ampervan hire is becoming ever more popular across the UK, especially as people look for an alternative to expensive foreign holidays and typical B&B and hotel stays. The campervan offers hirers a freedom to travel throughout the UK as and how they choose with no restrictions, one day can be spent enjoying a barbeque on the beach while the next can be enjoyed in the surroundings of the countryside. As a country the UK is one of the best in Europe for campervan hire and the numbers of places that can be visited in a campervan are endless, with countless cities, villages and towns, seaside resorts and mountainous regions located from Aberdeen to the Isle of Wight.
Campervan hire prices will differ from company to company and are dependent on the vehicle and hire terms as-well as any extras required. Finding the best prices will depend on the customer requirements.
Types of campervan available for hire.
Companies specialise in providing different kinds of campervan hire, with some dedicated in providing classic VW’s and other favouring modern campers and motorhomes. Campervan hire prices are usually lower for a smaller sized vehicle; campervans come in sizes ranging from 2-7 berths. Classic VW vans are generally available in 2-4 berths with motorhomes covering the full range of sizes.
A vintage VW is a very popular type of campervan in the UK and they often come refurbished to house modern features. When hiring one of these vans, a customer can expect to receive the following inclusions as standard:
- Storage space
- Electrical hook-up
In addition to these features some companies will include items such as CD player, TV/DVD, water supply, heating and cooking equipment such as gas and utensils in with campervan hire prices. Hire suppliers will differ on whether they provide cutlery, crockery, gas bottles, bedding, linen and towels as standard, finding a company that does include these items as standard can only benefit customers in terms of savings. As a rule most companies will require a charge for the following extras:
- Satellite navigation
- Baby seats
- Extra camping equipment
- Bike rack
Campervan hire prices for motorhomes are often similar to VW campervans for 2-4 berth sized vehicles with prices rising considerably for 6-7 berth vehicles. A motorhome will add to the as standard features found in campervans and generally feature TV/DVD and CD players as standard as-well as full bathroom facilities and separate bedrooms.
Campervan vehicle cover
When hiring a campervan the supplier should always include Insurance, breakdown cover and a mileage allowance. The type of insurance will differ depending on the supplier but finding a company that offers fully comprehensive insurance is beneficial.
Finding low rate campervan hire prices
No matter the type of campervan you are looking to hire, the best time to find cheap prices is in the low season when business is quieter. The low season generally covers the winter months and into spring and many companies offer discounted rates during these times. Another good way to make a saving is with longer term hire, many supplier offer percentage discounts for hire over seven or more days.
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