We love vintage Volkswagen Campers, so it’s no surprise that our fleet is steadily growing. At present we have three campervans available for rental, each with its own character and internal set-up. Here, we’ll introduce each in brief. Use the links to click through to each camper’s own page, or click here for a table comparing the features in each van.
Delia is a beautiful 1972 T2 VW Camper in rhubarb and custard colour. She’s got a flowery pop top with room for two to sleep upstairs and a rock and roll bed downstairs, which is a back seat when you’re driving and a fold-out place to sleep when you’re parked.
She’s fully kitted out with a two-burner hob and sink, a table at which you can sit when you’re eating and a fold-down buddy seat behind the passenger seat. She’s by far the most glamorous campervan in the Happy Campers fleet, having previously starred in the Channel 5 programme, Rory and Paddy’s Even Greater British Adventure, which saw the two presenters driving around the country in her. She’s a great choice for breaks in the cooler months, too, as she even has thermostatically-controlled heading within the main body.
Floyd first hit the roads in 1974. Like Delia, he’s a T2 Camper, and he has an original Westfalia interior. That means he has a wider than usual bed downstairs, and a very wide upstairs sleeping area in the pop top, which would be great for a couple of kids. He’s also by far our most versatile VW Camper when it comes to carrying passengers, with seating for five.
As well as the two-burner stove and sink she’s got a cool box that’s great for keeping milk and other drinks cool — and, of course, chocolate on hot days. He’s got plenty of room for storage, with a handy cupboard above the lower bed and full height hanging space behind the driver.
Elsie is a relative youngster compared to Delia and Floyd. A child of the eighties, she has low mileage, a great engine and the most comfortable front seats you could imagine. She’s a T25 Camper, as opposed to the T2s that make up the rest of the fleet, which means she only sleeps two, but there’s a great payoff: bags of storage. Because she’s got a permanent high top rather than an up and down pop top, she has loads of cupboards and the best-equipped kitchen facilities on our fleet, with a two-burner hob, sink, grill and even an oven.
As well as the regular cab-based heating she’s got thermostatically-controlled heating in the main body area, and reading lights above the sleeping area so you won’t need to lean out of bed to switch off when you’re ready to go to sleep.