Insurance

United Campervans Insurance - Standard Rates

All United Campervans Standard Rates include Standard Vehicle Insurance.
This provides cover for:

  • A Bond/Excess of NZ$5,000 must be paid on collection of the campervan or motorhome. The hirer will be responsible for the first NZ$5,000 of any costs incurred due to damage to the hired vehicle or third party property.
  • The hirer will be fully liable for the repair or replacement of damaged windscreens.
  • The Bond/Excess of NZ$5000 must be paid by credit card and will be debited immediately. We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express. The Bond/Excess if fully refundable, including the credit card surcharge if the card sued to provide the Bond/Excess is a Visa or MasterCard, provided the vehicle is returned without damage to the United vehicle or third party property and within the terms of the rental agreement.
  • Payment of the NZ$5,000 Bond is per incident and should damage be incurred to the hired vehicle or third party property a further Bond/Excess will be required.
  • The authorisation will be cancelled on return of the vehicle to the agreed drop off depot, on the due drop off date, in a clean undamaged condition, with no damage incurred to the hired vehicle or third party property, and with a full tank of fuel and empty toilet cassette and waste water tank.

 

We offer an option to reduce this standard Bond/Excess of NIL:

CDW OPTION

Payment of NZ$38 per day (maximum NZ$1,900 for any one hire) will completely waive the Bond/Excess.

  • The hirer will not be responsible for any costs incurred due to damage to the hired vehicle or third party
    property, or for the repair or replacement of damaged windscreens, subject to the Insurance Exclusions and provided the hirer has complied with all policy conditions. 

 Insurance - All Inclusive Rates for your peace of mind

(The cost to upgrade from Standard Rates to All Inclusive Rates is NZ$45.00 per day in all cases.)

  • Comprehensive insurance (CDW Option) as detailed above is included in the All Inclusive Rates and NO excess applies.
  • This applies to all eligible hirers over 21 years with hires of 7 days or over.

 

Insurance Exclusions

(Applicable to both Standard and All Inclusive Rates)

The following are the standard exclusions:

The hirer will be fully liable for any damage to the United vehicle or third party property if:

  • The terms of the Rental Agreement entered into with United Campervans are breached.
  • Damage is caused while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • The vehicle is driven on restricted roads.
  • Damage is due to careless, wilful or reckless driving.
  • Negligence, or other act of the hirer results in water submersion or salt water damage.
  • The hirer has repairs made to the vehicle without the insurer's permission.
  • The hirer admits liability and accepts responsibility for third party damage.

Security Deposit

Under both the CDW Option and the All Inclusive Rates, NZ$250 is taken as an imprint to the hirer’s credit card when the vehicle is collected as a fuel & cleaning deposit. An imprint simply records a figure against the credit card of NZ$250 that United can debit if required.
The security deposit is fully refundable on return of the vehicle to the agreed drop off depot, on the due drop off date, in a reasonably clean condition, and with a full tank of fuel and an empty toilet cassette and waste water tank.

Traffic infringements

Details of a credit card will be held, and charges made against it if necessary, to settle all traffic infringement notices (if any) incurred by the hirer with the New Zealand Traffic Authorities.  If United Campervans pays the fine on the hirer's behalf a NZ$60 administration fee will be charged in addition to the fine imposed.

 

Personal insurance

Hirers are recommended to take personal travel insurance as our Vehicle Insurance does not provide cover for loss or damage to personal property or for personal injury.

 

 
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