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Cooking utensils, dishes, and silverware* are included by default at no extra charge.
(* See near the bottom of page the list of items.)
The vehicle comes with two gas bottles, one full and the other half full.
All our France rentals include unlimited kilometers.
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If you want your France-based motorhome or campervan rental to include
any of the following, you should order such items upon placing a reservation.
Our online order software will prompt you in this regard.
Likewise if you want to order the following insurance addendums, you
must do so upon placing your reservation:
SORRY, BUT SATELLITE TELEVISION
IS NOT AVAILABLE IN THE VEHICLES.
And only the Group E vehicles have a television.
There is no charge for an additional driver (maximum two drivers per motorhome).
The vehicle will be delivered with a full tank of fuel. (Likewise it should
be returned with a full tank.) The water tank, propane tanks,
and toilet chemical repository will also be full. The interior and exterior
will be clean, and the water and toilet tank will be empty of waste. Likewise the vehicle
should be returned clean. Vehicles returned in an unclean condition will be
subject to a modest cleaning fee.
A thorough explanation and demonstration of the rental vehicle will be provided
upon pick-up. This orientation, together with completion of the relevant
paperwork, requires approximately one hour.
Also included will be a French/English operators manual, a list of select campgrounds in France,
a list of service areas in France, and suggested itineraries in the various regions of France.
IdeaMerge suggests that our clients do not plan to rely solely on any one campground guide nor even on any collection
of such guides (whether they be in book form, software form, or online) to determine the location or quality of
appropriate campgrounds. Such a guide — especially if it is provided free of charge by the vendor or another
entity — should not be considered suitably thorough and up to date, although in many cases they are very useful.
Even if a vendorís policy is to provide such guide with every rental vehicle, they occasionally run out of supply
because too many clients lose or abscond with the guide, or for other reasons beyond the vendor's control. IdeaMerge therefore
suggests a sort of rule of three: use at least two published guides (in book form, software form, or online), and
rely on your own on-the-ground research (e.g. following local signage, questioning local people, and so forth) to complete
the picture. Market forces usually take care of the rest because they result in campground locations per the general demand
and thus near where you are most likely to desire such location. Neither IdeaMerge nor the vendor is responsible to assist
in locating or recommending campgrounds to clients. Any assistance IdeaMerge or the vendor does give in that respect should
not be interpreted as sanctioning or signifying the suitability of the services or products provided at the campground,
although IdeaMerge never provides such support unless we believe the company or institution we name is reputable and
engaged in the business or service they purport to. Inclusion or exclusion of mention of such entity by IdeaMerge does not
necessarily signify the suitability of their services or products.
* Included items:
** The fleet of vehicles is modern, secured, and continually upgraded
no vehicle being more than two model years old, and 80 percent of the fleet
being renewed each year. Thus
breakdowns and thefts are kept to a minimum. Repairs necessitated by breakdowns
or accidental damages to the motorhome are naturally by default at the
expense of the vendor subject of course, in the case of accidental
damage, to the applicable insurance deductible/excess, and subject to
vendor approval of any repair estimated to cost over EUR100. (The client
should call the vendor to obtain such authorization.) The client may be
held responsible for mechanical damage or theft of the motorhome resulting
from negligent use of the motorhome or from failure to effect normal
maintenance. Moreover, the vendor
is not obligated to secure the repair of the radio, air conditioning,
refrigerator, propane gas units, and 12V appliances in general during a
client's use of the motorhome; which is to say, the client accepts the risk
that the motorhome's appliances may become and remain inoperable during the rental
duration. Likewise the client by default accepts the risk that the motorhome itself
may become and remain inoperable due to breakdown or to theft of
the vehicle during the rental duration; and this is to say, in such
cases the vendor is by default not obligated to pay for the towing of the motorhome,
nor to replace a motorhome with another motorhome nor with a car nor minivan
nor other vehicle nor tent. However, for an extra EUR8 per day the client can purchase the vendor's
special assistance package which, in the event of breakdown or
theft of the vehicle, covers towing costs, lodging (up to EUR38 per
person per night), and alternative transportation i.e. motorhome rental,
or automobile rental or rail tickets, depending the client's preference
and depending upon availability. (If no motorhomes are
available for rental as is often the case in, say, July the
client who has purchased said special assistance package would choose relative
to a set of alternative forms of transportation and accommodation.)
This optional assistance package is strongly recommended by IdeaMerge and is
effective in all the countries in which the default insurance
is effective; but like the default assistance, it does not apply to the
motorhome's radio, air conditioning, refrigerator, propane gas units,
and 12V appliances in general.
*** Child safety and booster seats: