Rent a camper van from $1 and hit the road this holiday season
Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here.
Pack up your bags and get ready for the cheapest road trip of your life because imoova is offering relocation rentals from $1 (including deals in Australia and New Zealand if you're feeling adventurous).
Whether you're going to visit family in a different state for the holidays or just want to take a road trip, this service could be a real money saver. So how does it work? Rather than paying drivers to relocate rentals, imoova will essentially pay you to do it for a $1 charge per day. Additional inclusions include a preset amount for gas, toll roads and other extras but it depends on the route. There will also be a $25 booking fee, but considering the other discounts on these "rentals," it's still a great deal when compared to the typical rental price of camper vans.
Availability: U.S. (through imoova)
Cost: $1+ per day, plus a $25 booking fee
Dates: November - December 2019 depending on route
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
The information for the Citi Prestige Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.
Here are some examples of what you can book:
San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles, CA including $100 fuel refund:
Las Vegas, NV to San Francisco, CA including $100 fuel refund:
Las Vegas, NV to Dallas, TX including $200 fuel refund:
Using the right credit card is important when renting a car because some cards provide primary car rental coverage. Unfortunately, most credit cards that include primary car rental coverage — including the Chase Sapphire Reserve, which is a go-to card when renting vehicles — explicitly exclude recreational vehicles.
Even if you have a credit card that provides car rental insurance when renting an RV, remember that this insurance usually only covers damage to the vehicle you rent. You’ll still want to make certain that your personal car insurance or other insurance covers liability for damage caused to other cars and personal property as well as injuries to people involved in an accident.
Citi cards used to be a great option for RV rentals in the US and primary abroad, but as of September 22, 2019 this coverage has ended. However, the Citi Premier® Card still offers 3x earning at gas stations which may make you keep it around.
For more info, checking out our guides to renting an RV and how to RV with the family (and have some fun along the way).