Here at Ariescape, we welcome customers to our motorhomes year-round, and each of them always comes back with a wealth of stories to tell.
Indeed, hiring a motorhome in Scotland is one of the best ways to experience this country, with the wheel at your fingertips and an expanse of endless roads that can take you, well… anywhere.
But, sadly, it’s not as easy as turning up in Edinburgh, collecting the key and setting off. There are a number of things you need to know before renting a motorhome with us.
Thankfully, we’ve got you covered. To help you out before you set off on your journey, we’ve compiled ten of the most frequent questions asked by customers, with clear answers for all of them:
Can You Hire A Motorhome On A Car Licence?
Number one. Can you hire a motorhome with just a car licence? Well, just because a motorhome is – obviously – larger than a car, the same principles apply to our vehicles, meaning your driving licence will suffice. That being said, if you are coming into this country from abroad, make sure that you check the UK Government guide for the validity of your driving licence in Great Britain.
How Old Do You Have To Be To Hire A Motorhome?
Drivers have to be aged between 25-75 years old to hire our motorhomes. Here at Ariescape, though, every vehicle comes with fully comprehensive insurance at no extra cost, so you will certainly have peace of mind when you’re out on your adventures.
Can You Drive A Motorhome With Penalty Points?
Because every driver is subject to insurance approval, it is essential that you declare any endorsements or penalties on your licence before booking. Make sure to also check our terms and conditions page to ensure you’re up to speed with who exactly can drive our vehicles and what might be classified as “unauthorised uses”.
How Long Should You Have Been Driving Before Renting?
It is important that anyone driving our motorhomes – or any motorhome for that matter – has been driving long enough to have a full understanding of the road and the vehicle itself.
Are The Roads Easy In Scotland?
This is, of course, subjective to where you want to go. Once again, if you check our terms and conditions, we require that you do not drive anywhere that could cause damage to the vehicle or could result in the vehicle getting stuck. Make sure to always stick to the roads and do not take any route that you are uncomfortable with.
Is Scotland The Right Place For A First-Time Motorhome Driver?
Of course! Whilst you might sometimes hear that Scotland has a reputation for difficult driving, there’s nothing about this beautiful country that suggests this should be the case. Armed with the right information, any competent driver can work out how to drive in Scotland fairly quickly and have a fantastic experience.
Can You Sleep In A Motorhome Whilst Someone Is Driving?
It is always essential that, if the motorhome is being driven, every passenger is wearing a seatbelt. For this reason, it’s encouraged to park the motorhome at an official site before any eyes start getting sleepy.
Do You Need A Passport To Travel With A Motorhome?
If you are travelling to the UK from another country, then you’re going to need a passport. If you are already UK based, however, then you won’t need a passport to travel and experience Scotland.
What Should You Bring With You When Picking Up Your Motorhome?
Documents vary depending on where you are coming from. For international customers, please bring your driving licence, permit, a document providing your permanent address – dated within the last two months – and a credit or debit card. For European customers, you will need the same, as well as a passport or national ID card. For UK customers, you will need your driver’s licence, DVLA code and a document identifying your permanent address.
Is A Motorhome Holiday Worth It?
Lastly, is a motorhome holiday worth it? Of course, it is! As mentioned before, every customer who has explored the wonders of Scotland in our vehicles has a number of stories to tell upon their return. Whether you’re planning on discovering the secrets of Aberdeen, exploring the mystical landscape of Loch Ness, or simply seeing where the road takes you, a motorhome holiday with Ariescape is designed to give you complete freedom and get you closer to the country of Scotland than you ever thought possible.