- Collect from: Montpelier, Bristol, South West
- Size: Compact
- Belted seats: 4
- Sleeps: 2 Adults 2 Child(ren)
- Bed types: Small double below, small double in pop-top.
- License Required: Standard UK/EU license
- Tow bar
- Air Con.
- Built-in Toilet
- London L.E.Z.
Rex is kitted out with everything you need, and the owner was lovely. Highly recommendedKate ~ November 2016
So easy to drive and set up. And beautiful too. Especially loved the matching blue kettle and the touch LED lights. xCaro ~ 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
Beautiful carpentry throughout, bags of space for two.Tim Monks ~ June 2017
Rex is well equipped and beautifully convertedAnisa Sheriff ~ July 2017
The campervan Rex was stunning & the service was extraordinaryDimas Hernández Cabrera ~ May 2017
Highly recommend this company to anyone interested in hiring campervanLaura ~ March 2017
Extremely well laid out, well equipped and great for an adventureKimball O'Hara ~ September 2017
an absolute joy - so thoughtfully considered and put togetherEmma Falkner ~ September 2017
We can thoroughly recommend Rex (and Quirky Campers) to anyoneAlister Bignell ~ December 2017
The conversion has been done really well, few enthusiasts peeped inside an loved it.Ross ~ April 2019
Note: The hire of this vehicle is arranged by Quirky Campers ltd acting as the agent on behalf of Rex'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.
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.
- The Vehicle
- Vehicle Type: Volkswagen, LWB T30 102 TDI
- Registration: emailed when you book
- Vehicle Year: 2007
- Size: 1.9 litres
- Fuel: Diesel
- Fuel Efficiency: 33mpg
- Transmission: Manual
- Gears: 6
- Size: 5.3m x 1.96m x 2m (LxWxH)
- Maximum: 3000kg
- Unladen: 2260kg
- Payload: kg
- Belted seats: 4
- Air Conditioned Cab: Yes
SeatingTwo swivelling captain seats up front and rock 'n' roll bed in the back with a further 2 seats with 3 point seatbelts.
Conversion StoryThis 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!
- The Accommodation
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 .
- two hobs for cooking
- Water Tank
Cutlery, crockery and pots and pans for 4 people
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
- Shower: No
- Electrical Hookup (240v)
- Leisure Battery
- Solar panel charging.
- 12v Cigarette Lighter Sockets
- Power Invertor
CD and radio
Cupboards, shelves and drawers for storage
Touch sensitive, remote controlled, dimmable led lighting
Bike rack for four bikes
Pair of levelling ramps
Rear tinted privacy glass
- Location & Parking
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.
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.
Customer Car ParkingStreet 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 Bedding for 2 £12 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 Car Seat - Group 0+ (infant) £15 Car Seat - Group 1, 2, 3 £15 Travelling to Europe? (VOH cert required) £8 Travelling to Europe within 7 days? (VOH cert required with special delivery) £14.95
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
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 £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.
- Take to Festivals: Yes
- Smoking Policy: No Smoking, please.
- European Travel: Yes covered
- London Low Emission Zone: Yes 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 PolicySorry no pets allowed inside the vehicle
European TravelYes you can take Rex outside the UK. Breakdown and insurance for European travel are included in the standard booking cost. Please note European travel includes 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.
Driving in LondonRex 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
- 200 miles per day
- and then 20 pence per mile
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
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Note: Dates subject to change without warning
Prices for 2019 Low Low Mid Mid High Mon-Thur (Day rate) £62 £76 £90 £104 Fri-Sun (Day rate) £86 £107 £126 £146 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.