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Renting a Motorhome in the UK? All You Need to Know

Renting a motorhome for your staycation is a super easy way to explore the UK. The best part? You can pack up and leave at any time without having to worry about renting a car or finding a hotel to stay in! This blog post will give you all the information on what makes renting a motorhome in the UK as simple as possible.

1. Why renting a motorhome is a great idea

2. How renting a motorhome works

3. How much it costs to rent a motorhome

4. Tips for renting a campervan in the UK


1. Why renting a motorhome is a great idea

Hiring your own campervan is advantageous for many reasons! This process gives you so much more freedom - not only does it save you money, but also helps you see more of the place that you're travelling to.

All the money saved from not paying for accommodation could go towards activities while on your trip - giving you more quality time together!

Also, renting a motorhome can be a great trial run to see if purchasing a van is the right choice for you. Perhaps by renting a variety of campervans, you can try out different makes, models and berths to find your perfect fit.

2. How renting a motorhome works

Renting a motorhome has never been easier, especially since the rise of UK staycations since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Whilst there are a few avenues to rent campervans through, 'For Hire' section, is powered by the UK's largest supply of campervans and motorhomes, Camptoo.

  • You can either 'Ask a Question' to the motorhome owner to find out more information about the chosen van
  • Or simply request a reservation and sit back whilst your staycation gets accepted
  • Confirm your reservation by making a down payment of 25% of the total price and deposit through the secure payment process
  • On your chosen pick up date, collect your campervan and off you go! The majority of pick up locations allow you to park your car there for free

3. How much it costs to rent a motorhome

You may think renting a motorhome can be super expensive, however Caravans for Sale's classifieds are up to 40% cheaper than traditional rental companies!

From as little as £12(!) per night, you really can't get much of a better deal for the whole family.

Above 6 berth 2002 motorhome available for hire for just £12 in Somerset.

The majority of campervan hires sit at around £70-£110 per night, with a vast selection of converted Ford Transit vans, vintage Volkswagen (VW) campers and so much more.

Above 2017 Peugeot BOXER 2 berth motorhome available for hire in London.

Campervan hires can also be a real luxury break! The below 2021 Elddis Autoquest 196 (6 berth) is a great choice for a luxury family break, available to hire in Liverpool.

4. Tips for renting a campervan in the UK

A few extra tips to ensure a smooth time renting your motorhome:

  • Check the mileage limit on your rental - most hire vans come with unlimited mileage, but be sure to check so there are no unnecessary costs!
  • Have a look at all that's included - most rentals come with everything you need, but you don't want to be caught out without the all important cooking equipment
  • Do a quick google search to ensure your driving license covers you to drive your chosen van size 


Renting a Motorhome in the UK - Final Thoughts

Hopefully this short guide has helped you gain some insight into just how simple renting a motorhome in the UK can be! If you're interested in renting a campervan, check out our vast range of motorhomes ready to hire right now. Thinking of purchasing your own? Browse our thousands of motorhomes for sale right now.

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Linzi Oliver
Digital Marketing Executive
Published on 12-01-2022
Linzi is the digital marketing executive for Caravans for Sale - the UK's #1 marketplace for buying and selling caravans (and more!).