Campervan Rental Guide / 20+ Best Campervans for the Ultimate Road Trip

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There’s nothing like the #vanlife. For those of you new to the van life movement, it’s basically the sweet combination of camping, road-tripping, and embracing the carefree lifestyle of having a home on wheels.

Campervans are an awesome way to travel, especially in a country as huge as the United States. With wide-open spaces, National Parks, and miles of coastline, traveling in a campervan gives you a lot of freedom to be spontaneous and have a comfy home base while getting a healthy dose of nature on the daily.

Whether you’re interested in selling all your possessions to get a van of your own or just want to take a camping road trip, renting a campervan is a great way to try van life on for size. Buying a campervan can have quite a high price tag (especially the coolest of campers), so campervan rentals are a fantastic way to get campervan access with a minimal investment.

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Lucky for us, the market has grown with demand and there are currently lots of options for campervan rentals. One of our favorite ways to find campervans for rent is through Outdoorsy.

Outdoorsy is an online rental platform that connects campervan renters with campervan owners. It’s kind of like Airbnb for RV and campervan rentals. Outdoorsy has listings for all types of cool camp-mobiles — from custom conversion campervans, off-grid adventure vans, and VW buses to all sizes of RVs and motorhomes.

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The best part of Outdoorsy is that all of the campervans are unique and you can find really special custom vans with all the bells and whistles (and Instagram opportunities if that’s your cup of tea).

Like Airbnb, you communicate directly with the campervan owner, and Outdoorsy gives you all kinds of perks like $1M insurance (as long as you pass the DMV check), 24/7 RV rental roadside assistance, and a customer support team.

To help you on your quest for the perfect campervan rental, we’ve rounded up over 20 awesome campervans for rent in the US. So every campervan you see in this article is rentable custom campervan goodness.

There are campervans for rent all over the country, but we focused on locations that are most popular with camping and road-tripping. The vans are divided up into the following sections: California, Oregon, Colorado, Utah, and the East Coast. We also have a section with our top recommendations for companies that offer one-way campervan rentals and our top tips for renting campervans. Let’s do this!

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Campervan Rentals

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California Campervan Rentals

2018 Custom Ford Transit

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This wood-paneled dreamy campervan has style for days, plus all the bells and whistles to make your adventure as comfortable as it is stylish. The dapper rig is decked out with ambient lighting, a comfy mattress, an outdoor shower, and a panoramic sunroof that opens to the stars.

RENTAL LOCATION: Los Angeles

COST: from $403

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1979 VW Camper

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This 1979 Deluxe Westfalia Pop-Top Camper is a vintage VW campervan at it’s finest. With a stove, kitchen sink, pop-top, and bright turquoise exterior, you have everything you need to hit the road in classic VW style.

RENTAL LOCATION: Costa Mesa (near Los Angeles)

COST: from $209 per night

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2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

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One of our favorite coastal boutique hotels, Surfhouse, outfitted this Sprinter campervan to create an additional room on wheels. With a comfortable custom interior, kitchen and camping gear, outdoor heated shower, and bike racks, you’ll be all set for your California road trip. Bonus: you can easily add on surfboards, wetsuits, and bike rentals for your trip.

RENTAL LOCATION: San Diego

COST: $275 per night

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2019 Mercedes Winnebago Revel 4×4

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Take your adventure to the next level in this 4-wheel drive adventure machine. This brand new 2019 Mercedes Winnebago Revel comes equipped with everything you’ll need to get off the grid in comfort with a modern kitchen, shower and toilet, lots of storage space for gear, 21 gallons of fresh water storage, and a 200-watt solar system to keep everything powered wherever you are.

RENTAL LOCATION: San Francisco

COST: $320 per night

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VW ‘Blu Max’

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Blu Max is a 1978 Deluxe Westfalia Pop-Top Camper oozing with that vintage VW charm. This handsome campervan is the perfect way to take a trip up the famous Pacific Coast Highway.

RENTAL LOCATION: Costa Mesa (near Los Angeles)

COST: $169 per night

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2017 4×4 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

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Get offroad with this sweet 4-wheel drive Sprinter. It’s outfitted with a sleek wood-paneled interior, diesel heating, refrigerator, running water, solar power, induction cooktop, gas stove, and a roof rack with extra storage.

RENTAL LOCATION: San Francisco

COST: $280 per night

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2008 Dodge Sprinter

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This stylish modern campervan comes fully loaded with everything you need for your trip, and then some. The campervan features a full kitchen, solar panels, and a comfortable mattress with all bed linens. The owners also love dogs and allow pets in the van with a dog bed at the front for no additional cost.

RENTAL LOCATION: San Diego

COST: $220 per night

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Oregon Campervan Rentals

1986 VW Vanagon Weekender

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Dubbed ‘Mt. Hood’ after the nearby mountain, this VW Vanagon Weekender has been upgraded with a Subaru engine and new wheels, brakes, tires, and suspension so it handles more like a small car than a large vehicle.

This rig has retro charm with modern amenities like a memory foam topper on the bed, a large skylight for stargazing, easy pop-top, 120 volt inverter with USB outlet to keep your electronics charged, and a hands-free Bluetooth stereo with all new speakers and subwoofer to get your road groove on.

RENTAL LOCATION: Portland, Oregon

COST: $165 per night

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2010 Mercedes Sprinter

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This 2010 Sprinter campervan rental is outfitted with a large floor plan that includes a full-size kitchen complete with a stove, sink, and refrigerator. This adventure van has tons of storage for gear (haul up to 4 bikes inside the van!) and a whole lot of upgrades like solar panels, dimmable mood lighting, a large awning deployed with the push of a button, and a heater for cold nights. Extra bonus: A National Parks Pass is included in all rentals.

RENTAL LOCATION: Portland, Oregon

COST: $259 per night

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2014 Surf-Ready Sprinter Van

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With a dapper wood-paneled interior, this decked out 2014 Freightliner Sprinter van is ready for beach and mountain adventures with room to carry up to four surfboards, an indoor surfboard rack, solar heated outdoor shower, and giant under-bed garage with tons of space for your gear. Perfect for groups of friends or families, this rig can comfortably sleep up to four people.

RENTAL LOCATION: Portland, Oregon

COST: $210 per night

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Colorado Campervan Rentals

1983 Volkswagen Vanagon

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This classic 1983 VW pop-top campervan has a cozy interior that will be a warm welcome home after each adventurous day. Explore the mountains in style with this sunny retro-mobile.

RENTAL LOCATION: Denver, Colorado

COST: $225 per night

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2014 Sportsmobile EB350

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This 4×4 adventure-mobile is equipped with all the goods and includes everything you’ll need for backcountry camping in the sprawling Southwest. This campervan rental can sleep up to 4 people and the following add-ons are available for an additional fee: ski/snowboard racks, tent, sleeping bags, backpacks, mountain bikes, and paddleboards.

RENTAL LOCATION: Golden, Colorado

COST: $300 per night

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2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

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This sleek and stylish campervan rental by Timbr Basecamps has a modern setup equipped with a refrigerator, stovetop, solar power, and more.

RENTAL LOCATION: Denver, Colorado

COST: $220 per night

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2014 Ram Promaster 1500

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This custom Ram Promaster has 5-star reviews and is a great option for two people (plus Fido!) in the mountains of Colorado. Pets are welcome and delivery is available within 100 miles of the Denver area.

RENTAL LOCATION: Lakewood, Colorado (near Denver)

COST: $159 per night

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Utah Campervan Rentals

2019 Luxury Campervan

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This luxurious and spacious campervan rental has everything you need to get out in the backcountry with a whole lot of comfort. With room to sleep 5 (there’s a rooftop tent and bedding included), propane heater, heated outdoor shower, fridge, 32’’ TV, Apple Car Play, solar panels, and more, you can settle into the great outdoors with easy access to the luxuries of the indoors (when you want them).

RENTAL LOCATION: Salt Lake City, Utah

COST: $175 per night

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2004 Custom Dodge Sprinter

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With a cheery bright yellow exterior and a serene custom interior space, this custom Sprinter campervan is a beaut. The rental comes equipped with a memory foam mattress, fridge and freezer, 20 gallons of water w/ 3-stage filtration, plenty of storage, bedding, and solar power.

RENTAL LOCATION: Salt Lake City, Utah

COST: $189 per night

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2017 Ford Transit

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This compact campervan has room to sleep two and comes with camp chairs, a bench, mosquito nets, and includes 150 miles per day.

RENTAL LOCATION: Salt Lake City, Utah

COST: $135

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East Coast Campervan Rentals

2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

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This Sprinter campervan has two single bunk beds, solar power, plenty of space for your gear, and comes with camp chairs and a hammock.

RENTAL LOCATION: Stratham, New Hampshire

COST: $150

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1972 Volkswagen Westfalia “Sweet Pea”

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This beautifully restored VW pop-top campervan is a vintage dreamboat. The bus comes with an EZ Up awning, collapsible kitchen with a dual burner Coleman stove, folding table with four stools, and all the goods to get your vintage glamp-on.

RENTAL LOCATION: Providence, Rhode Island

COST: $200 per night

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1991 Volkswagen Westfalia Vanagon

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This rad VW campervan rental sleeps four and is the perfect beach-mobile to explore the many beaches and nearby barrier islands of the Carolinas.

RENTAL LOCATION: Charleston, South Carolina

COST: $130 per night

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Ford Econoline Club Wagon

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This wood-paneled campervan is on the basic side but has a good nightly rate to match. The camper comes with a bed, camping table, linens, Coleman gas stove, and water supply.

RENTAL LOCATION: Hallandale Beach, Florida

COST: $89 per night

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One-Way Campervan Rentals

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Because many of the campervan rentals on Outdoorsy are rented by owners (and not large companies), the majority of the rentals don’t offer one-way trips. In other words, you aren’t able to pick up the camper in one location and drop it off in another.

Sometimes one-way trips can be a great option depending on your itinerary, so here’s our top recommendations for the best campervan companies with one-way trips:

Travellers Autobarn

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Travellers Autobarn offers two models of campervan rentals with a roomy layout that allows you to stand up inside the camper. Both campervan models come with a fridge, sink, microwave, gas stove, solar panels, 120 Volt and USB plug-ins, and free unlimited miles with all rentals.

Traveller’s Autobarn has three locations in coastal California and Vegas (with more locations opening soon), and the extra fee for one-way trips is $175. A great perk for longer trips is that one-way fees are waived for all rentals over 28 days.

RENTAL LOCATIONS: Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Las Vegas

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COST: from $55 per day (not including taxes and insurance)

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Escape Campervans

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Escape Campervans is one of the largest campervan rental companies in the United States. The company offers five campervan models with unique colorful designs, including a jeep camper model and truck camper complete with a bathroom with a shower and toilet.

Escape has 12 rental locations across the US and Canada so you have lots of options for pick-up and drop-off locations. One-way fees vary depending on the locations, but they range from $150 to $350.

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

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COST: from $76 per night (not including taxes and insurance)

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Campervan Rental Tips

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  • Not all campervans are created equal. Campervans come in many different sizes and all rentals have different amenities included. Make sure you read the small print to understand everything that is included and not included.
  • Make sure you check how many miles are included for your rental. Most campervan rentals include 100 – 150 miles per day, which covers most people’s needs. But if you’re planning on covering a lot of ground, make sure you do the math so you know if you will have to pay extra for extra miles driven.
  • Sometimes the amount of people a campervan can sleep is different than the number of people the campervan can legally drive. For example, a campervan with a pop top might sleep four adults, but only has seating with seatbelts for two people. If you’re traveling with three or more people, double check how many people the campervan rental can seat.
  • Campervan rental rates can vary greatly depending on the season. In the USA, rental prices are typically the most expensive in the summer (roughly May – August) and on holiday weekends, and the lowest prices will be in the winter (roughly November – March).
  • If you rent from an independent owner, the vast majority of owners don’t offer one-way trips, meaning, you can’t drop it off in another city. This is fine if you’re planning on a roundtrip, but if you want to start your trip in one place and drop it off in another, a larger commercial campervan rental company might be a better fit for you.

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  1. Marie

    you spelled Rhode Island incorrectly above…

    1. Tara

      Oh my gosh, how embarrassing haha! Thanks so much, I really appreciate it!

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