Campervan FAQ

How Do I book?

Go to "Book Now" page on website. Select the size motorhome/campervan that you require. Select the season as per the dates (low/mid or high season) Check availability, input your dates (only dates in black, that are not greyed out are available for selection). You must select a collection date and a return date, then press the black button "Click Here to Continue". A booking deposit of 40% of the total hire cost will be required in order to proceed or 100% of the total cost if the total charge is less than €600. You will be deemed to have accepted the General Terms and Conditions and the Insurance criteria by proceeding to book on-line.
You will receive an e-mail confirmation. Please read this carefully and an e-mail showing your order details and  booking deposit paid.
Please print off the "Booking Form", complete, sign and return by post, by scanning or send via a WhatsApp photo or on collection of campervan.

Alternatively you can contact us directly to check for you and book using a manual process. Download the 3 PDF Documents (Booking Form, General Terms and Conditions and Insurance Terms and Conditions) or we can send the documents to you by email.
Read all carefully, Print, Read, Complete and Sign. You may Return documents by post, scan documents to info@wildatlanticcamperhire.ie or keep them until collection of motor-home. A Booking Deposit is required which may be paid by Stripe through this website or by cheque or Bank Transfer (no surcharge applies, details on request by e-mail). The booking Deposit is 40% of the total cost of hire or full charge if less than €600.
Booking is only confirmed when we confirm availability and Booking deposit has been received.

How do I check availability?

Firstly decide which size campervan you require, (see "What camper should I book" below). Then, go to the book now page. Next, choose a campervan. Then, scroll down to the "Availability Calendar". Use the arrows to select the month you require. Dates in black are available, dates in grey are unavailable.To book, select the "Book Now" (blue button) Next, select the season, based on the dates provided. (see above for further instructions) 

Is insurance included in the daily rates?

Yes, comprehensive insurance is included in the rates. A €1,000 or €2000 (new campervans and roof damage in all campers) euro excess applies which the hirer is responsible for any accidental damage per incident.
We strongly recommend that you cover the €1,000 excess by taking out Excess Insurance.

How much is the excess and how can I book cover it (so that I've none/reducced financial liability in the event of an incident)? 

The excess is €1,000 or €2,000 for new campervans and where damage to campervan roof occurs..The €1,000 excess can be covered, in part or in full by taking out additional excess insurance
for example https://www.worldwideinsure.com

see also https://www.worldwideinsure.com/motorhome-hire-excess-insurance.php

Alternatively, htttps:\\www.riversideins.com/rv (cost approx €16 per day)

Please read terms and conditions, exclusions and elibibility criteria carefully. 
It is the hirer's responsibility to arrange the excess cover and it must be done independently of Wild Atlantic Campers.

What driving licence is required?

A B licence (regular car license) allows you to drive the motor-home.The full driving licence must be held for a minimum of 5 years for E.U. Licences from EEA and holders of licences recognised by the driving licence exchange must be held for a minimum of 8 years (USA/ Canada). See insurance criteris for full details and requirements in the Book now section and "Who can drive?" immediately below.

Who can drive?

Drivers must be between 25 and 70 years of age with full unendorsed (clean) driving licence.
Any accidents in the last 5 years or convictions must be referred to the insurance provider.We require date of accident and cost of total claim and any convictions relating to same. 
A maximum of 3 penalty points is allowed without referral to the insurance providers. Any licence with more than three must be scanned (front and back) and details of how the penalty points arose. This should be emailed to info@wildatlanticcamperhire.ie or sent by post.  
Persons with occupations of film manufacturing/production, jewellers, market traders, students and those who are unemployed must contact Wild Atlantic Campers before booking as these catogories must be cleared to drive by insurance provider.
We strongly recommend that as a minimum, drivers should have experience driving a medium to large size van, for example a Ford Transit or Renault Master. The motorhomes are wider than a standard motorcar (approx 18cms. wider) and tail swing is a danger for the larger motorhomes which the driver must be constantly vigilant to avoid catchig the rear corners when pulling out from stationary positions, turning at junctions, traffic lights, etc.
 

What camper should I book?

We have a choice of small, medium or larger campervans.Firsly you need to select one big enough to belt and sleep the travelling party. 
see "Our Campervans" section of our website. For detailed layout, we recommend entering the full name of campervans in Google Images. 
Medoim sized motorhomes, for example the Rimor Katamarano 12P Plus and the Rimor Katamarano Seal 12P Plus will belt and sleep up to 6 persons but are more suitable for 4 persons. The Rimor Katamarano 9 sleeps and belts up to 7 (6 adults and 1 child) and the Rimor Katamarano sleeps and belts up to 5 (both are large motorhomes) The VW California sleeps and belts up to 4 persons (2 double beds, one in pop up roof area)

The Rimor Katamarano 9 (belted for 7 persons, sleeps up to 6 adults and 1 child) is a large motorhome.
The Rimor Katamarano 95P (belted for 5 persons, sleeps up to 5 adults) is a large motorhome.
The Etrusco A600 BB (belted for 6 persons, sleeps up to 6 adults) is a large motorhome.

The Rimor Katamarano 12P (belted for 6 persons, sleeps up to 6 adults, but we hire it as a 4 berth) is a medium motorhome.
The Rimor Seal 12P (belted for 6 persons, sleeps up to 6 adults, but we hire it as a 4 berth) is a medium motorhome.
The Etrusco CV540 DB (belted for 4 persons, sleeps up to 2 adults and 1 child (0-6 years) is a small/medium campervan.

The VW California Coast (belted for 4 persons, sleeps up to 4 Adults, but we hire it as a 2-4 berth) is a small campervan, with no toilet and shower.
The VW Early Bay Window, 1969 Vintage  (belted for 2 persons, sleeps up to 2 Adults) is a small campervan with no toilet and shower.

See "Our Campervans" page for more information on individual and statistics.

For online viewings of individual campers go to: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuc5_jnLitblI-S7UvfKJ3A or https://www.facebook.com/WildAtlanticCampers/
 

What is the minimum hire days?

7 days in high season (approx. end of June until early September), 3 days at all other times. Occasionally there may be 2 day hires available but only as last minute offers, for example if a campervan is not booked in advance for 3 or more days.


What is the pickup day in high season?

From the end of June to early September the changeover day is Friday or Saturday

Friday, Rimor Katamarano 9 and Rimor Seal12P, Etrusco CV540 DB and the VW California
Saturday, Rimor Katamarano 95P and Rimor Katamarano 12P, Etrusco A6600 BB and Vintage models 
 

What time can I pick-up and return motorhome/campervan?

Pickup time is from 4pm or earlier if available on request. The return of motorhome/campervan is latest 10am or later only if agreed in advance.An hourly charge of €50 applies for late return.


Is there a security deposit required?

A €2,000 security deposit applies for new vehicles and a €1,000 security applies for older vehicles. The deposit is fully refundable within seven days of return of vehicle subject to the terms and conditions of Wild Atlantic Campers. (Please refer to us if you have have any issues in providing security deposit)


What is included in the basic price?

The standard price (without optional extras) includes the motor-home equipped with cooking and dining equipment, barrel of gas,shower and w.c. facilities and comprehensive insurance.An awning and bike rack (for 2 bicycles is included on the motorhomes only.  Please refer to list of optional extras in the Rates page for optional extras such as linen hire, tables, benches, etc.
 

What is the maximum weight fully laden?


The maximum weight is 3,500kgs when full laden. With the larger motorhomes, it is particularly important that the customer is aware of this and does not exceed it. You must calculate the weight of gas cyclinders, water tanks, luggage, bikes, etc and ensure that you are under the 3.5 tonne limit. 

Is linen and bedding provided?

No, the beds have mattress protectors only provided, We suggest bringing your own linen and bedding, where possible Alternatively it is available to hire. See price list on rates page of website.

Can I return campervan early?

Yes but this is subject to a person being available to accept the campervan. This must be arranged in advance. You will not be refunded the charges for any remaining hire days. A €50 charge applies for an unscheduled return and is subject to availability.

Can I pre-order a cleaning service?

Yes, This can be booked in advance at a cost of €80. If you don't avail of this service the motor-home/campervan must be handed back clean, otherwise the charge will be deducted from your security deposit. Furthemore the toilet cassette must be emptied before returning vehicle or a charge will apply. (see general terms and conditions for full details)


Is Breakdown Assistance included in the price?

Yes, breakdown assistance is included as standard with the motorhome/campervan hire. Please refer to manual in motor-home for details of this service.


Where can I drive the campervan?

The standard insurance allows you to drive in Ireland and the U.K. Additional insurance cover is required to drive in Continental Europe and a quote can be given on request of specified documents. This costs approx. €35 extra per hire day.


What is required to make a booking and what is required before collecting motor-home?

In order to confirm a booking we require the Booking Form to be returned, and a deposit as per the Terms and Conditions. On collection of vehicle we require the signed acceptance of the Terms and Conditions, the signed acceptance of the Insurance conditions, the completed booking form, the balance of any payment due, the security deposit, copy of driving licence and a recent utility bill (not more then 3 months old) and a copy of passport from overseas customers. (Note: For online bookings the signed General terms and conditions and Insurance conditions are not required as they are deemed to be accepted as part of the online booking process.  


Where can I collect the campervan from?

We can arrange to meet you at Galway (Ceannt) Train station, Galway Central bus station, Oranmore train station, Ireland West Airport (Knock) or Shannon Airport. You can also collect from our base at Carnmore Cross, Oranmore, Co. Galway click here to view on google maps. Other pick-up locations are available on request and a cost may apply. All pickups and returns from outside our base are subject to availability.


What is the minimum hire (days)?

Normally (any) 3 days, but 7 days in high season (July and August) from Friday to Friday or Saturday to Saturday (changeover day). We occasionally do 2 day hires in mid season when not pre-booked for longer hires. These will be posted on Facebook at short notice.


What time can I collect campervan from and return?

Normally you can collect from 4pm (16:00) and you must return by 10am (10:00) unless otherwise agreed in advance.
This is particularly in high season when the campervan will be going back out on hire later the same day.


Are pets allowed?

Unfortunately no pets are allowed in our campervans. This is a strict condition of hire. There are strict penalties if this is ignored, see General Terms and Conditions.


Is smoking allowed?

There is strictly no smoking allowed. Any breach of this stipulation will result in the forfeiture of your deposit.


Can the campervans be taken outside Ireland (Northern & Republic)?

If you intend to take the campervan off the Island of Ireland you must tell us in advance, otherwise your insurance is invalid and you will be breaking the law and the terms and conditions of hire.


Where can we the park up the campervan for the night?

You can park up at

See www.camping-ireland.ie for camping sites with full services,or The Green Guide www.caravanandcampingireland.com  
or www.safenightsireland.com for wild camping.
Alos consider downloading the "Motorhome Parking Ireland" App for additional options.
Please be aware of local bye laws which may restrict parking in designated areas.
We strongly recommend that you park up overnight in a campsite or a "Safe Night" premises for your comfort and safety. 
We ask you not to disturb or cause inconvenience to local residents or neighbourhoods.


Do Wild Atlantic Campers provide parking for customers own vehicle?

Yes. One vehicle per hire at owners own risk.


Do Wild Atlantic Campers hire bikes?

Yes, subject to availability, please check at time of booking.

How many bikes can one carry?

Most campervans are equipped with a 2 bike rack, Etrusco A6600 BB has a 4 bike rack and the VW California 3.

The maximum weight of any bike rack is 55kgs. It is the person who is hiring responsibility to ensure that the bikes do not exceed the maximum weight and any damage that result of overloading will be charged to the customer. Steel  adult bikes weight approx 20kgs. Additional bikes may be strapped on to the bike rack but the overall weight limit of 55kgs applies in all cases.

What happens if the motorhome/campervan that you booked is not available due to circumstances outside of our control, for example a motor accident, malfunction or previous hire not returning on time?

We will offer you a replacement campervan if available (which may be smaller than the one booked) and tenting gear or alternative accommodation with car hire. If this is not acceptable to you,  we will refund you all the deposit paid but that is the limit of our liability. We strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance to cover for such a scenario.

What happens if there is damage done?

The person hiring is responsible for the first €1,000 per incident or €2,000 for new campervans ans where roof damage arises. If there is damage done, we will hold onto the €1,000 security deposit. We will get a price for repairs in consultation with the main dealer (for Rimor and Adria Motorhomes), Pat Horan Motors, Aglish, Borrisokane, Co. Tipperary. We have total discreation as to where, when and how the repair is done. Occasionally, especially during busy periods and during high season, a temporary repair will be done by us in order to get the motorhome/campervan back on the road and the full repair will be done later or at the end of the high season. You will be required to sign the damage notification form on return and any damages will be detailed on this report. We encourage customers to take photos or video footage of any damage before and/or after hire.

What happens in the event of a piece of equipment being out of order?

We aim to have all equipment working at the start of each hire. However this is not always possible, as for example certain equipment requires spare parts which we may not have in stock. Discretionery equipment  such as TV/ DVD player, reverse camera/reverse sensors, window open close mechanism, roof window, electric step, awning, door/drawer handles, blinds may be out of order. We fix these as soon as we have the repair material in stock. For larger items that are required for the proper functioning of the campercan, we will fix as priority and if neccessary come on site or send a technician to where you are in order to fix, if possible. 
A customer does not have the right to return motorhome early on the basis that "discretionery" equipment is out of order. As we are open by appointment only, the return must be agreed in advance with Wild Atlantic Campers.

Are the campervans manual or automatic transmission?

As of now all the campervans are manual transmission.