Over the years I have been to many festivals, As a teen, whilst travelling, before kids, and now I am lucky to go with my kids. During all this time I have always camped in a tent. My own tiny two man tent from Halfords, our big 8 berth family tent, boutique camping in a bell or yurt, but never in a CAMPERVAN!
For years I have envied the ‘vanners’ who just effortlessly roll up to the site, park and casually get on with it. I have huffed and puffed my way to and from the car to the campsite lugging my luggage up hills. Wishing I was one of the campervan elite.
Well this time I was! Oh yeah, and it felt amazing!!! We were proud campervan renters for the weekend. A VW transporter which had had a full camper van conversion – from Dawson Rentals. It was beautiful. Pure white with slick wheels, it felt seriously cool to drive. Now I am not usually a van type of gal, but oh my goodness this baby was so good to drive.
Inside she had been cleverly converted tosleep four people. The roof popped up to reveal a double cabin bed for the boys and the back seat converted into a rock n roll bed. The rest of the interior was fully functioning with a fridge freezer, sink with running water, a two ring gas hob and masses of storage throughout. On the roof was a solar panel which powered the fridge, the lights and also sockets to charge our phones and tablets.
Our little camp was perfect. We cooked there every day, returning for our lunch and evening meals before venturing out again. The kitchen area was well equipped with pans, kettle, cutlery, bottle opener and pretty enamel ware mugs and plates. We cooked great camp food on the hob, spag bol, sausages, bacon butties etc. Eating outside under our gazebo with the view of the big top in the field below.
I must admit I have been spoilt now. I want to campervan everywhere. We still talk about it daily, our adventures in her. Whenever we see one on the road, one of the boys will shout ‘VW CAMPER!’. We will hire one again…. there are so many adventures to have. Trips to the beach, wild weekends in the mountains in Wales… and more festivals too.
If you want to hire a VW Camper for your own epic adventure then please do get in touch with Dawson Rentals and say Lou sent you!
You can read more of our Camp Bestival adventures here.
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Dawson Rentals kindly let us borrow the camper for the weekend. All words and thoughts are my own.