Percy perfectly combines retro cool and contemporary luxury in an unforgettable package: his distinctive aluminium body looks like a retro rocket ship headed for the stars!

Hop on board and you’ll find an ingenious design that makes great use of space, 4 belted seats and beds for four, all beautifully upholstered. This spacecraft is seriously well equipped with a compact kitchen with hot running water, toilet, 240v electrical hook-up and a gas heater. Everything’s built and finished to a professional, modern standard. And, being a Volkswagen T5, he’s reliable and easy to drive, too.

He is the twin brother of our Liverpool-based Sir James. Both these top-quality conversions are made by the innovative Retro Tourers, and offer all the comfort of a motorhome with far more fun - ideal for a family getaway that’s out of this world.

Essential Information

  • Collect from: Braunton, Devon, South West
  • Size: Roomy
  • 4 belted seats
  • Sleeps = 4 Adults
  • 1 small double bed and 2 singles
Tow bar
Air Con.
Built-in Toilet
London L.E.Z.

Prices for 2018 Low Low Mid Mid High
Mon-Thur (Day rate) £60 £74 £88 £102
Fri-Sun (Day rate) £84 £105 £123 £143
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: Volkswagen, T5 Motorhome
  • Registration: emailed when you book
  • Engine:
    • Size: 1.9 litres
    • Fuel:Diesel
    • Fuel Efficiency: 30mpg
    • Transmission: Manual
    • Gears: 5
  • Size: 5.9m x 2.05m x 2.85m (LxWxH)
  • Weight:
    • Maximum: 3000kg
    • Unladen: 2520kg
    • Payload: kg
  • Belted seats: 4
  • Tow Bar: Yes


2 seats in the front with arm rests, both on a swivel base, with seat belts
2 seats in the rear with seat belts.
All seat belts are 3 point and suitable for a child car seat.

Conversion Story

Percy is a Retro Tourer motorhome. Retro Tourer is our company, which we formed because as our 4 children grew older and bigger it became more and more of a squash in our old split screen camper! We have always been VW fanatics and love the old American style caravans so Buzz combined these 2 ideas along with his 30 years of experience in the VW scene and came up with the Retro Tourer custom built motorhomes.
The chassis cab started life as a VWT5 long wheel base truck. The body is aluminium, giving it a retro feel, but still with the drive-ability of a modern Volkswagen.

Sleeping & Seating

Percy has a 1 small double bed and 2 singles which accommodates:

  • 4 adult(s)

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


There is a Gas Heater, Electric Heater to warm you up on colder days.

Kitchen facilities

  • two gas hobs for cooking
  • Sink
  • Running hot water.
  • Fridge: compressor (12v only)

Cooking Equipment

1 stove top kettle
1 electric kettle
1 frying pan
2 saucepans
4 large melamine plate. 4 side plates. 4 bowls
4 wine glasses (plastic), 4 tumblers (plastic)
4 knives, 4 forks, 4 large spoons, 4 teaspoons
1 spatula, 1 cooking spoon large, 1 corkscrew, 1 peeler, 1 grater, 1 sharp small knife

Water is provided by: 40 litre fresh water tank, 30 litre waste water tank, 10 litre truma combi 4E boiler, WC is a Thetford cassette toilet with flush, basin hot and cold pump water, sink also hot and cold pump water. External cold shower point in cupboard

Sanitary facilities

  • Shower: No
  • Built in toilet

Electrical Facilities

  • Electrical Hookup (240v)
  • Leisure Battery
  • 12v Cigarette Lighter Sockets

Audio Equipment

Vehicle factory fitted radio in cab


Percy has a large storage area, which is accessible from outside and inside the motorhome. This can be used for tables chairs, luggage, wellies or even a small surf board. When we are parked up for the night, we put the outdoor items under the vehicle and our Boxer dog, Baxter sleeps in this cupboard!
There are also cupboards at high level for clothing, plates, food etc and low level cupboards in the kitchenette next to the fridge for pots, pans and food.

Other Items

Mini vacuum cleaner (12v) included
USB charging plugs x 2

Where is Percy?

Percy lives in Braunton on Lower Park Road, next to Tyspane Nursing Home. There is a laurel hedge around our garden. It is best to park on the road and walk up the drive at first, but you can park in Percy's spot on the drive when you take him away for your holiday. We are just past a road called "The Grange" if you are coming from Braunton village.
Apple Tree Cottage
Lower Park Road
EX33 2HJ
Customer Car Parking
Off street parking is available: If you are coming by car you are welcome to park it where Percy 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
Towels (2 large fluffy ones) £8
Bedding for 4 £24
Towels (4 x medium) £10
Camping Furniture (2 chairs and 1 small butler table) £8

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.

Percy 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 £750 and £1500 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 £750).

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

  • Take to Festivals: Yes
  • Smoking Policy: No Smoking, please.
  • European Travel: Not Permitted
  • London Low Emission Zone: Compliant

Travelling with Children

Percy is suitable for travelling with children.

Our children love our motorhome holidays in Percy and we hope that yours do too.
Please don't jump on the beds (children or adults!) - in particular the double bed is made up of the table in the dining area and will not withstand being walked over.

Pet Policy

We have a ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ policy with pets. In other words we’re happy for you to take your dog as long as you bring it back in a condition that we never would have known! Our dog loves it and has a special place where he sleeps.

European Travel

Percy cannot be taken outside the UK

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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Note: Dates subject to change without warning