Researching Motorhome Hire

Everyone has their own ideas about what makes a UK great domestic holiday. For some there’s nothing more idyllic than two weeks in a hotel, with waiters on hand for their every need. Others like to take to the road, get out and about and explore. For those who are looking for a little independence while taking in a lot of sights, may want to look into motorhome hire in the UK.

Motorhome rental companies can be found in major cities and other places across the UK. The smallest vehicles are those to sleep two and generally most firms will also cater for larger groups of up to seven. Vehicle models and makes also come in a huge variety from vintage to the most up to date.

Most companies will expect renters to collect the vehicles themselves from their premises. Although, that said, some do offer to deliver to your house. Even if you are collecting yourself, you will probably need to take the vehicle to your house to load up. So you’ll need to have enough space to keep it near your home.

When it comes to costs, prices will be determined by the rental length as well as vehicle size. It’s worth shopping around to compare. For the most part, those who choose motorhome rental over say, staying in a hotel, often find the former less expensive. Plus you have your ‘hotel’ on hand all the time!

One of the many beauties of motorhome travel is that you can stop when you like. However, it’s worth noting that some camping sites are only open during high season. Although a lot of campsites accommodate tents, caravans and motorhomes, some may insist on advance booking for larger vehicles that need big pitches. Availability may also depend on season.

Hire companies all have different terms and conditions and it’s worth doing some research. They will all share certain things in common like having a minimum age to rent and drive the vehicle. Some will not rent to people over a certain age too. Whatever restrictions they have will apply to all who will be driving the vehicle on your road trip.

If you’re thinking of taking the motorhome across the channel, a lot of companies do allow you to do so. But bear in mind you’ll need to take out an extra insurance to go outside UK borders, which the company can provide. They will also be able to offer you insurance to decrease the excess or even get it down to zero.

A road trip in a motorhome is like taking a trip in a hotel… On wheels. For many it literally feels like a home away from home. But on a smaller scale. You have your bed, kitchen and even bathroom on board! If you’ve never done it before, rental companies are happy to help with any questions about motorhome hire in the UK. They also offer additional extras like GPS and generators, and other things you may need on your trip.