|El Monte RV offers two types of rates: flex rates and standard rates.
El Monte RV's flex rates are available only to customers who do not reside in the USA;
i.e. only to those persons whose driver's license and passport (or other appropriate documents) show they reside
outside the United States of America (that is, outside the USA, its territories, embassies and military bases).
El Monte RV's standard rates are available to all clients, regardless of residency.
The IdeaMerge online reservation software uses geo-sensitivity technology to present to you upfront the best El Monte RV rates which most likely apply to you.
Moreover, during the optional extras selection step our software requires you to enter a selection which informs us regarding your residency.
That residency statement, as it were, overrides said automatic geo-sensitivity.
If you thus state that you will upon the pick-up occasion present proper documentation to El Monte RV showing that you do not
reside in the United States of America (including its territories, embassies and military bases), the IdeaMerge
software will — based on that statement and on the optional extras you select — present to you a total rental price figured according to the rate type which
is the best deal for you: either flex rates or standard rates.
If, on the other hand, you state that you will present yourself to El Monte RV as a resident of the United States of America (including its territories, embassies and military bases),
the IdeaMerge software will determine your rental price according to standard rates only.
By "flex rates" we mean: (a) the rates are regularly re-set — every Sunday, in El Monte RV's case —
relative to supply and demand considerations;
and (b) within such weekly re-determined set of flex rates (i.e. a snapshot of a year or more of rates)
the flex rates for a particular vehicle can vary as frequently as every week thereof,
this threshold being Wednesday with El Monte RV.
Therefore if your travel dates are flexible, try changing your pick-up date forward and backward relative to that Wednesday threshold;
you might thus discover a considerably lower rate for the same or similar vehicle.
Moreover, flex rates tend to favor the customer insofar as the
customer places an order long before the pick-up date.
A particular flex rate is associated with a particular vehicle,
pick-up location, and pick-up date
— actually, with each WednesdayTuesday duration —
and determines the nightly El Monte RV flex rate through the 40th day of the rental,
at which point in the computation the flex rate for days 41–80 is set based on the 41st day,
and so on for every 40 days of the computation. Of course the IdeaMerge online order software performs such computation.
El Monte RV's standard rates are re-determined frequently (about two or three times a month) relative to supply and demand considerations.
A particular standard rate is associated with a particular vehicle,
pick-up location and rental night.
IdeaMerge's online reservation software automatically adds to the
El Monte rates the cost of any mandatory charges,
e.g. El Monte's one-time prep fee (which differs between the rate types) and any taxes and fees imposed by state governments. Of course our software
also adds the cost of any optional extras you choose (some of which different between rate types), such that the total
price it quotes to you is a true total and represents the best deal for you (e.g. the lower of the flex-rate and standard-rate totals).
The minimum official rental durations:
All the total prices include the state and local taxes and fees.