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18 year olds Hiring A Campervan

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18 year olds Hiring A Campervan

Does anyone know of any companies based in Perth who will hire a campervan to a group of three local 18 year olds on 'P' plates (2 girls 1 boy). Every website we've looked at says they will hire to 18 year olds yet they specify they have to have a 'full' licence (not P plates which is impossible in Australia). They want to travel from Peth to Exmouth and back before uni starts.

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1. Re: 18 year olds Hiring A Campervan

Maybe 'Wicked' ???

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2. Re: 18 year olds Hiring A Campervan

Thanks - I checked Wicked and they won't hire to p platers. Funny.... they won't hire to Australians under 21 (who already know Australian road rules)but they'll hire to Internationals from 18 upwards(who could have been driving on other side of road where they came from)!!!!

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3. Re: 18 year olds Hiring A Campervan

Only other way would be for an experienced driver to hirelater. the vehicle for them, but keep the P platers out of sight! until

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4. Re: 18 year olds Hiring A Campervan

Thats not a good suggestion - all drivers must have their licence details given, which will show they are P platers.

In event of accident the hirer doing the good deed could be liable for all the damage costs if he/she allowed others to drive and they hadnt given their details.

I think most P plate licences in Aust states are 2 or 3 years in duration (one year red, another 1 or 2 green), and as licence age is 18, plus 3 makes 21.

Maybe licences are obtainable earlier in some o/s countries, and with less provisional time, hence you could be on a fulllicence form a few countries before 21.

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5. Re: 18 year olds Hiring A Campervan

wce1293,

I know this wont help but it might make you feel a little better.

You comment on how interntationl renters can be 18+ but you must be 21+.

In Ireland Hertz will only rent to Irish citizens if you are 30 years and older. Now thats mad!

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