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Britz Motorhome Rental in the USA
Britz Motorhome Hire in USA
Rates Valid: 01 April 2018 to 31 March 2019
All Rates shown in US Dollars

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Britz Rentals Depot Locations
Dallas   |  Denver   |   Las Vegas   |   Los Angeles   |   New York   |   Orlando   |   San Francisco  |   Seattle

Please note:
Denver Depot is closed from 03 Dec 2018 to 23 Feb 2019
Dallas Depot is Drop Off only

Long Term Discounts
5% Discount on daily rates for 21 - 41 day rentals
10% Discount on daily rates for 42+ day rentals

2018 - 2019 Flex Rates
Valid from 01 April 2018 - 31 March 2019

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. More information here


 
Britz 4 Berth Motorhome

 


Rates Includes:

  • Vehicle Rental
  • 100 miles per day
  • Preparation Fee
  • Convenience Kits for up to 4 Pax & Kitchen Equipment *
  • Transfers
  • VIP Insurance (see details below)
  • Local Sales Tax

*Kitchen and Conevenience Kits
Each vehicle is supplied with complimentary living equipment (such as bedding, cooking equipment, eating utensils, bath and tea towels.)
please see full details of the Convenience Kits here. 775kb PDF

Flex Rates
What exactly is Flex?
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!

Booking Amendments
If you wish to make any changes to your booking the booking will be calculated by using either the original flex rate or the flex rate that is valid at the time of the booking change, depending on whichever rate is higher. There are no exceptions to this rule. The following situations are classified as booking alterations:
- Change of date for vehicle pick-up or drop-off
- Change of location (depot) for vehicle pick-up or drop-off
- Change of vehicle category
- Name change

If an amendment is made to the rental dates within 14 nights of collection, no refund will be made if the length of hire is shortened (that is; the rental will be charged at the number of nights originally booked). There is no refund for late pick up or early return of vehicle. A relocation fee may apply if the collection or return location is amended within 14 nights of vehicle pick up or if notification occurs during the hire.

Rental Duration
The minimum rental is 7 nights for rentals. (13 nights minimum when the August Season Surcharge applies)

Mileage:
Excess Miles: USD $0.45 per mile plus local tax (paid on return of the vehicle)

Additional Extras:

  • Camping Table and Chairs: USD $9 per chair / Camping Table: Free
    (please note: No BBQ's or Child Seats available - The parents and/or guardians traveling with children are responsible for the child / booster seat)
     
  • GPS: USD $70 per rental
     
  • Generator: USD $3 per hour (payable at the end of your rental).
     
  • 4-Bike Carrier without bikes: USD $50 (no bikes available)
     
  • August Season Surcharge: USD $500 LAS / LAX / SEA resp. USD $1,000 SFO must be pre-paid for ALL pickups from 20 to 28 AUG 2018. (please note a USD $1,500 security deposit is charged (and not just authorised)
     
  • Season Surcharge: USD $200 NYC must be pre-paid for ALL pickups from 17 SEP to 06 OCT 2018
     
  • Sunpass Transponder (SPT): $5 per night (max. $50 per booking ; available with MCO pick up only)
     
  • Supplemental Liability Insurance: USD $10 per night.
  • WiFi Hotspot (WiFi rental): USD $125 include 1.5 GB data (expires after 30 days), connects up to 5 WiFi enabled devices. Fees may change at any time and without prior notice. Devices are subject to availability and reception is limited to 3G/4G cell phone data carrier coverage. Additional data can be purchased online.
    Updated Refill plans
    Discovery - USD $40 - valid for 4 weeks - extra 512 MB of data
    Explore - USD $70 - valid for 4 weeks - extra 1.5 GB of data
    Seasoned - USD $120 - valid for 4 weeks - extra 3 GB of data
    Proficient - USD $150 - valid for 4 weeks - extra 4 GB of data

Colorado Road Safety Fee:
A surcharge of USD $2 per night (maximum USD $90 per booking) applies to all rentals picking up from the Denver branch.

New Jersey Security Fee:
USD $5 per day (max USD $140) applies to all NYC Pick ups.

Winterized vehicles:
In areas with temperatures below freezing the fresh and waste water systems will be drained and CANNOT be used! When dropping off at a branch with sub-freezing temperatures a $100.00 re-winterization fee will be applied. Any damages caused by liquid freezing in the pipes will be charged to the rental customer.

Local Sales Tax:
INCLUDED for all pre-booked items. Local taxes apply to all pick up & drop off charges
Exempt from local sales taxes are SLI insurance, NJ Security- and Colorado Road Safety Fee.

Taxes and Governmental Fees:
Local sales taxes apply to all pick up & drop-off charges and may change at any time. Newly assessed governmental fees (other than sales tax or DMV fees) not known at this time will be collected from the customer at pick up.

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 Visa / Mastercard / American Express / Euro credit card.

When the August Season Surcharge is applied a $1,500 deposit is charged (and not just authorized).

Additional deposits may be required or charged for special events such as a regional festival, "Coachella", "Burning Man", "Stagecoach", "Further Future", "NASCAR", when a surcharge applies or if no mileage has been pre-paid, etc. Vehicle will not be handed out in case of insufficient funds; the reservation will be cancelled and prepaid funds are forfeit.

Security deposit will be released when the vehicle has been returned clean, undamaged and on time.

One Way Rentals:
The following one way fees will apply:

To
From
DEN
LAS
LAX
MCO
NYC
SEA
SFO
DEN
-
$400
$400
$350
$350
$400
$400
LAS
$200
-
$200
$700
$700
$300
$250
LAX
$200
$200
-
$700
$700
$300
$150
MCO
$350
$700
$700
-
$200
$700
$700
NYC
$350
$700
$700
$200
-
$700
$700
SEA
$400
$400
$400
$700
$700
-
$400
SFO
$200
$250
$250
$700
$700
$300
-

One Way Specials:
No One Way Fees for below one-ways & dates

  • DEN / LAS to LAS / LAX / SEA / SFO no one way with Pick up starting 01 April 2018 and latest drop off 31 May 2018.
  • MCO / NYC to LAS / LAX / NYC / SEA / SFO no one way with pick up after 01 April 2018 and latest drop off 15 July 2018.
  • DEN / LAS / LAX / SEA / SFO to DEN / SEA no one way with pick up from 15 July 2018 to 15 August 2018.
  • DEN / LAS / LAX / NYC to LAS / SEA / SFO no one way with pick up from 01 October to 31 October 2018.
  • DEN / LAS / LAX / NYC / SEA / SFO to MCO no one way pick up from 01 October 2018 to 30 November 2018.

Credit Cards
VISA, Master / Euro, American Express cards are accepted. No pre-paid credit cards are accepted.

Burning Man Festival:
This year the requests to attend the "Burning Man Festival" will again coincide with the requests by families. To ensure that families can rent a motorhome and for operational reasons we discourage the relatively short Burning Man bookings. Currently we are not accepting 'typical' Burning Man bookings and will review again in the upcoming spring.

Drivers Licence:
A valid national driver's license is required for each driver. In addition we recommend that foreign customers have an international driver's license or an English translation of the license issued by their home country.

Drivers Age:
The minimum age to drive the vehicle is 25 to Maximum 79 years ( 21 to 24 years with prior authorisation only).

INSURANCE SUMMARY

Public Liability Insurance (Included in the daily rate)
The Public Liability Insurance covers accidents in the event that the renter is at fault. The policy protects the rental company up to USD $1,000,000 and the renter to Statutory Limits (State mandated minimum liability coverage). Liability Insurance has no deductible and current limits can be checked under the following web-address: https://extranet.mbainsurance.net/mirna/choice/statelimits.php.

SLI (Supplemental Liability Insurance)
The optional SLI coverage provides the customer with an increased limit of liability protection. SLI protects the renter and any authorized driver listed on the rental contract for up to USD $1,000,000 toward 3rd party damage claims.

Premium VIP Insurance (Included in the daily rate)
VIP includes secondary comprehensive and collision coverage for the rented vehicle with a deductible of USD $1,000 per incident (A USD $1,000 Security Deposit will be authorized on a major credit card).

Coverage includes but is not limited to:

  • Accidental damages to the vehicle (renter's or 3rd party's fault).
  • "Uninsured Motorist" in case the renter is involved in an accident with a non-insured driver
  • Vehicle theft and fire (personal property and items in the vehicle are always excluded)
  • Windscreen & glass damage, and
  • Vandalism

No insurance coverage is provided (liability or comprehensive & collision) while traveling into non-authorized areas including but not limited to the country of Mexico, the inner cities of New York, Montreal and Quebec (Canada).

Non-Covered Damages (including but not limited to):
Customer has full legal and financial responsibility in case of:

  • Damages to the interior of the vehicle
  • Breach or violation of the rental contract
  • Carrying more passengers than having seat belts available
  • Personal damages and personal property are never covered
  • Deliberate and willful damages caused by the renter or his guests
  • Damages caused to the vehicle by abuse or misuse for illegal activities
  • Renter negligence, e.g. backing up without a guide, following incorrect GPS guidance, etc.
  • Damages caused by freezing, e.g. unit not winterized, or overheating of vehicle or systems,
  • Damages caused by neglecting proper operating procedures, e.g. incorrect fuel type & quality, ignoring oil or coolant levels, air pressure, etc.
  • Damages and losses caused during travel in or thru restricted areas and damages due to "off-road" usage
  • Damages and accidents caused under the influence of alcohol, drugs or other controlled substances
  • Damages and injuries caused by overloading the vehicle and/or exceeding the legal towing capacity (towing limit is with proper equipment 1,500 lbs.)
  • Operation of the vehicle by anyone not meeting the age requirements as shown on the rate sheets and rental terms & conditions, or not listed on the rental contract or having a valid driver license.

Please take note: In case of a claim, Britz USA will not act as an adjuster for any third party insurances purchased by the renter (such as $ 0.00 deductible insurance, etc.).

Technical Difficulties with the Vehicle and its Features
While our first and foremost priority is to provide our mutual customers an excellent and high quality vehicle and service, unexpected technical difficulties can arise. To ensure that our mutual customers can enjoy their motorhome experience we provide an extensive vehicle explanation and with every vehicle an operations manual and the phone number of our 24-hours/7-days help line which is free of charge from any landline in the USA.

Please note: We are not returning phone calls or accepting requests to call a customer back because customers may be hiking, visiting a museum, etc. and not at the vehicle when we call. The customers shall call when at or nearby the vehicle. When we receive a phone call we differentiate between an inconvenience and an emergency:

  • We define an Inconvenience as something that requires the customer to spend additional time, a workaround or a non-safety related feature is not available. Examples are purchasing ice because the refrigerator is not working, the DVD player not working or the slide-out is not extending and therefore the interior space not increased.
     
  • We define as Emergency when the motorhome cannot be driven safely anymore. An example is when the engine stopped working. In this case the Vacation Interruption (VIP) Insurance applies.

Vacation Interuption Protection - (VIP) Insurance
Should the renter's motorhome vacation be interrupted by an automotive mechanical breakdown, not accident or damages caused by the renter, for more than 12 working hours after reporting this to Britz USA, the renter will be reimbursed for the greater of the gross daily rental rate or expenses for hotel rooms up to USD $25 per person per night and car rental up to USD $50 per day per motorhome with a combined maximum of USD $1,500 per rental agreement.

Such reimbursement is only possible when we had the chance to take care of the problem and the customer cooperated to do so. Defects and repairs of Wi-Fi, GPS, radio, TV, CD or DVD player, generator, AC, refrigerator, heater, water heater, slide-out room, awning, cruise control, etc. are not considered mechanical breakdowns and are excluded from VIP reimbursement. Refund of expenses is only possible against proper receipts.

In the Event of an Accident:
Insurance coverage may be void if the following instructions are not followed: The customer must

  • Obtain from the police officer investigating the accident a local police report,
  • Notify Britz USA as soon as possible but not later than 24 hours after the accident,
  • Provide not later than the return of the vehicle the completed accident report form which is supplied to the customer and located in the vehicle along with the registration & insurance papers; such full-written report must contain the other party's name, address, phone number, driver's license number, date of accident, etc.

All documents relating to the accident must include a police report or identifying number.

Unauthorized Extension of the Rental Period:
For an unauthorized late return after 12:00 pm the sum of a) the actual gross rental rate night plus b) USD $300 for administration and handling will be charged for each day late, or part thereof. If the customer contacts Britz USA at least one business day before the vehicle is due for drop-off and obtains the proper authorization to extend in writing the regular rental rate (gross) will apply and is due at the time of extension.

Customer Orientation:
At all locations our staff speak German and English, Dutch, French, Spanish is spoken at some locations. After completing the paperwork the clients get a very thorough personal walk-thru of the motorhome. In addition every vehicle is equipped with an operation manual in German and English. In case of an emergency, accident or technical problems, clients may call 24-hours a day / 7 days a week the emergency toll free number which is printed on the keychain.

Child / Booster Seat:
The parents or guardians are responsible that the applicable laws in regards to child or booster seat are followed.

Vehicle Length:
If a customer requires the exact measurements to make arrangements with a ferry or other service such customer need to book with our sister company Road Bear RV. For Britz USA we cannot guarantee the length of the assigned vehicle.

Gasoline and Propane:
The cost of gasoline and propane is not included in any rent and Britz USA does not assume responsibility for estimates of consumption. All vehicles are delivered with full tanks and the customer is expected to return the vehicle with full tanks or will be charged accordingly.

Maintenance:
The customer is responsible for checking engine oil and coolant levels at each refueling as well as reporting mechanical failures immediately. Coolant refills and authorized repairs will be reimbursed upon return of the vehicle and presentation of all receipts (see mechanical breakdown). It is the driver's responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner and to exercise all caution possible.

Mechanical Breakdown:
For maintenance and repairs exceeding USD $50 the customer must call the Britz USA 24-hour / 7 days toll free helpline to get an authorization. Non-authorized invoices over USD $50 will not be reimbursed. Receipts and replaced parts must be presented for reimbursement. Customer will be held responsible for mechanical damage due to negligence in operation and/or maintenance.

Parking and Traffic Violations:
It is the client's responsibility to report and pay at drop-off for all parking and traffic violations. Failing to report these violations at drop-off will cause a charge of a USD $100 administrative fee per violation plus the fine (including all late charges) to the client's credit card.

Vehicle Substitution:
If for any reason the booked vehicle should not be available Britz USA reserves the right to substitute a higher-rated vehicle at no additional cost. Should a lower-rated vehicle be substituted the Britz USA liability is limited to the refund of the gross rate difference of the two vehicles.

Cleaning Fee:
The clients are responsible to return the vehicle with the interior clean and holding tanks dumped. The vehicles exterior does not require cleaning by the customer. Cleaning and dumping charges apply as posted at the drop-off location.

Complimentary Transfer:
Complimentary transfers are provided once a day to (but not from) the airports DEN / EWR / LAS / LAX / MCO / OAK / SEA / SFO 11 (neither JFK nor La Guardia) and at all rental locations from/to named airport hotels. The complimentary permitted amount of luggage is in accordance with the airline regulations for economy passengers (1 suitcase max. 50 lbs. / 23 kg plus 2 pieces of hand luggage per person). Excessive luggage is the customer's responsibility.

The parents or guardians are responsible to provide for the transfer according to the applicable laws a child seat or booster. Britz USA cannot bring the child seat or booster from the branch to the transfer point. We advise the customer to bring it with them from home or having it shipped to the hotel.

Transfers:
Clients cannot pick up the vehicle the day they arrive with an inter-continental flight or from South America. We recommend therefore spending the first night in an airport hotel or motel. Priority shuttle service will be granted to customers who have made contact at least 72 hours in advance, via you or the online check-in system with their transfer location and how they can be reached so we may inform them about the exact pick-up time for the transfer. If customers choose not to supply the transfer location 72 hours in advance the complimentary shuttle service cannot be guaranteed.

The complimentary shuttle leaves the transfer location from Monday to Friday normally after 12:30. On Saturday based on appointment. If the customer has provided us the transfer location and how we can reach them but not received the exact pick-up time for the transfer at 4:00 pm the day before vehicle pick-up, we advise the customer to call the pick-up rental station between 8:00 am and 9:00 am on the pick-up day.

Transfer from Branch:
The complimentary airport (hotel) shuttle leaves at 11:00 at all branches.

Pick Up and Drop Off Times:
At pick up the main renter must be present with the original driver license and physical credit card showing his/her name.

Vehicle pick up time from Monday to Friday is between 12.00 noon and 4.00 pm.
Saturday - Call for an appointment (general pick-up time 12:00 - 13:00)


To avoid waiting times all customers are asked to check-in online and communicate with the branch to schedule the exact pick-up time. A very limited number of earlier and free of charge appointments may be available by calling the pick-up branch two or three business days prior to pick-up.

Vehicle drop-off time starts at 8:00 am has to be concluded at 10:30 am. Later drop-offs will not be entitled to get a complimentary transfer back to the airport hotels or airport.

Vehicle not at originally agreed drop-off Branch returned
Should Clients not return the vehicle at the branch which was agreed in writing, for example on the rental agreement, we will charge the client for tranferring the motorhome to the branch agreed in writing.


Hours of Operation:

  • Monday to Friday: 8am - 5:00pm (NYC: from NOV to FEB 09:00 to 16:00)
  • Saturday: 8am - 1pm (or during high season as required) - (NYC: from NOV to FEB by appointment)
  • Closed Sundays and all Holidays shown below

Statutory Holidays:

Date
Holiday
28 May 2018
Memorial Day
04 July 2018
Independence Day
03 September 2018
Labour Day
22 November 2018
Thanksgiving Day
25 December 2018
Christmas
02 January 2019
Day after New Years Day
18 February 2019
Washington's Birthday


Pet, Smoking and Travel Restrictions:

  • Pets: Pets are not allowed. A USD $250 minimum cleaning / deodorising fees applies.
  • Smoking: Smoking is prohibited in all vehicles. A USD $250 minimum cleaning / deodorizing fee applies.
  • Mexico: Traveling into Mexico is not permitted.
  • Death Valley: Traveling into Death Valley is not permitted between June 15th and September 15th
  • Alaska: Traveling within Alaska, Yukon and Northwest Territories is permitted as long as Britz USA has been advised at the time of booking.
  • Other: Traveling on any private, gravel, dirt or logging roads and other non-public roads, beaches, etc. and in the Inner city of New York, Montreal and Quebec City (Canada) is not permitted.

Britz USA will hold the customer responsible for disregarding these restrictions including accidents, mechanical breakdowns and thefts occurring in a travel restricted area!

Toll Road System in the Florida Keys
Since February 2011 the Florida Turnpike Enterprise has implemented an all-electronic open road tolling for the southern 47 miles stretch of the Turnpike, from US1 in Florida City to the Miami-Dade/Broward County line. The old tollbooths have been eliminated and the toll-fees cannot be paid in cash anymore.

There are the following options for payment to travel on the Turnpike:

  • 1. Customers picking up in MCO may conveniently rent a Sun Pass transponder at the branch.
     
  • A SunPass Transponder can be obtained by calling 1-888-865-5352 or visiting www.SunPass.com. The transponder will allow traveling on toll roads by paying money into the personal SunPass account.
     
  • 2. The TOLL-BY-PLATE program can be used as an alternative. This program captures an image of the vehicle license plate and bills the registered owner of the vehicle for the toll amount. The TOLL-BY-PLATE program allows the customer to call in to register for a TOLL-BY-PLATE account and to pay for tolls before an invoice will be issued. Payments can be made by cash, credit/debit card on-line or through new payment kiosks located at major retail stores.

Be Aware
Florida State Law (Statue 316.1001) requires payment of prescribed tolls for the usage of toll facilities. Failure to comply with this statute may result in the assessment of a USD $100 or more civil penalty, assessment of court costs, and suspension of the vehicle registration and/or suspension of the driver's license. It will be important for the customer to inform the Britz USA drop-off location of the fact that they traveled on the Florida Turnpike regardless of what option they choose.

In case that an invoice for toll fees will be sent to Britz USA as the registered owner of the vehicle, all fees due will be charged to the customers credit card on file and processed according to our rental provisions with regards to traffic citations (incl. administrative fees).

Shortening of Rental Period:
If a renter shortens their hire period by more than a week - it may be treated as a cancellation of the whole booking and a re-booking. This depends on when the amendment takes place and how many days of hire are being cancelled. Please ensure you always have travel insurance in place.

Cancellation Conditions:
Every cancellation needs to be made in writing. The cancellation fee will be calculated based on the business day Britz USA has received the cancellation.
Minimum cancellation fee - $100
If cancelled 60+ days prior to pick up - $100
If cancelled 59 to 30 days prior to pick up - 20% of the nightly rental charge minus any applied discount plus one way fee if applicable (minimum $350)
If cancelled 29 to 15 days prior to pick up - 50% of the nightly rental charge minus any applied discount plus one way fee if applicable (minimum $350)
If cancelled 14 to 5 days prior to pick up - 100% of the nightly rental charge minus any applied discount plus one way fee if applicable
If cancelled 4 to 0 days prior to pick up - 100% of the nightly rental charge minus any applied discount plus season surcharge plus one way fee if applicable.

Please note: No refund will be given for delayed pick-ups / early returns, unused mileage or for "no shows".

We strongly recommend that renters ensure they take out the highest level of Travel Insurance.

Booking Changes:
One free change per booking can be made up to 61 days prior to pick up, USD $50 for any additional change. Bookings will be revised to the rate and/or discount level (such as Early Bird, Super Deal Rate Code, etc.) applicable at the time of name, date, and vehicle or location revision.

Important:
We reserve the right to refuse any rental at our discretion.

 
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