Can you please tell us a little bit about your background
and the background to Camper4hire?
Camper4hire was set up three years ago by myself, following
large demand for VW campervans and the ever rising prices of
these vans, making it almost impossible for normal people to
afford to experience the much loved VW Campervan.
Digger: The Campers having the 'Van' names and
'personalities' is a really fun twist and the campers are
all quite individual. What sorts of packages are you
With nearly all of our vehicles being over 30 years old, we
thought it only fair that rather than treat them as a number
or registration number. We explained to people a brief
history of each van, and gave them a name to make the whole
hire a little more of a personal experience.
Digger: Why is retro, and why are VW campers specifically,
so enduringly popular?
I believe the whole image of a VW campervan represents
Summer time freedom and relaxation to a lot of people, as it
has done for 30 years. And no other vehicle will get you so
many smiley faces and waves from passers-by as you drive
down the road.
Digger: What makes Camper4hire special?
Apart from staying one of the best value hire companies in
the country, we pride ourselves on offering everything you
need to enjoy your experience all included in the price. With
no hidden extras from knifes and forks to Drive away awning
to attach to the vans. With our central location
(Leicestershire), we are also handy for a lot of people, to
pick a van up on route to there final destination, taking
advantage of our unlimited mileage allowance.
Digger: What are the best things about what you do?
I think for all of us at Camper4hire, nothing can compare to
the huge smiles on kid's faces when they turn up to collect
the van, jumping up and down. (and yes... it is the same
story for the adults.)
Percy, Van Morrison, Van Outen
Digger: What sort of feedback are you getting from clients
and where are they coming from?
We actually find that in addition to local customers, a lot
of our hirers travel from all over London, Wales and even
Scotland to meet the vans.
Digger: What things should clients consider when booking a
VW camper break?
As far as driving is concerned, the vans are old......they
do not have servo-assisted brakes, nor power steering, so we
just advise people to drive with extra care and leave more
distance from the vehicle in front. We do also offer
new VW T5 hire for not much more, catering for people who
are looking for an easier driving experience.
Digger: Where do you see the future for Camper4hire and do
you have any other 'Vans' in mind for the future?
When we put our most recent T5 VW Campervan on the site we
ran a competition on our Facebook page asking for
suggestions for his name...Van Dam got the most votes.
We do realise that after 2 or 3 more vans for hire we will
be struggling to find names, so all suggestions are welcome.
We would like to expand our fleet of vans as quickly as
possible and become the only name for Campervan hire in the
UK, offering unrivalled service and a unique Campervan
I would also like to point out that out New T5 van is
available for European Hire too!