Just like his namesake, Baloo is big and friendly. And with a toilet, shower, complete kitchen and enough beds for 6, he is the ultimate companion for any journey. With a van this versatile you could go anywhere, with anyone! Whether it's surfing, cycling, skiing, or simply taking life easy, there is plenty of room for you, your mancubs and all your jungle friends.

With the functionality of a modern day motorhome and the style and charisma of a country cottage, Baloo is bound to bring a song to your heart. His huge storage area is accessed externally and he has a hot shower on the outside so you can leave all trace of your muddy adventures outside and step into your wonderfully cosy home on wheels.

Essential Information

  • Collect from: Chellaston, Derby, East Midlands
  • Size: Delux
  • 5 belted seats
  • Sleeps = 6 Adults
  • two doubles and two single bunks
Tow bar
Air Con.
Built-in Toilet
London L.E.Z.

Prices for 2018 Low Low Mid Mid High
Mon-Thur (Day rate) £65 £80 £95 £111
Fri-Sun (Day rate) £92 £113 £134 £155
Weekend (3 days)
Week (7 days)
Min hire period 3 3 3 3

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: Movano , Loloader
  • Registration: emailed when you book
  • Vehicle Year: 2010
  • Engine:
    • Size: 2.3 litres
    • Fuel: Diesel
    • Fuel Efficiency: 28mpg
    • Transmission: Manual
    • Gears: 6
  • Size: 6.5m x 2.2m x 3m (LxWxH)
  • Weight:
    • Maximum: 3500kg
    • Unladen: 2900kg
    • Payload: kg
  • Belted seats: 5


Drivers swivle seat with 3 point seatbelt.
Front passenger swivle seat with 3 point seatbelt.
Three rear passenger seats with 3 point seatbelts.

Conversion Story

Baloo was originally a British Gas van used to insulate homes in Scotland.
The conversion was carried out by Ben and Katherine over a period of 4 months.
Having viewed a number of 'plastic' motorhomes and small transit style campervans they wanted a spacious and airy campervan with a 'country cottage' feel.
Lots of large 100x60cm windows have been fitted to bring the outside inside.
The 7ft 3inch internal height gives a great feeling of space. On rainy days the upper double bed can be lowered to create a second 'lounge' or kids den while the dining area still has the head height for a seated adult underneath.
Air suspension has been fitted to smooth the ride. Removable corner steadies stop the van from swaying when parked up.
The external shower is perfect for washing off salt water, cleaning muddy bikes and waterfights !

Sleeping & Seating

Baloo has a two doubles and two single bunks which accommodates:

  • 6 adult(s)

There is sociable seating for up to 7 people inside Baloo .


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

Kitchen facilities

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

Cooking Equipment

Cheese grater, frying pan, small mixing bowl, large mixing bowl, Tiered saucepan (with 2 steamers), medium saucepan, small sauce pan, colander, stove top kettle, collapsible bucket with lid, dustpan & brush, cutlery (6x knives, forks, spoon, tsp), enamel oven dish, large enamel oven dish, 6 large plates, 6 small plates, 6 bowls, 4 plastic children's plates, 4 plastic children's bowls, 4 mugs, 6 melamine mugs, cling film, foil, peeler, tongs, tin opener, slotted spoon, large spoon, chef knife, bread knife, slotted spatula, sieve, small chopping knife, jug, chopping board, wooden spoon, tea towels, food bags, salt & pepper.

Water is provided by: 70 litre under slung fresh water tank
55 litre under slung grey water tank

Sanitary facilities

  • Shower: Yes
  • Built in toilet

Electrical Facilities

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

Audio Equipment

CD head unit with front and rear speakers


Large above cab storage (ideal for bedding and clothes), under seat storage.
Spacious kitchen with 11 decent sized cupboards
Large secure rear locker (approx 200 x 75 x 75cm) used for muddy gear, bicycles, wetsuits, scooters, bodyboards, etc

Other Items

Clothes airer, access step, wooden ladder,

Where is Baloo?

Baloo lives in South Derby Close to the M1 and A50/M6 for easy access to Peak District, Lake Distric, Northern England and Scotland
52 Station Road,
DE73 5SU
Customer Car Parking
Off street parking is available: If you are coming by car you are welcome to park it where Baloo 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
Camping Furniture (table and 4 x chairs) £15
Bedding for 2 £12
Sat Nav £7.5
Towels (2 large fluffy ones) £8
Camping Furniture (table and 2 x chairs) £10
Breakfast Hamper for 4 £21.5
Bedding for 4 £24
Barbecue, grill, bag of English woodland charcoal £10
Fire kit- Logs/Kindling/Newspaper £8
Camping Furniture (2 x chairs) £5
Camping Furniture (4 x chairs) £10
Charcoal £8
Bedding for bunks (3 children's sleeping bags) £20
Road Atlas £1.5
Snow chains and small shovel £25
Bike rack (for 3 bikes) £10
Towels (4 x medium) £10
Flashlight £2

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.

Baloo 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: Permitted
  • London Low Emission Zone: Compliant

Travelling with Children

Baloo is suitable for travelling with children.

The two rear bunks are full adult length (6' 8")

Pet Policy

Sorry no pets allowed inside the vehicle

European Travel

Yes you can take Baloo 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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Note: Dates subject to change without warning

Note: The hire of this vehicle is arranged by Quirky Campers ltd acting as the agent on behalf of Baloo's owners. We make every effort to ensure that all the vehicles listed with us are of a high standard but cannot guarantee the condition of the vehicle. If you experience any problems please notify us as soon as possible.