FAQ - 4x4 Overland Hire


The great thing about our vehicle is that you are not restricted to commercial campsites! Our Garmin Overlander GPS has an option that will guide you to both commercial and wild campsites.

We do ask that you be sensible and respectful of the local communities, wildlife and the environment when choosing where to set up for the night. Please ensure that you take all your rubbish and equipment away with you and dispose of it in an appropriate place.

Keep the wilderness wild.

We love dogs at 4×4 Overland Hire! And we understand that every adventure is better when you can bring them, that’s why we allow you to bring one dog at no extra cost. We can provide a dog box for your friend to travel and sleep in.

We do not allow dogs in the cab or in the roof tent.

Animal damage to the interior of the vehicle, roof tent or other equipment is not covered in our insurance and you will be liable for the full cost of replacement or repair.

We can usually arrange an airport transfer; please contact us and we will help.

You can leave your car in our secure yard/depot while you use our expedition truck.

We are happy to store any extra luggage you may have while you travel around in our expedition truck.

While we will do our best to look after it, we do not take responsibility for any lost or stolen items.

The expedition truck provides accommodation for two people.

We allow up to 200 miles/day, if you go over this amount we charge £0.45/mile.

We can provide sleeping packs which includes a 3 season sleeping bag and a travel pillow for £30. This is yours to keep after your adventure, or you can leave it and we will donate it to the Salvation Army or other charities supporting the homeless.

You are welcome to bring your own bedding if you prefer.

The vehicle has a manual gear box.

Drivers must not be under 24 or over 75 years of age.

The pop-up tent can be set up in less than 5 minutes. Just release the clasps and push the top open, and place the poles for the opening.

The kit includes a foldable shovel. We ask that you follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code with regard to human waste and urinate at least 30 metres from open water or rivers and streams. If you need to defecate, do so as far away as possible from buildings, from open water or rivers and streams, and from any farm animals. Bury faeces in a shallow hole and replace the turf.

Our insurance does not allow drivers under 24 or over 75. They must have held a full UK or EU licence for a minimum of two years and not to have had their licence suspended for any period withing the last three years.

Full terms and conditions can be found here.

There is a maximum occupancy of two people.

We supply a gas stove, cookware and cutlery. A full list of equipment supplied can be found here.

Please do not take the vehicle off legal roads unless we have agreed that you may do so in advance of your booking.

The vehicle is set up with a leisure battery which provides both 240 AC and usb ports. There are also usb ports inside the rooftop tent so you can charge your phone from inside while you sleep.

Smoking is not permitted in the vehicle or in the roof tent.

Yes, we provide a bike rack free of charge

We have two places that you can collect our vehicle from. Blairgowrie Perthshire & Braemar Aberdeenshire, the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. A great location to start your adventure from.

Generally pick up is after 2 pm and drop off is before 12 pm however we do offer some flexibility subject to availability and we may be able to extend these times if required.

We have a 3 night minimum although we will try to accommodate special requests where we can.

Yes you can hire our truck all year round and thanks to our new heater winters got a whole lot warmer!

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