Who we are

We’re Rod & Charlie, lovers of VW campers and all they symbolise to us; fun, smiles, good times and getting back to ‘real’ living. We’ve toured the UK and abroad, spent thousands of hours (and pounds) bringing campers back from the dead, enjoying many adventures with our children. Retrocampervan was established in 2012 with our first campervan, Mango. After a successful year with customers enjoying the experience, the decision was made to jump in and purchase additional campers. After lots of hard work (and some pain) we now have a beautiful fleet of classic campers that have all been lovingly restored by us. Two years ago we began hiring modern VW campers for those that wanted to travel abroad or prefer to cover more miles touring. More recently we have been providing interior restoration and rebuilding services on the back of all the knowledge and experience gained from years of working with so many campers. We prefer to remain a small family business so you’ll only ever deal directly with us.

Rod Monteiro
Rod MonteiroOperations
Stripped and completely rebuilt my first car, a 1966 Beetle, at 16 before embarking on a 9 month road trip across the Alps. A passion for VWs allows many happy hours in the garage ensuring campers are all in fine fettle.
Charlie Monteiro
Charlie MonteiroInterior Upholstery
Interior seamstress & design queen. Has that rare quality in being able to make a camper look homely, stylish and practical. The seats, beds and curtains in all our campers are created from her fair hands.
James & Elliot
James & ElliotTest Team
They have been our test team and are instrumental in ensuring what we hire is practical, enjoyable and safe – if it passes their abuse it’s good for anyone!