all listings on Outdoorsy are owned and managed by individual owners, terms and amenities can vary greatly. Make sure you read the listings thoroughly to know exactly what amenities are included in your rental. Also, many rentals offer add-ons such as surfboards, wetsuits, camp chairs, etc.
  • Check out some of our favorite Outdoorsy campervans for rent in this Campervan Rental Roundup.

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3 • ESCAPE CAMPERVANS

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Escape Campervans has the largest fleet of camper vans in North America, with 12 locations across the US and Canada. Each van has been hand-painted by a local artist, so you’ll be driving and living out of a moving piece of art. Escape has partnered with LA-based artists to paint every van and styles range from abstract to landscape to cartoon to classic graffiti.

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Escape offers four camper models (from small to large): the Santa Cruz (Ford Transit Connect), Mavericks (Ford E150), Big Sur (Ford T-350), and the Indie Camper (2018 Ford F-150 Crew Cab). The three van models fit in most tent sites and if you want to get more remote, the vans are equipped with solar panels so you can camp off the grid without a hookup. Escape is also the only company on this list that offers a camper model (the Indie Camper) equipped with a bathroom that has a toilet and shower.

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Escape’s camper vans are all outfitted with beds, storage space, sinks, refrigerators, stoves, come with 24/7 roadside assistance, and allow extra drivers for free. The company also offers tons of extras to rent – everything from bedding and kitchen kits to solar showers and bike racks.

Check out Escape Campervans >>

 

RENTAL LOCATIONS: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Denver, Miami, New York, Atlanta, Vancouver, B.C., and Calgary A.B.

PASSENGERS: Santa Cruz (sleeps up to 2), Mavericks (sleeps 2-3 or 5 with rooftop sleeper), Big Sur (sleeps 2-3 or 5 with rooftop sleeper), and Indie Camper (sleeps up to 3)

MILEAGE: Additional fee. Mileage packages depend on camper van model.

  • 0 miles: $0.25 – $0.35 per mile
  • 100 miles/day: $19 – $30/day
  • 200 miles/day: $35 – $45/day (7-13 days)
  • Unlimited: $35 – $45/day (14+ days)

PETS: The pet fee is $150. Pets are allowed in the shoulder and low season ONLY (outside July, August, and September).

PRICING (not including taxes):

  • BASE PRICE: $37 – $260 per night (depending on the season)
  • 7-NIGHT TRIP QUOTE (including 100 miles/day and extras):
    • LOW SEASON: starting at $530 per week (7 nights) / ~$76 per night
    • HIGH SEASON: starting at $838 per week (7 nights) / ~$120 per night

ONE-WAY FEE: $150 to $350 depending on locations

INSURANCE: $10 to $22.25/day

If you’re a U.S. or Canadian resident with a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance that provides full coverage for rental vehicles (including minivans), you may have coverage.

GOOD TO KNOW:

  • Because Escape has so many locations and they have one-way trips available, you have tons of options for road trip routes.
  • You only have to be 21+ to rent an Escape camper van, and there are no young driver fees.
  • Escape’s offices are open seven days a week.
  • These camper vans are quite the artistic bunch! It’s good to know that the company doesn’t offer basic-color vans so roll with it and embrace the color.

LUSH PALM PERKS: Use promo code ‘LUSH25’ at check out for $25 off your rental.

 

 

4 • TRAVELLERS AUTOBARN

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Travellers Autobarn offers budget-friendly minivans and camper van rentals with a unique layout and plenty of head space. The two campervan models, the HiTop and Kuga come with a sink, microwave, fridge, gas stove, 120 Volt and USB plug-ins, and free unlimited miles with all rentals.

The Kuga camper model also comes equipped with solar panels to recharge your lights and fridge at your campsite.

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Travellers Autobarn also rents out a basic un-branded minivan that isn’t outfitted as a camper van, but you can add on their ‘Living Equipment’ package to get outfitted with a tent, camping chairs, table, gas cooker, and cooking equipment.

A bonus for longer road trips is that one-way fees are waived for any rentals over 28 days.

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Check out Traveller’s Autobarn Campervans >>

 

RENTAL LOCATIONS: Los Angeles, San Francisco & Las Vegas

PASSENGERS: Sleeps and seats 2 to 3 people

MILEAGE: Free unlimited miles with every rental.

PETS: Pets are not allowed.

PRICING (not including taxes):

  • BASE PRICE: $45 – $83 (depending on the season)
  • 7-NIGHT TRIP QUOTE
    • LOW SEASON: starting at $440 per week (8 days) / ~$55 per day
    • HIGH SEASON: starting at $712 per week (8 days) / ~$89 per day

ONE-WAY FEE: $175

INSURANCE: $0 – $22.25 per day

GOOD TO KNOW: All vehicles come with free unlimited miles. You can pick-up and drop-off all day between 9 am to 4 pm Monday to Saturday (they are closed on Sundays), so you don’t have to pick up in the afternoon and return early in the morning. The Kuga Campervans come with solar panels so you don’t need to have an electric hook-up because the second battery for the lights and fridge will charge automatically.

 

 

5 • PACIFIC OVERLANDER

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Pacific Overlander rents a rad fleet of 4×4 SUVs and pickup trucks outfitted with rooftop tents, camping equipment, and all the goods you need for adventuring off the beaten path. As far as we know, this is the only company in California offering 4×4 camping vehicles, and these guys do it right.

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Pacific Overlander offers eight different vehicle models, from an iconic vintage V8 Land Rover Defender to a top-of-the-line Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. All the vehicles in the fleet are fully equipped to take you on all those off-roading expeditions of your dreams.

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All rentals include a rooftop tent complete with a memory foam mattress, camp chairs/table, a stove, lantern, and all the needed camping gear to make your trip easy peasy. Pacific Overlander also offers a range of optional add-ons like snow chains, sleeping bags, bike racks, wifi, GPS/Satellite SMS devices, and vehicle recovery equipment.

Check out Pacific Overlander Rentals >>

 

RENTAL LOCATIONS: San Francisco, Las Vegas (one-way trips available to/from all major Western US cities)

PASSENGERS: 4 people / sleeps 2-4 adults

MILEAGE: 150 free miles per day are included / $30 per day for +100 extra miles per day / $.50 per additional miles

PETS: 2 dogs max (+$50 cleaning fee)

PRICING (not including taxes):

  • BASE PRICE: $195 per day
  • 7-NIGHT TRIP QUOTE:
    • Starting around $1,560 per week (8 days) / ~$195 per day

ONE-WAY FEE: One-way fees are determined by location (i.e. SF-LA $500). Pacific Overlander can support one-way travel to any major city in the Western US.

INSURANCE: American and Canadian renters may provide their own insurance if they have comprehensive car insurance (fully comp). Pacific Overlander provides fully comp ($1 million liability policy and $250,000 in comprehensive and collision protection) for $20 – $30/ day for renters without their own insurance (US & non-US residents). Complimentary roadside assistance is provided on all vehicles.

GOOD TO KNOW: One of the major benefits of Pacific Overlander’s fleet of 4×4 vehicles is their ability to take advantage of “dispersed camping” or the free camping options found within the National Forests. These areas border many National Parks and often require four-wheel drive to access.

The company also offers complimentary itinerary planning, so you have some support with planning your trip and can focus on what really matters: having an awesome adventure.

 

 

6 • AIYRE PACIFIC CAMPER VANS

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AIYRE Pacific rents a fleet of affordable and incognito minivans near Los Angeles International Airport equipped with all the camping essentials to make your California camping road trip a go. The company personally communicates with each traveler before their trip to answer any questions and make sure they’re all set.

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AIYRE Pacific’s minivans come supplied with everything but the kitchen sink: a mini queen bed, bedding, cooler, propane stove, cooking utensils, portable awning, folding chairs, table, and more. These camper vans are super easy to drive, fuel-efficient, and are completely unmarked with no outside company logos so you can travel like a local.

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All campers are 2014 or newer Dodge Grand Caravans, the company is a member of STI (sustainable travel International) and all trips are carbon neutral because they buy carbon offsets for every mile driven in their cars. Cars come fully equipped–there are no additional separate charges for each camping item. 2018 model year vehicles in superb mechanical and internal condition will be available in the spring of 2019.

Check out Aiyre Pacific Campervans >>

 

RENTAL LOCATION: Los Angeles (near LAX). Arrangements for pick up or drop off in other locations are possible with sufficient advance coordination.

PASSENGERS: Carries driver + 3 passengers, sleeps 2 adults inside the car (tent available to accommodate additional campers).

MILEAGE: 150 free miles per day, $0.2 for each additional mile. Unlimited miles package $15/day.

PETS: $250 cleaning fee

PRICING (not including taxes):

  • BASE PRICE: $49 – $109 per night (depending on the season)
  • 7-NIGHT TRIP QUOTE:
    • LOW SEASON: starting at $490 per week (7 nights) / ~$70 per night
    • HIGH SEASON: starting at $680 per week (7 nights) / ~$97 per night

ONE-WAY FEE: $300 for drop off or pick up at San Francisco or Las Vegas. Contact for other locations.

INSURANCE: You may purchase optional insurance or use your own US car insurance. Insurance rates vary by coverage and deductible:

  • Basic: $3/day, $3000 Deductible, Up to $15,000 liability coverage.
  • Premium: $8/day, $500 Deductible, up to $1,000,000 liability coverage
  • Full Coverage: $10/day, 0 deductible, up to $1,000,000 liability coverage

Young drivers insurance of $6/day is mandatory for driver 21 to 25 years old. (Even if they have US car insurance)

GOOD TO KNOW: Surfboards up to 90” can be stored inside the car under the bed. Travel to Canada is allowed, travel to Mexico is prohibited. The vans are very comfortable and fuel-efficient (25mpg) on roads, but have low clearance and should not be used on rough dirt roads (all National and state parks have paved road access to points of interest and camping sites).

 

 

7 • JUCY RV RENTALS

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JUCY is a camper van rental company that started in New Zealand and has since branched out to Australia, US & Canada. In the US & Canada, JUCY offers one model of mini RV which is essentially a souped-up minivan that’s been customized for your camping road trip pleasure.

JUCY designs and builds the vans themselves in their own manufacturing division in Auckland and Los Angeles called JUCY By Design, which allows them to control quality and function right from the outset.

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The JUCY Trailblazer (offered in USA & Canada) includes a fridge, two gas stoves, kitchen sink, cooking utensils, silverware and two comfortable double beds to sleep up to four people. Other optional items include solar showers, camping tools, electric blankets, lanterns, snow chains, firewood, etc. Because it’s essentially a minivan base, this camper van is very easy to drive and is relatively economical on gas.

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Check out JUCY Campervans >>

 

RENTAL LOCATIONS: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Vancouver (Canada)

PASSENGERS: 5 people (seats 5, sleeps 4 in two double beds)

MILEAGE: Additional fee. Pre-paid mileage packs offered:

  • 100 Miles $12.00 (Nightly)
  • Unlimited Miles $25.00 (Nightly)
  • 500 Miles $120.00 (Fixed)
  • Pay per Mile (25c/mile, calculated on return) $0.00 (Fixed)

PETS: Animals (excluding registered guide or assistance dogs) are not permitted in the vehicle at any time.

PRICING (not including taxes):

  • BASE PRICE: $43 – $83 per night (depending on the season)
  • 7-NIGHT TRIP QUOTE (including 100 miles/day and extras):
    • LOW SEASON: starting at $575 per week (7 nights) / ~$82 per night
    • HIGH SEASON: starting at $855 per week (7 nights) / ~$122 per night

ONE-WAY FEE: $175

INSURANCE: $12 – $22/ day

If you’re a U.S. or Canadian resident with a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance that provides full coverage for rental vehicles (including minivans), you may have coverage for the van.

 

 

 

* This post was originally an editorial article and is now supported by the companies listed in this guide. We only partner with companies we genuinely like and are a fit for our audience, and all words and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep Lush Palm going with fresh content and helpful guides.

 

For more California travel inspiration, check out:

Surfing California / Everything You Need to Know >>

Highway 1 Road Trip / A Surfer’s Guide to the California Coast >>

The Best Beach Camping in California for Surfing >>

Camping in California / 11 Tips Every Camper Should Know >>

Pacific Coast Highway Surf Trip / Huntington Beach to Morro Bay >>

Pacific Coast Highway Surf Trip Part 2 / Big Sur >>

 

And if you’ve ever thought about road tripping around the UK, check out our lowdown on Campervan Hire UK

 

Happy travels!

 

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  1. My husband and I are interested in a van for just the two of us, probably around mid may for 10 days. Pickup near San Jose or San Francisco ariport. Can you head us in the right direction or give us some options .

    1. Hi Kimberlee, The camper van companies with locations based in San Francisco are Pacific Overlander, Escape, and Jucy. You can also find a camper van from a private renter via Outdoorsy. You can read more about pricing, policies, and everything included in rentals in this article, and then head over to their respective sites when you’re ready to book. Happy planning and hope you have a great trip!

  2. Dear Sir or Madam,

    I am interested in booking a vehicle from you for 28 days in July 2019.

    This is for my wife and me.
    However, we have two friends coming with us who will sleep in a tent throughout our trip.

    I would like to ask if there is a vehicle for 2 persons (sleep), but with space for four people on the road?

    Thank you very much for your support and I am looking forward to meeting you next year!

    Yours faithfully,

    Alexander Schurr

    1. Hello Alexander, while we write all about campervans, camping, and beach life for our website, Lush Palm, we are not a campervan rental company ourselves 🙂

      However, in this article, there are direct links to all the campervan rental companies we recommend so you can contact any of them directly and they’ll more than happy to help you with a rental.

      Thanks for visiting Lush Palm and we hope you have an awesome trip!

      Cheers

  3. Thanks for this!!
    Really simplified my research 🙂

    1. Our pleasure! Have an amazing trip! x

  4. Thanks for the helpful article! Do you have a recommendation for a family of four wanting a simple camper van to travel from San Francisco to Seattle? One way, wandering our way up the coast for the month of August…

    1. Hi Megan,

      Happy you found the article helpful! Sounds like a wonderful family trip! For your needs of traveling one way from SF to Seattle, I would recommend Escape Campervans because they have offices in both locations, which makes it convenient for pick-up and dropoff. You can read more about their campervans and pricing here.

      Have a great trip and happy travels!

  5. Agree with the above comments, this was incredibly helpful, thankyou for posting.

    Hoping you could provide some more insight if possible. Was wondering if you had any advice on the most cost effective option for a solo traveller doing a two week trip?

    Thanks again.

    1. Hi Christian, thanks for the feedback and glad you found the article helpful!
      If you’re looking to rent a campervan then Jucy is probably your most cost effective option. But then you have to factor in campsite fees which can add up. You can look for few ‘rest stops’ that allow free overnight stays and plot a few of those into your plans to save some money. Another option would be to just rent a cheap car and tent camp at the more budget friendly campsites. Good luck and we’d love to hear back about what you end up doing! Safe travels.

  6. Hello there
    I am searching for caravan for rent in California starting from 24th of August until 16th of September for eight passengers that we can travel in the coast of California and we all one family and one child with seven adults

    if you have that you can contact me please and how much is the cost and all details about this kind of car thank you very much and have a nice day

    1. Hello Khalid,

      We write about campervans and beach life on Lush Palm, but we don’t actually rent them out ourselves 🙂 !

      In the article, you can find information and pricing for 6 companies that rent out campervans, as well as links to all of their websites for more information and bookings. Hope you have an awesome trip!

      Happy travels!

  7. Thanks for this, really helped our last-minute research!

    1. You’re very welcome! Happy travels 🙂

  8. Loved your article about 6 camper vans
    Very well written

    Please enlighten me , you said about the rv motorhomes , some special drivers license required

    I’ve never heard of a requirement like that for motorhomes in the USA

    Please give details of what you are saying

    I can find no verification of that
    Actually I find the opposite

    Thanks !

    1. Hi William,

      So glad you enjoyed the article! Licensing for driving motor homes varies from state to state, but basically, very large RVs require a special license in some states. For smaller RVs, no special license is required. In California, motor homes over 40′ but not longer than 45′ require non-commercial Class B. Trailers over 10,000 lb GVWR and fifth wheels over 15,000 lb GVWR require non-commercial Class A. Here’s a link to the California DMV for more info: https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/pubs/dl648/dl648pt2

      Hope this clears up any confusion! Happy travels!

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