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Essential Information

  • 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
  • Europe
  • Shower
  • Festivals
  • Smoking
  • Pets
  • Tow bar
  • Heating
  • Air Con.
  • Built-in Toilet
  • London L.E.Z.
  • Rex is kitted out with everything you need, and the owner was lovely. Highly recommended

    Kate ~ November 2016
  • So easy to drive and set up. And beautiful too. Especially loved the matching blue kettle and the touch LED lights. x

    Caro ~ 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 converted

    Anisa Sheriff ~ July 2017
  • The campervan Rex was stunning & the service was extraordinary

    Dimas Hernández Cabrera ~ May 2017
  • Highly recommend this company to anyone interested in hiring campervan

    Laura ~ March 2017
  • Extremely well laid out, well equipped and great for an adventure

    Kimball O'Hara ~ September 2017
  • an absolute joy - so thoughtfully considered and put together

    Emma Falkner ~ September 2017
  • We can thoroughly recommend Rex (and Quirky Campers) to anyone

    Alister 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.

Rex is the king of campervans, a stunning conversion of a VW T30 with room for up to four to see the world in style.

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.

Further Information

  • The Vehicle
    • Vehicle Type: Volkswagen, LWB T30 102 TDI
    • Registration: emailed when you book
    • Vehicle Year: 2007
    • Engine:
      • Size: 1.9 litres
      • Fuel: Diesel
      • Fuel Efficiency: 33mpg
      • Transmission: Manual
      • Gears: 6
    • Size: 5.3m x 1.96m x 2m (LxWxH)
    • Weight:
      • Maximum: 3000kg
      • Unladen: 2260kg
      • Payload: kg
    • Belted seats: 4
    • Air Conditioned Cab: Yes


    Two swivelling captain seats up front and rock 'n' roll bed in the back with a further 2 seats with 3 point seatbelts.

    Conversion Story

    This 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 .

    Kitchen facilities

    • two hobs for cooking
    • Sink
    • Water Tank

    Cooking Equipment

    Cutlery, crockery and pots and pans for 4 people
    Coffee Pot
    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

    Sanitary facilities

    • Shower: No

    Electrical Facilities

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

    Audio Equipment

    CD and radio


    Cupboards, shelves and drawers for storage

    Other Items

    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 Parking
    Street 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

  • 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
    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.

  • Usage
    • 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 Policy

    Sorry no pets allowed inside the vehicle

    European Travel

    Yes 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 London

    Rex 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
    20/12/201806/01/2019Low Mid
    08/02/201924/02/2019Low Mid
    19/12/201905/01/2020Low Mid

    Note: Dates subject to change without warning

  • Prices

    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.