|By mary pequinot (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #631) on Monday, July 16, 2007 - 4:50 pm:|
We will be on Bonaire for two weeks in November. Want to rent a truck for the whole time we're there. Anyone have a favorite rental recommendation?
|By Marcus L. Barnes (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #920) on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 - 11:31 am:|
|By Yana girl (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #699) on Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 8:45 am:|
|By Koma a.k.a. Tom C. (BonaireTalk Deity - Post #14779) on Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 9:21 am:|
Mary, I have used:
|By chris keen (BonaireTalker - Post #49) on Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 9:34 am:|
I recommend Telerin, have rented from Poppi for the last 3 trips & she & her prices are great!
|By Debbie Babcock (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #5639) on Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 11:04 am:|
When renting a truck on Bonaire, make sure you take the CDW Insurance on it as well and A/B has one option the others doesn't have which is FULL insurance. The most protection you can have. Now, if you have the Blue AMEX, you can get coverage that way too without paying for insurance on island. You have to have the card and then purchase the option prior to going to Bonaire. Trucks are not covered with other credit cards for insurance on island.
|By Carole B. (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #6006) on Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 6:07 pm:|
We have always used AB Car REntals and have been pleased with their service and the vehicles each and every year. cb
|By mary pequinot (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #634) on Friday, July 20, 2007 - 7:08 am:|
|By Ginny (BonaireTalker - Post #18) on Friday, July 20, 2007 - 7:26 am:|
|By Debbie Babcock (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #5647) on Friday, July 20, 2007 - 7:58 am:|
Ginny, From what I have read in prior posts here on BT, they are now in the archives, you have to sign up with Amex for that option, I don't believe it just comes with your card. Depending on the card you have with Amex it may, but I would check with them first to make sure you have that coverage and it is activated for your trip. And also with the rental company on Bonaire you are using to make sure they accept Amex, most do, but I have heard some do not.
|By Tribs - BT Bon Meet Aug 08 - let's dive (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #4609) on Friday, July 20, 2007 - 8:24 am:|
Hi Debbie and Ginny! Ok...the AMEX insurance is great, but it does vary based upon your card. My AMEX Green, I had to sign up for the program and it cost me 19.95. My AMEX Rewards Gold, it is automatic with the card and it is free. I know many others who have the AMEX Gold and it is automatic, but not free. I think Debbie has the right idea. Just call the insurance number for AMEX (not the general 800 number on your card) and they can pull up your account and tell you exactly how your card is set up.
|By Barry Baker (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #559) on Friday, July 20, 2007 - 3:03 pm:|
When I got my blue Amex, it cost $60 to sign up for the Premier insurance and then they bill you $19.95 each time you rent to cover the vehicle. We only use it to rent on Bonaire, in the States we use Visa so as not to get the $19.95 charge.
|By Josie (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1280) on Friday, July 20, 2007 - 8:22 pm:|
I recommend Everts --- the owner, Ilka, is a lovely local lady, and the service has always been GREAT!
|By Ginny (BonaireTalker - Post #19) on Saturday, July 21, 2007 - 8:17 am:|
Debbie, Tribs, and Barry,
|By Angela (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #174) on Saturday, July 21, 2007 - 10:21 am:|
I recommend Everts too, service is just great!
|By Barry Baker (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #561) on Monday, July 23, 2007 - 12:38 pm:|
Ginny look up some old posts from a couple of years ago on the blue Amex card, Jake had some good info and the specifics on what to ask for. It's been awhile since I did it, I believe you have to specifically ask for the premiere insurance.
|By Ginny (BonaireTalker - Post #20) on Saturday, August 4, 2007 - 9:08 am:|
I checked on the AMEX blue insurance and have signed up. For the fee of $24.95, when I rent the truck it will have the coverage. Will not be charged until I rent. will have this charge each time I rent. Seems reasonable to me. It also allows for 42 days rental which is the exact length of our stay. I will, however, call to make sure they know I will be using the card on Bonaire. Thanks for all the help. Hope this update will be helpful to others.
|By Vince DePietro (Bellevue Condos # 9) (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1016) on Saturday, August 4, 2007 - 12:01 pm:|
Well in my opinion this is really just common sense. I really don't understand why ANYONE would want to pay a rental car company $10/day for CDW when you can get this coverage for the entire rental for $20 from AMEX. If anyone out there can explain to me the rationale for voluntarily paying this, I'd certainly like to hear it.
|By Ron Gould (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #999) on Saturday, August 4, 2007 - 2:40 pm:|
I deal with Telerin. They take Amex and I had a claim last trip and it was paid in less then a week... Ron
|By Ginny (BonaireTalker - Post #28) on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 4:07 pm:|
I just got a great quote from Telerin and was wondering if you could give more info an their service and vehicles.
|By Ron Gould (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1080) on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 6:41 pm:|
Good solid vehicles, great service! Poppy, will meet you at the airport, no waiting in lines. She will pick up your vehicle when you leave at the airport. Very good company...
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