A – Ashtrays are provided in all our vehicles but are only now to be used for storing loose change. Please don’t smoke ANYTHING in our vehicles or awnings, particularly kippers, as it’s not nice for the next people!
B – in the very unlikely event of a breakdown, for your peace of mind all vehicles have 24/7 roadside & recovery RAC cover, anywhere in the UK, included in your All Inclusive Price.
C – Changing Gear. You may have heard stories that gear changing in an old VW is akin to stirring porridge! Not in our vehicles, we frequently change the gear linkage bushes to ensure that the gear change is not a lottery.
D – Don’t drive under the influence of Drink or Drugs. It’s not clever, puts people in danger and our vans in jeopardy and we don’t do jeopardy, double or otherwise.
E – An Engine has been fitted in all our vehicles. We work tirelessly to look after them, service them regularly and treat them well. As a guide, we’d ask that you park up every couple of hours and let them catch their breath for 10/15 minutes before you carry on your journey.
F – Fires are awesome (as long as they are outside the vehicles). Check out this website www.coolcamping.co.uk for some excellent campsites that not only allow campfires but actively encourage them. Dinner cooked on an open fire, under the stars with a vino in hand & marshmallows for after’s …….. Living the Dream!
G – Garden of England is where you will start and finish your wonderful trip. Many would argue you don’t need to venture outside Kent, with its beautiful beaches, heaps of historical attractions and of course the stunning White Cliffs of Dover. There are also some great campsites. Check out the link – www.visitkent.co.uk
H – Home is wherever you park your old dear 🙂 The only restriction will be your imagination. Beach, mountain, campsite or festival? Turn left? Turn right? Decisions, decisions…..
I – Ignore all news about airport strikes, terrorist attacks, Ebola scares and enjoy your loved ones and your belongings tootling along some country roads at 40mph, with your most pressing decision being which country pub to have lunch in.
J – Just remember to plan you’re journey wisely. These are retro campers and don’t fly along motorways like modern cars. Do you really want to drive 700 miles to the north of Scotland at 55mph?
K – Kanye West and Marmite.
L – Local shopping is a must. The vans have limited storage but also it’s the right thing to do to buy fresh and support the local communities. Tesco & Sainsbury will survive without you!
M – Mooning is not encouraged in our vehicles. As humorous as it may seem and we know the vans are all about “free spirit’, the marks on the glass can be quite difficult to remove 🙂
N – Never put anything other than petrol into any of our vehicles. No diesel (exception – Tommy), no LPG, no moonshine, just Petrol. Anything else will leave you stranded, will require a call out and get Uncle John quite upset! Uncle John loves his vans. He doesn’t love Muppets!
O – Only allow as many passengers to travel, as there are seatbelts in the vehicles. No Seatbelt = No Travel, simple. When parked up ……knock yourself out!. Invite people over, squeeze in tight, have the Craic!
P – Power is supplied via a 240v hook up, which you can use at most campsites. If you’re at a Festival or parked remotely, the leisure battery will provide enough juice for necessities e.g. lights, music, charging your devices.
Q – Queens Park Rangers, pride of London and boyhood team of Uncle John. Commonly referred to as The Hoops, play at Loftus Road.
R – Romance and rain! There is nothing more romantic than being huddled up together in a cosy campervan with the rain tip tapping on the roof – lovely!
S – Syria ……….NO! Our vehicles are not permitted to leave the UK. S is also for ‘Search Engines” We love Google, we also love Yahoo and Bing 🙂
T – Time is a precious commodity and you’ll have plenty. Don’t be put off at being the reason for a large tailback, just think you’re Kris Kristofferson leading a mighty convoy!
U – Ulysses, what a read!
V – Vodka/ Red Bull, Vespa & Volkswagen are some of our favourite things in life. So is Guinness but that doesn’t begin with V.
W – Wi-Fi…..there isn’t any! Please do take photos of the kids’ faces when you first tell them there’s no Wi-Fi. We’ll be running a competition on Facebook for best reaction! Explain Board Games – don’t need to be Bored Games!
X – Xscape [sic] for a while, from the craziness that is the hamster wheel and go retro. Whether it be a wee weekend or the full Monty, rock up to a Mr Campervan experience in your jocks, socks and with a toothbrush and enjoy an awesome break in your little hotel on wheels.
Y – Your friends will be green with envy and although we’d appreciate you sharing the wonderful trip with your closest ones, we do understand that you may want to keep us your ‘little secret’.
Z – You’ll definitely be enjoying some ZZZZzzz’s . After a day of exploring, driving or partying, you’ll sleep well in our vans and be fighting fit for an even more adventurous day the following morning.