Sally is a key member of the MoneyMaxim editorial team. She is a frequent hire-car user and often goes on holiday with her family. With an interest in getting great value for money, Sally shares her hints and tips for travelling and insurance.
Choosing to go on holiday in a motorhome can be a cheaper alternative to paying for flights, a villa and a rental car but if you have an accident you could end up having to pay out a large sum for the excess on your hire insurance. With Moneymaxim’s Motorhome Hire Excess Insurance comparison service we can offer you a policy to cover this eventuality.
We are sure you will be amazed at how competitive the rates offered through our service are, especially compared to those offered directly from motorhome hire companies.
Many of us are not familiar with driving a vehicle the size of a motorhome so manoeuvring it can be a challenge. Overhanging trees and narrow roads or bridges are all things to look out for. The policies available through Moneymaxim include cover for reversing and parking accidents. Beware this may not be the case with policies bought through your hire company!
With a motorhome, repairs to windows and tyres can be expensive given their size and tend to be totally excluded from the cover hire companies offer. These however (along with wheels, roof, underbody and lost keys) are also covered through Moneymaxim. If your chosen campsite provides a suggested route to reach them, it is a wise idea to use it rather than follow a satnav. Satnavs do not always take into account the size of your vehicle.
A motorhome holiday allows you the freedom of flexibility. You can take in as many sights as you want. Drive the motorhome right up to the beach, giving you somewhere to freshen up after a day in the sunshine! There is no need to pack a car for a day out because everything is coming with you. A motorhome allows you to take bikes or surfboards with ease.
There are plenty of campsites where you can stay with your vehicle in the UK and worldwide. If you are just stopping off somewhere and wish to park there are usually dedicated motorhome spaces in public car parks. There may be time restrictions however, and you are not allowed to sleep overnight there. The same often applies at motorway service stations. Watch out for height restrictions at car parks too! If you are new to motorhome holidays the National Caravan Council can help with tips and advice.
With the reassurance of cover through the Moneymaxim Motorhome Hire Excess Insurance it will leave you to enjoy the benefits of your chosen holiday.