Dave is a beautiful and cosy couples conversion with a very well equipped kitchen and plenty of clever storage solutions. His double bike rack makes him perfect for a pair of adventurers while his comfortable fixed bed is ideal for those who like to pass their days with a good book. He also has a custom built roof terrace so you can enjoy the setting sun for few minutes longer. So why not enjoy a getaway full of l’amour, with a different view every day.
- Collect from: Burntwood, Staffordshire , West Midlands
- Size: Compact
- 2 belted seats
- Sleeps = 2 Adults
- Fixed small double bed
|Prices for 2018||Low||Low Mid||Mid||High|
|Mon-Thur (Day rate)||£54||£66||£79||£91|
|Fri-Sun (Day rate)||£75||£93||£110||£127|
|Weekend (3 days)|
|Week (7 days)|
|Min hire period||3||3||3||5|
Notes: Prices may change without warning and for certain events will vary. Please click the 'Check availability' button to get an exact quote.
- Vehicle Type: Ford, Transit
- Registration: emailed when you book
- Size: 2.2 litres
- Fuel Efficiency: 30mpg
- Transmission: Manual
- Gears: 6
- Size: 4.864m x 1.974m x 2.6m (LxWxH)
- Maximum: 3000kg
- Unladen: 2100kg
- Payload: kg
- Belted seats: 2
- Air Conditioned Cab: Yes
We wanted Dave to have a vintage feel and fell in love with a pair of French chateaux window shutters that were the inspiration for design. We scoured antique shops, reclamation yards and car boot sales for materials we could incorporate into his interior. He took us 6 weeks to convert, with us stripping him down to a shell. We used reclaimed roof timbers for the shelving and framework and even managed to find a beautiful oak gate which was originally from the Dunlop factory which we have used for the bulkhead partition. The overhead lockers and curtain pole are finished in aged copper. We wanted to be able to climb on top of Dave so that we could sit and stargaze and so had a custom made roof terrace built!
Sleeping & Seating
Dave has a Fixed small double bed which accommodates:
- 2 adult(s)
There is sociable seating for up to 3 people inside Dave and there are 2 portable seats included in the hire for use outside.
There is a Gas Heater to warm you up on colder days.
- two gas hobs for cooking
- Water Tank
- Fridge: compressor (12v only)
2 Plates, 2 dishes, 2 cereal bowls, 3 mixing/serving bowls, 2 ramekins, 2 mugs, 2 wine glasses,
2 drinking glasses,
pestle and mortar,
2 table knifes,
2 dessert spoons,
2 espresso cups,
1 casserole pan,
1 frying pan,
1 griddle pan,
aeropress coffee maker and filter papers,
stove top kettle,
Spices and condiments.
Water is provided by: Cold water tap with electric pump, portable 10 lwater and waste water bottles
- Shower: No
- Portable toilet available as extra: Chemical
- Electrical Hookup (240v)
- Leisure Battery
- 12v Cigarette Lighter Sockets
Radio and CD player in the cab with AUX port to connect smartphones
Overcab lockers, 4 large crate drawers, 2 deep kitchen cabinet drawers, Storage cupboard, under bed storage accessed from rear doors, shelving, roof rack
Cushions and throws
TV with DVD player, selection of DVDs
Wild camping/Lonely planet/travel books
Picnic chest , 2 burner portable outdoor stove, fire pit/BBQ, picnic blanket, tea light lanterns and battery powered fairy lights
X2 wooden stools
X 1 rectangular Sail and X1 triangular sail and rope attachments/pegs/poles/guy lines for awnings.
Windbreak and mallet
Fiamma 2 cycle bike rack
Where is Dave?Dave lives in Burntwood, a town on the outskirts of Cannock Chase Forest, an area of outstanding natural beauty where you can experience lovely woodland walks, hire bicycles and for the more adventurous explore the forest canopy via a tree top rope course. We are within 3 miles of the Historic City of Lichfield, that has a plethora of coffee shops, boutiques and antique shops. The beautiful Cathedral sits in its centre, next to Beacon Park that holds festivals and events during the summer months or you can play golf, hire a rowing boat or simply sit and watch the world go by in its pretty gardens. We are within a 40 minute drive to the Peak District and surrounded by the counties of Shropshire and Derbyshire.
The nearest train stations are Lichfield City or Cannock Station, both within a 10 minute drive with good bus/taxi links.
Customer Car ParkingOff street parking is available: If you are coming by car you are welcome to park it where Dave 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.
|Bedding for 2||£12|
|Towels (2 large fluffy ones)||£8|
|Camping Furniture (table and 2 x chairs)||£10|
|Fire kit- Logs/Kindling/Newspaper||£8|
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.
Dave 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
Dave is not suitable for travelling with children.
Get in touch for a quote.
- Full Price High Season – unlimited mileage
- All other seasons and discounted bookings:
- 200 miles per day
- and then20 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.
Note: Dates subject to change without warning