Default pick up and drop of is from Strathaven (ML10 6UB) which is half an hour south of Glasgow. We can also arrange pick up in central Glasgow or from Glasgow Airport.*
Minimum hire period is 3 nights except during June, July, August and September when minimum hire period is 7 nights and pick up / return is limited to Saturdays. Pick up is from 3pm and return is by 12 noon.
Start by clicking on the day you’d like to pick The Black Douglas up. Dates that are fully the darker blue or half red / half darker blue are dates that you can pick up. Dates that are the lighter blue are available but they are not allocated pick up / drop off days. Once you’ve clicked a desired pick up day the calendar will automatically show you when the available drop offs are by highlighting them darker blue. Click on your drop off day then use the drop down box to tell us how many people are in your party. Ignore the bit that says ‘not including infants’ – please tell us the total number of adults plus children travelling. (This doesn’t affect the cost.) The yellow box on the bottom right will then display your rental cost.
Seasons and rates are built into the calendar below. They can be seen on the rates page.
You can add extras at a later stage.
Play with dates as much as you want. Don’t worry, you’ll know when you are committing to book.
You must be between 23 and 75 years of age to drive the camper. You must hold a valid drivers license and you must have held this license for a minimum of two years.
When you collect the camper we will need to take a copy of your drivers licence and copies of two additional forms of ID. All must have matching addresses.
Changes by the DVLA mean that the paper counter part of the drivers license is no longer valid. This has been replaced with an online database. In order to fulfil the requirements of our insurers we need to view your online records. The DVLA system enables you to share your records with third parties that you authorise. After you’ve booked we will send you details on how to do this.
*There is a £50 charge for either pick up or drop off from Glasgow Airport. I.E. if you want to collect and drop at the airport the extra charge will be £100.
If you have points on your license please check with us before booking. It is often fine but we do need to check with our insurers.
On booking you will be asked to pay a deposit of 10% of the total hire cost. Deposits are refundable up to three months prior to pick up. Within the three month period deposits are not refundable or transferable. You will be invoiced for a further 20% of the hire cost 3 months from your pick up day. Payment of the balance is due 30 days prior to collection. Please don’t make balance payments until you are invoiced!
Cancellation within 30 days incurs full charge unless the camper can be re-let.
Insurance, for one driver, is included. You can add other drivers as ‘extras’ at £5 per day.
Duvets and pillows are included but sheets / towels are not. These can be added at ‘extras’ at £20 per double set, or you can bring your own.
Our insurance requires a £500 security deposit. (£750 for non UK licenses.) The usual way to pay the security deposit is by a credit card ‘pre authorisation’. This means we have the capacity to take the payment but only if damage is caused. If you don’t have a credit card we can take the security deposit by bank transfer or by debit card.
Please note that if you are booking for more than a week we will need the security deposit in cleared funds. For further information please see our separate note explaining security deposits.