A new Van of the Month!  January 2nd, 2011

*** Update October 6th 2014 – - Sadly over 4 years on, Diageo, the first van listed on Camperbug is no longer available for hire – check out the other vans for hire on the site by checking out the Campervans tab above ***

There are more and more great vehicles popping up on Camperbug everyday. 112 campervans to be exact!

Which is rather wonderful and a lot more than I expected in a month.  What a great reaction to a campervan hire website! Anyway, a New Year and a new month so it’s time for a new “Van of the Month”. Over the coming months, I’m going to start making a real fuss of the van of the month competition, I think it’s really important to highlight the work carried out by the unsung enthusiasts who work hard to have these amazing vehicles and then rent them out  to members of the public to borrow and have awesome holidays in.  And this month in appreciation of the fact that he was the first person to sign up to the website,  then this month’s van is Dieago which is owned and run by Steve of Tin Can Tourists.  Thanks for your response to the website and for signing up so quickly.  When I announced the website there was a really fantastic response from the wider community and everyone I’ve spoken to on the phone has been so massively supportive so thanks a lot.  There are a lot of great people out there with a passion for travelling. But Steve was the first to sign up and it’s good to see him on here.

The last month has shown me that there are large numbers of enthusiasts who work really hard on and and are really proud of their vehicles.  I’ve spoken to lots of people on the phone who are beavering away and I imagine there are lots of people who face the same challenges and have different solutions for how to overcome them.  I think it would be really useful for me to find out how people have developed their vw campervan hire businesses and I imagine that this would also be useful for company owners to understand how others have developed a successful company and get tips and useful information relating to how they set their businesses up.  So I’m going to start conducting interviews with campervan hire companies, so that we can all understand how they are doing what they do.  If you’d like to share your experiences, then please get in touch with me.  I’m looking for established or new companies.  It really doesn’t matter, I’m looking for people with passion that are happy to have a quick interview about the obstacles that they have overcome and the things that they have achieved.

Last but not least here is a link to the new Van of the Month; Diageo, and also some photos of him below.

Diageo and pop top roof

Diageo and pop top roof

Diageo and pop top roof

Dieago with rock and roll bed down

Dieago with rock and roll bed down

Dieago with rock and roll bed down

Dieago interior show showing rock and roll bed raised

Dieago interior show showing rock and roll bed raised

Dieago interior show showing rock and roll bed raised

Dieago with sviel chair swivelled!

Swivel chair swivelled!

Swivel chair swivelled!

Also, if you want to rent out your campervan then remember to sign up to the website.  Get in touch if you have any questions about the process on hello at camperbug dot co dot uk.  Sorry about the confusing email address display but I am sick to death of spam email, although I guess it’s a necessary evil in a way.

3 Responses to “A new Van of the Month!”

  1. andy barton says:

    hi

    we’d love to be considered for van of the month one day too! And if you want a willing interviewee then that’d be cool too…great site by the way! cheers andy

  2. Cath says:

    Diaego
    I am in terested in hiring diaego and have ventured and left a message but curiously wondered if our ‘baby blue’ pop vw camper tent might feature as van of the month? £72 to rent, arrived in our world July 2012, now born very carbon neutral as runs on fresh air wspecially when I put him on the beach for two seconds he promptly blew away towards Fairbourne high street and I had to run after him. He was content with Archie taking a snooze for 5 minutes out of the windy welsh weather but the sea lapping rather close when we had all been body boarding freaked him out as a first beach time experience and I had to rescue hime before he sank into the wet waves and incoming tide!! Once a babe in arms he was fine but he refused to be put back in his bag and consequently insisted on travelling back to the cottage flat accross the entire boot space to stretch his legs!! and this is how he now happily hangs out in our garage suspended by string from the wall support and he likes to chat to his spare tyre bag hanging on the opposite wall!! I can send a photo of where he resides when not at the seaside!
    Am I totally bonkers – very much so!
    Fingers crossed we will hire the real VW campervan this autumn and if not autumn, then for a school holiday next year
    Thank you for making my day, I can’t wait to try driving the real thing having had a test run with the toddler tent variety!!

    Best wishes

    Cath

  3. Tina Benson says:

    Due to a cancellation we have availability for Florence during August. Located in Kent, she is a beautiful van, fully restored, new engine, gearbox, the works!!

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