Edith – 1971 VW bay window camper van (LHD)

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  • Class/Type Classic
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Sleeps Sleeps 4
  • Seats 4 Seats
  • Matt Matt

You can cancel your booking with this motorhome free of charge if you cannot travel due to Corona lockdown measures.


The Motorhome

  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Type: Classic
  • Seats: 4
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • First Registration: 1971
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Required Driver License: B

Description

Edith is a left-hand drive 1971 Volkswagen T2 Westfalia Campervan, and 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. With a Rock ‘n’ Roll double bed and a pop-top to which provides headroom and if you need it, an additional bed suitable for two children up to about 14 years old. 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 so 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: as befits her Californian upbringing, she’s left-hand drive, but it’s quick and easy to get used to.

Inside, the kitchen is equipped with a fridge, sink and twin gas hob, and 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 two rear three-point seat belts which can accommodate up to two child car seats.

You provide: bedding, pillows, towels and tea towels.
Additional items for hire: Picnic table and benches, bbq, Drive-away awning, sun awning, car seats suitable for 3 to 9 year olds.

I will show you everything on the van on pick up and run through everything you need to know. This van’s top speed is 60 mph – these vans were built in the 1970s when vehicles were very different! You will find the gears and brakes very different to modern cars and it is advisable to leave lots of space and allow lots of time for braking and gear changing. Don’t let your van struggle up hills – better to change down and keep the revs up. You are driving something that was designed in the 60s and built in the 70s. Please bear this in mind and relax into a different pace of life.

Please allow ample time for all your journeys. As your vehicle does not have ABS, please leave lots of space, be vigilant on the road and allow more time for braking and gear changing. The van does not have the capability to accelerate out of any situation, so again, drive carefully and remain extra vigilant, being aware that this is a totally different driving experience!

You will find that you settle into a different pace of life and enjoy the drive!

Requirements of rental due to insurance restrictions: You must:
- be 23 or older
- 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 me to photograph.


Amenities

  • Airconditioning home area
  • Awning
  • Bike carrier
  • Camping table and chairs
  • Gas cylinder
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Linens
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Solar panel
  • Toilet
  • TV
  • TV receiver
  • Airconditioning in cabin
  • Cruise Control
  • GPS
  • Power Steering
  • Reversing camera
  • Roof rack
  • Towbar

Insurances

  • Motorhome Insurance: Included
  • Own Risk & Deposit: £700
  • Breakdown Service: National
  • Replacement Vehicle: No

Available in the booking process, from NZ$14.80 per day you can reduce your deposit and deductible to NZ$150.


Pricing

  • Weekly mileage limit: 1,200 km
  • Price per extra KM: £0.24
  • Cleaning Fee: £29
  • Long Trip Deal
    - Discount for bookings longer than 1 week: 5%
    - Discount for bookings longer than 2 weeks: 10%
    - Discount for bookings longer than 3 weeks: 10%
    - Discount for bookings longer than 4 weeks: 15%

Cancellation Policy


House Rules

  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Pets Allowed: No
  • Going Abroad Allowed: No
  • Wintersport Allowed: No
  • Festivals Allowed: Yes
  • Minimum Age Restriction: 23 years

Insurance-stipulated rules. There is no flexibility in these so please don't ask:
- you need to be 23 or older
- have less than six points on your licence
- and I'll need to be able to see the licence and two forms of proof of address.

Remember - this is a 1971 van powered by an air-cooled 1950s technology engine. You need to treat her with mechanical understanding 60mph MAXIMUM cruising speed.


Availability

  • Pickup Time: 2:00 PM
  • Return Time: 11:00 AM
  • 2 nights minimum
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5 Reviews

Edith is a lovely van, easy to drive and very comfy. It's been a great experience. Donna and Matt were very communicative, they provided any instructions and we were able to reach them at any time if any questions. Totally recommended! October 2020
Excellent trip! Great camper and very helpful owners. We had a great weekend in Edith. She is in great condition and looks stunning - please treat her with care! This was my first trip in a camper and I was surprised how comfortable it is. The design and layout is very clever. It didn't take too long to get used to driving and the LHD position caused no problems at all. You have great visibility. Such a fun weekend, highly recommended. September 2020
We had a great trip in Edith, a few points to note: - Edith the camper-van was lovely, authentic and reliable - treat with care! - Pick up and drop off was easy and simple - Interior space was well utilised to allow for for as many facilities as possible including small fridge, 2 ring hob and table for meals for a true camping experience - Communication with Matt was very quick and clear - Matt was helpful and friendly Overall - Can highly recommend August 2020
An excellent rental. Matt was very prompt with his responses, flexible and great to deal with. Edith is well kitted our and clearly a labour of love. Don’t expect to get anywhere very quickly but you’ll get there in style. August 2020
Matt was friendly an helpful with how the camper works. Great camper, gets loads of looks an smiles. Loved driving it an was the highlight of the trip. July 2020