Terms & Conditions

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Definitions

Hirer = The person who enters into the hire agreement with the owner of the caravan.

BBCH = The owner of the caravan to be hired.

Rates

Each Caravan has the current hire rate for that caravan clearly displayed.
All rates shown include G.S.T. and Comprehensive Caravan Hire Insurance.

Hire periods

Our minimum hire period is 7 nights and 14 nights during school holidays.
Pickup time is by pre arranged appointment after 9AM on the same day as your first night of hire.
Return time is by 12 midday after the last night of hire.  Additional nights must be paid for.

Long term hire for touring is available, please email: hire@bbch.com.au to discuss.

Deposit and Cancellations

Deposit is 25% of the total hire cost**.

Cancellation of hire within 30 days of first day of hire is not refundable but may be transferable within twelve months of the initial hire period**.

**conditions apply.

Insurance Excess

All vans are covered throughout Australia by a comprehensive insurance policy. Excess for one claim each hire period is $1500.oo.  Additional claims may attract an increased excess.

Insurance Excess waiver is available at time of booking or before hire commences.

Bond

A $1,500.00 security bond (cash or credit card) is required at the commencement of each hire and covers minor damage or loss of items and/or excessive cleaning.  The bond may be held for up to fourteen days after the return of the van to permit adequate time for inspection and cleaning.

Payments

The total hire is to be paid 28 days before departure. BBCH accepts cash, EFT, Visa, or Mastercard. An administration fee of $100 is applicable for all cancellations.

Sub-letting

Sub-letting is not permitted.

Cleaning

The hire van is to be returned in a clean and tidy condition with the fridge cleaned, emptied and defrosted. Excessive cleaning will result in a charge against the bond at $70 per hour. An estimate of additional cleaning charges if required will be given on return inspection.

Smoking

Smoking, burning candles or mosquito coils is STRICTLY PROHIBITED in all vans.  A cleaning charge of $1,000 will apply for failing to observe this condition.

Pets

Pets are not allowed inside the vans.

Accidents or breakdown

Should an accident or breakdown occur, it is the hirer’s responsibility to notify BBCH ASAP.  It is the hirer’s responsibiliy to get the van to a safe place whilst repairs are effected to the tow vehicle or the van. Your insurance may cover this cost in the event of an accident, but not mechanical failure.
Any damage of any sort should be reported to the local police and a copy of the report obtained.  The hirer shall obtain all particulars of any other vehicle or malicious damage or theft, etc.

Damage during hire period

The cost of any damage or loss occasioned outside reasonable wear and tear is the responsibility of the hirer and the repair/replacement costs will be adjusted against the security bond.

Tyres, punctured, blown, shredded or flat spotted from incorrect brake adjustment, are to be replaced with tyres of the same load and speed rating prior to returning – retread or recap tyres not permitted.

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 – Bicycles are not permitted inside the caravans.

Generators can cause severe damage to caravan power supply units – Generators are not to be connected to BBCH Caravans.

Any minor items broken or faulty can be repaired in transit and BBCH will reimburse up to $100.00 without authority. Receipts need to be produced.

The hirer agrees any repair cost above the bond amount will be met by the hirer.

Annexes and Caravan Awnings

These options are not insurable and the total responsibility for them is with the hirer. The cost of repairs or replacement outside the bond is to be paid by the hirer.

Stabilizers (level load hitch) and mirror extenders

These items if required, are supplied by BBCH at no additional charge. Ensure your vehicle tow ball is clear of obstruction so stabilisers can be fitted.

Restricted areas

The “Jayco Manual Handbook” describes accurately where the various types of vans can and can’t go. In short, “on road” means bitumen only other than 2WD dirt access roads to camping areas in national parks. “Off road” means all dirt roads and especially 4WD tracks labelled “4WD only”. Roads excluded for caravans such as the Tanami Track, Gibb River Road, Canning Stock Route and Sturt Stony Desert areas are not suitable for BBCH Caravans.

BBCH Caravans are not to be taken accross swollen creeks or rivers regardless.

Consequential damage caused by poor selection of road and its conditions is to be met entirely by the hirer.

4WD off road and dirt road use is not permitted.

Braking systems & electrical connections

All BBCH vans are fitted with electric brakes.  It is the hirer’s responsibility to have an electric brake controller properly fitted to their tow vehicle. BBCH vans are fitted with either a standard seven pin or 12 pin flat plug.

NOTE: Portable electric brake controllers are illegal and considered dangerous their use is not permitted.

12 Volt Auxiliary Power Supply from Tow Vehicle

All BBCH vans have a three way fridge (i.e. 12v, 240v or Gas) and a 12v battery for lighting.  IF YOUR TOW VEHICLE IS FITTED WITH AN AUXILIARY POWER SUPPLY, the fridge can be kept cool and the caravan onboard battery topped up while you are travelling.

Vehicle Loading and Vehicle Towing Capacity

Specifications vary from tow bar manufacturers, vehicle manufacturers and road safety groups.  BBCH can assist with loading techniques and vehicle towing capacity guidelines but the ultimate responsibility is with the hirer.

Qualifications

Drivers must be over the age of 25 years and hold a current drivers license issued in Australia.

The tow vehicle is to have current registration and a current comprehensive insurance policy covering the entire hire period.

International clients please contact via email for further details.

Liability

Baby Boomers Caravan Hire (BBCH) excludes all liability, to the greatest extent allowed by the law. Baby Boomers Caravan Hire accepts only minimal liability prescribed by the law under statutes including but not limited to the Trade Practices Act, Fair Trading Act, Civil Liability Act and all traffic law. Baby Boomers Caravan Hire accepts no liability under any common law. Baby Boomers Caravan Hire accepts no responsibility for personal belongings of the hirer. Caravans are hired at the exclusive risk of the hirer. The hirer must not use the caravan for any other purpose than reasonable holiday use.