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Firstly how can I check that I can drive your motorhome?

As our vehicle is a luxury top end motorhome its weight is such that you will need a C1 category on your driving licence to drive our vehicle. You can check the back of your photo card licence. If you can drive a C1 rated vehicle it will show a date range, i.e. valid from and valid until. If you passed your driving test before 1st January 1997 you will automatically have the C1 category on your licence. Anyone who passed their test after 1st January 1997 will have to apply to a local testing agency to get this additional qualification on their licence. You must be between 25 and 75 with no more than 6 points on your licence. If you have more points don’t worry as we can check with our insurance if they will accept you, this will incur an additional charge.

 

When is it available?

Now check on our online availability calendar to see if the dates you need are free (please note this may only show on some android and IPhone devicesso check laptop/pc/tablet), alternatively phone us direct. How to secure your dates? Within 7 days of making the initial booking we must receive the non-refundable/non-transferable £250 booking deposit per week to secure the vehicle for your required dates.

 

What is included in the Motorhome?

For your comfort:

• 20" HD Digital TV, DVD, CD, IPOD

• Built-In Satellite Navigation

• Bluetooth connection for mobile

• Wheel mounted controls for entertainment system

• Maps

• Wind out Awning

• 2 x 6kg Tanks of LPG gas (to be returned full)

• Full tank of fuel (to be returned full)

• Tank of Fresh water

• Toilet blue liquid

• Toilet rolls

• Hand wash

• Washing up liquid and sponges

• Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Salt and Pepper

• Mixture of herbs, stock cubes (vegetarian included), gravy (vegetarian inckuded)

• Crockery, Cutlery, Pots and Pans

• Gas Kettle

• Cling film, tin foil and bin liners

• Oven gloves, Tea towels

• Cleaning products-please use the products supplied as standard supermarket branded cleaning products can damage the interior of the motorhome

• Awning

• Fire extinguisher and Fire Blanket

• Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

• Hook Up cable

• Collapsible Bucket/Watering can

For your dog/s comfort:

• Plush Ranger Throws for your dog/s to lounge in comfort on lounge/dinette seating

• Trojan tough, jet washable, bed in internal kennel area for hygiene. We also have an external shower point so any dirty dogs can be washed down again maintaining hygiene.

• Pet Remedy spray to help settle your dog/s whilst travelling

• Seatbelt secures so that you can allow your dog on a travelling seat (only if a member of your family sits next to them) and attach to their harness to secure them for travelling

• Own den kennel area for them to rest and sleep in whilst travelling

• Tie Out stakes for up to 3 dogs so your dogs can be kept outside and secure on campsites etc

• Collapsible Dog Bowls (4 large and 4 small)

• 3 x Small and 2 x Medium Sumo treat dispenser (these can be stuffed with peanut butter or a yogurt and mashed banana filling and frozen to be given to the dog on hot days outside or inside kennel area)

• LOTS of Soft Toys, Tug Toys etc to keep them entertained. We use soft toys only so no damage to the internal flooring or furniture is made

For your peace of mind:

• ABS

• Satellite navigation & reversing cameras

• Cab air conditioning

• Engine cruise control

• Fully comprehensive UK insurance cover

• 24 Hour breakdown cover

• A professional handover with full instructions

• Motorhome manual folder in glovebox

 

What extras can I add to the booking?

For a small fee you can add;

Bicycle rack for 2 bikes - £25 per hire

Outside table and chairs, please advise number of chairs required - one off £15 per Hire

Gas Barbeque. Cadac Chef II (runs off the Motorhome Gas Supply via the external gas point) -£20 per hire

2kw Silent Generator for Wild Camping away from Hook Up - £50 per week (returned wth a full tank of fuel)

 

We can also supply free of charge the fantastic Trover drying coats for your dogs, these help dry any wet dog quickly and maintains the bodys heat. They also stop sirt being brushed against furnishings so protect the cleanliness of the motorhome. Just take them off after half an hour if your dog/s are dry. Just let us know what breed of dog/s and we will give you the closest fit of Trover Drying Coat to use whilst on holiday.

 

Do I need insurance?

When we confirm a booking with you for vehicle hires this will include Comprehensive Insurance for drivers aged 25 to 75 with no more than 6 points (more points may be possible but our insurers will need to be informed and may charge extra). We highly recommend that you take out Holiday Cancellation cover as the Booking Deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable should you need to alter or cancel a booking.

 

Do I need to pay a damage deposit?

Yes. As with all motorhome hire companies there is a damage/insurance excess deposit to pay before the vehicle is release. As this is a top of the range Luxury Motorhome we do demand a £750 damage deposit/insurance excess in cleared funds before you collect the vehicle. This will be used should we to need to claim on our insurance and make good any damage to the vehicle, inside or out, any loss/damage of equipment that has occurred during your hire period. This will also be used to cover the costs of any damage to windscreen, wheels and tyres which is not covered by our insurance. We strongly recommend that you take out your own Damage Excess Insurance which means should we need to claim and use this deposit you will be able to claim all of this back from your damage excess insurers – as a family we have used Questor insurance many times and would recommend their policy https://www.questor-insurance.co.uk/motor-home-hire-insurance.aspx.

 

What time can I collect the vehicle?

Unless by prior arrangement please do not arrive earlier than 4pm on the collection day. This allows us to fully clean and service the vehicle before your hire. If it will be ready before 4pm on your collection date we will let you know. What time do I need to return the vehicle? Please ensure you hand back the motorhome unpacked and clean by 11am. Ensure all belongings are bagged up before your return. Please confirm return time the day before returning or the morning of the day of return so we can be sure to meet you. Please remember that our opening hours are 9am-5pm (though you can call outside of these times and we aim to reply within the hour). Collection Point 34 Selkirk Way, Chirton Grange, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE29 8DD alternatively if you wish to leave your car in our storage compound (at your own risk) please use this address Hartley Caravan Storage, Double Row, Seaton Delaval, Whitley Bay NE25 0PP, if using the storage address please advise us what time you will be arriving so that we can meet you.

 

Do we offer Insurance Excess Protector?

We do not offer an insurance excess/security protector as you can get much cheaper cover yourself online. However we would recommend taking out an ‘insurance excess reimbursement protector’ policy, with a third party insurer such as https://www.questor-insurance.co.uk/motor-home-hire-insurance.aspx.

 

Where will be store our luggage? 

We recommend that you use soft bags/soft holdalls instead of your usual hard suitcases/luggage. These are not only more compact (remember space is limited inside the Motorhome so where will you stow all those large, empty suitcases!) bur far lighter and easier to manage. In our experience large, heavy luggage will cause damage when they move about when driving. Once you arrive at the motorhome you simply need to place your soft bags/soft holdalls in the motorhome and unpack when you reach your first destination. Once empty feel free to store the empty, folded bags under the dog kennel area. Please make certain that you have packed all your clothes and belongings back into the bags/holdalls before you rerturn the motorhome saving you time and allowing you to get away quickly.

 

Do we collect from Airport or City stations?

If you are coming to us via plane (Newcastle Airport) or train (Newcastle Central Station) we would advise getting a taxi outside Arrivals or the Central Station taxi rank which will cost between £20 to £30. This will be cheaper than booking a collection through us. Please remember unless with prior arrangement the motorhome collection time is 4pm. Please do not arrive earlier unless by prior agreement, as we may not be around to greet you. We can advise of alternative places to wait such as a coffee shops etc.

 

Any other questions please just get in touch