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1971 VW Bay Window Campervan (LHD)

5 (3 reviews)London, Greater London, United Kingdom

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Details

  • Berths:

    4

    Seats:

    5

    Seats while driving:

    5

    Production year:

    1971
  • Free travel distance per week:

    750 mi

    Fuel:

    petrol

    Transmission:

    manual

    Driver licence:

    B

Description

Edith is a left-hand drive 1971 Volkswagen T2 Westfalia Campervan. Having spent most of her life as a cool West Coast surf chick, she crossed The Pond in 2012 and has since travelled all over the UK. She joined our family in 2019 and is a cosy family camper. Edith has a Rock ‘n’ Roll double bed and a pop-top roof which provides headroom and if you need it, an additional bed suitable for two children up to about 14 years old or one adult under 6ft. She had a full engine refurb in 2019 and so is reliable, runs like a dream and will happily cruise on the motorway at 60mph, but she’s an old van and the steering and braking is in keeping with an air-cooled 1930s technology engine. Edith prefers a relaxed pace of life as befits a camper of her vintage but you’ll soon get into the rhythm of a slower drive and enjoy the many waves, smiles and and “gnarly” hand wiggles that’ll come your way! Note: given her Californian upbringing, she’s left-hand drive, but confident drivers find her easy to get used to. Inside, the kitchen is equipped with a fridge, sink and twin gas hob, and the necessary crockery, cutlery, pans and kitchen equipment to enable you to cook up a camp feast (and to wash up after!). The table seats 2 adults and one or two small children. The cabin has two internal lights and a heater for those chillier nights, as well as two 3-pin (UK) plus sockets when hooked up to external supply (camping hook-up cable provided). When off-grid she runs on a leisure battery setup which charges when you drive. The interior curtains can be supplemented with blackout/thermal blinds. On the road, you’ll have a CD/radio and three rear seat belts (one lapbelt and two three-point seat belts) so she can accommodate up to two child car seats (seat belt compatible, no ISOFIX). We will show you round the van on pickup and run through everything you need to know about driving Edith. Her cruising speed is 60 mph and although she has a new engine, her gears and brakes make for a different drive than with modern cars. You'll get used to her quickly and find it easy to allow lots of time for braking and gear changing. Do allow plenty of time for your journey. There's a weekly mileage allowance of 750 miles and above that we charge 40p per mile. Drop off times can be a little bit flexible when agreed in advance, but more than a couple of hours later will cost a full day’s rental. You need to provide your own bedding, sheets, pillows, towels and tea towels. We have some additional items for hire: family picnic table and benches (£20), drive-away awning for extra living/sleeping space (£50), sun awning (£30), and car seats suitable for 3 to 9 year olds (£25 each). The awnings are most suitable if you're parking up in one spot for a few days. Requirements of rental due to insurance restrictions: You must: - be aged 23 -75 - have held your licence for at least 2 years - hold an UK or EU licence - have less than six points on your licence from two or fewer convictions - bring the licence and two forms of proof of address to pickup and allow me to photograph them.

Facilities

  • Kitchen unit
  • Heating
  • Dining area
  • Cooking set
  • 4
    Berths(2 separate beds, Double convertible bed )
  • Crockery
  • Barbecue Set
  • Camping table
  • Camping chairs
  • Camping plug

House Rules

  • Suitable for:

    • Families
    • Festivals
    • International driving licenses
    Drivers aged 23+
  • Not suitable for:

    • Smoking
    • Snow destinations
    • Pets

Cancellation policy: Flex

Edith is a vintage vehicle without the technology of modern cars, no ABS or power-assisted steering and needs to driven with that in mind. She has a maximum cruising speed of 60mph on the motorway. Weekly mileage allowance of 750 miles, miles charged at £0.40/mile above that. Provided with a full tank, to be returned full. Insurance requirements. You must: - be aged 23 to 75 - have held your licence for at least 2 years - have less than six points on your licence from two or fewer convictions - bring your licence and two forms of proof of address to the handover and allow me me to photograph these.

Insurance

Policy territory:

Europe

Included:

    Deposit:

    The deposit for this camping vehicle is £1,000. The deposit will be returned to you after the rental period.

    Rented out by Donna

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    Donna
    Donna

    5 (out of 3 reviews)

    Aitor
    5 August

    Drive a piece of historic like Edith don’t have price, she is running like baby for the rough roads of Jurassic coast, full equipped to survive in any environment, was a pleasure can enjoy os this van of ‘71 for a few days, also, Donna, his owner, was always lovely and fast answering for all the situations, we are really happy to found Edith and Donna. 100% recommended!

    Christopher
    28 September

    It was awesome to use Donna's camper. The camper was great to sleep in and easy to drive considering its age. I'd highly recommend it.

    Simon
    24 September

    Edith was fantastic. Many smiles all round. Thanks so much for sharing her. Matt the host was exceptional with great communication.

    Availability

    Minimum reservation period:

    3 night(s)

    Pick-up time:

    After 14:00

    Drop-off time:

    Before 11:00

    Pick-up location: London

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