Vehicle Pick Up
Upon arrival to our site, you will be required to present a valid passport, credit
card, and driver's license. In order to be a qualified driver and renter, you will need to be over 25 years old. A valid
International Driving Permit, which can be obtained at any AAA branch for those of you in the U.S, is recommended.
You will be asked to sign a Rental Contract at the time of picking up the motorhome.
Please make sure you read and understand everything in it, and ask us about any questions before signing it. We can e-mail
you a sample contract for your review upon request. By signing the Rental Contract you are accepting all of the rental terms
included in it.
We will also go through the whole motorhome, explaining how each system works and
testing them at the same time. Any damage or malfunction found should be noted in the Rental Contract. The vehicle will have
a full tank of fuel (diesel). Please allow plenty of time in your schedule to do this procedure. This is a good time to ask
You will be provided two sets of keys for everything.
You will be provided a road atlas and campground guide of Argentina. Keep in mind
that it doesn't list every single campground available.
Police highway check points are common and safe in Argentina and Chile. They will
ask you to see a valid driver's license, vehicle registration, and current insurance when driving the
motorhome. You will also have a notarized document in your name(in Spanish), allowing you to drive the vehicle (this one will
be really helpful to avoid any doubts that you are not driving a stolen vehicle!). It is always a good idea to keep a copy
of your passport and of the Rental Contract handy as well. You should have no problems as long as you can show them the above
You will have a full natural gas bottle when picking up the
motorhome. This should be enough for running the refrigerator, cooking, using the water heater, and the space heater during
your stay, unless you are planning an extended visit. You don't need to refill the container before returning the unit. If
you need to refill while traveling (not a frequent situation), please follow the instructions to avoid any injuries.
Your unit comes equiped with the following items, free of charge:
Driving Kit: Road atlas and campground guide for the whole country (including
Argentina and Chile highways, city/town maps, distance charts, etc.) vehicle's owner manual, Renter´s Booklet (full of useful
information about driving in Argentina, the vehicle, what to do in case of an accident/emergency, etc.)
Kitchen Kit: full set of dish, silverware and cooking utensils, spark lighter.
Bathroom Kit: biodegradable toilet paper, hand soap, chemical toilet
Bedding kit: sheets, goose down (douvet) comforters, blankets, and pillows .
Camping Kit: Camping folding chairs (number varies according to unit rented),
camping folding table, extension cord (220v), water hose.
Mechanical Kit: jump start cables, working gloves, emergency road signals,
basic tool set, second spare tire (upon request).
For your convenience, there is a large shopping center very close to our delivery
location, which you can use to buy food and anything else needed for the trip.
Driving the Motorhome
The vehicles' controls are very easy to use. However, keep in mind that it will probably
take you a while to become familiar with all of them. Take your time to adjust the driving seat, mirrors, check lights, radio,
etc. Remember that all our units have manual transmission. Vehicle drives like a van, with a 100 to 110 km/hr
cruising speed, depending on the unit. Driving in Latin America is a bit different than Europe, Canada,
Australia or the U.S. (unless you come from southern Italy!!). Many drivers in Argentina tend to drive aggressively (this
is especially true for males). This doesn't mean that you should drive like a possessed race pilot, just be aware of it and
act defensively. We recommend driving only during daylight hours. Road signage in the whole country is
generally good and reliable.
Always be aware of the oversized dimensions of a motorhome!! (If you drive one at
home, you are probably used to this). Keep in mind the height of the vehicle when near trees, overhead cabling, parking structures,
etc. When approaching a highway toll booth (abundant in Argentina),
select the appropriate lane for higher vehicles, usually towards the right end (just follow the buses or trucks).
User will be responsible for any traffic violations taking place
during the rental period. The vehicle use will be limited to the normal use of a motorhome. Transporting additional passengers
or load is not allowed and will cancel the insurance protection. Only the people designated in the rental agreement will
be permitted to drive the motorhome. Please see our Rental Contract for additional information.
Overnight stays: for safety issues, we encourage to take advantage of the many and
inexpensive campgrounds available, especially in the tourist areas. However, other places can be used for overnight stay,
under the right circumstances. For example, if you are on the road on your way to a destination and need a place, ask a gas
station attendant if you can park for the night. If you are in a remote beautiful spot all by yourself, it is probably OK
to spend the night there. In all cases, check the surroundings first and make sure you have a good feeling about the place
and that you are not violating local regulations or private property.
Smoking tobacco or any other substance is not allowed inside the vehicle, under any
circumstances. Driving while intoxicated with alcohol or drugs is not only extremely dangerous but illegal in Argentina. Unfortunately,
we can't allow pets in the units.
Returning the Motorhome.
Vehicle must be returned by the stipulated day and time to the Andean Roads
headquarters, unless previously arranged differently. Drop off at another location will be charged extra.
Allow some extra time to go through all the paperwork. You will be asked to
take part in a vehicle walk-through in order to check for any missing, damaged, or broken items.