Hiring motorhomes and owning motorhomes

The UK is full of beautiful and interesting and places to visit and is a popular choice for both domestic and overseas holidaymakers. For many travellers, independence is a key factor when thinking about how they are going to get around. Some will also want to be able to go where they want, when they want and make stops when they’re ready. Those who own a motorhome, have the added bonus of being able to set up camp without even leaving their vehicle. And for those that don’t own their own, motorhome hire in the UK is widely available.

There are many companies hiring vehicles of various sizes all around the UK. The size of vehicle needed of course will depend on the number of people travelling. Sizes generally range from two-berth models to those that can sleep up to seven people. There’s usually a choice of models too, from classic to the latest models with all the mod cons.

Renters will generally need to collect the vehicles themselves from pick up points or depots. But some companies also offer a home delivery service at a nominal fee. Either way, you will probably need to keep the vehicle on your own property while you pack up for your big trip. So you’ll need to make sure you have somewhere large enough to park it.

Prices will vary greatly depending on the size of vehicle needed and the duration of the rental. Many who choose to rent find that a holiday by motorhome can work out a lot cheaper than one staying in other accommodation, such as hotels. Most companies also offer special discounted rates for long term rentals.

When thinking about where you are going to go and where you’re going to stop overnight it’s worth bearing in mind that some campsites require advance booking. Also some are not open all year round. Most campsites cater for all types of campers, from those in tents and caravans and will have special larger pitches for motorhomes.

All rental companies have minimum age requirements and some may have upper age limits too. In order to rent, drivers will be expected to have held their licence for a minimum period of time, which may vary depending on the firm. Driver requirements will apply to the main and any additional drivers.

A lot, but not all companies allow renters to take their vehicles abroad. If you are going to be travelling over to Europe or further you will most likely be required to take out additional insurance, to cover you in all countries visited. Speaking of insurances, you can normally also take out additional insurance to reduce the excess. In some cases you can wipe it out completely.

Modern vehicles really are travelling hotels, with everything you need right there on board! At the very least, even the most basic models will have a kitchen area with fridge and stove, a living area which often doubles up for sleeping and a separate bathroom. When looking at motorhome hire in the UK, most companies will be able to give guidance to first timers on the basics of motorhome management. They may also offer other additional extras for hire, like GPS, bikes, racks or generators to make for a smooth and comfortable trip.

Hiring a motorhome in the UK is easily arranged by calling 0800 612 8719 which is a free call in the UK. Alternatively you can book online.