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Campervans.com In My Inbox Today: Scotland, Road Trips, Polar Bears, Grizzley Bears, Orcas….

Campervan and Motorhome rental Scotland
Add castles to your road trip around Scotland.

Visit Scotland posts regular updates on where to go and what to see in Scotland.

I toured Scotland in a campervan last year and was amazed at how empty it was even in the height of summer and also how welcoming everybody is.  We toured in the wilds of Scotland and stayed overnight in campsites and also took advantage of Scotland’s acceptance of free-camping.

A perfect mix of community and getting away from it all.

The official tourist site Visit Scotland  

has a great range of information to help us road-trippers plan a route to find the best of what Scotland has to offer.

Here’s a few driving tips for Scotland too:

Wanderlust Magazine published this great guide to 16 of the world’s best one-week road trips.

They are designed for cars but I have included them here as I like the routes!

USA RV rental road trip
USA Road_trip

You can read the full article here.

  • 1: Dinosaur Diamond Scenic Byway – USA
  • 2: Cape Tribulation – Australia
  • 3: Mae Hong Son Loop – Thailand
  • 4: The Romantic Road – Germany
  • 5: Parks Tour – Costa Rica
  • 6: Gaspésie Grand Tour – Canada
  • 7: Ruta 40 – Argentina
  • 8: Norwegian Coast – Norway
  • 9: The Coromandel Peninsula – New Zealand
  • 10: Central Hokkaido Route – Japan
  • 11: North Coast 500 – Scotland
  • 12: Wild Atlantic Way – Ireland
  • 13: Route 62 – South Africa
  • 14: The Ring Road – Iceland
  • 15: Skeleton Coast – Namibia
  • 16: The Pirate Route – Jamaica

Canada:

Every day I get emails from the Canadians about what to do and see in Canada.  Here is a brief selection of those that have landed in the last few days:

Kayak with Orca.  This is amazing!

Polar Bears?

Grizzley Bears?

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Renting an RV in the USA

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How Old Do I Have To Be to Rent an RV, Campervan or Motorhome in the USA?

You have to be at least 21 years old. This will allow you to rent a small sleeper car, a
motorhome or an RV. If the rental company has an age limit we will tell you. There is
no upper age limit for renting vehicles in the USA. However, we will check your licence
on booking to make sure you are allowed to rent the vehicle you have booked.

When Should I Book My Hire?
Book now. You will get a better rate the earlier that you book. It also gives us more
time to find you different options if your first choice of Motorhome is not available.

Is Insurance included in the rental rates?
Yes, there is a level of insurance included in your rental rates. However you will still
need to leave a security deposit to cover the insurance excess. This varies from rental
company to rental company. You can purchase addtional insurance through the rental
company direct, or through our website from DriveEasy. This option is offerd when you go
through the booking process.

Some companies include full cover insurance with a nil excess but you will still need to
leave a security deposit to ensure that you return the campervan in a good and clean
condition to the correct location on the date and time specified.

What happens if I break down or don’t know how to make something operate?
Full breakdown cover is included in all our campervan and motorhome rentals in the USA.
There is a phone number that you can call if you need any assistance while on your
holiday.

Can I cook in my Motorhome?
Yes, a gas cooking stove is included in all motorhomes. The very smallest sleeper cars
only have a cook top with two gas rings. All motoromes have fridges, cupboard space for
food.

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Is There a shower and toilet in my RV?
Yes, in all except the small sleeper cars and campers.

Is there Hot Water in my RV?
yes, it is heated by gas when not hooked up and some can switch to electric heating when
your vehicle is hooked up at a campsite.

Is there tv?
In most motorhomes there is a tv. We can’t guarantee that reception is good.

Is there internet?
No, not in the RV’s. Most campsites have internet access. We suggest buying a dongle
locally to ensure at least 3g connection.

Can I take pets?
No.

Is there free camping?
Yes, Walmart will allow you to free camp for a couple of nights in their car park.
There are websites that list free camping in the USA. http://freecampsites.net/usa/

I still have questions.
Please call or email us at any time.  Campervans.com Contact Page

USA RV, Motorhome and Campervan Rental – general information

USA RV Rental, Motorhome Hire.

Renting an RV in the USA is a popular way to see the States. It is extremely well catered for with a high standard of campsites
throughout the country.

Experience the joy of the open roads that are big and wide to cater for every size of “rig”. The Americans specialise in luxury and
comfort and our links with the Motorhome Rental Companies in America ensure that we can offer every type of rental vehicle from a
large 8-berth RV with slide out to a small camper fit for two on a budget.

Your first choice that you have to make is where to pick up and drop off your RV. You can pick up and drop off between most of the
major cities in the USA. There are additional charges for this but it may mean that you make better use of your time by renting from
one depot and returning to another. At peak times the
minimum number of days hire is 14 for a one-way rental.

These are the city depots that we offer:
Albequerque, Atlanta, Alaska, Baltimore, Bellingham (very close to Vancouver), Billings, Boston, Calabasas (California), Chicago,
Corona, Dallas, Denver, El Monte, Ferndale, Fort Lauderdale, Henderson,Hesperia, Houston, Irvine,
Kingston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Middlebury, Minnapolis, New York, Newark, Newport Beach, Oakland, Orlando, Philadelphia,
Portland, Phoenix, Reno, Sacramento, Salt Lake, San Bernadino, San Diego, San Fransisco, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, Seattle, Tampa,
Troutville, Victorville, Washington DC.

The way that rental rates are calculated are a little different in the USA and Canada.

You will pay for a daily rental rate plus the following:
Mileage: It doesn’t always work out cheaper to select unlimited mileage unless you are travelling a long way over a long time. The
most cost effective way is to work out roughly how many miles you are going to travel (Google Maps is a good tool for this) and then
select the pre-paid mileage option and pay for any additional mileage at the end of your hire.

Insurance: This is included with a level of excess. You may want to add third-party damage cover too. Full details are on the
website when you are making your selection. If you are unsure, please ask us.

Vehicle kit: This includes pots, pans, cutlery, crockery etc. Local people tend to take their own but overseas visitors need to
rent it or purchase it.

Bedding kit: You may want to add extra if you are renting for a longer time.

Local taxes: These vary depending on the State that you collect your campervan in.

There are small variations in the list of individual items that you can hire.
Book early as most USA rental companies work on a flex rate so that the earlier you book, the cheaper it is.

Late availability for camper hire in the USA

Tourer

LAX – LAX now – 30Aug

SFO – SFO now – 25Aug

LAS – LAS 13Aug – 24Aug

DEN – DEN 22Aug – 02Sep

 

Sunrise

DEN – DEN 25Aug – 08Sep

LAS – LAS 20Aug – 26Aug

LAX – LAX now – 26Aug

LAX – LAX 30Aug – 12Sep

SFO – SFO 18Aug – 23Aug

 

Wanderer

DEN – DEN 22Aug – 02Sep

LAX – LAX 18Aug – 29Aug

SFO – SFO 05Sep – 16Sep

email mary@campervans.com for full costs and how to book

or book online at www.campervans.com