In terms of ability, if you can drive a car then you can most likely drive a motorhome too. Many of our customers comment on how easy, and even enjoyable, they are to drive around. However, due to insurance there are a few specifications and requirements to keep in mind when considering who can drive a motorhome.
All hire drivers require a full UK driving licence that is clean and has been held for 2 years. We’ll accept 3 points in the last 5 years, but any more than this will require a conversation with our insurers. We will ask you to send us your driving licence details via the DVLA website.
You may hear about another type of license, called a C1 license. This is a requirement if you are driving a motorhome or vehicle over 3500kg.
As all of our motorhomes are under 3500kg, you do not need a C1 license to drive them.
Currently, to drive our motorhomes you must be between 25 and 71 years of age (25 years old – 70 years and 364 days old, to be precise). Your 71th birthday is our insurer’s cut-off date.
However, we CAN approach our insurers about individual cases and, with some of your information, request they insure you. Please get in touch if you are 71 or older and would like to hire, as it may still be possible.
Although one driver is covered for your trip, you can also add additional drivers for a fee of £40 per hire. We require the same information as for the first driver and they MUST sign and return the hire agreement as well in order to be covered by our insurance.
No one else may drive a motorhome without our prior permission.
In the event of an emergency we can facilitate short notice additional drivers with insurer’s permission.