A QUICK GUIDE TO RENTING WITH KARMA CAMPERVANS
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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:
- Toiletries and coins for showers
- 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
- Your sense of adventure!
When you pick up you Karma Campervan, here’s what we recommend doing:
- 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
Karma Campervans accepts major credit cards via our online booking system. We require full payment at the time of booking. Note: For international Credit Cards an International Transaction Fee of 3% will also be charged 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.
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.
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!
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 $59 cleaning fee for your lovely pet (pets are awesome, but they’re messy!) We can’t wait to meet them.
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!
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 MST at our location, 10 min north of Calgary. Drop off is any time before 12:00pm MST at our location, 10 min north of Calgary. Our address is #262109 Balzac, Blvd., Balzac, Alberta T4B 2T3 (next to Bucars RV Centre).
Early pick up and late drop off is available for an additional fee of $100 per request. There is a $100/hr late fee for rentals not returned on time.
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.
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.
We’re located in Balzac, Alberta, Canada, just north of Calgary and at the gateway to the glorious Canadian Rocky Mountains. Our exact address 262109 Balzac Blvd, Balzac, AB T4B 2T3.
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. Read this blog article we wrote about free camping in the Canadian Rockies.
There are built in Espar heaters, which runs off the fuel tank and battery power, and keeps the van toasty warm.
There are two 100 amp-hour AGM batteries that power the lights, USB outlets, heater and inverter. The batteries are constantly charged by a 100 or 250 Watt solar panel and a charge line from the chassis battery.
All of our campervans are the same! Except Karma 1, which is our original and has no side sliding door window or rear door windows. And Karma 6 is white. That’s it! The rest is the same.
THINGS TO DO
Our top location and activity picks in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest to truly enjoy your Karma Campervan. #GoodCamping awaits.