What’s Included in the Hire

Driven by traditional and dependable 1600cc fuel injected, aircooled engines* which give that satisfying growl associated with a Volkswagen bus, our modern day campers also benefit from electronic ignition and a catalytic exhaust system. (*Ruby red, the newest member of the fleet is driven by a modern 1400cc water cooled engine). All the snailtrail campers are right hand drive with manual transmission with the exception of silver limited edition Sylvie, who is left hand drive. Because we think that there’s nothing finer than wending your way in a camper with your favourite tunes playing, we’ve equipped each camper with a nifty little radio transmitter so that whilst you’re travelling you can play your iPod or MP3 player through the camper speakers (it really does work!).

On the campsite electric hook-up facility allows for home-from-home comforts; powering the interior lights and reading lights, fridge/coolbox and plug sockets – so you can take along your ipod and speaker and listen to your favourite tunes whilst watching the sun go down. For cooking, there is a gas hob & grill, and a sink with electrically pumped cold water. An independent heating system, foil screen shields and curtains ensure you are cosy campers as you settle down for the night.

Inside, each snailtrail camper is tastefully finished with retro furnishings and fully equipped with all that you need to ensure your trip is an enjoyable one. From crockery, cutlery, pots & pans to vegetable peeler, tea-towels and Scrabble – it’s all there!

With traditional three-point seatbelts, the campers seat four or five people and can accommodate child and baby car seats. There is a dining table with seating for four. The campers can sleep up to four people; with two double or king size beds, one converting easily from the rock n’ roll rear seat, and another in the pop-up roof. Quality awnings are available to provide extra sleeping and living space. A walk-through from the cab makes for easy travelling, especially if you have children with you in the back of the camper.

Each snailtrail camper carries an easy to follow manual, an AA membership card and a Camping and Caravanning Club Privilege Pack which gives the hirer member’s rates at any of the excellent club sites.

Our campers are a winning combination of old and new. If you want to create a stir at the campsite and to enjoy admiring glances wherever your wheels may take you, a snailtrail camper is the camper van for you.

Happy days!

Camper Facilities

  • CD/ radio
  • Audio FM transmitter for iPod or MP3 – play your device through the camper speakers
  • Fridge/coolbox (coolbox keeps temperature several degrees below ambient temperature)
  • Gas hob
  • Gas grill
  • Sink with electrically pumped water
  • Hook up facility which powers:
    • kitchen lights & reading lights – powered by auxillary battery for up to 8 hours when there is no hook-up
    • 2 x three point plug sockets
    • fridge/coolbox – powered by auxiliary battery for up to 8 hours when there is no hook-up
  • Dining table for 4
  • Buddy box which cleverly converts into bench seat and houses dining/cooking equipment
  • 2 double beds – 1 in pop-up roof where there is ventilation
  • Storage cupboard/s
  • Independent petrol driven heating
  • Window foils to keep for privacy and to keep you cosy
  • Bike Rack – apart from Pearl, all of our hire campers have a bike rack to hold two bikes
  • Roof racks now fitted to all campers to provide storage space for awnings etc
  • Privilege card entitling the hirer to camp on all Camping and Caravanning Club sites at members’ rates

We Provide:

Cooking: kitchen utensils, saucepans and frying pan, kettle, tea pot, colander, corkscrew, knives, chopping board, vegetable peeler, cheese grater, can opener, scissors, tea towels, wooden spoons, bowl, measuring jug and scissors.

Dining: glasses, mugs, cutlery, dinner service for 4 (please advise if you would like another setting) and table cloth.

Also on board: Scrabble, playing cards & tea light candles. Camping Gaz bottle. Fire Extinguisher. Road Map.

We hope to have thought of everything you might need, but please do let us know if there is anything you would like provided that we have not listed here.

You Provide:

Your own bedding (sleeping bags work well), pillows and towels. If you are bringing your duvet please remember to also bring a flat sheet to sleep on.

We recommend that you travel light – the less you take, the more space the camper can give you!

Optional Extra Equipment to Hire:

Satellite Navigation System: £50 per week

High quality drive away awnings for hire – attach to the camper to provide extra storage/living/sleeping space and reserve your campsite pitch too!: £40 per hire
We also have collapsible chairs for hire – £5 each.

Vouchers and Gift Cards Available:

Now you can say it with a camper!

Vouchers are available which can picture the snailtrail Volkswagen camper of your choice and are valid for one year. If you would prefer to make a firm booking for a gift or celebration, please do let us know at the time of making the reservation and we will be happy to provide you with a Gift Card bearing the image of your hire camper and a personalised message.

Vouchers can be any value from the minimum long weekend charge upwards (£300)


Damage Bond of £500 cash or credit card number required – fully refundable upon safe return of vehicle.

Special Packages for Special Occasions

Honeymoon Package

Drive away from your wedding and honeymoon in true retro style! Any of the snailtrail campers would love to take you on your Honeymoon around the beautiful British Isles. We can supply the camper of your choice with a snailtrail Honeymoon Package which includes “Just Married” sign writing to all four sides, a beautiful flower arrangement to complement the camper’s interior, a bottle of quality Champagne chilling in the fridge/coolbox, and a generous box of Hotel Chocolate truffles for you to share. Perfect.

The entire Honeymoon Package costs £125 – or you can always pick and choose elements of the package to suit your needs and your budget.

We regret that we can only take advance bookings for a full week or more for during our peak season (mid June to mid September).

Happy Anniversary!

The snailtrail Anniversary Package includes a beautiful flower arrangement to complement the camper’s colour scheme in a stylish container so it can travel safely with you, Champagne and a generous box of fresh-cream, hand made truffles (the best we’ve ever tasted!). Great as an original gift to friends or partner, or just to spoil yourselves!

Happy Birthday To You!

Our Birthday Package includes a delicious Birthday Cake (chocolate or victoria sponge – let us know how many candles you’ll need!), flowers and/or Champagne, and can also include Happy Birthday to You sign writing. Great for 30th, 40th, 50th & 60th birthday gifts, or any old birthday for that matter!

Tailor Made Packages

Any of our packages can be tailored to suit the occasion and your budget – we are also very happy to create a package for a specific celebration: Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Congratulations! I Love You! and even Will You Marry Me? (who could say no?). Please telephone us to discuss your requirements and we will be happy to provide you with a price quote – prices from £25 upwards.

Can you see the sea yet?

Great for a family break beside the seaside, beside the sea. Our Volkswagen campervans have a dining table and seating for four – ideal for that fish & chip supper after a day at the beach. Or perhaps you’ll rustle something up on the inbuilt stove?

For more suggestions on uses for our camper vans please see our : Things to Do page.