Everything You Need To Know About Renting with Peace Vans
- There is a 6-night minimum on rentals. We wish we could do shorter-term rentals, but we need time to make sure these vintage vehicles are in top shape in between rentals. If you are local to Seattle and need shorter rentals, consider our Season Pass program. Sometimes, in the deep, dark days of the off season we can do 4 and 5 night rentals. As always - check with us. We try our best to be accommodating.
- Rentals are generally available for pick up after 12:00pm on the starting day of your rental. They are due back by 1PM on the last day of your rental. Please check in advance with us if you need changes to this, and we'll do our best to accommodate you. We can almost always meet your needs. Do keep in mind that the earliest we can ever do a pick up is 10AM.
- For rentals longer than 12 nights, we offer a 10% discount. If you wish to rent a van for longer than two weeks, please contact us to discuss.
- Your rental includes 125 miles per day with additional miles charges at $.35/mile. For a the 6-night minimum rental, 750 miles is plenty of range to see a lot of the Northwest. Please keep in mind that long travel days are not recommended - it's best to keep your daily mileage under 200 miles, although the occasional day of 300+ miles is okay as long as you take a few rests for you and the van.
Rates vary by season and are listed below. We also must collect taxes, which include a 10.1% Washington sales tax and a 7.7% Seattle rental car tax. We understand these are high taxes, but paying our taxes is important and the fact that we collect and pay the proper taxes is a reflection on the type of business we operate. You might notice smaller operators not charging taxes, while that will lower your cost, it's not a sustainable approach.
Insurance is required on our rentals and it must be obtained through us. The policy provides full coverage for collision and $1M in liability coverage. There is a $1,500 maximum deductible. There is a 10% charge for this insurance. Unfortunately, credit card policies and your personal automotive policy will not provide the proper coverage for a vintage camper van rental. Peace Vans makes no money on this insurance charge.
High Season: May Through September
The rental rate is $1,290 for 6 nights, with $215 per additional night.
Shoulder Season: October Through April
- The rental rate is $1020 for 6 nights, and additional nights are $170.
A note about shoulder season rentals: All of our vans have built-in heaters to help make cold weather camping more enjoyable. When it's cold out, it's best to not use the pop-top (to help conserve heat), so this generally this means camping with 2 people (instead of 4).
Traveling in Your Van
Our vans are best suited for travel in the Washington/Oregon/Idaho tri-state area. If you desire to roam further, just let us know and we can make sure it's ok - we have had lots of people venture to Yellowstone, Glacier and other points beyond the WA/OR/ID triangle. Often times these longer trips require a minimum rental of at least 9 or 10 nights - visit our road trips to get a sense for the recommended minimums. Keep in mind that the further you range, the the harder it is for us to help you in the event of a mechanical issue. All vans travel with 24 hour roadside assistance, and we have a network of VW shops throughout the tri-state area. But if you venture further, our ability to quickly service your vehicle slows down. We now allow our vans into Canada for 2017. Be sure to check out our Vancouver Island trip for one possibility.
We now are allowing limited one-way rentals between Santa Cruz, CA and Seattle or vice versa. Learn more here
Other Fun Stuff
Our vans are also available for special occasion rentals (weddings, events, photo shoots). Have an event coming up? Get in touch!
We also are always interested in learning about cool trades for our vans - do you own a vacation property, work in the trades or similar and want to trade? Make us an offer!