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Guest Tam o' Shantie

Has anybody recently hired a large van/bus and can offer some advice on who to approach? Do you have one yourself which can be borrowed at the start of July? I need a vehicle which can carry at least 8 or 9 people and some backline too.

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Guest Tam o' Shantie

Forgot to mention, drivers will be over 21 but under 25

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Guest Savant

Every place I've ever gone to want you to have 3 years driving experience and be over 25.

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I could be wrong with this, but I think that you need to pass a test to drive anything with more than 8 seats in it - unless they've passed their car test about 10 years ago or before. Seeing as the drivers will be under 25, they wouldn't have got that entitlement and so wouldn't be legal to drive anything over 8 seats. I'm not sure whether it's the amount of seats or amount of passengers carried that counts - but seeing as you can't drive a bus without passing a test (regardless of the amount of passengers), i'd be inclined to believe that it's the number of seats that counts.

5th Gear Car hire - Cheap minibus rental. seems to back up what I thought..

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I think Cloud might be right. When we hired a lovely minibus for gigging down the central belt we had to have a driver over the age of 30.

That was around a 10 seater though with seats taken out the back for backline and gear.

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I could be wrong with this, but I think that you need to pass a test to drive anything with more than 8 seats in it - unless they've passed their car test about 10 years ago or before. Seeing as the drivers will be under 25, they wouldn't have got that entitlement and so wouldn't be legal to drive anything over 8 seats. I'm not sure whether it's the amount of seats or amount of passengers carried that counts - but seeing as you can't drive a bus without passing a test (regardless of the amount of passengers), i'd be inclined to believe that it's the number of seats that counts.

5th Gear Car hire - Cheap minibus rental. seems to back up what I thought..

Well Practical told us that you only need to have had a standard driving license for 3 years & they gave us a 17 seater with no problems.

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I could be wrong with this, but I think that you need to pass a test to drive anything with more than 8 seats in it - unless they've passed their car test about 10 years ago or before. Seeing as the drivers will be under 25, they wouldn't have got that entitlement and so wouldn't be legal to drive anything over 8 seats. I'm not sure whether it's the amount of seats or amount of passengers carried that counts - but seeing as you can't drive a bus without passing a test (regardless of the amount of passengers), i'd be inclined to believe that it's the number of seats that counts.

5th Gear Car hire - Cheap minibus rental. seems to back up what I thought..

ive driven/been insured on many minibus efforts even under the age of 25 and over and I only had to pass a test for the university minibuses.

p.s. tom sorry i cant help, our van is a 6 seater and depending on dates could be available at the start of july

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Guest Tam o' Shantie

may only need 6 seats afterall, maxi i'll give you a shout at a better time

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