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How much is it to hire a VW California Campervan

Hiring a VW California Campervan from Bognor Motors couldn't be simpler.  Once you have decided on the dates you require, and any optional extras you need, give us a call, or fill in our contact form, and we can ring/email you back.  Once the booking is made, you will get an email confirmation, and then the waiting for your Campervan holiday begins.......

Month Week Weekend
January £500.00 £300.00
February £500.00 £300.00
March £530.00 £300.00
April £625.00 £395.00
May £675.00 £395.00
June £745.00 £445.00
July £800.00 £495.00
August £800.00 £495.00
September £745.00 £395.00
October £595.00 £395.00
November £500.00 £300.00
December £500.00 £300.00
Collecting your VW California campervan couldn't be easier either, all you need to bring is bedding and clothing, as well as driving licence, deposit and  ID requirements for the hire.  You will need to allow at least one hour for collection of the VW California, so we can go through all of the equipment that comes with the van, and this gives you ample time to familiarize yourself with the California, as well as ask any questions you might have.

Prices include fully comprehensive insurance, unlimited mileage and VW roadside assistance.

  • Weekend rental is a full 3 days; Friday to Monday, or Saturday to Tuesday
  • The minimum hire period is 3 days, but we are totally flexible on longer periods.
  • Extra Driver - £5 per day.
  • Automatic VW Californias are available at £10 extra per day
  • 4motion VW Californias are available at £10 extra per day
  • Eurpoean Driving Upgrade - We fully set up your California for your European holiday.  It includes full insurance cover, roadside assistance, headlight adjustment, GB badges and any other essentials required by law, dependent on which countries you are visiting.  One off payment of £30 and £15 per day.
  • Prices may vary for Bank and School holidays, Christmas and Easter - Please contact us for more details.
  • Discounts are available for longer hires.
  • Payment can be made by credit or debit card, cash, direct transfer or paypal.

What comes as standard with the VW California from Bognor Motors?

  • Satellite navigation - UK
  • Full water tank - 30 litres
  • Gas bottle
  • CD/Radio with aux port
  • Camping and Caravan Club Campsite Guide
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Warning triangle
  • Levels up & Chocks to level the camper when parked
  • Front swivelling Captain chairs
  • Built in dining table
  • Removable dining table and chairs
  • Mains hook up
  • Lots of storage, including hanging space

The Kitchen comes fully equipped too;

  • Complimentary tea, coffee and sugar
  • Gas cooker with twin burners
  • Fridge
  • Sink with cold running water and waste water tank
  • Forks, spoons and knives
  • Cups, plates, bowls and mugs
  • 3 piece saucepan set and frying pan
  • Tea towel
  • Kettle
  • Cooking utensils 
  • 3 sharp kitchen knives
  • Bottle opener
  • Portable Campingaz Stove
  • In fact, everything you need, including the kitchen sink!

All you need to bring is your bedding, clothes and food..........

Driving licences
From June 2015 the paper counterpart of your driving licence was abolished and is no longer accepted when hiring a vehicle.
We now need customers to go to the following DVLA link: www.viewdrivingrecord.service.gov.uk

Once you are on the DVLA website you will be able to follow the on screen instructions to access your details. Once you have accessed your details you can then follow the link "share licence information". This will then allow you to create a unique code that you can pass on to us. This code together with the last eight digits of your licence number will allow us to access your licence details. The code you generate lasts for 21 days.

Driver requirements
Drivers must be over 25 and under 70 (71 - 73 usually accepted but please check first) and must have held a full diving licence for at least 12 months. Two minor convictions are fine. (Fixed penalty and three points each)
If you happen to be outside these criteria please contact us prior to booking. Most convictions can be cleared with our insurers but we do need to do this in advance of your hire.

What identification do I need?

Hirers are required to supply additional identification when hiring a vehicle. As a minimum we will require 2 additional forms, made up of address identity and personal identity. Acceptable forms would be utility bills (no more than 3 months old), credit card statement, council tax bill etc. 

What happens with the Dartford Crossing Charge?

All of our vehicles are registered with the Dartford crossing. We will receive confirmation informing us one of our vehicles has used the crossing and charge your hire accordingly. If you have already paid the crossing it is down to you to chase the refund with the Dartford crossing company.

Can I tow?

Yes you can, however, additional charges apply and consent must be obtained prior to hiring the vehicle. The maximum weight is subject to the specifications of the vehicle supplied, not all vehicles are designed to tow. Any trailer in excess of 750kgs must be braked. Whatever is being towed is not covered under our insurance. If damage is done to the vehicle as a result of what is being towed, this is also not covered.

If I have an accident that is not my fault, will I get my excess back?

In most cases you will, however, a disputed claim can take a considerable amount of time to resolve. In some instances if we are unable to claim for the damage and any additional losses, for example the other party gave false details, drove away from the accident or are uninsured, then you will lose your deposit and may have to pay the full value of the agreed insurance excess.

What is CDW?

Collision Damage Waiver reduces the excess payable by the hirer in the event that the hired vehicle has been involved in a collision. Typically this will reduce the excess from £1,000 down to £100 - £250, depending on endorsements, driving experience, type of vehicle being hired. The hirer is responsible for the excess if:

  • The accident is their fault.
  • There is no one to claim against.
  • The other driver has no insurance.

Collision Damage Waiver does not cover

  • All Glass, including windscreens
  • Tyre damage.
  • Interior damage eg. cigarette burns
  • Damage caused above windscreen height of a commercial vehicle.
  • Roof or overhead damage above the height of the windscreen
  • Damage when the vehicle is not on the public highway
  • Theft of the vehicle.
  • Theft of the vehicle when its keys have been lost or stolen
  • Acts of Vandalism.
  • Malicious Acts.
  • Damage caused by the negligence of the hirer
  • If the terms and conditions of the rental agreement are breached.

What is windscreen damage cover?

As the hirer of a vehicle you are responsible for any damage caused to the windscreen while the vehicle is in your possession. Windscreens can easily be damaged. By taking out Windscreen cover, you can cover the costs of any damage caused whilst out on hire.

Loading the vehicle?

The hirer is responsible for not exceeding the gross vehicle weight (GVW) of the vehicle.

Can I have additional drivers?

You can have up to 2 additional drivers, all drivers will be required to show their driving licences and a charge will apply for each additional driver.

Can I extend the rental?

The facility is available providing we are informed prior to the expiry of the agreed rental period (as shown on the rental agreement) and the required additional payment is made so that the insurance cover may be extended. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS Full terms and conditions are printed on the reverse side of each rental agreement. All hirers are asked to read these carefully. 

As a member of the British Vehicle Renting and Leasing Association, you also have the backup that our vehicles are quality checked on a daily basis, and cleaned prior to your rental.

All our vehicle are backed up by fully comprehensive insurance and 24hr recovery.

  • Brand New Fleet – Full Range of Vehicles
  • Unlimited Mileage
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bluetooth Hands free Telephone Technology
  • All major credit cards accepted
  • European Hire Specialist
  • BVRLA Member
  • Online Booking via Website
  • Out of Hours collection and drop off by arrangement
  • Free Local Customer Collection
  • Long Term Hire Specialist

All we need to see is your driving licence and two proofs of address dated within the last 3 months when you collect a vehicle


BVRLA members are quality assured and operate under a code of conduct. This reassures potential customers that they are dealing with a reputable company that will offer the highest levels of service, backed up by the BVRLA's conciliation service.