Pure motorhomes has a fleet of more than 300 vehicles, but there are a number of reputable rental companies in Frankfurt. McRent offer airport transfers throughout the day, while Compass deliver flexibility, coupled with a large range of vehicles, as do Enviro Campers. Autocaravan Express do not have a depot at Frankfurt Airport, but will generally send a member of staff to meet you when you land, while Big Sky are a global campervan hire company.
Pure Motorhomes and McRent Motorhome Rental
McRent is Europe’s largest motorhome rental company, and has a fleet of campervans and RVs for hire in Frankfurt. The Group Special Glass is only available in Germany, and it a pop-top campervan with space for four people. For groups of two, there is a standard compact van with toilet and shower or the compact plus, as well as a luxury motorhome. McRent continues to offer luxury models for those travelling in groups of four to six, at which point some of the motorhomes weigh in at more than 3.5 tonnes, so the driver will theed the appropriate licence. Pure Motorhomes Germany offers a similar range with many of the same vehicles, including premium luxury vehicles of less than two years of age, standard campervans and everything in between. McRent and Pure Motorhomes operate at the same facility at Dieselstrasse 4, Friedberg in Hessen, approximately 41 kilometres or 40 minutes by car from the Frankfurt Airport. You will need to pick up your motorhome hire from the depot, so you can either make your own way their or use their shuttle transfer service for 75€ for up to three people, or 95€ for four-six people. You will need to book this service when you book the motorhome, and wait at the meeting point 45 minutes after your flight lands to meet the service representative. Office hours are 9am to 6pm weekdays and 10am to 2pm on Saturdays.
Big Sky Motorhomes
Big Sky doesn’t have a physical branch in Frankfurt, so any pick ups and drop offs will be arranged when you book your RV. As the motorhome will be brought to the city for rental, this service will be subject to the discretion of the supplier. It is most likely that your pick up will be made at Frankfurt Airport, where a company representative will meet you at the arrivals hall before getting the run down on your motorhome and instructions for dropping it off back at the airport. Such pick ups and drop offs will generally occur between 10am and 1pm, and 4pm and 6.30pm Monday to Friday, or on Saturdays from 10.30am to 1pm. If your plane lands outside these hours, you may be able to organise a different time. Big Sky’s motorhome fleet is labelled from A to H, with A being the most basic vehicle (a four-berth van without toilet or shower), and H being a new model seven-berth comfortable motorhome. Note that all Big Sky rentals come with full comprehensive insurance, unlimited kilometres and 24-7 roadside assistance.
Compass Camper Rental and DRM Germany
Compass Campers and DRM Germany operate from the same depot in Frankfurt at Kleiner Kornweg 2-4, Frankfurt-Kelsterbach. The branch is only 4.5 kilometres from Frankfurt International Airport, a trip that takes approximately 10 minutes by car. You will need to make your own way to the depot for pick ups are there is no transfer service available. DRM Germany’s fleet of motorhomes covers vehicles for several group sizes and many price points. A couple or a pair can rent a standard van, a fully equipped van, a compact motorhome or a luxury two-person RV. There are a number of motorhomes for groups of four, and DRM’s largest RV, the C4 Family Plus, is designed for up to six people and is equipped with a shower, toilet, and kitchen. Compass Campers matches the range from DRM, including the large Family Plus and the smaller vans, and has five branches throughout Germany so you can easily pick up in one location and drop off in another. The Frankfurt depot is open from January to March and October to December from 9am to 5pm on weekdays only, and 8am to 6pm weekdays and 9am to 11am on Saturdays for an extra fee April to September.
Enviro Campers Frankfurt doesn’t hold a depot in the city, so pick ups and drop offs will be made at the Airport with a company representative between noon and 4.30pm. They will meet you at the arrivals hall before showing you to your vehicle and giving you instructions and information on its features and use. At the end of the trip, you will meet a representative here again for a final inspection and handover. Enviro Campers runs a fleet of caravans less than two years of age, including fully equipped comfort two-person campervans, compact four-person motorhomes and luxury Carado model RVs for groups of six. All rentals from Enviro Campers also come with unlimited mileage, a campsite guidebook, full insurance, and roadside assistance with German insurance company ARAG.
AutoCaravan Express has a massive range of motorhomes for exploring Frankfurt and Germany in style. The largest and most comfortable is the Hymer-EXSIS six seater luxury RV with bathroom and kitchen facilities and plenty of space to spare. There is more than one option for groups of six, however, as the selection has four more six-berth motorhomes from standard to family and comfort models. There is just as much choice in the four-berth range, and groups of two or three can opt for one of two of the fully equipped spacious campervans. AutoCaravan Express will meet you at Frankfurt Airport for your pick up and to run through procedures between 10am and 2pm, or 4pm and 7.30pm on weekdays, or between 10.30am and 2pm on Saturdays. There is no Frankfurt depot so your drop off will also be conducted at the airport with a company representative.
What you need to know:
Your camper will come with one full propane tank,for the refrigerator and hot water.If you’re traveling for more than two months, get a second full tank from your camper hire company so you don’t run out in the middle of nowhere.
Get a small electric heater in Europe. It saves using gas during cold nights.
Pick up a German ADAC camping guide, this is essential.
Note that Germany has a peculiar lockout between 1pm and 3pm at some campsites. Make sure you find out the opening hours for when you can check in.