Motorhome Hire

Motorhome Hire

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MonkeyRacing

Original Poster:

149 posts

165 months

Tuesday 4th February
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Has anyone any experience of renting a motorhome or campervan for LM? Just from a Google search it looks like there's some good value older vehicles by renting direct from owners via a site called Camptoo, there are others. Has anyone given it a try?

wsn03

1,527 posts

59 months

Thursday 6th February
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Some guys in our group did it from a firm in Liverpool. Think it waa 1500 for a week, and a massive fuel bill. Said next time they'll camp

Chrisgr31

11,814 posts

213 months

Saturday 8th February
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Friend of mine is doing it this year, dread to think of the cost, and the ferry charge!

StevieBee

9,084 posts

213 months

Sunday 9th February
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Have looked into this myself a couple of times and the numbers really don't stack up. You're better off doing the whole 'glamping' thing or booking one of those temporary hotel rooms.

I did meet a chap who'd found a company in Paris that rented them out for a reasonable rate but you had to drive to Paris - transfer your gear, drive to LeMans and then back. It all seemed a bit of a faff to me. Tent - beers - BBQ - mates....it's all you really need.

Tyre Smoke

15,263 posts

219 months

Sunday 16th February
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We've been going in our caravan towed by a Range Rover for years. If you book early enough it's not much more expensive.

This year, car and caravan Pompey - Caen is £440 return. I looked at the same route for a car only for the practice weekend and it was the same.

MonkeyRacing

Original Poster:

149 posts

165 months

Sunday 16th February
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Thanks for the replies chaps, I think I've come up with something pretty reasonable.

5-day hire owner/driver 4/5-berth motorhome with gazebo £450

Eurotunnel return (late Weds out, early Mon back) £190

Fuel (2.5tdi) I'm going to assume 2 tanks £150

Split 4 ways that's less than £200 each.

Printertosh

542 posts

126 months

Sunday 16th February
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MonkeyRacing said:
Thanks for the replies chaps, I think I've come up with something pretty reasonable.

5-day hire owner/driver 4/5-berth motorhome with gazebo £450

Eurotunnel return (late Weds out, early Mon back) £190

Fuel (2.5tdi) I'm going to assume 2 tanks £150

Split 4 ways that's less than £200 each.
Our 6 berth 2.5tdi Fiat uses about 3 tanks of fuel from Northamptonshire and you're charged more for tolls in a motorhome too. We try to avoid tolls by going via Evreux after Rouen, which has a free motorway as far as Nonancourt then we cut cross country via Mortagne-au-Perche and Belleme smile

Truckosaurus

7,759 posts

242 months

Sunday 16th February
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Chap in our group often rents one in France, but away from Le Mans (eg. Paris or Tours) as the local companies bump the price up.

The mainstream firms like Avis rent them out as the French love a 'camping car'.

On the campsites you often see vans from https://www.justgo.uk.com/ so their prices must not be too prohibitive.

stevemcs

4,839 posts

51 months

Sunday 16th February
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I hired one for last years moto gp, this year I’m thinking of just buying a caravan using it for a few years then just about getting my money back.

You will use a lot of fuel too, we went through £50 in a brand new van going from Huntingdon to silverstone and back

LawrieC

246 posts

62 months

Sunday 16th February
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Printertosh said:
…... We try to avoid tolls by going via Evreux after Rouen, which has a free motorway as far as Nonancourt then we cut cross country via Mortagne-au-Perche and Belleme smile
One of our team with a motorhome goes that way, reckons its faster than the old N138, and cheaper than the Peage.

I'm tempted to try it, and the Perche valley is very scenic (I'm told).

Cass63

169 posts

77 months

Sunday 16th February
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I take my motor home every year, taking six of us reduces costs and if I fill up the tank here in Oxford I top up again about half way back to Caen, it probably costs about £120 in fuel, I think the ferry Pompey to Caen was £540, divided by six makes it a cheap event.

Printertosh

542 posts

126 months

Sunday 16th February
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LawrieC said:
Printertosh said:
…... We try to avoid tolls by going via Evreux after Rouen, which has a free motorway as far as Nonancourt then we cut cross country via Mortagne-au-Perche and Belleme smile
One of our team with a motorhome goes that way, reckons its faster than the old N138, and cheaper than the Peage.

I'm tempted to try it, and the Perche valley is very scenic (I'm told).
From Mortagne-au-Perche to Le Mans is really scenic and a nice drive. If you take the D20BIS (strange name for a route biggrin ) after Savigne-l'Eveque bypass (D301) and keep following it, it brings you out on the main road that passes the circuit smile