If you are thinking about letting your van go off-road? Here are some important things to remember whenever you are considering an off-road booking.
- Destination and itinerary
It is vital that you not only discuss the destination with your hirer, but that you also have a good understanding of the route they will be taking. Please do plenty of research before approving a route. (Top tip: If you have not completed the route yourself, ask other owners in the Facebook Owners Group if any of them have travelled via that route in the past)
- Location, location, location
We strongly recommend installing a GPS device into your van if you are allowing it to go off road. This allows you to know where they are and importantly if they have stuck to the agreed-upon itinerary. www.camplify.com.au/gps-tracker
it is important to only allow your van to go off-road if it was designed to do so. Non-off-road vans are much more likely to be damaged when traveling off road and this may not be covered by insurance.
You must ensure your van has been serviced recently and that other necessary maintenance, eg tyres, has been completed.
- Preventative measures
Due to the nature of off-road travel, there is a high likelihood that the van will incur incremental damage from stone chips, debris and/or sandblasting. In order to reduce the risk of this damage, we strongly recommend taking preventative measures, such as installing a stone guard to the front of the van.
- Wear & tear
Due to the unavoidable risk of stone chips, debris and/or sandblasting when traveling off road, ‘Wear & Tear’ is not covered for off-road bookings. https://www.camplify.com.au/fair-wear-and-tear-guide
- Off-Road Checklist
In order to add an extra layer of protection to each off-road booking, we recommend that owners and hirers complete our “Off-Road Checklist” during the handover in addition to the Pre Hire Checklist. This ensures that both parties are in complete agreement over the route and fully aware of the potential risks.