The camper van hire charge is the total cost including fully comprehensive insurance for the main driver only. Additional drivers can be added at the rate of £8 per day (See note driver eligibility in section 3) Discounts are available for bookings of 21 days or more: – 10% reduction if hire period is 21 days or more, 20% reduction if hire period is 42 days or more.
|Jan > Mar||April > May||June||Jul > Aug||Sep||Oct||Nov > Dec|
|Weekend||£285||£375||£407||Min 7 days at peak time||£377||£353||£285|
|Mon – Friday||£330||£434||£471||Min 7 days at peak time||£437||£409||£330|
Additional days can be added if feasible on a daily rate at the time of booking. Please note collections and returns are not available on weekends unless agreed by us at the time of booking.
Typical collection times are between 3-5pm on the first day of the hire period, and the return of the vehicle is between 8-11am on the last day of the hire period. Drop off is at the same address as collection. Collection / return outside of these times may be possible, but will only be agreed on a case by case basis and cannot be guaranteed. We will try to be as accommodating as possible.
The hirer irrevocably authorises Solent VW Campers to deduct any amounts payable, arising out of this agreement from the security deposit to Solent VW Campers. *The security deposit will be refunded in full provided the vehicle and any extras have been returned to the agreed location, undamaged, with a clean interior & a full tank of Diesel. (Failing that, fuel will be charged at cost, plus a £30.00 surcharge). We also reserve the right to retain a £75.00 valeting fee if the Campervan is not returned with the interior in a clean condition. In addition, the toilet (if applicable) must be emptied prior to the return of the vehicle or an additional £45.00 soiling fee will be charged. Other minor damage will be assessed upon inspection & after obtaining quotes for repair. In these instances, the remaining amount will be returned after repair costs have been deducted.
A £150.00 deposit secures your booking. This is non refundable and will be deducted from the final balance payable. This must be made via a traceable means. We are sorry but we are unable to accept cash payments.
Your deposit is your acknowledgement of your acceptance of the booking contract and Terms and Conditions of hire, and your agreement to be bound by them. The outstanding balance of the hire charge is due 6 weeks prior to the commencement of the hire period.
We will do our utmost to accommodate alterations to booking dates, but this may not always be feasible. The first alteration will be free of charge. Any subsequent alterations requested will be subject to a £30.00 administration fee.
If your requested date is within 6 weeks of the date of booking, the full balance is due at the time of booking.
Each driver must be present when collecting the vehicle and will be required to complete a ‘Driver Declaration Form’ and supply the appropriate supporting documentation.
The owner reserves the right to cancel the Campervan hire if, at the presentation of the documentation they are found to be invalid; not in accordance with the required conditions; or if insurance is declined for any reason. Note that rental fees will not be refunded.
To meet the insurance criteria, drivers must be aged between 25 and 75. Driver’s aged between 76 and 79 will be considered on a case by case basis and will incur a higher excess and a higher security deposit.
For insurance purposes, all drivers must have held a full UK Driving Licence for at least 24 months prior to collection of the vehicle. There can be no exceptions to this requirement.
The vehicle hire charge includes Fully Comprehensive vehicle insurance cover provided by Alan Boswell Group Insurance. You are insured under the terms of the policy against any liability, loss or damage that occurs during the hire period as specified in your rental agreement.
Note that a £600.00 excess is applicable for each claim incident, except whilst on festival hire when an excess of £750.00 applies.
You are not covered for any liability for death, injury or damage when the vehicle is not on a public road.
You are not insured for deliberate loss.
Should the insurance policy become invalidated for any reason, the hirer will be held responsible for all costs, third party costs and liabilities, and agree to indemnify Solent VW Campers from all liability.
Neither the owner nor the insurance provider are responsible for any loss or damage to any of the hirers’ or passenger’s personal possessions. Any claims for loss or damage of personal possessions should be directed to the hirer’s travel insurance provider.
This is your responsibility. We strongly recommend that you take out travel and personal insurance to cover each eventuality.
If you have an accident you must not admit responsibility. You should:-
Collection of the vehicles is between 3-5pm on the first day of the hire period. Collection outside of these times may be possible, but will only be agreed on a case by case basis and cannot be guaranteed.
Collection is from 1 William Close, Stubbington PO14 2PQ
On collection, please allow between 45-60 minutes for a hand over and inspection / walk round which needs to be completed prior to driving the vehicle away.
There may be parking available to leave your car with us during rental period but this is done so at owners own risk. (Please check with us first).
Return of the vehicle is between 8-11am on the last day of the hire period. Drop off is at the same address as collection.
The vehicle is only insured for the agreed rental period. As such, after the agreed drop off time the hirer will be driving without insurance which is an offence under The Road Traffic Act which incurs a fixed penalty of £300 and 6 penalty points. Should late return of the vehicle result in delays to subsequent hires or other arrangements, the owner reserves the right to pass on any consequential costs to the hirer.
The owner and hirer will do a joint ‘return inspection’ of the vehicle on drop off. If faults and damage are discovered after the hirer has departed, photos will be taken and emailed to the hirer immediately.
No refund is given for early return of the vehicle.
The hirer is only permitted to travel in the U.K (Excluding Ireland which may possibly be arranged on a case by case hire). Travel to Europe is not available at the moment but we are planning to introduce this in the future.
We accept dogs provided they weigh no more than 25kg and are well behaved and don’t chew or scratch furniture. Dogs are not permitted to sleep on the beds. There is an extra charge of £40.00 which covers a deep clean of the interior and the changing of seat covers after the hire period. This is listed on the optional extras page on the booking form. This is subject to a maximum of 1 standard sized dog or two small dogs. Current legislation must be followed – Rule 57 of The Highway Code states that the driver of a vehicle travelling with a dog in it must do the following: “When in a vehicle make sure dogs or other animals are suitably restrained so they cannot distract you while you are driving or injure you, or themselves, if you stop quickly.
Cancellations between the time of the confirmed booking and 6 weeks before the rental period- the booking deposit is forfeited.
Cancellations between 6 weeks and 1 week of start of the rental period – the booking deposit plus 50% of the balance of the hire charge will be incurred.
Cancellations less than 1 week before the hire period commences – 100% of the total hire charges are forfeited.
However, if we do manage to get another booking for the same van, for the same hire period we will waive the cancellation fee but not the booking deposit.
Booking dates can be changed up to six weeks before the hire period commences. A new hire period can be selected on one occasion only. If you change your booking date, we will only honour booking deposits for a period of 2 years from receipt after which time the booking deposit is forfeited.
In the unfortunate event that the campervan has been stolen or damaged on the previous hire, or has become unserviceable due to mechanical failure, adverse weather or any other reason, prior to your hire period we will do our utmost to provide an alternative vehicle. However, if we are unable to provide a replacement vehicle, a full refund of all monies paid will be given. We cannot accept responsibility for missed commitments, events, travel arrangements, campsite bookings due to any circumstances out of our control. We strongly advise you take out your own travel insurance to cover these unlikely eventualities.
**Please take note of the height of 2.2 m clearance of van, and be aware of the additional height of bike handlebars if the bike rack is in use** as damage will result.
**Please note these responsibilities cannot be passed to anyone else**
We reserve the right at our discretion to restrict hire in certain locations, at certain times or in certain circumstances due to adverse or unsafe road or weather conditions.
We reserve the right to terminate the agreement and take back the vehicle for any reason including but not limited to the following:-
English law will apply to the rental agreement contract. Solent VW Campers Ltd, company number: 12064868.