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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions for our Wigan Camper hire and Motorhome Hire branch to help customers.
Can I leave my car at your Wigan branch?
Yes you can. We have a large secure car park with 24hr monitoring. This is free of charge. You leave your car at your own risk but the site has 24 hr monitoring and is very secure. We need it secure as we have very expensive motorhomes there.
What time can I collect the motorhome?
Collection time is normally 14:00 hrs but please ring a few days before if you require and earlier collection with no extra cost. If we can do this we will. It depends on the previous hire but during quiet, off season periods we will di this for you.
Can I leave heavy luggage there whilst we have the campervan or motorhome on rent?
Yes you can. We have a room to store luggage.
Is there a minimum period for renting the campervan?
Yes, 3 days is the minimum hire period.
Is there a minimum age requirement to hire your campers and motorhomes?
Yes, the minimum age for a campervan is 25years and held a license for 2 years.
How many penalty points are allowed on my license?
If you are registered in the UK and have more than 6 points on your driving license you will not be able to drive our vehicle
What paperwork do I require to hire the camper or motorhome?
For all UK registered renters, a driver license check is compulsory at the time of pick-up at Wigan in order to be fully covered by our insurance package.
You will need to provide the following:
• Driving license number
• Address information (As displayed on Driver’s license)
• National Insurance ID
You can enter the required information on the Official DVLA website https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence in advance and generate a “check code” and show it at the time of pick-up at the station.
Please note that this code is only valid for 21 days.
What if I am from a EU country coming to Wigan for my campervan?
Drivers with a driver’s license from other European countries picking up our vehicles from Wigan are not subject to the driver license check.
What if I want to hire from outside the EU?
We treat visitors from the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand the same as EU travellers above. For the rest of the world we need to refer you to our insurance company and this will take 24 hrs to get approval.
Can we get a coffee at your branch?
Yes of course we have free coffee and tea for our guests.
How long will it take to check out the camper or motorhome so that we can be on our way?
It usually takes about one hour as they can be quite complicated with the various on board facilities such as hot water, heating, and cooking.
Do I need to purchase gas?
It is recommended that you buy a full gas bottle as the gas is used for heating, cooking, and hot water.
What time do I return the motorhome?
It is important that you return the campervan or motorhome by 10am in the morning so that we can prepare the van for our next customer at 14:00
Are your campers and motorhome pet friendly?
Yes, we are dog lovers so please bring your pooch with you for a great road trip around the UK.
Easicamper Fleet – We’re #1 for Motorhome Hire in the North West
- 2 BERTH. VW Grand California camper, 4 berth with shower, toilet, kitchen sink and hob. Automatic drive.
- 2 BERTH. Fiat Toleno L motorhome, 2 berth with shower, toilet, kitchen. Can be 2 x single beds or one huge double.
- 2-4 BERTH. Fiat Tribute 669 motorhome, 4 berth with shower and toilet. Can be 2 x singles or 2 x double beds. We can remove top double bed if required leaving one double bed below.
- 2-4 BERTH. VW California Automatic T6.1. Iconic campervan with electric pop up roof. Sleeps 2 upstairs and 2 down. with bike rack and awning. Sleeps 4. No toilet on board but we can provide porta potti.
- 2-4 BERTH. Auto Trail T615, Luxury 4 berth motorhome sleeps 4 with shower and toilet. One double bed over the cab and 2 x singles in the main cabin.
- 6 BERTH. Ford Zefiro 675. Luxury motorhome, sleeps 6, shower, toilet, kitchen, bike rack. 1 x double bed over the cab, one double bed in the main cabin, 2 single beds (bunks) at rear of motorhome.
Our friendly hire team will show you around your motorhome or campervan before you drive away.
Campervan hire Swansea
Why not hire one of Easicampers campervans from the wigan depot for a weekend break. Many greats of football, rugby and cricket stars have settled in Swansea. Turn a match day trip into a weekend break and you’ll soon find out why. Swansea is one of many places in Wales with a proud sporting history. It has produced champions, Olympic athletes and countless rugby stars. Now it has a squad at Swansea City FC in the top tier of The Premier League, attracting sell-out crowds for every home game.
The Liberty Stadium is a contemporary arena on the outskirts of Swansea. It is the largest purpose built venue to host the giants of British and European football clubs such as Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal. To start and end your visit to Swansea at the Liberty Stadium would be a fantastic opportunity to witness some unforgettable experiences. This is a great time to visit Swansea and the surrounding area.
The literary figure Dylan Thomas is one of Swansea’s most famous sons. He called Swansea “An ugly, lovely town…” There’s more pride and affection in those four words than you might imagine.
Swansea is a coastal gateway to an unspoilt area of wild coastal countryside to rival any other. While the football season may not seem to be the ideal time for water-based activities, this is peak season for local surfers, who depend on those powerful winter waves.
Combining a weekend visit to Gower with the match will give you an unusual combination of town and country activities. How better to blow away the cobwebs away than with a bracing walk along Three Cliffs Bay or the wide expanse of Rhossili Bay.
Just three miles down the road is Swansea City Centre. You’ll find a range of bars and clubs along Wind Street and the Kingsway the major chains are located on the main streets, but there are smaller pubs and bars within easy walking distance. If you
If you Would like any more information on our campervan hire please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at Easicampers wigan on 01942 821080
Cornwall is very popular for family holidays, so why not hire a VW campervan from the Easicampers wigan depot and go see what Cornwall has to offer.
Cornwall is a county on England’s rugged south-western tip. It forms a peninsula with its beautiful wild moorland and hundreds of sandy beaches, culminating at the famous Land’s End. The south coast, dubbed the Cornish Riviera, is home to picturesque harbour villages like Fowey and Falmouth. The north coast is lined with towering cliffs and seaside resorts like Newquay, known for surfing.
What do you fancy doing whilst in Cornwall? Maybe a gorgeous garden one day, a gallery or museum the next, or perhaps something a little more active – surf schools, boat trips, cliff top walking, cycling…take your pick.
Or if history and heritage is more your thing you’ll love our historic houses, castles, museums and World Heritage Sites.
And don’t forget iconic attractions; St Michael’s Mount, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Minack Theatre, Tate St Ives, Land’s End, Tintagel Castle and the Eden Project are not-be-missed!
There are plenty of campsites in Cornwall that welcome campervans on here are a few:
• Trevornick Holiday Park
• Hendra Holiday Park Newquay Cornwall
• Padstow Touring Park
If you would like to know more about our campervan hire then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at Easicampers wigan on 01942 821080
Abersoch half term
If you are planning a family holiday this half term then why not rent one of Easicampers’s vw campervans from our wigan depot and take a trip to Abersoch. Here are a few of Abersoch highlights and events over the half term, come rain or shine there’s something for everyone.
Abersoch is situated on the llyn peninsular in north Wales and has become a very popular seaside resort. Abersoch has lots to offer both families and couples with Abersoch beach being very popular for powerboat users and windsurfers. The prevailing south-westerly wind blows cross-shore here which is ideal for windsurfers.
Local Walks Including the Wales Coastal Path
The Llyn Peninsula and the Abersoch area have always had some fantastic walks, however, the opening of the Wales Coastal Path in 2012 has made much of the spectacular local coastline very accessible to walkers. This is a long-distance footpath which follows, or runs close to, the majority of the coastline of Wales. It opened on 5 May 2012, and offers an 870-mile walking route from Chepstow in the south to Queensferry in the north.
Nant Gwrtheyrn- Welsh Language & Heritage Centre it is well worth a trip to see this unusual village in a beautiful and spectacular setting, excellent cafe and very interesting museum. Parking at the top of the hill for the energetic or there is a car park at the bottom so no need to climb the hill on the way back.The cafe will also supply a map of a circular walk which will take about 3-4 hrs around the headland with some fantastic views over the sea.
One for the children is a small funfair just next to the Maes car park in the centre of Pwllheli just 15 mins from Abersoch, with dodgems, ghost train, bouncy castle and inflatable slide. There is also a fairly large indoor arcade with a good value cafe attached to it. Fun for all ages!
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at Easicampers wigan depot to make a booking or for any further enquires.
Le mans 24 hr racing
For the Le Mans 24 hour race from the 18-19 June 2016 why not hire one of Easicampers vw campervans from our wigan depot and camp in style. With lots to do and see in le man why not take the whole family with you.
Unlike the medieval parts of most towns and cities in France that of Le Mans is completely separate to the modern day town. This part of town remains spookily quiet after the noise of the thriving city. The St Julien Cathedral can be seen from below and can be reached by walking up the steps from the car park.
The old town has lovely narrow streets, stone houses, many with detailed details, timbered buildings and the lovely slate roofs common to this area of France.
If you are bringing children why not head for the papea parc, this is an Outdoor venue including a boating lake, a waterpark, a mini farm, a rollercoaster & log flume. Taking a campervan to Le Mans, can offer a little more luxury and have a feel of home.
Le Mans 24 hour race starts on 18-19 June 2016 the race circuit will allow you to take your own vehicle in areas designed for motorhomes and other areas that provide some electrical hook ups that you may use. Most of the camping areas have pitch size restrictions so you may need more than one camping pass for your chosen area. Tickets are available online.
For any further enquires do not hesitate to give us a call at wigan Easicampers on 01942 821080
Campervan trip to Historical Cumbria
Does a fascinating historical ‘VW Campervan’ trip in incredible surroundings take your fancy? If it does, I have put together some of my favourite ancient places to visit in Cumbria so you can be sure to include them in your Campervan holiday itinerary. Collecting from our Wigan Easicampers Branch and travelling up North.
Did you know that hidden throughout Cumbria’s peaceful fields and small villages are some of the UK’s most important historic sites?
Cumbria in the North West England is considered to be one of the most beautiful counties in the UK. And that is no surprise when you consider that this largely rural region includes the Lake District, the North Pennines, the Solway Coast, the Eden Valley and part of the Yorkshire Dales. It is also a place of deep history, as you can see below…
• Castlerigg Stone Circle – Over 5000 years old, it is a truly dramatic sight surrounded by the beautiful Cumbrian Mountains near Keswick. This is one of the earlier and most complete stone circles in the country. Traditionally it said that it is impossible to count the number of stones in the circle, each attempt would result in a different number… fancy a challenge?
• Gamelands Stone Circle – The circle can be found at the foot of Knott Scar near the quaint village of Orton. The stones are not overly tall but the oval site has a width of around 45 metres. Curiously only 33 stones remain out of the original 40. Please note that Gamelands is on private land therefore you should view the circle from Knot Lane.
• Hadrian’s Wall – Cumbria is home to the longest visible stretch of the incredibly impressive Hadrian’s Wall which passes through the width of the country. There are many Roman Structures and sites of interest there. You can follow the entire length of the wall on the National trial. Should you wish to learn more about the story of the wall there are some excellent museums such as Tullie House in Carlisle.
• Mayburgh Henge and King Arthurs round table – Its large and very impressive Neolithic site consisting of a circular henge with a standing stone at its centre Just 400m away you will find King Arthurs round table, another less impressive henge with a more impressive tale behind it. It dates back to 2000BC but it was much later when it is believed to have served King Arthurs jousting arena.
• Irton Cross – St Pauls Church may seem like a simple ordinary classic example of a Victorian church however out in the churchyard lies the ancient 10 foot tall Irton Cross. Erected in the 9th Century the cross has managed to stand tall amidst Danish and Norse invasions. The Cross is supposed to mark the crossing of four ancient tracks.
• Long Meg and her Daughters – Long Meg and her Daughters is the 3rd largest stone circle in the UK with a circumference of around 109m and dates back to around 2000BC. According to legend, the 59 stones that make up the circle are the daughters of the Witch Long Meg whose 3.6m stone stands 25m southwest to the circle made by her daughters. The coven of witches was turned to stone by a Scottish wizard.
If you’d like any information on our EasiCampervans or to book one, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Easicampers Wigan.
Camper van hire peak district
Why not hire a VW campervan from our Easicampers depot in wigan and tour the beautiful peak district with lots to do and see for both couples and families it’s perfect for that winter break.
There are lots of things to do and see in the Peak District as well as plenty of camp sites to park up your motorhome. The spectacular landscape and National Park is an attraction in itself with lots of hills to climb and scenery to take in.
The Peak District is the perfect place to holiday if you have a love of outdoor activities. There are lots of free guided walks to go on and plenty of cycle routes, canoeing, abseiling or if you fancy something a little more adventurous why not try the rock adventure based at the Black Rocks . It’s also the ideal place to play if you love water as there are open-air pools to swim in and lakes to sail, windsurf and yacht on. Underground caverns to explore.
Sheffield and Derby are nearby if you fancy a spot of shopping or a bite to eat. Chatsworth house is also worth a visit if you want to soak up some culture. There you can see some famous paintings, beautiful gardens and enjoy the small petting zoo. The Heights of Abraham are a must if you want to see the Peak District from above the tree tops, the heights of Abraham is a major tourist attraction in Matlock, it consist of a hilltop park on top of Masson hill ride In one of the cable car to see the beautiful views.
Campervan hire Easicampers
Easicampers have some fabulous deals on vw campervans so why not hire one of Easicampers campervans from the wigan depot and tour Europe.
This is the most convenient way to travel with total independence to Europe here is a 14 day tour I have put together for you with some great places to visit.
Why not pick your campervan up from our wigan depot and travel to Dover. Stopping off at the beautiful medieval castle with lots to see like the great tower, underground hospital, operation dynamo, ww1 fire command past, the big screen, roman and Saxons with several themed eateries including the great tower café.
The whole of Bruges is a World Heritage Site and is packed with centuries of old churches and houses. Spend the morning taking in the sites. Before making the short drive to Amsterdam.
Cruise the canals. There is simply no better way to see the Venice of the North than to float gently along its waterways, so jump aboard one of the many boats and let the city’s ancient architecture wash past you. There are five boarding points and constant departures from 10am until 6pm: the last of the day tends to be the quietest as the day-trippers head home earlier.
Bruges has not one but two main squares. Markt is at the centre of the city and best seen from the summit of its 83m high Belfry, a climb of 366 steps, a Horse drawn carriage give rides to visitors who want to experience an historic means of transport, while in the background the bell tower rings the hours. You’ll also see the smaller Burg from the Belfry here, the city’s square with its magnificent Gothic town hall.
The best way to see Amsterdam is by bicycle. Hire one from your campsite and head into the city centre. Here you can visit the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank’s house or the Heineken brewery or enjoy a city sightseeing tour by bus or canal stopping off at the royal palace, alber cuyp market and the diamond factory. Enjoy some of the city’s famous nightlife in the Leidsplein Square before heading back to your campsite.
Enjoy a relaxing boat trip on the canals then visit the Bloemenmarkt Amsterdam’s floating flower market. Or visit the Artis royal zoo, one of the great qualities of Artis is that it creates natural living environments for the animals, which you can experience too. One moment you’re at an African savannah with wildebeest, zebras and gazelles, the next moment you’re in the Aquarium surrounded by coral reefs and sharks. In there you also get an impression of what kind of animals live in the local waters of Amsterdam.
We’re off to Germany today. From Amsterdam travel past the windmills and tulip fields to the German border and then South to Wurzburg. Wurzburg marks the start of the Romantic Road Stretching for 350km from the vineyards of Würzburg to the foothills of the Alps at Füssen,
After a long drive down the romatic road why not enjoy the town of Salzburg Begin your day with a delightful breakfast at one of the many coffeehouses with their cozy alcoves and picturesque terraces. Be sure not to miss the following attractions on your walk through the city: Hohensalzburg Fortress, the Cathedral, the Franciscan Church, Mozart’s Birthplace in Getreidegasse, the Residence and its magnificent State Rooms and the Mirabell Gardens on the other side of the Salzach River with its Pegasus Fountain, Dwarves Garden, Hedge Theater and Rose Garden.
Europe’s largest mountain range, The Alps, makes for a stunning drive as we head into Austria and to the City of Innsbruck.
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From Innsbruck go south and into Italy. Our next stop is Venice
Take the boat from the mainland over to Venice and spend the day exploring the waterways, in Venice enjoy a walking tour of the city to discover its treasures nestled in the charming squares, bridges and narrow streets and then hop aboard a classic gondola boat. After exploring the Grand Canal and the smaller canals around the neighbourhood of Fenice, soak up the charms of the romantic city while wandering through the picturesque cobblestone alleyways and squares
The Basilica of San Marco and the Rialto Bridge are also fabulous places to visit.
Head west towards the French Riviera. This is where the rich and famous come to holiday on their multi-million dollar yachts, there are plenty of campsites here to spend a relaxing day people watching on the beach in St Tropez, or maybe you would like to enjoy breath taking aerial views of the French Riviera on an unforgettable 7-minute helicopter tour from Monaco.
Go north and explore the Provence, Rhone, Burgandy and Champagne wine regions. Stay over at vineyards along the way and get to know the locals and their fantastic produce.
Back to Calais today and across the Channel to England.