Licence Restrictions on Hire Motorhomes

Licence Restrictions on Hire Motorhomes

by Scottish Tourer November 30, 2011

Age, Mileage & Driving Licence Guidelines

While the exact terms and conditions of Motorhome  rental / hire companies  will vary between different vehicles and rental offices, the following information will apply in most cases.

  • Age:Usually 25-70
  • Mileage Restrictions: Check with your Scotland Hire /Rental company some operation unlimited mileage others don’t, we at Scottish tourer allow unlimited mileage when travelling in Scotland
  • Overseas Use: Most Scotland motorhome hire rental companies allow their vehicles to be taken into mainland Europe. This normally requires prior arrangement, may require an additional deposit or daily fee and is almost always restricted to Western Europe.Your Motorhome hire / rental company may also assist with any ferry bookings required.
  • Driving Licence requirements: Most hire / Rental motorhomes have a maximum gross weight of 3.5 tonnes or less. All such motorhomes can be driven with a standard UK car (category B) licence – or its international equivalent (drivers from outside the EU will require an International Driving Licence).

The Besscar is 8 meters long and 3900 kg

Bessacarr is 8 meters long and 3900Kg

A few of the larger  motorhomes have a maximum permitted weight of between 3.5t and 7.5t – these require a UK category C1 driving licence. UK drivers who passed their test before 01/01/1997 will automatically have this entitlement; drivers who passed their car test after 01/01/1997 do not have C1 entitlement and must take a separate test to drive vehicles in this category.

Very few rental / hire motorhomes fall into this category and those that do are normally clearly indicated in hire quotations, our Bessacarr is 8 meters long nand 3900 kg therefore a C1 licenece is essential -

For official information contact the DVLA regarding driving motorhomes in Scotland and UK & UK driving licences,
As with most hire vehicles, the hire / Rental motorhome available are provided fully-serviced, with full fuel tanks, empty waste tanks and clean and functional appliances hirers are normally expected to return motorhomes in a similar condition and any failure to do this may incur penalty charges. For exact details of what is required, click on the “Terms & conditions” link on each website.
Bedroom in Besscarrbessacarr lounge area

Besscarr Loung and bedroom area

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