Escape Campervans are one of the most unique van providers in the world. Their quirky, one of a kind designs and excellent customer service make them stand out in the world of small-scale RV rental.
We’ve collected the very best elements of Escape to help you in your epic roadtrip research!
1. CLEAR & CONCISE
With Escape, it’s clear what you’re getting for your money. Their daily rate includes 100 miles per day, basic insurance, all bedding/blankets etc. and standard liability insurance. This is all clearly explained on their website, which is also really user friendly and easy to navigate – perfect after hours of researching!
This also applies to their staff in their depots, who are informative, knowledgeable and not too salesy!
Their vans also include loads of useful items like:
- Pots, pans and cutlery
- Campground power adapter
- Electric heater
2. VAN SIZE
We hired a Maverick, and although it felt huge compared to a typical UK car, it fit seamlessly into most parking lots and on-street parking spaces – the only thing to watch out for is the height restrictions in some multi-storey car parks!
The vans also easily fit into the car parking space for most ‘tent pitches’ in campsites, meaning that you can get pitches from around $10 per night. Some tent pitches also include electricity, which is a huge saving compared to an RV pitch with the same amenities!
Note: Since our trip, Escape have brought out TWO new types of camper – the Big Sur & the Indie Camper. Both of these vans look amazing & are bigger than the Maverick – hiring them is definitely on our bucket list!
3. HOME ON WHEELS
With the cooking and fridge facilities in the back of the campervan, you can pull over on some of the most scenic roads in the world, grab an ice cold drink and make you and your travel buddy a grilled cheese sandwich.
The fridge is solar-powered and we never had an issue with power, but it was explained to us how we connected to the main battery in case of any problems with the solar panels.
5. Age is Just a Number
Escape don’t charge extra for under-25s. Most companies (including pretty much all car hire companies in the US!) have surcharges if one or more drivers is under 25, but Escape don’t charge extra making them a big contender if you’re lucky enough to be under 25!
It’s worth pointing out that although Escapes are popular with a younger market, we saw plenty of other Escape renters on our travels. These ranged from young couples and groups of friends, to two middle-aged best friends from Australia who just decided to up and leave!
5. THEY LOOK AWESOME!
There’s no denying that Escape Campervans look really cool. You often get a choice of van design when you pick up your van, and you’re guaranteed to be stopped on you travels by admirers asking if you painted it yourself! All vans come equipped with several leaflets (excellent idea Escape!) so you can pass on your experiences whilst on the road.
Planning a trip of your own? Bag yourself a saving frame to encourage adding up those pennies!