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Essential Information

  • Collect from: Newhaven, South East
  • Size: Roomy
  • Belted seats: 3
  • Sleeps: 2 Adults
  • Bed types: 6ft x 4 double bed with 4inch mattres
  • License Required: Standard UK/EU license
  • Europe
  • Shower
  • Festivals
  • Smoking
  • Pets
  • Tow bar
  • Heating
  • Air Con.
  • Built-in Toilet
  • London L.E.Z.

Note: The hire of this vehicle is arranged by Quirky Campers ltd acting as the agent on behalf of Fiver'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.

Walking into Fiver, is like walking into a beautiful wooden cabin, that just happens to be hidden away inside a Mercedes Benz Sprinter camper van! Fiver has certainly got the minimalistic aesthetic down to a tee, with crisp lines and calm grey and white tones matching the birch ply and pine wood perfectly.

Fives lives by the sea in Newhaven, so you can get your campervan hire East Sussex off to a roaring start with a visit to the South Downs National Park or Ashdown Forest. Because Fiver was built by people who have a true love of camping, the camper van has been very well thought through for every weather eventuality!

In the Summer, you can slide open the side doors, set up the picnic table and chill out with a cold beer from the fridge. In the Winter, or if the weather turns you can light the wood burner and enjoy the well-insulated living space. This truly is a camper van for all seasons. Additionally, the solar panel and split charge system mean that you'll be ready for off grid adventures whatever the weather.

This gorgeous camper van has a super practical layout; the fixed 6-foot double bed means no faffing every morning and night, and you can also relax on the comfortable bench seats. There is a great kitchen and cooking space with lots of worksurface area. You won’t be short on storage space either – there is a cupboard under the sink, two under counter drawers, two big spaces under the bench seats, two huge under bed drawers, and to top it off, a massive garage/boot space for whatever it is you need to take on holiday with you!

Fiver is stylish, spacious and simple to use; the type of camper van that holiday dreams are made of.

Further Information

  • The Vehicle
    • Vehicle Type: Mercedes , Sprinter
    • Registration: emailed when you book
    • Vehicle Year: 2015
    • Engine:
      • Size: 2.1 litres
      • Fuel: Diesel
      • Fuel Efficiency: 35mpg
      • Transmission: Manual
      • Gears: 6
    • Size: 6m x 2m x 3.1m (LxWxH)
    • Weight:
      • Maximum: 3500kg
      • Unladen: 2115kg
      • Payload: kg
    • Belted seats: 3

    Seating

    3 forward facing seats in the front cab

    Conversion Story

    Welcome to our dream camper van!

    Fiver was originally a water utilities van and came complete with road signs and an inch of mud in the back! It was certainly a labour of love for Harry who spent 10 weeks and a few sleepless nights making his vision a reality. His attention to detail and minimal aesthetic give Fiver a smooth, clean and comfortable feel. The upholstery was down to Ros using hand dyed twill, European laundered linen and her Grandma's sewing machine.

    Fiver is the result of our love of camping, good design and Harry's passion for den building. We wanted the van to be stylish, spacious and simple to use after one to many rainy holidays in Wales tripping over each other in a Mazda Bongo! We love to get outside as much as possible but if the weather turns you can light the wood burner and enjoy the well insulated living space, which feels roomy even with the table out. The fixed 6 foot bed means the kitchen is fully functioning even if one of you has decided to have lie in - our main aim being that you don't have to re-arrange the furniture in order to make a cup of tea! The solar panel and split charge system mean that you'll be ready for off grid adventures whatever the weather.
  • The Accommodation

    Sleeping & Seating

    Fiver has a 6ft x 4 double bed with 4inch mattres which accommodates:

    • 2 adult(s)

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

    Heating

    There is a Woodburner to warm you up on colder days.

    Kitchen facilities

    • two hobs for cooking
    • Sink
    • Water Tank
    • Fridge: compressor (12v only)

    Cooking Equipment

    2 mugs, 2 bowls, 4 beakers, 2 plates. k/f/s. Kettle, frying pan, 2 pots, colander, garlic crusher, sharp knife, wooden spoon, spatula, serving spoon, tin opener, cafetiere, kettle, chopping board, bottle opener, grater.

    Water is provided by: Fiver has 2 removable 25 litre water containers with a drop-in submersible electric pump.

    Sanitary facilities

    • Shower: No

    Electrical Facilities

    • Leisure Battery
    • Solar panel charging.
    • 12v Cigarette Lighter Sockets

    Audio Equipment

    Radio in the cab with Bluetooth, aux-in, USB and radio.

    Storage

    Fiver has loads of storage! Under sink cupboard, 2 under counter drawers, 2 big spaces under bench seats, 2 huge under bed drawers, large garage/boot space.

    Other Items

    Dust pan and brush, bin, side board drainer, leveling ramps.

  • Location & Parking

    Where is Fiver?

    Fiver lives by the sea in Newhaven, East Sussex at the foot of the South Downs with great transport links to Brighton, Gatwick and London. We are a 15 minute walk or 5 minute drive from the ferry terminal connecting us to mainland Europe. There are many beautiful camping destinations nearby including the South Downs National Park, and Ashdown Forest.
    Pick-up and drop-off times

    Default times on the bookings system are 2pm for pick-up and 12 noon for return but individual vehicle owners will have their own limitations on their availbality but will do their best to accommodate your needs.

    From the owner:We can be flexible with pick up times as Harry's workshop is not too far away. Please let us know as soon as possible what your preferences are.

    Customer Car Parking
    Street parking is available: If you are coming by car you are welcome to park it where Fiver is usually parked.

    Please note parking is provided at your own risk

  • Extras

    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
    Fire kit- Logs/Kindling/Newspaper £8
    12v cool box £8
    Camping Furniture (2 chairs and 1 small butler table) £8
    Towel set for 2: 2 large + 2 small towels £8
    Yoga mat £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.

  • Insurance, Breakdown & Drivers

    Fiver 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 £2000 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.

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

    Travelling with Children

    Fiver is not suitable for travelling with children.

    Pet Policy

    Sorry no pets allowed inside the vehicle

    European Travel

    Fiver cannot be taken outside the UK

    Driving in London

    Fiver can be driven inside London's Low Emissions Zone (LEZ) but NOT inside London's Ultra Low Emissions Zone. If you need to drive inside the ULEZ you need to Pay to Drive in Central London

    Mileage Limits

    • 200 miles per day
    • and then 20 pence per mile
    This will mean the vast majority of customers won't be charged 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.
  • Season dates
    FromToPrice
    01/09/201831/10/2018Mid
    01/11/201819/12/2018Low
    20/12/201806/01/2019Low Mid
    07/01/201907/02/2019Low
    08/02/201924/02/2019Low Mid
    25/02/201931/03/2019Low
    01/04/201922/05/2019Mid
    23/05/201923/06/2019High
    24/06/201930/06/2019Glastonbury
    01/07/201901/09/2019High
    02/09/201931/10/2019Mid
    01/11/201918/12/2019Low
    19/12/201905/01/2020Low Mid
    06/01/2020TBCHigh

    Note: Dates subject to change without warning

  • Prices

    Prices for 2019 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 Date & Price' button to get an exact quote.