Retrocampervan Blog

4 12, 2013

Santa in a Camper

Father Christmas. Have you ever pondered on who’s behind the big white beard and what they’re really like? With so many ‘meet Santa in his grotto’ events up and down the country at this time of year, I’ve always wondered. Is Santa actually a grumpy old man, sick to death of [...]

5 11, 2013

VW Weddings are a REGIONAL FINALIST

We've just received some great news from the people that run the Wedding Industry Awards and are pleased to announce we have made it through to the Regional Finals for 2014. The awards are based on all the great feedback we've received over the last year from the many happy [...]

18 09, 2013

Modern v Classic Campervans

I just love everything about classic campervans, the way they chug up steep hilly roads, the laid back driving position and the fact they all seem to have a character of their own. Nothing beats driving along to some sounds with the wind draughting in through the half open window, sun shining away and happy kids in the back. There are however times when we all

1 07, 2013

From Thailand to Dorset with some Mango fun

Iain and Abi have just returned from a lovely little short break, taking in some of the wonderful sites across Dorset and the Jurrasic coast in Mango. As residents in Thailand, its great to see our little corner of England can measure up to some of the more exotic locations that Iain has been lucky enough to experience. Have a read of Iains trip on his blog

18 06, 2013

A visit to the Isle of Wight

We’ve just come back from a lovely little trip to the Isle of Wight and would definitely recommend a few places to see if you’ve never visited the island before. The main advantage to getting there has got to be how close and easy it is to get to from our base in Guildford. Even if you’re on a weekend hire it’s dead easy to collect your camper

22 05, 2013

A new arrival

It's been a long time coming but finally after many years of yearning, we have purchased a beautiful 1965 Splitscreen VW. We've decided to christen her 'Pistachio' continuing along the ice-cream theme we have with Mango, Peaches & Malibu. She is in fabulous condition and has such a lovely vintage feel about her which extends into the handcrafted oak interior that was made by a cabinet maker.

18 04, 2013

Driving a Classic VW Campervan

We’d like you to get the most out of our campervans and to look back fondly remembering a great experience. To do this it’s important to recognise that taking to the wheel of a 40 year old vehicle is nothing like driving a modern car - there is a knack to driving them. The good news is that anyone can master this and it all starts with your mental approach and a little planning.

11 04, 2013

Family Planning

This is the type of family planning needed when the previous type was ignored! Handy for working out when to book time off and holidays in your campervan

11 04, 2013

Save money when booking your campsite

A little known fact for many of our customers that are looking to book a campsite to stay at, is our company membership of the Camping and Caravan Club which extends to anyone hiring a campervan from us. It's called the Privilege Scheme and gives you access to over 100 award-winning Camping and Caravanning Club