Rex is the king of campervans, a stunning conversion of a VW T30 with room for up to four to see the world in style.

You’ll not often see craftsmanship of this level in a van for hire, but even if you’re not a cabinetmaker or upholsterer yourself you can’t fail to notice the beauty of those cupboards and seats.

There’s a big sofa/bed downstairs and a foldaway bunk up top that could take one adult or two children, plus a pop-up roof to give plenty of headroom.

And if you love to cycle (or need somewhere to dry wetsuits!) you can add on the four-bike carrier at the back.

Rex has a powerful engine but is still compact and economical, so he’ll eat up the motorway miles and navigate country lanes with ease.
  • Rex is kitted out with everything you need, and the owner was lovely. Highly recommended Kate ~ November 2016
  • So easy to drive and set up. And beautiful too. Especially loved the matching blue kettle and the touch LED lights. x Caro ~ September 2016
  • Thank you so much - everyone needs to experience this great way of hiring campervans! Liz ~ September 2016
  • Lovely camper van - we rented Rex for 4 nights in Cornwall and it was a fantastic experience. Rufus ~ September 2016

Essential Information

  • Collect from: Bristol
  • Size: Compact
  • 4 belted seats
  • Sleeps = 2 Adults 2 Children
  • Small double below, small double in pop-top.
Tow bar
Air Con.
Built-in Toilet
London L.E.Z.

Low Mid High
Mon-Thur (Day rate) £58 £84 £98
Fri-Sun (Day rate) £81 £118 £137
Min hire period 3 3 3

Note: for bookings of 7 days or more all days are priced at the Monday to Thursday day rate.

Further Information

  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: LWB T30 102 TDI
  • Registration: this is emailed when you book
  • Engine: 1.9 litre Diesel, 6 speed Manual gearbox.
  • Fuel Efficiency: 33mpg
  • Maximum Speed: 80mph
  • Size: 5.3m (l) x 1.96m (w) x 2m (h)
  • Weight: 2000kg
  • Belted seats: 4
  • Air Conditioned Cab: Yes


Two swivelling captain seats up front and rock 'n' roll bed in the back with a further 2 seats with 3 point seatbelts.

Conversion Story

This campervan was converted by me from a windowless panel van. It is my labour of love. When I started, three years ago, I never had any intention of renting him out. Being a keen climber, surfer and mountain biker I would be away somewhere most weekends, and the idea of owning a campervan had always been a dream. When the opportunity arose of getting a basic van as a joint project with family, I naturally jumped on it. Being a professional carpenter, I was never going to settle for a boring, mass produced conversion! I was passionate about creating something a little bit special, something unique, that was beyond what a normal conversion company would have the time, patience or inclination to create. Three years of evenings and weekends later, and I think I achieved that. I feel incredibly lucky to have Rex now, and with family now having their own vans too, I feel like he deserves to be shared and shown off a bit!

Sleeping & Seating

Rex has a Small double below, small double in pop-top. which accommodates:

  • 2 adult(s)
  • 2 child(ren)

There is sociable seating for up to 4 people inside Rex .

Kitchen facilities

  • two gas hobs for cooking
  • Sink
  • Water Tank
  • Fridge: compressor (2way)

Cooking Equipment

Cutlery, crockery and pots and pans for 4 people
Coffee Pot
Herbs and spices
Small bottle eco washing up liquid and sponge, tea towel and oven glove

Water is provided by: 13L water tank with electric pump

Sanitary facilities

  • Shower: No

Electrical Facilities

  • Electrical Hookup (240v)
  • Leisure Battery
  • Solar panel charging.
  • 12v Cigarette Lighter Sockets

Audio Equipment

CD and radio


Cupboards, shelves and drawers for storage

Other Items

Touch sensitive, remote controlled, dimmable led lighting
Bike rack for four bikes
Pair of levelling ramps
Rear tinted privacy glass

Where is Rex?

Rex and I live in Montpelier, Bristol, just off the Gloucester Rd. We are also very close to the city centre and the start of the M32 motorway.
Customer Car Parking
Street parking is available: If you are coming by car you are welcome to park it where Rex 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
Towels (2 large fluffy ones) £8
Camping Furniture (2 x chairs) £5
250g of Freshly roasted coffee - Sumatran(strong, good for espresso), Ethiopian(fruity, acquired) or Mexican(medium, really nice) £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.

Rex 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

Rex is suitable for travelling with children.

There is space for 2 children in the small double bed in the pop-up roof.

Pet Policy

Sorry no pets allowed inside the vehicle

European Travel

Yes you can take Rex across the water but there will be an additional charge to cover EU insurance and EU breakdown. This will vary but we expect it to be around £70 per week.
Get in touch for a quote.

Price Seasons

From To Price
01/11/2016 21/12/2016 LOW
22/12/2016 04/01/2017 MID
05/01/2017 08/02/2017 LOW
09/02/2017 16/02/2017 MID
17/02/2017 31/03/2017 LOW
01/04/2017 31/05/2017 MID
01/06/2017 16/06/2017 HIGH
17/06/2017 26/06/2017 SPECIAL
27/06/2017 31/08/2017 HIGH
01/09/2017 31/10/2017 MID
01/11/2017 20/12/2017 LOW
21/12/2017 03/01/2018 MID

Note: Dates subject to change without warning