Q: Why hire a VW T5 Campervan?
A:Simple, it’s a go anywhere campervan with everything you need. Campsite restrictions, car park restrictions for traveling, narrow lanes, beach front locations, its no different to most large family cars to drive and handle.
Q. What is the VW T5 Camper van like to drive?
A:Your camper van is extremely comfortable and will operate exactly the same as any modern family car with many of the refinements found in more expensive models. With responsive engines and car-like agility you can park them in a standard car parking space, assisted by rear parking sensors. They are less than five meters long and under 2 metres high so you can also access most parking areas including some underground and multi story car parks. Also fitted with three point seat belts, air bags and seating systems that comply with UK and European safety standards. Given the elevated driving position the visibility is very good and combined with an efficient engine, power steering, ABS and traction control they are highly manoeuvrable and one of the safest campervans manufactured.
Q: Can I come and see a campervan before I book?
A:Of course, a picture paints a thousand words but you just can’t beat seeing one with your own eyes. You will be amazed at just how much you can fit in! Take a look around, open the doors, pop the roof open and have a play. We much prefer it if you come and see us, we are more than happy to talk ‘campers’ and adventure experiences with you!
Q: How old do I need to be to hire a campervan from I Do Campers?
A:All drivers must be aged between 21 and 75 and must have held a UK or EU drivers licence for at least 2 years with less than 6 points. Drivers with driving licences other than UK/EU, please call us to check eligibility. Any accidents (fault / no fault) from the past 5 years must be declared at the time of booking. Subject to our Terms and Conditions. Checks are required with DVLA.
Q: Do we need to leave a security deposit?
A: A security deposit is required before your camper hire and will be held over the duration of the hire period. This deposit will be refunded in full within 5 working days of the vehicle being returned on time, undamaged, with a clean interior, a full tank of fuel and with all equipment in place and intact. If there is any damage to the van including loss of any equipment, tyre damage, low fuel etc. we reserve the right to use the security deposit as funding towards amending this. The remainder of this security deposit will be returned to the hirer once the damage/loss has been paid for. (The security deposit amount will vary dependent on the hirers age (subject to Terms and Conditions). Aged between 21-22 £1000 / 23-24 £750 / 25-75 £500).
Q: Does the camper van come with fuel?
A:We will supply your camper van with a full tank of fuel at the start of the hire. Customers must return the vehicle full at the end of the rental. If you return the vehicle part full you will be charged for missing fuel at the end of the rental at the locally determined price along with a collection of fuel fee of £15.
Q: Do you have rear seatbelts and can child seats be fitted?
A:This is a very good question as not all camper vans, especially private conversion camper vans have adequate safety belts or comply to crash testing standards. We have installed the Certified RIB Altair rear seating which has been successfully tested and certified in crash tests and come installed with 3 point seatbelts. You can fit child seats of all ages onto the RIB Altair.
Can we have more than one designated driver?
A:Yes but there may be a small charge, Prices usually start at £5 per day if you are staying in the UK or £10 per day if you are planning to travel in Europe. (The prices quoted are for drivers between the ages of 25 and 70 with clean, UK driving licences. Drivers outside these conditions will be considered but there may be an extra charge. Please call to discuss.)
Q: Is there a mileage limit?
A:Your campervan comes with unlimited mileage for UK and EU travel.
Q: Can we go abroad?
A:Yes, but by special appointment only and to EU countries only.
Q: What if we have a problem with the van?
A:Your camper van is covered under VW Roadside Assistance. We will issue you a full breakdown sheet to assist you should the need arise. This service includes Breakdown in Europe, accident involvement, flat tyres, running out of fuel, keys locked in vehicle.
We advise customers to take out the highest level of holiday insurance in the event of any unforeseen circumstances that could affect your holiday.
Q: Can I bring a pet?
A:We love dogs, we have our own little critter! However, as we know, dogs come in all shapes and sizes and smells! Please call us to discuss what breed of dog you have as this would be subject to our acceptance and possible surcharges for cleaning once the camper is returned.
Q: Can I bring appliances for eg, a hairdryer?
A:240V appliances are allowed but please note that the 240V mains socket in your camper van will only be live once the camper is connected to a 240V supply usually found at camp site pitches.
Q: How many can it seat and sleep?
A:Your campervan will seat 5 in safety and comfort The seating arrangement is two in the rear and 3 upfront. All seats have 3 point seat belts and can accommodate child seats and boosters. There are 2 double beds, one in the pop up roof and one down below. Awnings can be hired and they can sleep an extra 2 people (please see options).
Q: Is there heating to keep us warm?
A:Even in summer, temperatures can drop severely at evening or even during the day at times. That is why we have installed the latest technology heating system. Designed to be ultra quiet, we have installed a 2KW diesel heater which can warm your campervan in just a few minutes. It comes with a controller with thermostat temperature control and output control options.
Q: Can we bring our bikes?
A:You can hire our optional tailgate bike rack that can carry up to 2 bikes. Your campervans length increases by 1m and its height also, subject to your bikes.
Q: Do you advise to take out our own holiday insurance? Can I cancel my booking or get a refund if I need to cut short my holiday?
A:It is strongly recommended that you take out the highest level of private holiday/travel/personal possessions insurance in case of any medical or unforeseen event that might impact on your holiday. Please make sure that you arrange adequate travel insurance to cover you if you have to cancel or cut short your holiday or are forced to change your plans due to an incident.
Unfortunately booking deposits are non-refundable and we cannot reimburse you if your holiday is cut short/curtailed. If you have paid in full and cancel prior to departure please contact us immediately, part refunds may be available subject to the length of notice given.
Q: Can we hire for music festivals, such as Glastonbury?
A:Yes and no! We do allow our campervans to go to festivals but only if you are a couple or family. Unfortunately, we do not allow single sex group bookings. Music Festivals are charged at a higher rate and the security deposit is increased from £500 to £750. It is also worth noting that your campervan is fitted with a live tracking device. Should you attend any festival without prior permission, you will be charged a minimum of £300 of your security deposit bond.
Q: Do you have a collection service or can we leave our car at your premises?
A:Yes, but we will accept no liability for your vehicle and contents whilst parked.
Q: How can I book, what deposits are required?
A:Please email or call I Do Campers to check for availability. A booking deposit of £150 or 10%, which ever is greater, is required to reserve your campervan. Tell us of any extras you wish to add to your booking (eg, awning or bike rack) and we will email you a quotation and further details. Once we have received your deposit, you will receive your booking confirmation. You then pay the balance 4 weeks prior to hire. Unfortunately deposits are non refundable. Please note that bookings made within a month of travel must be paid in full.
Q: When Can I pick up the camper van?
A: On most occasions, your campervan will be leaving for its next adventure on the same day you will be required to return the vehicle. To ensure that the campervan is checked and spotlessly cleaned for our next customers use, we do require you to return the camper van before 11.00am on the day of return.
Q: Can I hire a camper for a weekend?
A:Short breaks are available, ranging from 2 to 6 days. Please contact us for availability and pricing.
Q: Do you supply bedding? What do I need to bring?
A:Bedding such as sleeping bags, quilts, duvets and pillows are to be supplied by the hirer. You will also need to bring towels and also additional tea towels should you wish. You will also need to bring your food but please refer to our ‘Whats included?” question to see what is included in your camper van.
Q: Can we smoke in the camper?
A:Absolutely not. It is strictly non-smoking in your camper van and our optional awnings which you may hire from us. Should a camper or awning be returned with evidence of smoking, charges will apply for damages or cleaning as result of smoking in prohibited areas (please see terms and conditions).
Q: What is electric hook up?
A:Electric hook up is a lead which connects the camper van to a 240V mains supply. These can be available (additional charge by site owner may apply) at most reputable camp sites around the UK. If you are expecting to stay in your campervan without driving for more than 36 hours then we recommend you book an electric hook up to charge and maintain the leisure batteries. Connecting the hook up lead is very simple and full explanation of the electrical systems is provided before you leave. Please note that the 240V mains sockets in the camper van are not operational unless plugged in a site hook up. Worth considering when taking essentials such as a hair dryer.
Q. Will my camper van have a CD player or i-pad/pod ports?
A: Yes, the camper van has a CD player and also a AUX port for connecting ipads / iphones etc. It also comes with Bluetooth which can be used for Phone connectivity. The campervan also has 12V sockets which can take USB adaptors so that you can run / charge iphones / ipads etc. (USB adaptor not included so please make sure you bring one along with you). The 12V sockets can be found in the kitchen area and also the dash board of the vehicle.
Q. Is there a safe in the camper van? What about security?
A: Reasonable precautions must be taken to ensure you have a safe and trouble free trip. Lock the vehicle at all times and keep valuables out of sight – particularly portable satellite navigation systems, iphones, ipads etc. All vehicles are fitted with a security system, which can also operate when you are sleeping. There are no safes in your campervan.
Please note:- Your personnel possessions are not covered by the hire insurance.
It is strongly recommended that you take out the highest level of private holiday/travel/personal possessions insurance in case of any medical or unforeseen event that might impact on your holiday. You may find you are covered by your household or holiday insurance, please check your insurers terms and conditions.
Q: What is included?