Sir James

Suave Sir James offers retro cool and contemporary luxury in an unforgettable package: his distinctive aluminium body looks like a retro rocket ship headed for the stars!
As his name suggests, Sir James is dead posh. Hop in and you’ll find ingenious planning makes great use of space, with plenty of beds and seats, all beautifully upholstered. A kitchen with fridge and running hot water, toilet/shower, 240v electrical hook-up and a gas heater will take care of your other creature comforts.
Everything’s built and finished to a professional, modern standard and, being a Volkswagen T5, he’s reliable and easy to drive, too.
Sir James is a top-quality conversion by Devon-based Retro Tourers, and offers all the comfort of a motorhome with far more fun - ideal for a funky family glamping trip.

Essential Information

  • Collect from: North West
  • Size: Roomy
  • 4 belted seats
  • Sleeps = 2 Adults 2 Children
  • Full size double (120cm x 190cm), single bed above the cab (90cm x 190cm) and a small bed single on front seats (50cm x 140cm)
Tow bar
Air Con.
Built-in Toilet
London L.E.Z.

Low Mid High
Mon-Thur (Day rate) £59 £86 £100
Fri-Sun (Day rate) £83 £121 £140
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: T5
  • Registration: this is emailed when you book
  • Engine: 1.9 litre Diesel, 5 speed Manual gearbox.
  • Fuel Efficiency: 40mpg
  • Maximum Speed: 70mph
  • Size: 6m (l) x 2.05m (w) x 2.85m (h)
  • Weight: 2500kg
  • Belted seats: 4


Two upfront
Two just behind

Conversion Story

Sir James was built by Buzz of Retro Tourer Ltd. He wanted a practical family campervan that looked cool and retro.
It's original used was a pick up van used by tradesmen. The body is made of aluminium and the conversion was carried out in Devon.

Sleeping & Seating

Sir James has a Full size double (120cm x 190cm), single bed above the cab (90cm x 190cm) and a small bed single on front seats (50cm x 140cm) which accommodates:

  • 2 adult(s)
  • 2 child(ren)

There is sociable seating for up to 6 people inside Sir James .


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

Kitchen facilities

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

Cooking Equipment

SMEV 2 burner LPG hob and sink

Water is provided by: 41 litre fresh water tank and a 41 litre grey water tank
Truma combi 4e (electric and LPG) for hot water and heating

Sanitary facilities

  • Shower: Yes
  • Built in toilet

Electrical Facilities

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


Storage under seats and in above locker cupboards, wardrobe also.

Where is Sir James?

Sir James lives in a part of Liverpool called Huyton. It's about 20 mins from liverpool airport and a ten minute walk from the local train station.
Customer Car Parking
Street parking is available: If you are coming by car you are welcome to park it where Sir James 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
Sat Nav £7.5
Towels (2 large fluffy ones) £8
Classical Guitar £15
Breakfast Hamper for 4 £21.5
Bedding for 4 £24
Barbecue, grill, bag of English woodland charcoal £10
Bedding for bunks (3 children's sleeping bags) £20

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.

Sir James 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

Sir James is suitable for travelling with children.

The top bunk is a full size single bed and could maybe squeeze 2 littlest ones up there (90cm x 190cm). The front bed is suitable for a child up to about 10 years old (50cm x 140cm).

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!

European Travel

Yes you can take Sir James 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