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VW T5 Camper Van Hire

Let us introduce our hire campers

We have a stock of three VW T6 campers. They all have an elevating roof with a double childrens bed in it to go with the Rock and Roll bed, so can sleep up to 4. With 3 seats accross the front and 2 in the rear, they can transport 5 (driver and 4 passengers). There is a twin burner hob with sink and a 50 litre fridge. Also, a powerful Webasto cabin heater will keep you warm all night.

The campers

Our campers are fitted with all that you need for a wonderful trip or holiday. They are modern and reliable as we don't believe that holidays should be spent on the hard shoulder. They all have a powerful Webasto heater installed to keep you snuggly warm on colder nights.

Your van will be have a full gas bottle along with a "hob kettle" and plates & cutlery for four people. There will be a small picnic table and four foldable chairs. It will also have a mains hook up power cable. You will need bedding and food items etc.

The camper will have a full tank of fuel which you must replace prior to return and will be fully valeted and supplied to your requirements. We will inspect and video the vehicle both before and after the hire and any damage other than minor stone chips will be charged for. This includes tyre and MOT failure standard windscreen damage, which are your responsibility.

We are happy for you to hire for any period from just a single day right through to any period that suits you.

Each camper has breakdown cover in place and you will have our number to call 24hrs a day if you need help.

Additonal items that you can hire at a one off charge per booking are Sat nav at £10.00 -Twin bike carrier at £60.00

Pets are very welcome in our campers at no charge at all but any damage caused will be charged.

Prices and payments

All payments unless specified to be made in full prior to starting the hire period.

A non refundable booking fee of £35.00 applies to all bookings in addition to any other charges.

A booking deposit of £300.00 is required regardless of the hire period and this will be held until 7 days after the end of the hire period subject to the van being in good order upon its return.

Our weekly winter rates (from October to April) are £395.00 and the summer rates (from May to September) are £495.00 except for July and August, where the rate is £595.00

Weekend only, midweek only and daily rental charges are fine with us and charged at £75.00 and £85.00 and £95.00 per day respectively according to the season.

Insurance for one driver is £9.00 per day and a second driver can be added for £6.00 per day. This includes a £750 insurance excess damage waiver. Drivers cannot be added on the day of hire.

European hire is no problem but we charge £10.00 per day extra to cover green card & European break down etc.

There is no limit on the distance that you can travel but it's not fair for one person to spend a week on the Isle Of Wight and another to go to Italy via Norway, Portugal and Poland, so we charge a levy of £0.10 per mile over the first two hundred miles per day (one thousand four hundred miles in any week). Most holidays would barely be affected by this.

Accepted forms of payment include bank transfer, debit / credit card or cash. We do not accept cheque payment for camper hire unless by prior arrangement.

If you are hiring a camper because you want to "Try before you buy" and you then subsequently purchase a camper from ourselves, we will refund 50% of your hire charge to you on payment of a deposit.

Other terms

Drivers must be between 25 years old and 70 years old with a full UK licence (penalty points may affect the insurance cost) with a minimum of 5 years driving experience.

Smoking strictly prohibited in the campervan and charges will be applied should any smell or evidence of smoking be found in the vehicle.

We can offer free secured parking for your car while your away but the owner assumes all risks at all times.

On hire, you must have your driving license, a utility bill (or bank statement) and passport, which we will take copies of as well as the credit or debit card that you used for the deposit.


Want a bit more elbow room at the campsite? Then hire one of our inflatable, drive away awning tents for Just £10.00 per day.


Additonal items that you can hire at a one off charge per booking are Sat nav at £10.00 -Twin bike carrier at £60.00

Small print stuff

The person that takes out the hire and makes the £300 booking deposit however referred to, is the hirer and is the person with full responsibility. We are Sterlingauto and might be referred to as "We" "us" "our" etc.

By placing the £300 deposit, the hirer agrees to pay the full charges for the hire period even if they are unable to procede with the hire.

If your vehicle is returned past the date and specified time, without our prior written approval, you become immediately liable to a charge of £50.00 an hour.

The insurance does not include the following & all costs are the responsibility of the hirer. Any deliberate or wilful act. Putting incorrect fuel in the vehicle. Windscreen/window damage. Locking the keys in the vehicle. If the hirer leaves the vehicle unlocked or fails to ensure keys are secure. Internal damage or breakage. Tyre damage or punctures . Any damaged caused by animals. Damage caused by cooking.

Drivers are personally liable for all legal penalties (e.g: speeding, parking fines etc), which are incurred during the period of hire. All such fines/penalties will be passed onto the hirer.

The hirer and any additional driver must provide 2 separate forms of identification, e.g. Council Tax Bill, Landline Phone Bill, Gas Bill, Electricity Bill, Bank Statement or Credit Card Bill plus a form of photo identity e.g. passport if the driver does not hold a photocard driving licence. Sterlingauto reserve the right to take and hold copies of these documents. If additional proof of address or photo identity is not produced then the campervan will not be released and the full cost of hire will still be payable. Drivers who meet any of the following criteria cannot be insured: " Persons who have any mental or physical defect or infirmity or suffers fits, diabetes or any heart complaint. " Persons who have had their insurance declined and/or renewal refused and/or special insurance terms imposed as a result of claims experience and/or have had their motor insurance cancelled by any Motor Insurer. " Persons engaged wholly or partly in professional entertainment or professional sports persons. Persons connected with racing of any sort including motor racing and horse racing. " Undergraduates and/or students under 25 years of age. " Persons who, whilst driving, have been involved in more than one accident during the past 3 years. " Foreign service personnel other than persons born in the United Kingdom. The occupation of the hirer plus any additional drivers must be declared prior to the time of the hire Collection.

It is the hirer's responsibility to provide their own insurance to cover personal items and belongings and personal injury in the event of an accident.

There will be a fuel replacement charge of £2.00 per litre should the vehicle be returned without a full diesel fuel tank.

All Vehicles may only be driven on solid roads and camp sites. The camper must be driven in a cautious, prudent and normal manner and must never be put into close contact with salt water, used for any illegal purpose, for any race, rally or contest, used to tow anything, used to carry passengers or property for hire or reward, used to carry more than the agreed number of passengers, used to carry volatile liquids, gases (other than the 2 butane gas cylinders provided), explosives or other corrosive or inflammable material, or otherwise used in breach of the Hirers obligations under this Agreement.

The Hirer shall not make any alterations or additions to the Vehicle without our prior written consent. The Hirer shall take all reasonable steps to properly maintain the Vehicle, including daily checks on oil and water levels, and tyres and batteries. We will reimburse the Hirer for expenditure reasonably incurred in rectifying any mechanical failure or pertinent to the urgent upkeep of the camper, provided that the Hirer produces relevant receipts at the end of the hire period and has received our prior consent and that damage is not due to any fault or breach of this agreement by the Hirer.

In the event of any accident, loss or damage arising out of the use of the vehicle, the Hirer must notify us within 12hrs of the of the event happening, obtain the names and addresses of third parties and any witnesses along with as many photographs as possible, and report the event to the nearest police station. The Hirer undertakes to assist us in handling any claim arising from any event, including providing all relevant information and photographic evidence and attending Court to give evidence.

We may terminate this Agreement and repossess the Vehicle at any time, without notification to the Hirer, and that the Hirer will pay the reasonable costs of repossessing the Vehicle, including towing charges if the Hirer is in breach of any term of this Agreement, has obtained the Vehicle through fraud or misrepresentation, the Vehicle appears to be abandoned, the Vehicle is not returned on the agreed return date or we reasonably believe that the Vehicle will not be returned on the agreed return date or if we considers on reasonable grounds, that the safety of passengers or the condition of the Vehicle is endangered. In the event of such termination or repossession, the Hirer has no right to a refund of any part of the rental charges or the Security Deposit.

We reserve the right at our absolute discretion, to substitute a comparable or similar Vehicle for the Vehicle hired.

Should a hire vehicle develop a mechanical issue or become in any other way unusable, Sterling Auto will endeavour to provide a similar replacement vehicle but will not be obliged to do so. Sterlingauto will not be held liable in any way for any costs incurred by the hirer as a result of a vehicle being unusable, including but not limited to cancellation charges, hire charges or re-accomodation costs. Subject to our effort to deliver the Vehicle or an appropriate substitute vehicle, the Hirer releases Sterlingauto, its employees and agents, from any liability to the hirer (regardless of who is at fault) for any loss or damage incurred by the Hirer by reason of this agreement, including but not limited to any loss or damage caused by breakdown, mechanical defect, accident or the Vehicle being unsuitable for any purpose, any loss or damage to any property left in or on the Vehicle, in any service vehicle. Subject to any insurance arrangements agreed with Sterlingauto, the Hirer hereby indemnify and shall keep indemnified Sterlingauto, its employees and agents against any claims, demands and expenses (including legal costs) incurred or sustained by them or any of them by reason of use and/or possession of the Vehicle.

The Hirer acknowledges that Sterlingauto retains title to the Vehicle and that the Hirer possess the goods as a mere bailee only and does not have any right to pledge Sterlingauto's credit in connection with the Vehicle and agree not to do so and shall not agree, attempt, offer or purport to sell, assign, sublet, lend, pledge, mortgage, let on hire, or otherwise part with or attempt to part with the personal possession of or otherwise deal with the Vehicle. Any changes to this agreement must be in writing and must be signed on behalf of Sterlingauto and by the Hirer. This agreement shall be governed by English Law. This agreement constitutes the entire agreement of the parties and there are no other oral undertakings, warranties or agreements between the parties relating to the subject matter of this agreement.

The campers that we hire out are the latest VW Transporter models and are very reliable. As with any vehicle though, there is always the possibility that mechanical breakdown or an accident could occur at any time, including either during or immediately before a hire period. Sterlingauto does not assume any responsibility for any losses as a result of this occuring and we very strongly recommend that the hirer takes out their own holiday insurance to cover themselves in the unlikely event that a hire has to be cancelled at short notice for any reason or should an issue arise during their own hire period.