Well, we must be getting more organised over here at Camperbug HQ because there is actually a schedule for 4 months worth of Van of the Month‘s! (read in the style of Pigs in Space) How exciting! Never being ones capable of keeping such incendiary knowledge secret, we thought what better way to share this exciting information then through the medium of this sadly underutilised blog. So for all of you that have the camping and travelling bug, roll up, roll up and savour this vw campervan hire feast for the senses (although we hasten to add that at this particular point in time, we are unable to cater for your olfactory ones)
So here are the lucky chosen four who will be gracing the cover of the Camperbug website over the coming summer months. We kick off proceedings with Wokingham, who will be May’s VOTM. This orange T2 campervan is available for hire from it’s base in Berkshire. It’s a beautiful, left hand drive import from the US with new upholstered beds.
For June we have Mango, a beautiful fully restored bay which can be picked up from Guildford. An attractive flame red eye catcher Mango is a cool cruiser and definitely made for posing in. What on earth are you waiting for? It’s the summer dudes (ignore the rain) go and get your swerves on and hire this campervan. Immediately!
In July, we have the lovely Belinda. If you are looking for London Campervan Hire then look no further than this enchanting temptress. A 4 speed pastel blue bay window campervan which can be hired for jaunts around the UK and also for weddings. Hire Belinda for your wedding and be as utterly delighted as the chaps in the picture below.
We finish off with the roguish Billy, who will be the chosen one throughout all of August, the lucky chap. Billy is a gadget head, jam packed with zillions of cool features. You want Lake District Campervan Hire but you never knew you also wanted a campervan with a built in Playstation 2! Billy will show you the error of your misguided ways. He is guaranteed to keep the youngsters quiet but possibly unaware of the glorious countryside rolling along outside the window.
*** 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
Dieago with rock and roll bed down
Dieago interior show showing rock and roll bed raised
Dieago with sviel 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.