UK Campervan and Motorhome Hire. Find Out all the costs before you book. Simple.

UNITED KINGDOM CAMPERVAN AND MOTORHOME HIRE

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UK Campervan and Motorhome Hire. Find out all the costs before you book. Simples.

When you are looking for cheap campervan hire in the UK you need to choose the right size of camper that suits you before you start looking at prices.

 

First Choose the Size of Campervan or Motorhome.

Remember that smaller and older campers are cheaper.

 

Make sure there is enough beds and seat-belts for everyone and you can’t go wrong. It’s also a good idea to check out the bed layout too.

 

Some campers have just one large double bed. The larger motorhomes have a mixture of single beds, double and bunk beds. Check out the pictures above and you will see the day and night-time layouts of every camper.

 

We have listed above the range and types of campervans and motorhomes by the number of beds in each one. Now you know if it is a small sleeper car, a VW pop-top or a larger motorhome.

 

Now get going on getting the best price for your rental.

 

The newest vehicles are a better quality. Rental motorhomes and campervans do high mileage so the newer ones are in better condition but more expensive.

 

If you don’t mind a camper that is a little tired around the edges but a great rate, then you will find it on our site.

 

You won’t find all the campervan and motorhome rental companies on our booking engine and there are good reasons for this.

 

Here are some of them:

 

    1. They are too small. So in the event a replacement vehicle is needed…there isn’t one. The companies on our booking engine are well established with good back up services.

 

    1. Past customers don’t recommend them. If a company consistenly gets poor feedback then we will not include them on our website.

 

  1. They are not in the right place. Most of our customers start with a London to London rental. There is a large choice of campers and several airports to fly in and out of. Collect from Gatwick, Heathrow and Luton airports.

 

You will find all the big names on our site. McRent – a German company with depots in London and Edinburgh.

 

Just Go – a long established campervan rental company who are now working with THL a giant in the industry.

 

Bunk Campers so popular throughout the UK and Europe

 

Spaceships an Australian company who offer great value for money both in the UK, Europe and Australian and New Zealand. They offer one-way trips between the UK and Europe including Ireland.

 

Both Spaceships and Bunk Campers allow vehicles to be rented to people under 25 years old too.

 

These well known brands are supported by smaller companies such as Rockin Vans,Getaway, Touring Cars, Easi Campers,Rent Easy and many others.

 

We thrive on repeat business so for rental companies to be listed on our site they have had to go through our selection process and that is why not every company is here.

 

It is hard to choose between companies and vehicles. So, we are here to help. We are on the end of a phone or will respond to emails 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

 

Our website has all the finer points too.

Check out the extras you can hire. Check out the insurance options too.

 

Take the motorhome to Europe on the ferry or the Euro-tunnel. The insurance cover that we offer will cover you for most of Europe. You will also be covered for breakdown in Europe too.

 

One-way hires are popular with the UK. A London to Edinburgh trip saves on back-tracking. Fly into Scotland and out of London or vice-versa. Collect in Dublin and return to Edinburgh. Check out your options.

 

Save money and take your own bedding. Some companies that we work with offer free parking at the depot while you rent.

 

Getting to the depot:

 

When you go through the booking process you will find out many things that are involved with renting a camper.

 

You make your own selections according to your own special needs.

 

Stock up the car before you collect your camper with all the essentials like salt and pepper, cooking oil, butter, milk, cheese, eggs etc

Take your own bedding and save on renting it.

 

Although all the options are listed you can bring your own. Outdoor tables and chairs for example.

If you are arriving from overseas and you don’t want to hire any of the extras listed, then buy them in a local store and leave them behind at the end of your rental. It is sometime cheaper to do this than pay to rent the tables and chairs or umbrella,

 

The extras include bikes and bike racks. Baby seats and booster seats. Handy if you are arriving from outside the UK.

 

We make it simple and straightforward by including as much as we can in the daily rate so that you don’t have to make multiple choices and trying to find the best deal by comparing one vehicle with one set of extras and another with a different set.


Once rented then you can turn your thoughts to taking your family on holiday in the UK in a campervan is just a dream come true. Pile all the children in the back, start the music and you are on your way to one of the most memorable holidays ever.

 

Take turns into who chooses where to go that day. Check out the weather and change direction depending on what you want to do next.

 

If you are a family then sleeping arrangements will be one of the first decisions that has to be made. For the budget conscious then the classic VW California pop top easily sleeps 4. Two in the pop top and two below. Fully equipped with a kitchen and small fridge catering for all needs is easy. Park up next to a beach, in the middle of the moors or next to a special attraction. Fully self contained travelling with a family couldn’t be easier or more fun.

 

Up scale to a larger motorhome and add in the convenience of an onboard shower and wc to allow total freedom. The batteries will last about 3 days after being fully charged. The onboard fridge will keep things chilled and the vehicles are self contained so as long as you have filled the water tanks and the gas bottles are full then you can just disappear to your favourite spot anywhere in the UK.

 

For couples getting away for a romantic break is a must in a camper. Choose from the smaller 2-berths with a shower and wc and stock up for a few days and just go where the mood takes you. Free camp in Scotland, tour Ireland, set up in Wales. Take the surf board, pack bikes, walking boots and take the camera. You will be creating memories from day 1.

 

Groups of friends club together to rent a small sleeper car and head off to the beach surfing or make sure that they have a dry place to sleep at a festival or major event. Book well in advance for the Glastonbury or Isle of Wight festival. Formula One and Race meetings are popular too.

 

The cheaper sleeper cars are perfect for a really budget. holiday. There are depots thoughout the UK. The biggest and the area that offers the widest range of vehicles is London. Here you will find the companies with the widest range of vehicles such as Just Go, McRent and Spaceships. There are smaller companies such as Bunk Campers, Getaway, Rocking Vans.

 

There are depots right across the UK from Inverness, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh in the north and Manchester, Leeds, Bristol, Birmingham, Cambridge, Liverpool, Luton and many others. If you don’t see the perfect camper for your road trip, change the point of pick up and see a different range. Many depots offer to look after your car at their depot.

 

The UK is also equipped with a huge range of campsites and free places to overnight.

 

If you need any help planning which vehicle to choose or just want a bit more info on how things work, give us a call or send an email and we will happily help you out to make this holiday the best!

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Plan your road trip now and check out these Special Deals.

Apollo Eurostar

Plan your road trip and save money using these special offers and discounts on campervan and motorhome rental.

The first and probably the most expensive part of your next road trip will be getting flights booked.  It makes a lot of sense to book early.  Airlines often use a flex-rate system to fill their planes. So early bookers get the best deals.  Here is a list from Money Supermarket showing when airlines release their flight deals.

Flight release dates for best rates.

We also encourage you to book early for campervan, motorhome and rv rental.  Here are the direct links for early booking special offers:

Australia Australia Campervan Hire Discounts. Book Now.

Belgium Belgium Campervan and Motorhome Hire Discounts. Book Now.

Botswana Botswana 4×4 Campervan Early Booking Discounts. Book Now.

Canada Canada RV Rental. Book Early for Cheap Rentals.

Croatia Croatia Campervan and Motorhome Rental Special Discounts for Early Booking.

Denmark

Estonia Estonia Special Discounts for Early Booking. Rent a campervan for next year’s road trip.

Finland Finland Discounts on Camper van, Motorhome and RV Rental. Book Early for the best rental deals.

France France campervan and Motorhome Rental Discounts for Early booking. Book Now for the best rental deals.

Germany Discounts on Campervan and Motorhome Rental in Germany for Early booking. Book Now for the Best Rates.

Holland/Netherlands  Find the best rates here for campervan and motorhome rental in the Netherlands. Book early. Save money.

Hungary Discounts on Camper van and Motorhome Rental in Hungary. Book Early and Save Money.

Iceland Discounts for Early Booking. Book a Campervan or Motorhome to Tour Iceland. Discounts for Early booking. Book Now.

Ireland Tour Ireland in a Campervan. Book Early for the best rates. Book Now.

Italy Book a campervan to tour Italy next year. Book early and save. The best rates online.

Japan Try something Different. Save on campervan and motorhome rental in Japan.

Mozambique Put Mozambique on your list to tour in a 4×4 camper next year. Book now for the best rates.

Namibia Namibia discounts on 4×4 camper rental.

Netherlands Find the best rates here for campervan and motorhome rental in the Netherlands. Book early. Save money.

New Zealand Top of the Bucket List? Make it happen next year. Book early and find out that it is cheaper than you think with these great deals.

Norway Early bookings get the deals. Book here for great discounts on campervan and motorhome rental in Norway.

Portugal Summer in Portugal and at a great price. See here for discounts on long term hire and early booking.

South Africa Book campervan and motorhome rental in South Africa. Great discounts for early booking.

Spain Tour Spain in a campervan or motorhome. Save with our early booking special discounts.

Sudan Experience Sudan in a 4×4 camper. Book early and save.

Sweden Book now for early booking discounts. See Sweden by road.

Switzerland Switzerland Road Trip. Book Early for great deals.

Tanzania Tanzania 4×4 Camper Rental. Discounts.

UK Tour the UK in a campervan. We are open all year around Book early to get great rates on motorhome rental.

USA RV Rental, Campervan and Motorhome hire. Explore the Country that invented the Road Trip. Book Early for the best rates.

Family Holidays in a Motorhome

Family Holidays in a Motorhome

Zambia Tour Zambia in a 4×4 Camper. Book Now for the best rates.

Zimbabwe Tour Zimbabwe in a 4×4 Camper. Book Now.

Apollo campers in the USA

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Campervans.com Inbox today (and this week)

Campervans.com – in my inbox…

Today I have as usual an eclectic mix of information sent to me from Campervan and motorhome rental companies and Tourist Boards from all over the world.

At the top of the list is a useful guide to planning a road trip of Great Britain from Bunk Campers who offer a good range of campervans and motorhomes to rent in the UK.  Today though they are concentrating on providing some useful planning info and have titled their blog “Britain by Campervan: The ultimate 14 day driving route” . It starts in from their depot in London and takes in a route to Cornwall Visit Cornwall Tourist Board via Sussex Sussex Tourist Boardand back up through Devon.  Visit Devon tourist board.

From there is takes a route back up to Stone Henge Stonehenge.  They then suggest a trip to Wales Visit Wales and then up to the north of England to Hadrian’s Wall:

From there it is a drive down the west coast to East Anglia Visit East Anglia.  

There are campsites all across Britain and Bunk recommends the Caravan club sites.  Caravan club    I would also add Pitchup.com Pitchup.com too.

So, booking a Bunk and touring Great Britain will give you a good insight into our unique country whether you are from here. Or, an overseas visitor. Thanks Bunk!

Next is an email about California featuring Lake Tahoe Lake Tahoe

It looks incredible:

North Lake Tahoe

North Lake Tahoe

It is also a popular place for golfers and skiiers.  The Harvey’s Concert series this year features legends such as Paul Simon, Train,  Lenny Kravitz, Third Eye Blind and the Who.  Harveys Outdoor arena tickets.

At the other end of the spectrum is San Diego and apart from its main attractions this article features adventure sports – California’s longest zip line, kayaking through the caves of La Jolla to see the sea lions, dolphins and sometimes whales.   This site offers reviews of parks to take your rv to RV parks review

France:

Cool camping sent an email about campsites in France. They offer a good range of campsites throughout France that accomodate campervans and motorhomes.  Hire in France France campervan and motorhome hire and explore each of these regions:

The Dordogne The Dordogne

Normandy and Brittany Normandy and Brittany

Provence Provence Tourist Board

Central France France tourist Board

South East France South East France

The Alps The Alps

Burgundy and the Loire Burgundy Tourist board

The Midi-Pyrenees Midi Pyrenees Tourist Board

Campervan hire in the Pyrenees

The Midi Pyrenees

the Pyrenees The Pyrenees

Western France Western France tourist board

Ardeche Tourist offices in Ardeche

Languedoc  Languedoc tourist information

Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association sent us this:

Booking tips for last minute campers.

This features campsites in British Columbia, Canada where we hire an immense number of rv’s, truck campers, motorhomes and even cars! Rent an RV in Canada

They have compiled a list of 35 private campgrounds with some availability in July …Campgrounds availability in Canada

This is an independent site Camping & RV in British Columbia that is a useful resource for planning your rv trip in Canada.

Toasting marshmallows

Toasting Marshmallows Canadian style.

videos from:

Finland:

Campervan hire in Finland Campervan hire in Finland

Portugal: Campervan hire in Portugal

The Lighthouse Trail in Ireland:

The Lighthouse Trail

the Lighthouse Trail Ireland

Ireland’s Lighthouse Trail – a great road trip for anyone in a campervan who wants to explore Ireland

Campervan rental in Ireland Campervan hire in Ireland

 

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Canada: It’s not all road-trip

Canada Road Trip.

When you are on the road exploring the wide open spaces of Canada you have the freedom to stop whenever you like, wherever you desire.

River Boat cruising Canada

Stop for a day and enjoy the slow pace on the river – Vancouver, Canada.

Cruises & Events

Museums are also attractive when you have the time to mooch around.   This came into my inbox this week too:

Railway Coastal Museum Newfoundland

Railway museum 495 Water Street
P.O. Box 6012
St. John’s NL
A1C 5X8

Wales Rock Festivals and Events:

Welsh Eisteddfod 3 to 9 Jul 2017

What better way to experience a wide range of music.  Book now so that you can include on your holiday.  There are campsites close by.  Check out Campsites in Wales for Motorhomes and Campervans

 

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In My Inbox – campervan rental discounts and special offers. South Dakota is winterising! Food across the USA, Maui Australia featured 6-berth

South Dakota – a road trip stop over.

Firstly,  it is a very warm and sunny day here in the UK.  It is going to be hot later but I can’t get too overwhelmed by scenes of golden beaches and green wide open spaces and roads that disappear in a heat haze over the horizon because….South Dakota sent this:

South Dakota’s Celebrated Winte

South Dakota in the Snow

It may be summer but South Dakota has more options to show you in the winter.

Winter shouldn’t just be endured, it should be celebrated in South Dakota! For a memorable trip of a lifetime, here is an outdoor adventure list of must-experience activities for an enjoyable winter trip across the state:

So chill out with this news and cool down!

However, if you are in South Dakota in your rv this summer there are also those memorable sites to see as it is the home of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial, Badlands National Park and Custer State Park.

Just so you don’t get the wrong impression of South Dakota, here are some fantastic scenery shots taken in South Dakota. Thanks to the Tourism board for these:

Badlands, South Dakota.

Badlands, South Dakota. Must see on your RV Road Trip.

RV Road trip South Dakota

South Dakota clouds

Black Hills South Dakota USA

Black Hills South Dakota USA

GoodEarthStatePark, South Dakota

GoodEarthStatePark, South Dakota

MissouriRiver

Missouri River

Pactola Lake

Pactola Lake

Palisades, South Dakota.

Palisades, South Dakota.

SicaHollow South Dakota

SicaHollow South Dakota

There are many, many more attractions to see.  Check out the official  South Dakota tourist information site:

https://www.travelsouthdakota.com/International-visitors

Also, they publish a guide to fuel costs! How good is that for us rv’ers! South Dakota fuel costs

Food Network’s USA Road Trip.

USA Food Network Across the States

Featured Motorhome from Australia.

This week there are discounts on offer from Maui in Australia on their Maui River motorhome.  Here is some more info on this iconic motorhome.

Maui River 6 berth motorhome available to rent in Australia.

15 percent off and no one-way fee special deal.
Maui River Motorhome 6 berth for rent in Australia.


Specifications:

This ‘state of the art’ motorhome is perfect for families. It has a spacious living area and plenty of storage. The kids can be safely buckled up in the back and entertained by their favourite DVD. There is a large fridge and although you are camping there is no need to rough it! You will find china crockery, a coffee plunger and decent wine glasses. The shower is hot and towels are abundant!

Vehicle Age: less than 2.5 years
Make / Model:Mercedes-Benz or Volkswagen
Engine Size: 2.2L Turbo Diesel
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: Diesel
Fuel Consumption: 13 Litres / 100KM
Onboard Toilet, Shower,Hot Water, Gas – for cooking and heating. Sink.
Air Con – Driver’s Cab and in main Cab
Heating – Driver’s Cab and main Cab
Gas x 4 hob cooktop with Oven/furnace.
Microwave,Fridge / Cooler, fridge / freezer (140L)
Other Vehicle Features
Cruise Control,ABS / Power Brakes,Internal Access,Awning, Flyscreens, Bike Rack,Power Supply: 12V battery / 240V mains

Generator.

 Suitable for People with Disabilities
 Pets Allowed
 Tank Capacities
Fresh Water: 90L (24gal)
Grey Water:90L (24gal)
Black Water: 15L (4gal)
Fuel:75L (20gal)
Gas Bottle: 9kg
Sleeping Capacity:  6 adults
Seat Belts: 2 in Driver’s Cabin 4 in Rear

Child and Baby Seats

This vehicle has positioning for two child restraints. A child seat (from birth until approximately four years) or booster seat (for children aged between four and seven years) can be fitted to the rear seats in the main cabin.

Minimum Driver Age: 21
HT Licence Required:No

Beds

Cab over – 1.5m x 2m (4′11″ x 6′7″)
Dinette – 1.2m x 1.9m (3′11″ x 6′3″)
Double – 1.3m x 2m (4′3″ x 6′7″)

Radio, Cassette, CD,DVD,TV, iPod / USB Connection,MP3 / MP4 Playback

Vehicle Dimensions
Length: 7.2m (23′7″)
Width: 2.5m (8′2″)
Height: 3.3m (10′10″)
Interior Height: 2.1m (6′11″)
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Campervans.com In my In-box: USA,Canada, New Zealand…

USA best beach:  Great overnight stopover.

Dr Beach has voted Florida’s Siesta Beach as the top beach in the USA.  It has the best beach safety, environmental protection and has adopted non-smoking policies.

It also has find white sand and is environmentally healthy.  If you want to visit in your rv then we would suggest checking out:

Siestakeysarasotavacation.com 

which has links to sites. I haven’t yet been to visit these, so check out independent reviews to help you make your choices.

http://www.rvparkreviews.com/regions/florida/siesta-key

Canada:

I also received a link to this exciting option to do on a road trip when you need a few days adrenalin rush.

not for the feint hearted!

Maybe on my next trip!

Of course, there is always a tamer option of the Calgary Stampede:

If you want to park up your rv while visiting the Stampede the check out http://www.rvparkreviews.com/regions/alberta/calgary

Know Before You Go:

This is a free service provided by the UK Government that highlights the political situation in countries around the world and assesses the risks for travellers.  Today I checked out the fire risk in Portugal.

“A forest fire has claimed the lives of a large number of people in the Pedrogão Grande area of central Portugal. Other smaller fires have also been reported elsewhere in the country due to high temperatures. Avoid travelling to the affected areas until the authorities confirm that it’s safe to do so. Take care when visiting or driving through woodland areas and report fires to the emergency services on 112. See Natural disasters

Portuguese Met Office.

New Zealand Short Day Walks

The Department of Conservation and Tourism New Zealand have combined to promote short day walks to best meet the needs of New Zealanders and visiting tourists.

One of the beauties of touring New Zealand in a campervan is being able to park up, have breakfast, pack a lunch and head off on a hike knowing that on your return you can sleep or cook up a fantastic meal as you have definitely earned it.

Many of the walks into the bush are well catered for but it would be just a great idea to have a guide to the short walks all in one place.

Watch this space for the announcement of the guide.

Short Walks in New Zealand – camp for the day in your campervan and head off for a good day’s walk.Wall

Day walks in New Zealand

Park up in a campervan, pack a snack and head off on a walk.

This site NewZealand.com

is packed with information to help you plan your road-trip around New Zealand.  We rent out campervans http://campervans.motorhomerepublic.com/new-zealand-special-offers.html

and cars: http://carhirez.com

Lonely Planet provided this information on how to put together a more sophisticated camera kit other than just a mobile phone:

Camera kit bodies such as Fujifilm’s X series and Sony’s Alpha are smaller bodies with interchangable lenses.

They suggest taking a wide-angle, telephoto and zoom lenses. But you may be able to capture most scenes with a fixed focal length lens (Prime) . They suggest a 50mm lens for general use and a 35 mm for landscapes, street scenes and architecture and a 85 mm for portaits.

Wildlife photography needs a 300mm or 600mm.

Keep a uv filter on your lens to protect it.

Take The Iceland Pledge…

http://www.inspiredbyiceland.com

Iceland is promoting responsible tourism.  Iceland has seen visitor numbers rise and promoting responsible tourism helps preserve the natural habitat that visitors go to Iceland to see.

We promote Iceland campervan and motorhome rental so are pleased to promote this too.  @campervans.com

Iceland campervan rental.

WE have taken the Iceland Pledge

Will you?

 

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Campervans.com In My Inbox Today: Scotland, Road Trips, Polar Bears, Grizzley Bears, Orcas….

Campervan and Motorhome rental Scotland

Add castles to your road trip around Scotland.

Visit Scotland posts regular updates on where to go and what to see in Scotland.

I toured Scotland in a campervan last year and was amazed at how empty it was even in the height of summer and also how welcoming everybody is.  We toured in the wilds of Scotland and stayed overnight in campsites and also took advantage of Scotland’s acceptance of free-camping.

A perfect mix of community and getting away from it all.

The official tourist site Visit Scotland  

has a great range of information to help us road-trippers plan a route to find the best of what Scotland has to offer.

Here’s a few driving tips for Scotland too:

Wanderlust Magazine published this great guide to 16 of the world’s best one-week road trips.

They are designed for cars but I have included them here as I like the routes!

USA RV rental road trip

USA Road_trip

You can read the full article here.

  • 1: Dinosaur Diamond Scenic Byway – USA
  • 2: Cape Tribulation – Australia
  • 3: Mae Hong Son Loop – Thailand
  • 4: The Romantic Road – Germany
  • 5: Parks Tour – Costa Rica
  • 6: Gaspésie Grand Tour – Canada
  • 7: Ruta 40 – Argentina
  • 8: Norwegian Coast – Norway
  • 9: The Coromandel Peninsula – New Zealand
  • 10: Central Hokkaido Route – Japan
  • 11: North Coast 500 – Scotland
  • 12: Wild Atlantic Way – Ireland
  • 13: Route 62 – South Africa
  • 14: The Ring Road – Iceland
  • 15: Skeleton Coast – Namibia
  • 16: The Pirate Route – Jamaica

Canada:

Every day I get emails from the Canadians about what to do and see in Canada.  Here is a brief selection of those that have landed in the last few days:

Kayak with Orca.  This is amazing!

Polar Bears?

Grizzley Bears?

 

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