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Rates Valid 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018

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Long Term Discounts
5% Discount for Rentals of 21 days or more
10% Discount for Rentals of 42 days or more

Best Time RV Depot Locations
Las Vegas - Los Angeles - San Francisco - Vancouver

2017 - 2018 Flex Rates
Valid from 01 April 2017 - 31 March 2018

Flex Rates allows us to offer flexible pricing, which gives you the opportunity to secure the best possible rental rate. The Flex Rates are based on a very simple system of supply and demand. So when there are a large number of vehicles available for hire from a particular branch then the rental rate is lower.

This way you can benefit from the lower rates offered. Generally, this means that the earlier you book the cheaper the rate! There will also be great Standby Rates!
However, once booked, should you need to amend the dates, the prevailing rates will apply. We get advised of new flex rates each week. Therefore each quote only valid until the end of each week.

  • Vehicle Rental
  • Sales Tax
  • SLI Insurance
  • VIP
  • 24-Hour Roadside Assistance

All Inclusive Daily Supplement Includes: USD $33

  • Daily Rate Inclusions plus
  • Prep Fee
  • Weekend Surcharge
  • Convenience Kits
    (Only valid for a 13 day or longer rental period)

Super All Inclusive Daily Supplement Includes: USD $89

  • Daily Rate Inclusions plus
  • Unlimited Miles
  • Prep Fee
  • Weekend Surcharge
  • Convenience Kits
    (Only valid for a 13 day or longer rental period)

Additional Extras:

  • Preparation Fee:
    USD $211 per rental, applicable in all rentals without any exceptions.
    USD $276 per rental, for pick-ups on Saturdays, Mondays during the period of 01 April and 30 September 2017.
  • Convenience Kits:
    USD $82 per person / per rental (including vehicle kit and personal kit).
    USD $54.00 per rental for Kitchen kit only
  • GPS: USD $11 per day - maximum of USD $110 per rental
  • Additional Miles (paid locally at drop off station) - USD $0.43 per mile + local sales tax
  • Optional Generator: (paid locally) - USD $3.00 per hour (payable at dop off location)
  • Burning Man 2017 Supplement - USD $2,162 per trip, per vehicle.
  • Nascar 2017 Supplement - USD $330 per trip, per vehicle.
  • Future Festival 2017 Supplement - USD $1,100 per trip, per vehicle.

Items that must be preordered (paid locally at Pick-up station)

  1. Baby or Child Seat - USD $43 per rental (incl sales tax)
  2. Snow Chains - USD $38 per rental (incl sales tax)
  3. Camping Chair - USD $10 per rental (incl sales tax)
  4. Camping Table - USD $16 per rental (incl sales tax)
  5. Toaster - USD $7 per rental (is included if Convenience Kit is taken) (incl sales tax)
    Cannot be guaranteed if not pre-ordered - subject to availability)

Mile Package:
500 miles for USD $200 (sales tax included), no refund for unused miles

Minimum Rental Period:
There is a 7 night minimum rental period.

One Way Charge:
USD $164 between SFO, LAS and LAX
USD $328 to / from YVR

Burning Man 2017 Surcharge:
A USD $2,162 surcharge will be applied for customers attending the Burning Man Festival in 2017 which takes place between 28 August and 04 September 2017. The USD $1,000 security deposit will be charged instead of authorised at pick-up.

Nascar 2017 Supplement:
A USD $330 surcharge will be applied for customers attending NASCAR on the 10 - 12 March 2017
non refundable supplement, charged for all pick-ups in Las Vegas

Future Festival 2017 Supplement:
A USD $1,100 surcharge will be applied for customers attending the festival (exact dates to be announced)
non refundable supplement, charged for all pick-ups in Las Vegas

Early Pick-Up:

  • USD $54 will be charged if pick-up is between 01 April to 30 June 2017 and 01 Oct 2017 to 31 Mar 2018
  • USD $164 will be charged if pick-up is between 01 July to 30 September 2017.
    Early Pick-up includes transfer from designated hotel to rental location and vehicle pick-up in the morning. See Transfers Section

Baby / Child Seats:
Due to applicable law, a baby or child seat must be attached in the rear of the vehicle, not in the front seats. All coaches are equipped with minimum one anchor for three-point child or baby car seat attachment. Dinette table may require lowering to install baby and child seats. The dinette table will only lower to seat level. Due to this other passengers will not be able to travel in the dinette area, if the dinette has been lowered.

We offer GPS units at our rental location. Please pre-order these with the reservation to guarantee availability at point of pick-up. Best Time RV is not responsible for any GPS map accuracies, errors or updates.

Northern Travel supplement:
All rental vehicles traveling to Alaska, the Northwest Territories or the Yukon are permitted and must be confirmed in advance. A USD $450 prepaid non-refundable supplement is required.

Drivers Licence and Age:
A national automobile driver’s license is required. We recommend customers to carry a translation of the national driver’s license or an international driver’s license, but under any circumstances, customer must provide a valid national driver’s license at pick-up. Minimum age is 21 years for all motorhomes.

Preparation Fee:
This is a mandatory one-time charge per vehicle per booking. It is applicable to all bookings without exception. The Preparation Fee covers

  • Standard Kit per vehicle (see below)
    First supply of toilet chemicals
    First roll of toilet paper
    Vehicle cleaning
  • Drop-off transfers (See Transfers Section)

There are no refunds for unused toilet chemicals or toilet paper and there are no refunds if customers do not meet the transfer rules and did not take the advantage of transfers or if customers decide to do own transfer at their own cost.

Convenience Kits:

Standard Kit
(included in Prep Fee)
15/30 AMP Adaptor, Accident Kit, BBQ Lighter, Campground Guide, Fire Extinguisher, First Aid Kit, Flash-Light & Batteries, Operator's Manual, Road Atlas, Screwdriver, Sewer Hose, Vehicle Levelers, Water Hose, Water Regulator,
KOA Card available if requested by customer at pick-up
Vehicle Kit
2 Tea/Kitchen Towels, BBQ Grill, Baking Sheet, Broom, Can/Bottle Opener, Carving Knife, Clothes Hangers, Coffee/Tee Maker (Percolator), Colander, Cork Screw, Cutting Board, Dish Cloth, Dust Pan & Brush, Frying Pan, Mixing Bowl, Paper Towel Roll, Salad Tongs, Scotch Bright, Serving Spoons, Set of Pots, Toaster, Waste Basket/Bucket
Personal Kit
Bath Towel, Blanket or Comforter, Duvet Cover, Face Cloth, Hand Towel, Pillow & Pillow Case, Sheet.
Bread Plate (small plate), Cereal Bowl, Cup, Dinner Plate, Glass, Knife/Fork/Spoon, Teaspoon/Steak-knife.
Note: All tableware (plates etc.) is non-plastic and is made of Corning/Corelle china or equivalent.
Please note: Convenience Kits are paid per person.

Security Deposit:
You are required to leave a security deposit of USD $1,000 at the time of pick up.
This amount will be blocked on your credit card. An additional security deposit may be required when attending events such as burning man etc where the deposit will be charged (not blocked).
Security deposit will be released when the vehicle has been returned clean, undamaged and on time.
In case of an accident, customers must notify the police for a police report immediately, also inform the drop-off station within 24 hours and make full report in writing. CDW / VIP accident coverage is void if customer fails to follow these procedures.

Credit Cards & Travellers Cheque:
We accept MASTERCARD, DISCOVERCARD, VISA and AMEX credit cards as well as all Traveler Checks in US-Dollars. No Euro checks or debit cards are accepted. We are not responsible for exchange rate fluctuations or handling charges for any credit card transaction. Without any exception, a valid credit card is required for each rental.

Insurance Information:
Public Liability Insurance (included in daily rental rates) Best Time RV maintains liability insurance coverage on all their rental vehicles for bodily injury and property damage liability claims brought by a third party (other than a passenger) against the renter (and any other driver listed in the rental contract) and/or the company as a result of the operation or use of their rental vehicles. The policy protects the company for USD $5 million and the renter for statutory limits. This basic public liability coverage is included in all rental rates. All coverage and waivers are subject to the express terms of the rental contract.

SLI Supplemental Liability Insurance (included in daily rental rates) Best Time RV maintains supplemental liability insurance coverage on all their rental vehicles for bodily injury and property damage liability claims brought by a third party (other than a passenger) against the renter (and any other driver listed in the rental contract). The policy increases statutory limits to USD $1 million for the renter. This supplemental liability coverage is included in all rental rates. All coverage and waivers are subject to the express terms of the rental contract.

Customer Responsibility with CDW = Collision Damage Waiver and VIP = Vacation Interruption Protection (included in daily rental rates)
In the absence of CDW, all loss or damage to the vehicle while on rent, whether or not due to the fault of customer, customer’s responsibility for direct and accidental loss (including theft and vandalism) or damage to the vehicle is unlimited. That is, customer is responsible for all loss or damage.

For Renter’s benefit, all daily rental rates for all vehicles includes Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Vacation Interruption Protection (VIP). With CDW and VIP, the customer’s responsibility for accidental damage, theft and vandalism (police report is required) to the vehicle is reduced to USD 1,000.00 per occurrence.

CDW does not apply to overhead, undercarriage or backing up damage, which shall be considered negligent damage and the sole responsibility of customer.

Expenses are covered in the event of a mechanical breakdown requiring the vehicle to be in repair for more than 12 working hours as follows:
Incurred expenses of USD $30 per person per day for lodging and USD $30 per group per day for other transportation is provided. A limit of USD $3,000 per tour applies and this plan is not valid in case of an accident. Customer must present all receipts for refund of expenses.
Not considered to be mechanical breakdowns are: Radio, TV, DVD-player, air conditioning, refrigerator, generator, microwave, appliances, automatic step, cruise control and awning.

CDW and VIP coverage is void
(I) if customer fails to file an accident/damage police report, or
(II) if vehicle is used in violation of the terms of the rental contract.

Pick Up and Drop Off Information:
Click here for more Transfers Information 155kb PDF

Best Time RV offers TWO different types of Pick-ups:

Early pick-ups are provided at a cost of USD $164 per  rental  for pick­ups July 1 – Sep 30 and at a cost of USD $54  for pick­ups Apr 1 – Jun 30, and Oct 1 – Mar 31. 
These  Early  pick­ups  include  transfers  from  designated  hotels  to  rental  location  as  described below under 2.1. and the possession of the rental vehicle is in the morning. 

These Early pick-ups include transfers from designated hotels to the rental location as described below and the possession of the rental vehicle is in the morning.
EARLY PICK-UP (transfer to rental location included)

  • There is a cost for this additional service (please see above).
  • Overseas customers must overnight before picking-up their rental unit.
  • Customers must be ready for pick-up at 07.30 hrs at one of the designated transfer hotels at specified customer waiting areas (exceptions are listed separately with the transfer hotel information).
  • Hotel transfer is only provided from the customer waiting area of the designated transfer hotels.
  • Tour operators or customers are requested to report at the time of booking or not later than three working days before pick-up date in which designated transfer hotel customer is staying overnight and how many people are in customer's party.
  • Transfers are only provided from the designated hotels if we have been informed of the transfer within the indicated time frame. Customers must be ready at the stated time and customer waiting area, otherwise no pick-up transfer will be provided.
  • Transfer times listed are approximate due to traffic and weather conditions. Best Time RV is not responsible for refunds due to delays for any of these conditions.
  • Customers who fly into YVR and will do a pick - up in YVR (Point Roberts, WA), will need to cross the border from Canada into the U.S. and will need to have the appropriate travel documents available for immigration. Border crossing can take up to 30 minutes.

Regular pick-ups are at no extra cost and DO NOT include transfers to rental locations and are described below and the possession of the rental vehicle is in the afternoon.

REGULAR PICK-UP (no transfer included to rental location)

  • Vehicle Pick-up: Monday to Friday 13.00 - 15.00 hours, Saturday 10.00 - 11.00 hours
  • Customer must arrive at rental location at their own expense. No transfer to the rental location is provided by the rental company.
  • Reserved rental vehicles will not be provided for pick-up before 13.00 hrs Monday to Friday or before 10.00 hours Saturday.
  • Reserved rental vehicles may be delivered as late as 15.00 hrs Monday to Friday or 12.00 hours Saturday.
Travel and sleeping capacities are sometimes not identical. This is why we specify the number of seatbelts installed in each vehicle type. It is not allowed to travel with more people in the vehicle than the number of seatbelts installed.

We also specify the number of sleeping capacity. The sleeping capacity may not correspond with the number of seatbelts installed. Sometimes, customers want to just travel in the motorhomes but not sleep in the unit or sometimes, customers want to use the full sleeping capacity and use a second vehicle to allow for travel capacity for the entire group. For such cases, it is important to exactly know what a vehicle offers.

If we state a sleeping capacity of 5 - 6, then 6 adults could sleep in the camper and up to 5 people is the maximum possible capacity. We calculate the sleeping capacity as follows: Double bed = 2; Cab over bed = 2; Dinette = 1 adult or 2 children

We reserve the right to refuse delivery of a vehicle to a customer, should the group exceed the number of seat belts installed.

Vehicle Drop-off and Airport Transfer:

  • Vehicle drop-off hours are from 09.00 to 11.00 hours.
  • Airport Transfer is only provided if drop-off time is on or before 10.00 hours:
    Airport transfer is included in Prep Fee and provided to all renters who drop-off their rental vehicles on or before 10:00 hours at no extra cost. Shuttles leave (around 11:00 hours) from our rental location to the Las Vegas (LAS), Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO) or Vancouver (YVR) airports only. Please do not book return flights with departures before 14:00 hours, if your customers want to take advantage of the free drop-off transfer to the airport.
  • No Airport Transfer is provided if drop-off time is after 10.00 hours. Drop-offs after 10.00 hours may take longer than the time the airport shuttle leaves, hence if customers arrive at rental location for vehicle drop-off after 10.00 hours, no airport transfers are guaranteed anymore.
  • Late vehicle drop-off (drop-off after 11.00 hours) Late vehicle drop-off surcharges are USD $30 per hour. No airport transfers are provided in the event of a late vehicle drop-off. No refunds are made for early returns or unused portion of rentals.

Repairs / Refunds / Early Returns / Long Term Rentals:
Necessary repairs are refunded without previous authorization up to USD $50. Customer must provide receipts. If customers pay repairs exceeding USD $50 without previous authorization, we will not refund. Clients assume full responsibility for any additional expenses incurred by reasons of a breakdown of vehicle. If a vehicle which had a breakdown and is in repair for more than 12 working hours, through no fault of customer, our responsibility to client is limited to refund the daily rate or a portion thereof (VIP coverage).

No refunds will be made for breakdowns in Death Valley (between 15th June and 15th September). Malfunctions of Radio, TV, DVD-player, air conditioning, refrigerator, microwave, any appliances, plumbing, generator, cruise control and awning are not considered mechanical breakdowns and no refunds are made for repair time to these items. There will be no refunds made for the early return of a rental vehicle. Customers renting for more than 30 days will receive a multiple page rental agreement with one page for every 30 days of the rental period or part thereof.

Maintenance and Cleaning Responsibility:
Customers are responsible to check all fluid levels at each refueling. Refills of all fluids (except gasoline and propane) will be reimbursed at check-in upon presentation of receipts. Gasoline costs are not included in rental price. Gasoline tanks are full at pick-up and must be returned full. Vehicles must be returned clean inside. Otherwise, cleaning charges may occur.

Office Hours and Holidays:

  • Office hours of all Best Time RV Rental Locations in the USA:
    09.00 – 17.00 hours / Mondays through Fridays
    09.00 – 12.00 hours / Saturdays
  • Please refer to Transfers Section for pick-up and drop-off times.
  • U.S. Holidays (Rental depots are closed or offer limited opening hours):
    - 29 May 2017
    - 4 July 2017
    - 4 September 2017
    - 23 November 2017
    - 25 December 2017
    - 1 January 2018

It is the renter’s responsibility to have the vehicle winterized if traveling to colder areas to prevent freezing. This will include the water pipes, toilet, fresh water tanks, sink, shower, external shower, hot water heater and holding tanks. Winterization requires that water be drained from the fresh water tank, hot water heater and both waste tanks. Once the vehicle is winterized, no water can be put into the fresh water tank and it cannot be hooked up to the city water supply anymore. Therefore, no water at all is available in the motorhome. The toilet, however, can still be used as long as windshield washer antifreeze is poured down to rinse. Winterization or de-winterization of rental vehicle while on rent is at expense of customer.

Travel Restrictions:

  • Mexico - Death Valley from 15th June to 15th September
  • Logging roads, non-public roads and off-road driving
  • Manhattan

Parking / Traffic Violations / Toll Roads:
Customers are responsible for reporting and paying of all parking/traffic/toll road violations at rental termination. Non-reporting of parking/traffic/toll road violations will result in an administrative charge of up to USD $50. Non-reported parking/traffic violations plus administrative charge will be charged against customers credit card or will be collected at customers domicile. Customers will have the option of buying prepaid toll packages at pickup.

Towing is not permitted.

Sorry, No Pets allowed. If this policy is not followed, the renter will be responsible for a penalty of up to USD $1,000.

Storing items on vehicle roof is not permitted. Free storage of luggage is available at our location at owner's risk.

Cancellation and Amendment Fees:
Amendment Fee: A fee of USD $25 applies to each amendment thereafter.

  • up to 42 days prior to pick-up date 10% of total rental days charges
  • 41 to 29 days prior to pick-up date 30% of total rental days charges
  • 28 to 15 days prior to pick-up date 50% of total rental days charges
  • 14 to 1 days prior to pick-up date 75% of total rental days charges
  • Departure day and no shows 100% of total rental days charges

    No Shows:
    Customers who fail to arrive on pick-up day or decline vehicle at pick-up for whatever reason are considered as a departure day cancellation (no show) and will be charged 100% of the rental days.
One-way charges for confirmed one-way bookings
For one-way rental cancellations the full one-way drop-off charge plus taxes will be added to the regular cancellation charges.

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Telephone: (+61 3) 9584 0896 Fax: (+61 3) 9584 0840   Toll-Free Australia: 1300 663 854
Office Address: Office 3, 128 Balcombe Road, Mentone, VIC 3194, Australia
Mailing Address: PO Box 5309, Mordialloc, VIC 3195, Australia
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