Pre-Rental Questions

Unlike other rental companies and airbnb type rentals, we have an on site repair shop.   Josh, our full time expert VW mechanic maintains our fleet in house and keeps the campervans in top shape.  We inspect all of our vehicles before sending them out on a trip.  In the event of a breakdown you should contact us immediately and we will take care of the situation.

The vans are available to pick up at our facility in Portland, Oregon or at our facility in Phoenix, AZ.   The Road Trip Oregon address is 1327 NE 82nd ave, Portland OR and Road Trip Arizona is 5346 N. 91st ave, Glendale AZ.  You may make arrangements to pick up or drop off in a different city however we charge an extra fee for that depending on the city.  We have seasonal specials for pick up in Portland drop off in Phoenix and visa versa,  contact us for details.

It is possible to pick up or drop off your vehicle between 9am and 4:30pm.  We do not allow vehicles to be returned after hours.  We ask that you schedule a specific pick up and drop off time and let us know if this changes.  Our rentals are based on a 24 hour period so if you pick up at 10 am, you will need to return the van close to 10am.  It is possible to purchase an extra half day if you would like to pick up in the morning and drop off in the afternoon.  Late returns will be charged at $25 per additional hour.

We have some vans set aside that are pet friendly.  We require that you let us know that you will be traveling with a pet and we will do our best to accommodate.  There is an additional $125 fee to add a pet to your reservation and a $250 fee if you travel with a pet without letting us know prior to your travels.  This additional fee is due to the fact that some of our renters may have pet allergies and we want to make sure we can accommodate a pet free environment for these folks.

If you plan to use your personal auto insurer to cover your rental vehicle, we require proof of insurance prior to picking up the van. We offer full liability and collision insurance coverage for a fee of $18 per day.  There is a $1500 deductible for Eurovan camper, Weekender and Land Rover and a $2500 for Sprinters and Transits.  This fee will be charged to the renters credit card in the event of an accident. The deductible will be refunded once proof of coverage from the renters insurance is given. 

No, The camper vans are self contained with everything you need to camp.  One of the benefits of traveling in a Campervan is the ability to find a quiet spot to camp away from people.  Oregon has plenty of free or very cheap, undeveloped camping spots located on National Forest and BLM land, however these spots aren’t guaranteed and may be hard to find.  The benefits to reserved camping is access to maintained rest rooms & showers and the peace of mind of knowing that you have a place to camp for the night.  You do not need to reserve an RV site unless you would like to plug into shore power.  We highly recommend reserving a camp spot when traveling to the Oregon Coast in the summer months as campgrounds usually fill up.

Yes, you may take the van out of state as well as into Canada.  The only travel restrictions are crossing into Mexico or visiting the Burning Man Festival.

Yes.  The rear bench seats in our Eurovans are equipped with shoulder and lap safety belts that can secure a child protective seat.  You can rent a booster seat or small child carseat from us for an additional fee.

We include 125 miles per day with the rental price, additional miles are .35 cents per mile.  We do not offer an unlimited mileage plan.  We find that this mileage is adequate for most road trips around Oregon.   

Van Basics

VW Campervans – approximately 18-22 MPG

Sprinter Campervan – approximately 22 MPG

VW Campervans – Premium Unleaded only

Sprinter Campervan – Diesel fuel only

VW Eurovan Camper – up to 4 passengers

2 bucket seats and a rear bench seat, 4 seatbelts total

Sleeps 2 in 2 double beds

VW Eurovan Westfalia – up to 6 passengers

3 bucket seats (1 rear facing) and a bench seat, 6 seatbelts total

Sleeps 2 in 1 Queen bed, 1 double bed

1 Mercedes Sprinter Campervan 

Columbia – 4 bucket seats, 4 seatbelts total

Sleeps 2 in 1 King bed, small kids under 5’ can sleep on 2 beds between captains chairs

Willamette- 2 bucket seats – 2 seatbelts total

Sleeps 2 in 1 Queen bed

Ford Transit Campervan 

2 bucket seats – 1 bench seat for 2 people, an additional jumpseat can be added for a 5th person.  5 seatbelts total

Sleeps 4, 2 in Queen bed below and 2 in pop top above

We ask that the van be returned full of fuel and empty holding tanks.  A fuel refilling fee or holding tank draining fee will apply.  We ask that you wipe down the surfaces inside the van, hand wash dishes, shake out rugs and sweep excess dirt from the floor.  Returning the van excessively dirty will result in a cleaning fee taken from your security deposit.  Please do not run the van thru the carwash as damage may occur.

VW Eurovan Camper — 205” L x 72” W x 80” H (top down)

VW Eurovan Weekender – 189” L x 72” W x 76” H (top down)

Sprinter Campervan – 290” L x 80” W x 110” H

Van Use/Camping

VW Eurovan Camper — 12 gallons

(Grey-water tank holds 8 gallons)

Sprinter Campervan —  30 gallons

The water in the holding tank is potable fresh water.  We recommend using this water for cooking and washing dishes and then purchasing a jug of drinking water for preferred taste.

In the Eurovan Camper, the propane tank holds approximately 5 gallons of propane.  If you are only using the propane for cooking and running the fridge, it will last about 2 weeks.  If you are also using the propane furnace to heat the van regularly the propane may only last for 7-10 days.

The meter level button (inside the van below the stove) will give you an approximate idea of how full the propane tank is.  For a more exact reading there is a meter fixed to the propane tank.  Beneath the van on the driver’s side below the 2 round vent covers – you will have to get down on your hands and knees to see this meter.

The furnace runs on propane and is vented to the outside meaning you can operate the furnace while you are camping without worry.  You simply turn on the thermostat, select a temperature with the lever on the top and the furnace turns on automatically.

The fridge functions on either propane or electric.

Propane Setting – The van must be level to operate on propane and there must be sufficient charge in the auxiliary battery.  The fridge works while driving however the pilot light may go out from time to time.

Electric Setting – The fridge will operate on 110v when the van is plugged into an outlet.  We do not recommend running the fridge using the 12v auxillary battery setting as the battery will not hold enough of a charge for a length of time.

In order to use the 120V outlets in the Eurovan Camper the van must be plugged into an electric source.  The 12V plugs may be used anytime and power is supplied by the Auxillary battery.

The Sprinter van 120V outlets only work when the van is either plugged into an electric source or you start the onboard generator. The 12V plugs may be used anytime and power is supplied by the Auxillary battery.