Bunk Campers Driver Eligibility
At Bunk Campers travel is our business and we aim to make campervan and motorhome hire as flexible as possible. All of our rentals include fully comprehensive insurance for the driver named in the rental agreement. This automatically covers drivers between the ages of 25-69, who have held their driving licence for more than 2 years and have no major penalties or endorsements on their licence. Drivers aged between 21-24 & 70-74 please see age restrictions.
Driver insurance is covered providing you hold your licence from one of the approved countries below. These are:
✔ UK ✔ EU ✔ EEA ✔Australia
✔ New Zealand ✔ Republic of South Africa ✔ USA ✔ Canada
✔ Singapore ✔ Japan ✔ Hong Kong ✔ Brazil
✔ Russia ✔ Malaysia ✔ China ✔ Argentina*
*Argentina subject to an increased security deposit
You must declare at the time of booking any endorsements on your driving licence from the last 5 years. All drivers are subject to insurance approval and there may be some instances where Bunk Campers are unable to provide cover for you as a driver based on your driving history (E.g. If you have more than 6 penalty points imposed on your driving licence). See Bunk Campers terms and conditions for more information.
UK Driving Licence Criteria
If you have a UK driving licence, we are required to check the counter part of your driving licence which is stored on the DVLA website. To do this, please bring your national insurance number, driving licence number and postcode to the depot for check in. This will ensure we can check the counterpart of your driving licence.
UK driving licence holders can also log in to the DVLA website in advance (https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence) and receive a check code which will allow us to view your counterpart. Simply bring the code with you for check in and we will do the rest. Please note, this is a one-time check code so please don’t try to test it to see if it worked!
Alternatively, you can access the DVLA website yourself and print the counterpart of your driving licence within 48 hours of check in and present it at the depot.
We are unable to insure you to drive any of our vehicles if we are not able to check your counterpart driving licence details.
All paper licences issued before 1998 are still valid.
If you have a Northern Ireland driving licence, we require both the photo card of your driving licence and the paper counterpart.
Please note there are some restrictions to your rental cover that apply due to insurance regulations or legislation in the markets we operate in.
If you are aged 70 to 74 years (actually 74 years and 364 days!), you can hire any campervan or motorhome from Bunk Campers! Many hire companies have restrictions on drivers who are over 70 years – however, we can provide cover at our “Senior Driver” rate that will automatically be added to your booking. Unfortunately, we are unable to hire to anyone aged 75 or over.
If you are aged 21 to 24 years, you can only hire a Roadie 2 person campervan from Bunk Campers. We are unable to offer any other vehicles to drivers aged 21-24. A ‘Young Driver’ rate will automatically be added to your booking. Please note, we are unable to hire to undergraduates and/or students less than 25 years of age.
Bunk Campers may not be able to offer cover for the following occupations:
- Undergraduates and/or students under 25
- Anyone engaged wholly or partly in professional entertainment or professional sports persons (including musicians, celebrities, sports personalities, entertainers)
- Jockeys and persons connected with racing, gaming industry or press of any sort
- Foreign service personnel other than persons holding full valid licences as outlined above under ‘Bunk Campers Driver Eligibility’
Don’t Meet The Criteria?
If you do not hold a driving licence that meets the above criteria, please contact us directly before booking at email@example.com so that we can check with our insurers if we can offer driving insurance for you.
We are unable to offer driving insurance for any driver who has not held a valid driving licence for over 2 years or who only holds a driving licence to drive an automatic transmission vehicle.
Driving Restrictions & Connor Pass
Bunk Campers campervans and motorhomes can only be driven on road sealed or bitumen roads. Don’t be tempted to off road in a campervan! Also note, driving is not permitted on the Connor Pass, County Kerry, Ireland as the road is too narrow.
Driving to mainland Europe
Bunk Campers vehicles are available to rent for driving through the UK, Ireland & mainland Europe.
If you are planning on travelling to mainland Europe please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your plans on where you are travelling. Vehicles cannot be taken to Europe without letting us know prior to the rental taking place.