Accident Liability Reduction Options

It might sound like a drag but when you rent a campervan, it's important to know you're protected should the unthinkable happen. All Mighty campervans are insured for damage to the vehicle or to the property of a Third Party.

Although all Mighty Campervan rentals have insurance cover, there are a few different levels of Accident Liability that can be selected to reduce any stress when on the road.

These sometimes vary depending on the dates you travel so choose your travel period below to see how you can reduce Accident Liability.

  • Terms
    • Terms Explained

      Express Return Pack Pricing & Inclusions:

      For hires of 15 days or less:
      Non Toilet Shower Campervans: $285/per rental
      All other vehicles: $339 per rental

      For hires of 16 days or more:
      Non Toilet Shower Campervans: $389/per rental
      All other vehicles: $445 per rental

      For hires of 25 days or more:
      Non Toilet Shower Campervans: $485/per rental
      All other vehicles: $535 per rental

      • Return with empty fuel tank

      • Return with empty gas bottle

      • Toilet and wastewater emptying service

      • Road User Charge Recovery Fee (Note: Pricing may change to accommodate fuel price fluctuations)

      • Express key return (when purchased with Liability Reduction Option)

       

      Terms Explained

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      What is liability?

      Accident liability is the maximum dollar amount (cost) which the hirer is responsible to pay per accident. This includes damage to the rental vehicle and any third party property. The accident liability which applies depends upon the option selected by the hirer. Standard accident liability is included in the daily vehicle hire rate. For a reduced accident liability, the hirer may choose to purchase the Liability Reduction Option or the Inclusive Pack. It is important to note that irrespective of the option selected, that liability is not limited in some cases which are​ excluded or if the terms of the Rental Agreement are breached by the hirer and this causes or contributes to any damage.

      Important: Be aware that with Standard Accident Liability, you will be responsible for costs relating to damage of your motorhome or any third party property if you are responsible for an accident which occurs on your hire. Any costs incurred will be calculated and recovered at end of the hire, regardless of any independent cover you may have.

       

       

      Exclusions from liability cover

      It’s important to be aware that there are some situations where the hirer is responsible for the total cost of any damage in the case of an accident, even if the Liability Reduction Option or the Inclusive Pack have been purchased. Hirers are responsible for all costs related to:

      • Damage caused willfully or by negligence

      • The vehicle being driven under the influence of drugs or alcohol

      • Damage associated with an event where the hirer has been charged by local authorities for not abiding by local road rules

      • ​Recovering a vehicle from a situation which the hirer could have prevented. Eg. If the hirer abandons the vehicle or if the vehicle is bogged or submerged.

      • Damage to the top or underbody of the vehicle, unless the Liability Reduction Option or Inclusive Pack have been purchased

      • Single vehicle rollover damage, unless the the Inclusive Pack has been purchased

      • Damage caused by the vehicle being loaded in excess of permissible limits

      • Damage caused by drivers not identified on the rental agreement, who have an invalid driver’s license or who have a learners or probationary license

      • Damage caused by the incorrect use of snow chains

      • Damage associated with the incorrect use of fuel, including the use of biofuel

      • Damage caused by hirers pets

      • Damage which is caused or contributed to by a breach of the Rental Agreement  by the hirer

       

      Road user charge recovery fee - what is it?

      The Road User Charge Recovery Fee is payable on diesel vehicles upon vehicle return. The Road User Charge Recovery Fee is included in the Express Return Pack.
      If the Express Return Pack is not selected, the Road User Charge Recovery Fee will be calculated and collated on return of the campervan based on the kilometres travelled during the hire.
      The charges per 100km are listed below:
      Highball, Double Down, Deuce, Deuce Plus - $7.64
      Double Up and Big Six: NZ $ $8.04

      Britz reserves the right to amend the Road User Charge Recovery Fee in response to changes in Government Road User Charges.


      Credit cards

      A non-refundable 2.7% administration fee applies to all Visa and MasterCard transactions or 5.2% for American Express. A customer’s credit or debit will be required for the purposes of the Credit Card Authority. The credit or debit card holder is jointly and severally liable for any damage to the rental vehicle.

      Don’t forget to check that your credit card has the funds available and that the amount does not exceed your daily withdrawal allowance.

      Credit card authority

      On pick of your motorhome, a credit card authority will be taken. See rental agreement for more details.

      *If the agreement is breached and this causes or contributes to damage or exclusions apply, the customer is responsible for all damage. Please refer to the Rental A​​greement

      Public holiday surcharges

      A $100 surcharge will apply to all rentals picked up and/or dropped off on the public holidays.

      Location Fee

      An additional location fee of NZ$95 applies to all campervans picked up or dropped off in Queenstown. An additional location fee of NZ$75 applies to all campervans picked up in Waihi Beach, Dunedin, Cambridge, Palmerston North, Greymouth, Hastings, Invercargill, Nelson, Picton, Rotorua and Wellington.

      One Way Fee

      The fees applicable to one-way rentals are as follows: (a) Where pick up originates from Auckland and returns to Christchurch or Queenstown and pick up is between: 1. 1 April and 30 September - a one-way fee of NZ$150 applies; 2. 1 October and 31 March - a one-way fee of NZ$250 applies. (b) Where pick up originates from Christchurch or Queenstown and returns to Auckland and pick up is between: 1. 1 April and 30 September - no fee applies; 2. 1 October and 31 March - a one-way fee of NZ$150 applies. (c) Where pick up originates from Christchurch and returns to Queenstown and pick up is between: 1. 1 April and 30 September - a one-way fee of NZ$50 applies; 2. 1 October and 31 March - a one-way fee of NZ$75 applies. (d) Where pick up originates from Queenstown and returns to Christchurch and pick up is between: 1. 1 April and 30 September - a one-way fee of NZ$50 applies; 2. 1 October and 1 March - a one-way fee of NZ$75 applies. ​

    • Credit cards

      A non-refundable 2.7% administration fee applies to all Visa and MasterCard transactions or 5.2% for American Express. A customer’s credit or debit will be required for the purposes of the Credit Card Authority. The credit or debit card holder is jointly and severally liable for any damage to the rental vehicle. Don’t forget to check that your credit card has the funds available and that the amount does not exceed your daily withdrawal allowance.

    • Credit card authority

      On pick of your motorhome, a credit card authority will be taken. See rental agreement for more details. There are exclusions to cover. Please refer to our rental agreement for more information.

      01 April 2021 to 31 March 2022​ pick ups - Rental Agreement.pdf

      01 April 2022 to 31 March 2023​ pick ups - Rental Agreement.pdf​​

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There are exclusions to cover. Refer to the rental agreement for more information.