Saffiyah

We don’t mean to boast, but Saffiyah might just be the best campervan you’ve ever seen. With stylishly executed industrial chic, she is all chunky copper fittings, exposed pipework and distressed pallet wood. And yet the result is warm and inviting rather than cool and foreboding.

With her generous kitchen, 3-ring stove and capacious fridge, you’ll happily be cooking for armies of workers (or family) gathered around her large table and bench seating for 6. When you’re done, washing up is a doddle in a copper sink with hot running water.

Saffiyah is the perfect mix of strength and elegance, just like her namesake Saffiyah Khan who was pictured smiling in resistance to a group of EDL protesters.

Oh, and did we mention the waterfall shower with hot running water which can be used off-grid? So why not take a break from the daily grind for your own advanture.

Essential Information

  • Collect from: Easton, Bristol, South West
  • Size: Delux
  • 3 belted seats
  • Sleeps = 2 Adults
  • Queen size bed for 2 adults
Europe
Shower
Festivals
Smoking
Pets
Tow bar
Heating
Air Con.
Built-in Toilet
London L.E.Z.

Prices for 2018 Low Low Mid Mid High
Mon-Thur (Day rate) £69 £85 £101 £117
Fri-Sun (Day rate) £97 £120 £142 £164
Weekend (3 days)
Week (7 days)
Min hire period 3 3 3 5

Notes: Prices may change without warning and for certain events will vary. Please click the 'Check availability' button to get an exact quote.

Further Information

  • Vehicle Type: Mercedes, Sprinter LWB
  • Registration: emailed when you book
  • Engine:
    • Size: 2143 litres
    • Fuel:Diesel
    • Fuel Efficiency: 30mpg
    • Transmission: Manual
    • Gears: 6
  • Size: 7m x 2.43m x 2.61m (LxWxH)
  • Weight:
    • Maximum: 3500kg
    • Unladen: 3220kg
    • Payload: kg

      Warning! Limited Payload. All drivers must be aware that with 3 belted seats the payload of this vehicle could be exceeded with normal use. It is the drivers responsibility to ensure that the total vehicle weight inlcuding driver, passengers and lugage, does not exceed 3500kg whilst on the road.

  • Belted seats: 3

Seating

3 belted cab seats (driver plus double passenger seat) with 3-point seat belts

Conversion Story

Ever since I first stepped into Bella several years ago, I fantasised about doing up my own van some day.

A few years later a friend and I decided to do a camper van trip to Ireland and I decided the time had come! I have a lot of skills, but converting campervans is not one of them so I knew I needed to outsource. My timescales were pretty short so I was thrilled that Shred and Butta were happy to take on the project.

The first challenge was to source a van - with some help I found an ex-DPD long wheel base Mercedes Sprinter with only 37k miles on her clock. I got her checked out by RAC who gave me the thumbs up.

The general design and materials spec was mine but I was happy to give the converters lots of creative scope around the specific layout and details. The upholstery, electrics and plumbing far exceeded my expectations.

When it came to giving her a name I was struck by the photo of Saffiyah Khan staring down an EDL protester. The image still captivates me and I am honoured to name the van after her.

David at Quirky had recommended a graffiti artist in Cardiff who painted the outside of the van using a picture I had sent him as inspiration.

The first trip in Saffiyah did not disappoint! We learned how to identify great wild camping spots and how to maximise the number of showers to get from one tank of water (5!)

Sleeping & Seating

Saffiyah has a Queen size bed for 2 adults which accommodates:

  • 2 adult(s)

There is sociable seating for up to 6 people inside Saffiyah .

Heating

There is a Diesel Heater to warm you up on colder days.

Kitchen facilities

  • three gas hobs for cooking
  • Sink
  • Water Tank
  • Running hot water.
  • Fridge: compressor (2way)

Cooking Equipment

3 ring gas hob, large electric fridge, mini blender, large copper sink with hot and cold running water
frying pan with lid
milk pan
steamer set
pot with lid
wooden spoon set
ladle
draining spoon
spatula
fish lift
tongs
potato masher
large knife
bread knife
small knife
small orange knife with cover
chopping boards x 2
kettle
salad servers
salad spinner
bread platter
dinner plates x 4
side plates x 4
large bowls x 4
small bowls x 4
large cafetiere
small cafetiere
hand towel
teatowels x 3

Water is provided by: Large integrated water tank with electric pump which runs from battery or hook-up
gas/electric water heater
large kitchen sink with hot and cold mixer taps
shower with hot and cold mixer taps

Sanitary facilities

  • Shower: Yes
  • Portable toilet available as extra: Kampa Khazi which sits in the shower for transit (see extras)

Electrical Facilities

  • Electrical Hookup (240v)
  • Leisure Battery
  • Solar panel charging.

Audio Equipment

Minirig provided with plug in jack (bluetooth version can be provided if preferred)
Cab has radio/CD player with quality speakers (no Aux input)

Storage

4 x deep head height storage bins, 2 x under sink cupboards with shelves, wine rack, 3 narrow food storage shelves, underseat storage x 1.5 benches, 2 x wide drawers

Other Items

small selection of games and books
hairdryer

Where is Saffiyah?

Saffiyah is parked outside my house in Easton, Bristol, very close to the M32
Customer Car Parking
Street parking is available: If you are coming by car you are welcome to park it where Saffiyah is usually parked.

Please note parking is provided at your own risk

For the full glamping experience the following extras are available to add to your booking when you make final payment.

Option Price
Bedding for 2 £12
Portapotty £5
Towels (2 large fluffy ones) £8
Climate change adaptation and mitigation contribution £2.5
Camping Furniture (2 x chairs) £5
Road Atlas £1.5

There is a tick box for each of the above on the booking form. Prices are per booking unless otherwise stated. All extras are subject to availability.

You will also be able to support Quirky Campers' ethical goals by making a donation to climate change prevention and mitigation projects - we suggest £2.50 per 100 miles. See our about us page for more details.

Saffiyah has comprehensive insurance specifically for hiring of campervans that covers drivers which meet the following citeria:

Ages: between 23 and  75 years young
Nationality*: UK or EU driver’s licenses
Length held: Minimum 2 years
Points*: Up to two minor offenses in the past 5 years is OK (no more than 6 points)
Claims*: No more than 1 claim in the past 5 years

*NOTE: These items are flexible but the campervan owner will need to refer the driver's details to the insurer and may require some additional information. 

International Drivers from most countries can be covered but the excess is likely to be higher. USA, CA, NZ or AU have always been a yes and often with the standard excess.

The full booking form will ask for all the relevant details but feel free to drop us an email if you have any questions. There is an excess of between £500 and £1000 in the event of any damage to the vehicle. This amount is set by the insurer and is dependant on driver age, convictions, claims and country of issue (for a UK driver with a clean license it will be £500).

Full breakdown cover is also included – details are in the Campervan.

  • Take to Festivals: Yes
  • Smoking Policy: No Smoking, please.
  • European Travel: Permitted
  • London Low Emission Zone: Compliant

Travelling with Children

Saffiyah is suitable for travelling with children.

Car seat can be fitted to cab front seat

Pet Policy

Sorry no pets allowed inside the vehicle

European Travel

Yes you can take Saffiyah outside the UK. Breakdown and insurance for European travel are included in the standard booking cost. Please note European travel include Republic of Ireland and the EU27. For other countries, please get in touch before you book and provide us with the dates, vehicle and countries to be visited.
Get in touch for a quote.

Mileage Limits

  • Full Price High Season – unlimited mileage
  • All other seasons and discounted bookings:
    • 200 miles per day
    • and then20 pence per mile
This will mean the vast majority of customers won't be charge any extra.

Driving Notes:

Please bear in mind the age, size and cruising speed of the vehicle when planning your journey. Some older and/or larger vehicles travel much more slowly than what you might be used to.
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