Star Drive Canada informationDrive a vehicle that an A list Star would be happy being seen driving!. They've been in business since 1992 and have excellent credentials as an RV rental business in Ontario. All vehicles are new and tidy and everything is provided to make sure your vacation is smooth and fantastic.
The Supplier is located on a major highway directly across from Lake Ontario, situated between Toronto’s International Airport and Niagara Falls and offers complimentary shuttle services between Toronto and Hamilton Airport area hotels. The Supplier depots and transfer people back to the airports from the depot at the end of their rental free of charge.
The Supplier's priority commitment is to customer satisfaction, quality motorhome vacations, efficient and courteous service.
Star Drive Canada Rental TermsImportant information about your rental
On arrival, you will be required to sign a rental agreement with the operators of Star Drive Canada. Here is a summary of the terms and conditions:
The following definitions apply for the Terms and Conditions for Star Drive Canada.
- The Supplier means the operator of Star Drive Canada
- The Client is also referred to as you, your, the customer(s) Payments
A non-refundable deposit of between 25-30% of your rental cost will be taken from your nominated credit card at the time of booking confirmation. This percentage of the total fees will vary depending on the number of days your booking is placed before travel commencement. The balance payment due will be deducted from your nominated credit card 30 days prior to the commencement of your rental. Please ensure there are sufficient funds available on your credit card at this time.
If you are booking within 30 days of travel the entire cost of the rental will be transacted from your nominated credit card at the time of booking confirmation. Note on foreign currency bookings: full balance of payment (including the deposit) will be collected at the time of confirmation if you have elected to process your booking in a currency different to CAD$.
Some charges may be payable directly to your rental station upon arrival, these will be itemised as such in your breakdown of pricing if and where applicable.
Calculation of rental charges is based on the number of nights rented in the various seasons. Client vouchers will be provided upon request. If not paid when due, the supplier reserve the right to cancel the reservation. Payment cheques must be drawn on a North American bank. All charges are in Canadian funds. Supplier accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Travelers Cheques. Deposits taken by credit card will be refunded by same. No adjustment is made for currency fluctuations. Claims for adjustments can only be made up to 3 months after the drop-off date. Cancellation Policy
The booking deposit is non-refundable. In addition to forfeiting the deposit, the following charges apply:
More than 30 days before pick-up date: No further penalties - loss of booking deposit only.
Between 30 - 20 days before pick-up date: Loss of a further 50% of all remaining rental charges
20 days or closer to vehicle pick-up: Loss of 100% of all rental charges
Please note that during the winter season (usually from 01 October but possibly earlier), the vehicles will most likely be winterized, depending on weather conditions. This means that all water will be drained from the vehicle and replaced with anti-freeze liquid. This means that there will be no access to the sink, toilet or shower. The quoted price includes:
-The preparation fee includes KOA Directory, KOA Discount Card
- Complimentary transfer service from Toronto / Hamilton Airport area hotels, and Hamilton Downtown area hotels back to their depot where you will pick up your vehicle. Transfers also available at the end of the rental from the depot back to Toronto / Hamilton Airport Terminal, Airport area hotels or Hamilton downtown hotels. (Please note: There are no complimentary transfers offered from Downtown Toronto to the Star Drive Canda depot or vice versa )
- First tank of propane, toilet chemicals, 30/15 amp adapter, sewer hose, water hose, dust pan, broom, stove lighter
- Vehicle demonstration
- Free storage of luggage at owner's risk
- Rates are in CAD$ and are subject to change without notice
The quoted base rental price excludes:
- GST & PST which will be itemised separately
- Security deposit
- Any extra items like kilometer packs or excess reductions options
- Cost of fuel
Many other items can be added to your rental either by pre-selecting during the booking process or payable based on usage at the end of your rental Travel insurance
We strongly recommend that clients ensure they take out the highest level of travel insurance. In many cases, this will cover any losses incurred if you are forced to cancel your booking. Sales Tax
All charges are subject to 5% Goods and Services Tax and 8% Provincial Tax.
Hours of Operation
Monday to Saturday, 0900—1700.
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Minimum Rental
There is a minimum rental of 5 days in any season.
Pick up Time
Between 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Clients arriving from overseas must spend the first night in a hotel and therefore should book their motorhome reservation for the day after they arrive in YYZ (Toronto). For those clients travelling from outside Ontario and are not able to arrive at dealership prior to 4:00 p.m. should arrange to stay the first night in a hotel.
Pick Up and Return
Vehicle picks up: 14:00—16:00 hours.
Vehicle return: 09:00—11:00 hours.
Customers will receive a complete orientation on the use of the vehicle. We provide free storage of luggage, airline tickets and other valuables at owner’s risk. The individual(s) signing the contract and credit card must be present in person at the time of vehicle pickup and the following items are required: any remaining rental balance payment, credit card (for security deposit and damage not covered by CDW), and driver’s license for all individuals driving the vehicle (a copy will be taken). Our rental department is closed on Sundays. No security deposit will be returned until the rental vehicle is checked back in by Star Drive Canada Rental Staff (as volumes and staffing vary this may be some time after the date of return). If extra charges are incurred, or if damage has occurred, the added costs will be charged to the security deposit and the open credit card authorization. The vehicle must be returned in the same condition as dispatched, with the fuel tank filled and holding tanks empty or added charges will apply. There is no refund should the client return the vehicle earlier than the scheduled drop off date. Penalties of a minimum $50.00 per hour are charged for late returns.
We suggest that clients stay overnight in a hotel their first night after arriving from overseas. We recommend clients to telephone before the morning of pick up to schedule their transfer time. Transfers from only Toronto airport area hotels, as well as Hamilton area hotels, are included in the preparation fee. A surcharge of $60 per transfer is applied to groups with more than 4 people.
The preparation fee includes KOA Directory, KOA Discount Card, transfers, first tank of propane, toilet chemicals, 30/15 amp adapter, sewer hose, water hose, dust pan, broom, stove lighter and vehicle demonstration.
PLEASE SELECT ONE CONVENIENCE KIT FOR EACH PERSON TRAVELING UNLESS YOU ARE BRINGING ALL OF YOUR OWN EQUIPMENT:
Frying pan, 3 pots with lids, kettle, tea pot, two knives, tongs, oven mitts, measuring cup, spatula, can and bottle opener, salad bowl, coffee maker, juice jug, 2 wooden spoons, colander, vegetable peeler, corkscrew, slotted spoon, 2 dish cloths, salt and pepper shakers, 2 dish towels, utensil tray, clothes hangers, serving spoon, waste basket.
Kit Items Per Person 2 sheets, pillow slip, pillow, blanket, face cloth, cutlery, dinnerware, coffee cup, tumbler, bath and hand towel.
$5.00 per hour or $60 per day unlimited.
The base rental rates do not include km. These are charged at $0.41 per km or purchase prepaid kilometre packages at a discounted rate of $350 for blocks of 1000kms. Please also note that any unused pre-purchased kilometres are non refundable.
A valid credit card must be provided at rental check out. If a client purchases VIP Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), a minimum security deposit of $2000 for Class C and $2,000 for Class A and B rentals will be charged to their credit card account at pick-up. For all rentals, a signed open credit card authorization will be taken at departure for the purpose of recovering additional rental expenses and any damage or accidents which are not covered by CDW. [Note: If groups are renting to attend events such as football games, car races, festivals, etc., security deposits may be required from all occupants of each rental vehicle.] If clients do wish to purchase VIP CDW, and wish to provide their own coverage, they must present a written approval from their insurer, in a form acceptable to Star Drive Canada, stating their coverage for motorhome rentals is not capped at a rate lower than the current value of the rented unit at the time of booking which must be at least five days (not including weekends and legal holidays) before vehicle pick-up. At Star Drive Canada’s sole discretion, if all requirements are met, a minimum security deposit of $5,000.00 will be charged to client’s credit card account at pick-up.
Awning Use Deposit
Awning use is not included in the basic rental rate. However, if the vehicle is equipped with an awning, a minimum security deposit of $1,000 (if you intend to use the vehicle awning) will be charged to the client's credit card account at pick-up.
VIP CDW Coverage
Restricted only to accidents which occur on roads, provided the road is a public highway. All accidents must be police reported and include a file number for that report. CDW does not cover any accidents which occur off public highways: in campgrounds, gas stations, shopping malls, etc. Any damage suspected to be over $1,000 must be accompanied by a police report, completed by the officer at the scene. All pertinent information relating to the accident must be included in the report (i.e. license numbers, vehicles, etc.) VIP CDW Coverage offers protection against mechanical breakdown which requires more than 12 hours to repair. Incurred expenses of up to $120.00 per rental vehicle for lodging will be reimbursed if receipts are presented. VIP excludes liability and personal property, non-accidental damages and interior damage. Malfunctions to radios, air conditioning, fridge, water heater, cruise control, microwave, furnace, generator, TV/DVD/VCR and all other convenience devices are not considered mechanical breakdowns.
Clients are responsible for checking engine oil and coolant levels at each refuelling as well and to report immediately any mechanical failures. Oil and coolant refills and all authorised repairs will be reimbursed at check-in upon presentation of receipts and replaced parts. Clients are authorised to proceed with necessary repairs up to $100.00 and should call Star Drive Canada for authorization of any repairs greater than $100.00. No repairs are to be made to television, radio, and cruise control. Clients will be held responsible for mechanical damage due to negligence in operation and maintenance.
Fuel is the client’s responsibility. No claims are made as to the fuel consumption of a vehicle.
Traffic Violations and Tolls
It is the client’s responsibility to pay and report for any parking/traffic violations and unpaid tolls at the time of drop off. Star Drive Canada reserves the right to apply the amount of the fine or toll to the client’s credit card after the rental is terminated along with an administration fee of $50.00.
There is no protection through CDW, VIP or VIP Plus for theft as agreed upon in the rental agreement if travelling in Montreal or Quebec City, unless the rental unit was stolen from a secured campground. No rental vehicles are permitted to travel north of Fort St. John, British Columbia, including highways 37, 97 and 35, nor north of the provinces into Nunavut or Northwest Territory or Alaska, nor south into Mexico. Travelling through Death Valley in California, USA, is not permitted from May 1st to September 30th inclusive. Travelling on the Apache Trail, east of Tortilla Flat to Roosevelt Dam is not permitted at any time of the year. Travelling is not permitted on logging and other non-public roads.
If a reserved vehicle is not available, Star Drive Canada may offer an equal or higher rated vehicle at no additional cost. If a lower rated vehicle must be substituted, our responsibility is limited to refund the difference in the retail rental rate. Should a substitute not be available, a full refund or credit towards a future rental may be offered. Star Drive Canada does not guarantee the model, year, a specific vehicle, or a functional power generator.
Smoking and Pets
Licensing & Personal
The client must authorise Star Drive Canada to obtain driving and credit information about them from any source. All drivers must be over 25 years of age, have a valid driver’s license in good standing and be licensed for more than 5 years. Only approved drivers may drive the vehicle or CDW will not cover accidents. Forty-eight (48) hours minimum (not including weekends and legal holidays) notice may be required to approve drivers. A readable copy of each of the rental driver(s) license(s) is required prior to check out. At the sole discretion of Star Drive Canada, if any of the above conditions are not met, Star Drive Canada reserves the right to cancel the rental at any time prior to departure. All renters must adhere to the rental terms and conditions of the Reservation and Rental Agreements from pick up throughout the entire rental, as well as the following drop off and until final settlement of your account with Star Drive Canada. Clients must certify that the information provided to Star Drive Canada is true and correct.Terms of booking on this website
The rates on this website are often heavily discounted. This is due to our negotiated rates and bulk buying power. On very rare occasions, a rate may be displayed incorrectly due to our, or a vehicle supplier's error. In such a case, if you book with us at a quoted rate that is incorrect, we will notify you of any price change and give you the option to proceed or cancel. We make every effort to keep information on our site up to date, but we cannot guarantee this website is free of errors or omissions and retain the right to update or change the information published at any time.
To the extent permitted by law we/the owners of this website will not be liable to you or to any third party (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage (including but not limited to any accident, injury, delay or loss of enjoyment) arising out of your reliance upon information contained on this website, including but not limited to your use (or inability to use) any products or services described or procured through this website.
When you pick up your vehicle, you will be required to sign a rental agreement with the supplier of the vehicle. Your rental and use of the vehicle will be governed by the terms of the rental agreement and any other documentation or information provided to you by the supplier at the time you pick up your vehicle. The rental agreement is between you and the supplier and we will not be liable to you or to any third party in relation to the terms of the supplier’s rental agreement or any other documentation provided to you by the supplier at the time of pick up.
While we will make reasonable efforts to ensure we are representing only reputable suppliers, we make no warranty about the fitness or suitability of any third party (supplier) product or service and will not accept responsibility for the quality or fitness of any vehicle. If you encounter issues with the vehicle whilst on hire, you MUST report these issues directly to the relevant supplier at the earliest possible time. This will allow the supplier to remedy any issues and minimise any inconvenience to you. If you fail to report any vehicle issues during your rental, it is likely that compensation will not be offered. We welcome feedback from our customers on their experience with our suppliers. We may, at our discretion, provide you with reasonable assistance in resolving any dispute you may have with a supplier.
Our total liability to you in relation to your use of this website and the information contained on this website will not exceed the dollar amount of the deposit we have received from you in relation to your booking/rental. Refunds will not be made for bookings cancelled due to inclement weather. Again, we strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance. Your use of this website is governed by the laws of New Zealand and the jurisdiction of the New Zealand courts.
To make a booking you must complete our booking form which is easy to follow and secured with the latest encryption technology. Once we receive your form, we will, subject to availability, confirm your booking by emailing you a confirmation voucher and invoice. The deposit required to secure your vehicle (as shown on the secure booking page) will only be processed on your credit card when your booking is confirmed. Please note that a 1.95% credit card or debit card surcharge will be added when your payment is processed.
A booking is confirmed when you have been emailed a confirmation voucher and at this stage the deposit is processed on your card and becomes non-refundable and any cancellation fees stated in the supplier's terms apply. Upon receipt of your confirmation, please check your details carefully and notify us immediately if there are any incorrect details, as it may not be possible to make changes at a later date.
If you are booking via phone, please make sure you have read the terms and conditions of the vehicle you wish to rent first. Our reservations consultant will ask you if you have read the terms and agree to them before proceeding. The onus is always on the renter to ensure they make themselves fully aware of the terms displayed on our website.
In booking on this website you acknowledge that we disclose your information to your selected Supplier in order to provide the requested rental services.
Please note that some suppliers treat an amendment as a new booking and apply the rate current at the time the amendment is made to recalculate the entire booking amount (not just the days changed). If the rental period is increased, an additional deposit may be required. If the rental period is shortened which results in a reduction of the rental charges, the deposit amount will remain unchanged, and the difference between the original and revised deposit is forfeited (it cannot be used towards remaining rental charges). To request a change to a confirmed booking, please use the alterations request link on your confirmation. Any alterations are subject to availability and the approval of the supplier. In addition to the alteration policy of the supplier stated in their terms, the following charges will apply:
Motorhome rental alterations (all charges stated in local currency): 25.00
The alteration fee will not be charged if your alteration request is not possible.
Vehicle Capacity and fitness to drive
Under no circumstances are you permitted to carry more passengers than the vehicle you rent is legally registered to carry, and if you do your insurance may be invalidated. The number of seatbelts (and passengers) is indicated next to each vehicle on this website. Luggage capacity where shown is an indication only and we will not be responsible should you be unable to fit your entire luggage into a vehicle. It is your responsibility to choose a journey that is within your capabilities. A vehicle supplier can refuse to rent a vehicle to any person who is in their opinion unfit to drive or does not meet eligibility requirements. In such circumstances we will have no further liability to you.
We are committed to providing a quality service and aim for complete customer satisfaction. In the event of cancellation, any refunds or penalties are detailed in the terms and conditions of your selected vehicle that you are asked to read and accept at time of booking. In the event you are unsatisfied with our service, please contact us within 48 hours of placing your booking or request and we will work to resolve any issues and determine if compensation is due. In the event you have completed your rental and are unhappy with your vehicle, we are happy to assist you in seeking compensation from the operator of the vehicle.
This website is owned and operated by Motorhome Republic Ltd. Our financial centre and marketing office is based at Level 5, 12 Madden Street, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland, New Zealand. In Australia, we are based at Suite 3.01, 11 Queens Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004. Thank you for booking with us.