Insurance for Campervans in the UK
Similar to rental cars, campervans in the UK also have an excess amount that renters will be liable to pay if any damage is caused to the vehicle. Campervan rental companies generally offer their own protection options, which can reduce renters' financial liability. The level of cover often varies, with basic options sometimes excluding cover for windscreen or tyre damage.
What are the options?
Customers will often be asked to leave the excess amount as a bond to cover any damage charges. Because there are sometimes exclusions to coverage options, renters may still have to pay out-of-pocket for any damage charges. If you are planning on renting a campervan in the UK, here are your options when it comes to insurance.
- Purchase extra cover from the supplier: If you are purchasing any protection products from the supplier, be aware that there are different levels of cover and certain exclusions may apply to basic cover packages.
- Purchase third-party insurance: Many companies offer protection products that protect customers financial liability. These are independent of the campervan rental company and often functions as reimbursement cover. This means that renters will still have to pay any damage charges at the counter and seek reimbursement afterwards. Insurance products purchased in advance of the rental period are often cheaper than purchasing protection packages directly from the campervan rental company.
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