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A QUICK GUIDE TO RENTING WITH KARMA CAMPERVANS

We’re a Pretty Awesome Group with Great Campervan Rentals

If you’re thinking about renting a camper from Calgary, we’re glad to know you’re considering renting with us at Karma Campervans. From the moment you book your camper rental, to when you take delivery of your campervan, to hitting the open road and back again, we want your journey with us to be a special one.

What to Do, Bring and Remember

Before you pick up your Karma Campervan:

  • Plan your road trip “must-sees” and “nice to haves”
  • Book your campgrounds
  • Ask friends for recommendations
  • Plan your route – don’t forget to take your time between destinations
  • Prepare a meal plan or note food stops you want to check out

Don’t leave home without it:

  • Towel
  • Toiletries and coins for showers
  • Medications
  • Laundry items: detergent, laundry bag
  • Lights such as headlamps or flashlights
  • Sporting gear: bikes, workout equipment, fishing gear
  • Books and magazines
  • Pocket knife
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain and/or snow gear
  • Phone chargers, usb cables
  • Camera and chargers
  • Picnic blanket
  • Slippers and spare pair of shoes/sandals
  • Books, magazines
  • Music player
  • Indoor activities
  • Passports, ID and Driver’s License
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Backpack
  • Your sense of adventure!

When you pick up you Karma Campervan, here’s what we recommend doing:

  • Listen to the walk through carefully and ask questions about your rental
  • Note Karma Campervans’ contact information and emergency numbers (9-1-1 for police, fire and medical emergencies in Canada)
  • Pick a route and map it out before you begin your drive
  • Do a grocery shop – don’t forget road trip snacks!
  • Grab a bag of ice for the cooler
  • Start taking photos and video – you’ll want to remember these moments
  • Share your experience on social media using #GoodCamping and tagging @KarmaCampervans

BOOKING POLICIES

Payment

Karma Campervans accepts major credit cards via our online booking system. We require a $1,000 deposit at the time of booking, the remainder being due at time of pick up. If your reservation total is less than $1,000 you’ll be charged the full amount immediately. For international Credit Cards an International Transaction Fee of 3% will also be applied by our payment provider (we do not see any of these funds).

If you’re booking through Outdoorsy, they also charge a service fee.

A refundable damage deposit of $1000 is required at pick-up but will be back in your pocket within seven days after dropping off, assuming the campervan is in great shape, fuel is full and no other policies have been broken as per our Rental Agreement.

Insurance

We’ve partnered with Federated Insurance to provide coverage including collision, comprehensive, and third party liability up to a $1million dollars. The deductible for this coverage is set at $5,000. Basic Coverage does not include windshield replacement.

You can also select “Premium Insurance Coverage” for just $20.00 per day, which lowers your deductible to $1,000 and includes windshield coverage.

Cancellations

75% refund up to 14 days before pick up. 50% refund up to 7 days before pick up. No refund within 7 days before pick up. There is no charge to adjust your travel days once they are booked, however we would appreciate three days notice. This is a strict policy and no exceptions will be made. Sorry!

Pet Policy

All (well, mostly all) pets are welcome! And since we clean and sanitize each campervan from top to bottom after each use, there’s just a small extra cleaning fee for your lovely pet (pets are awesome, but they’re messy!) We can’t wait to meet them!

Festival Policy

We’re festival friendly! Meaning if you’re off to one of the local music, film or culture festival in our area, feel free to take a Karma Campervan with you! Keep in mind that we have a strict no-smoking policy and if anything is damaged we will be dipping into your damage deposit to take care of it. Them’s the breaks!

Age Restriction

All renters must be over the age of 25 to rent a Karma Campervan.

Pick up and Drop Off

Pick up is any time after 12:00pm but before 6:00pm MT at our location, 10 min north of Calgary. Drop off is any time after 8:00am but before 8:00pm MT at our location, 10 min north of Calgary. Our address is #262109 Balzac, Blvd., Balzac, Alberta T4B 2T3 (next to Bucars RV Centre).

If you need to pick up outside of regular hours of operation, please email us at hello@karmacampervans.com or call 403-875-5555 at least seven (7) days before your reservation begins and we’ll do our best to accommodate your request. We may not be able to accommodate all requests and we reserve the right to decline pick up outside of regular operating hours. Furthermore, if a request is made to pick up outside of regular operating hours within seven days of your reservation, it will result in a $100 service fee.

Roadside Assistance and Breakdowns

Roadside Assistance services offered include: Tire change, fuel delivery, and tow – as provided by Ford Roadside Assistance program. Lock-out recovery is provided by Karma Campervans. If you need assistance please call us immediately at 403-875-5555.

Kilometre Allowance

All rentals include 200 KM/day. Pre-Paid Kilometres are available at $0.25/KM (non-refundable). If you go over this amount and did non pre-pay for additional KM’s you will be charged $0.40/KM.

FAQ’S

We’re located in Balzac, Alberta, Canada, just north of Calgary and at the gateway to the glorious Canadian Rocky Mountains. Our exact address is located in Contact.
If you’re in Calgary just point your trusty mobile phone map or Google to the address found in Contact. If you’re from out of town but driving from somewhere in Canada, again – just type in the address and let technology guide the way. For anyone flying into the Calgary International Airport you’ll want to grab a taxi or Uber (or call a friend) and drive you 10 minutes north to our location.
Anyone over the age of 25 with a valid driver’s license and good driving record. We’re a pretty easy going bunch but if we don’t think you’re fit to take care of our precious campervans we’ll probably deny your booking request.
Our campervan conversions have been handcrafted by our build team right here in in Calgary. We believe people want to roam and get back to nature, but do it in a way that’s modern, rustic and with a small footprint at the same time. Our customers want the comforts of RVs, but are willing to adhere to a minimalist experience – a “take what one needs” approach. To that end we’ve omitted water tanks, major plumbing (eg. toilet and shower), extensive electrical and some of the more complicated components that an RV would have. We think you’ll find our campervans perfect for your road trip without these expensive, excessive add ons.
In person at Karma HQ: 10:00am – 6:00pm 7-days per week. You can also reach us any time via Facebook messenger, email, or by calling our help line at 403-875-5555.
We love you. We really do. But please do not: smoke in the campervan (of any kind), have more than 2 people using the van when in transit, drive off road, use the camping stove inside, go on the roof, or break the law. In general, we’d ask that you use the van as you would your own campervan.
For the most part you cannot boondock in Canada except at very few select locations that, if you ask us really nicely, we’ll tell you about. It’s pretty common knowledge that you can park overnight in a rest stop, truck stop, secret beach side hideaway, or Walmart parking lot without too much hassle. We’d suggest letting a manger or owner of the property know first and be open about it. Canadians are nice people (didn’t you know?) and it’s a good bet they’ll let you stay there.
Unfortunately, no. But anything is possible for the right amount of money.
If you’re travel media, work in the travel industry or are a social media influencer and interested in partnering with us, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us!

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