Minivan Dodge Caravan


Min Age to Rent: 21
Seats: 7 (sleeps 2)
Locations: New York, Miami and Cross-Country between LA/San Fran and NY/Miami (West Coast rentals available for 30+ days only)
Daily Rate: $40-$80 depending on season, rental length, and driver age
Miles: included, miles depends on rental length

A Dodge Caravan Minivan rental is perfect for couples or friends on a real budget but want a vehicle to sleep in. The seats in back fold into the floor to make a, flat cozy sleeping area if you add sleeping bags or an air mattress. The minivan is also ideal for groups of 3 or more who want the extra space a minivan affords over a compact or full-size sedan.

Rent a Minivan from from New York, Los Angeles or San Francisco, with limited availability in Miami. You can rent it one-way across the US for a one-way fee. Under 25 years of age? No worries, you can rent the minivan!

The Minivan is a year 2005, 5-door Dodge Caravan with air conditioning, AM/FM radio with CD player, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power door locks, automatic transmission and a V6 engine. The minivan does not include any bedding or cooking utensils or equipment.

Minivan Benefits & Freebies

  Free 100 miles per day for rentals 31+ days
  Under 31 days includes set number of miles
  Long-term rentals at cheap prices
  No Vehicle Preparation Fees
  Basic Liability Insurance included
  Multiple drivers at no additional cost
  Travel to Canada for no extra cost

Minivan Amenities

  Seats up to 5
  Sleeps 2 with seats in back folded down into floor
  AM/FM Radio and CD Player with MP3 Input
  Power steering
  Power brakes
  Automatic Transmission

A convenience kit can be rented for $75 per person for the entire rental period that contains bedding (linen, cover, pillow), bath and hand towels, face cloth, glass and coral tableware (plates, cups, cutlery) for a min. 4 people, pots, frying pan, can opener, salad sieve, cork screw, plastic bowl, dust pan and broom.

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The primary rental costs of a minivan include:

  • the base rental rate, which includes a specified number miles and basic liability
  • One-way drop off fees between the East Coast & West Coast is approximately $700
  • Domestic Security fee (for rentals out of New York, applies to all types of vehicles) $5/day, maximum $140
  • Sales Tax, which ranges between 7% for New York picks ups and 9.75% for California pickups. 

Optional rental costs include:

  • Additional Miles - you can pre-purchase additional miles above what is included in the base rental rate for $110 per 500-mile pack. Otherwise, miles incurred over the included amount are charged at $0.25 per mile.
  • Convenience Kits which include bedding and cookware and utensils costs $75 per person for the entire rental period
  • Collision damage waiver (CDW), which covers damage to the minivan above $500 (eg $500 deductible). CDW costs $7.95/day or $150/month.
  • Supplemental Liability (SLI), which covers third party liability, costs $9.95 per day
  • Combined CDW and SLI costs $13.95 per day

Please note: due to the nature of the backpacker and budget travel rental car industry being a niche industry, there is limited availability compared with large car rental agencies. Please use our cross country car/minivan rental inquiry form to your right to check availability and pricing for your road trip adventure.

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