Guide to Buying an Ex Rental Campervan or Motorhome
It’s easy to look past an ex rental campervan or motorhome. But, did you know that they can be some of the best value vehicles on the second-hand market?
Many people won’t realise, but ex rentals from reputable hire companies will have been inspected, maintained, cleaned and serviced far more often than a privately-owned vehicle.
Don’t forget, hire companies will have a duty of care to fix any faults as soon as they are reported. Plus, a company’s reputation in the market relies on your vehicle being in good condition after purchase.
Read our guide below which will highlight the main things to look out for, available models, finance options and more:
Ex Rental Campervan and Motorhome Guide
Make Sure to Check!
Ex rentals get a bad rap from non-reputable dealers who sell vehicles without worrying about condition.
Make sure the company is an approved member of the British Vehicle and Rental Leasing Association (BVRLA). This way, processes would have been in place to ensure they were fit for purpose. You can view members directory here.
Look for a Full Mechanical and Habitation History.
At Camperco, we offer a full-service history on the vehicle and ensure servicing and maintenance has been carried out. Every campervan should have a full Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI) carried out by each chassis manufacturer before it is deemed fit to go on the hire fleet and this report should be available as part of the paperwork.
We also certify all motorhomes with Gas Safety certificate and Habitation Checks. Any reputable hirers or dealers will invest in an annual gas safety inspection by a Gas Safe certified engineer. The habitation check means that all household appliances have been tested and certified to be in good working order eg: gas boiler and cooker, electrical charging circuitry for lighting and hook up and the water system. The hab check includes a damp test for water ingress. Caring for the motorhome through its rental life in this way is best practice and demonstrates that the campervan hire company has invested in maintaining their fleet to a high standard.
Cleaning the interior, more than a lick and a promise!
When it comes to cleaning, we all know it’s easy to cut corners! At Camperco, we have a detailed checklist to run through before we make our rental fleet available for sale. This means, the camper will be rigorously checked, cleaned and detailed.
Our Regional Fleet Managers and their teams are tasked with delivering deep cleans. These include, shampooing upholstery and a full interior valet to return the campervan as near to its original new condition as possible.
At the end of every rental the campervan is cleaned to a professional standard. We operate a strict no smoking policy on our rental fleet to compliment the ongoing standards of hygiene and cleanliness.
How will you use your Vehicle?
Campervans and motorhomes are built with a range different lifestyles in mind, it’s important to consider how you will use the vehicle. What will the mix be between using the vehicle for your leisure time and will you use this as a day van or daily driver?
VW Campervans for Sale
VW T6 campervan conversions are a great way of combining driving daily and leisure holidays. Enjoy easy parking, up to 5 seat belts for all the family, and an economical drive!
Our VW campervans for sale come fitted with materials from trusted, well known industry suppliers including Reimo, Vohringer and Dometic. Quality is built in to every stage of our conversion process and we only use robust, quality assured materials from leading German TUV approved manufactures.
Read our VW Buying Guide for more information on our range for sale
Panel Van Conversions for Sale
For added space and luxury a Weinsberg Fiat Ducato campervan will come with an additional shower and toilet, GPS and DAB while still compact and economical for the road. The 2 berth CaraBus 541mq is perfect for couples or the CaraBus 601mqh comes with an added double bed in the over-head cab.
Motorhomes for Sale
Motorhomes offer additional comfort and luxury whether for added space or beds for all the family. Plus, there are plenty of options to choose from. Age, make, model and road type are the determining factors.
At Camperco all our ex rental campervans are under 3 years old when they come off the fleet and they are equipped with some of the latest energy saving technology to ensure engines are as energy efficient as possible.
Something to add!
It’s also worth noting If you passed your driving test before Jan 1997 you can drive a motorhome/campervan up to 7.5 tonnes. If you passed after that date you’re limited to 3.5 tonnes. All Camperco’s vehicles are less than 3.5 tonnes so you will not need to worry about this when purchasing an ex rental motorhome or other campervan from us.
Where will you park your van?
With a range of Weinsberg motorhomes available you should think through how you are going to park your vehicle for peace of mind. You don’t want to be stuck with a motorhome or campervan and nowhere to park it. Parking for your car may not be suitable for the motorhome, measure your off street space before buying your new home on wheels.
If your campervan is just for leisure and you do intend to travel and holiday further afield, consider fuel consumption. You don’t want to end up saddled with a second mortgage just to get on the road!
Research your Finance Options.
Buying a campervan or motorhome is a big investment and researching how to finance your purchase will open a marketplace full of options. Funding your initial deposit may mean cashing in savings, shares or even downsizing your bricks and mortar assets in favour of your home on wheels!
At Camperco, we have teamed up with Evolution Motor Finance to help get you on the road in your new home from home. With a finance agreement, you can get up to 10 years finance to fund your new vehicle.
We operate one of the largest campervan hire fleets in the UK and Ireland, offer new and used campervans & motorhomes for sale, convert and manufacture our VWs into campervans and stock camping accessories for the camping community in store and online. Campers are our business and with over 10 years experience, we are here to guide you in buying your very own ex rental campervan or used motorhome.
We don’t do old bangers
All models are ex rental vehicles under 3 years old. So, you are guaranteed a nearly new motorhome at unbeatable value.
High Spec & Quality Guaranteed
Camperco work directly with our manufacturers to offer exclusive specifications built from years of experience and customer feedback.
Nomad Campervans convert our T6 campers for sale exclusively for Camperco, creating stylish, functional campervans for people with varying interests and hobbies. Smart craftmanship includes LED lighting, tamba doors for easily accessible storage space, swivel captain seats and a Webasto diesel heater.
Our Weinsberg vehicles come fitted with an exclusive Camperco specification including GPS, reversing camera, cruise control, DAB radio and USB media input at the touch of a button.
Scotchgard fabric in the drivers cab and dining area protects your upholstery so that your investment goes the distance. Twin leisure batteries mean you can be self sufficient for even longer on the open road.
Want to add an accessory? Browse our accessories shop online and let us know what you’d like!
How to Purchase!
If you are thinking of buying an ex rental campervan, you can visit us at any of our network of regional showrooms across the UK and Ireland (Belfast ,Edinburgh & Coventry) where we can show you around. Check out some of the ex rental campervans for sale or coming soon.
Alternatively, to register your interest in our fleet and for help making an informed decision before you decide to invest in your motorhome purchase simply email [email protected] or call us at +44(0) 2890 813057 to book an appointment.