Caravan Hire Terms and Conditions

The word hirer being to the owner (Murray River Caravan Hire) The word hiree being the (customer)

Rates: (see "Caravan Hire Details" for current prices)

All rates shown include G.S.T and state taxes. A 25% deposit is required at time of booking to secure travel dates. A $600 security bond is required, credit card imprint is sufficient, the bond is held for 14 days upon return of the van subject to terms and conditions of hire adhered to in which the bond is then made null and void. All Caravan’s and Campers are fully comprehensively insured. An insurance excess of $500 applies should an incident occur and is payable by the hiree to Murray River Caravan Hire.

Payments

The total hire is to be paid on departure. We accept cash, cheque, EFTPOS, Visa or Mastercard.

Cancellations

Deposits are non refundable, however can be carried forward toward an alternative booking date within 6 months of cancellation. Early returns for whatever reason are non refundable.

Hire Periods

Our minimum hire period is three days, subject to availability during school holidays.

Cleaning

The hire van is to be returned to the hirer Murray River Caravan Hire of 444 Echuca-Nanneella Rd, Nanneella VIC. in a clean and tidy condition failure to do so will incur a charge against your bond. If the Camper Van/Caravan is not cleaned to a satisfactory condition, a cleaning fee will be deducted from your bond at a charge of $60.00 to a maximum of $120.00. (Murray River Caravan Hire reserves the right to deduct the relevant cleaning fee from the bond if deemed necessary).

Late Returns

Late returns are charged at $160 per day for camper trailer and $250 per day for pop top caravans and or loss of bond unless previously arranged and agreed by both the hirer and hiree 48 hours prior to completion of hire period.

Smoking

Smoking is not permitted in vans. Van must not be subjected to camp fire smoke.

Pets

Pets are not permitted inside van.

Accidents or Breakdowns

Should an accident occur, notify the hirer (Murray River Caravan Hire) ASAP and C.I.L Insurance. A copy of the policy is inside your manual. It is the hirees responsibility to report any accident or incident to the police and obtain a full report. This includes theft of a camper trailer/caravan. If there is an accident involving any other vehicle the hiree must obtain the following details:

  • Make and model of other vehicles involved.
  • The full name and address and drivers license number of persons involved.
  • Name and address of any witnesses present.

It is the hirees responsibility to ensure that the camper trailer/caravan is secure and safe from further damage whilst repairs are taking place.

Any malicious damage to the camper trailer/caravan caused by the hiree shall be repaired at the hirees expense. This includes any fees incurred by the hirer (Murray River Caravan Hire) whilst recovering monies for either replacement or repair of damage caused by the hiree.

Any damage to the tyres and rims, except for fair wear and tear, will be at the cost of the hiree.

The hiree agrees that the hirer (Murray River Caravan Hire) shall not be liable or accountable for any costs due to inconvenience, theft of any of the equipment or as a result of damage during the period of the hire including but not limited to; meals, flights, car hire, phone calls or any other costs incurred by the hiree.

The hiree agrees that the hirer (Murray River Caravan Hire) shall not be held accountable for any damages to persons and/or property in regards to the hirees use of the camper trailer/caravan.

Damage During Hire Period

Any damage occasioned outside wear and tear is to be effected by the hiree or the costs adjusted against the security bond. Tyres, punctured, blown or shredded are to be replaced prior to returning. Any cost above the bond amount will be met by the hiree. Vinyl flooring is easily damaged when goods are stored on the floor. Care must be taken to pack suitcases, eskys and the like to prevent sliding and tilting which may cause damage to timberwork or flooring. The hiree is responsible for the equipment that is hired and is not permitted to sub let the equipment to any other parties.

Stabilizers (level load hitch) and Mirror Extenders

These items are supplied by the hirer at no additional charge if required. Ensure that your tow ball is free to have stabilizers fitted.

Restricted Areas

The "Jayco Manual Handbook" describes accurately where the various types of van can and cannot go. In short, "on road" means bitumen only other than dirt access roads to camping areas or national parks. "Off Road" means all DIRT major roads and sundry roads, other than 4WD tracks labelled "4WD only". Roads excluded for caravans such as the Tanami Track, Gibb River Road, Canning Stock Route and Sturt Stoney Desert areas should be treated with caution. Caravans and Camper Trailers are not to be taken across swollen creeks or rivers regardless.

Braking Systems & Electrical Connections

All vans have electric brakes. Some have an override option for emergencies. It is the hiree's responsibility to have an electric brake controller fitted to their vehicle. All vans have a standard seven pin flat plug.

Loading and Vehicle compatibility

Specs vary from tow bar manufacturers, vehicle manufacturers and road safely groups. We cannot hire to the owner of a vehicle that does not comply. We can assist with loading techniques but the ultimate responsibility is with the hiree.

Driver Qualifications

  • The hiree and/or driver must be over the age of 25 years and hold a current full driver's license issued in Australia.
  • The hiree and/or driver must hold full comprehensive insurance for the tow vechicle.
  • The hiree and/or driver must insure the towing vehicle is registered according to state laws.
  • The hiree and/or driver agrees not to tow the Camper Trailer/Caravan whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • The hiree and/or driver must obey all state and national road laws. The Driver shall be accountable for any damage or costs associated by failing to obey with these laws.
  • The hiree and/or driver must not have been refused any motor vehicle insurance.
  • The hiree and/or driver must not have been found guilty of any driving offences, including driving under the influence of drugs or over the legal limit of alcohol.

Hire Agreement

The hiree by signing the agreement confirms and agrees that he/she has read the above terms and conditions and understands and agrees fully with these conditions.

The hiree agrees that he/she is fully aware of the correct procedures for using all of the equipment supplied and that the equipment is in good working condition upon commencement of the hire period.

The hiree agrees that the equipment will be used solely for its intended use.