We, Andrew, I and our dog Murphy, have just got back from an amazing five days away in and around Snowdonia in the T5 Cromer – We had such an amazing time (Freakin Awesome), we can’t thank you enough. It is truly the best way to see the UK; no messing around spending hours trying to put up the tent when you get to where you want to be – just plug in the electric’s, open the wine and relax. We even took our wee coffee machine so we could have fresh coffee every morning. Frankly with Ox Campers it couldn’t be easier – they provide everything you need, just pack your tooth brush, change of pants, a few bits of what you fancy food-wise and you are away. You can stop for lunch anywhere; we spent a memorable day on Black Rock Sands at Portmadog where you can drive onto the beach (photo attached) – after a breathtaking walk along miles of beach we were back in the T5 for hot soup, local bread and a fresh cup of tea (heaven). The T5 was apparently brilliant to drive – although I didn’t get a look in as Andrew enjoyed driving it so much I was left to navigate.
Thank you again, we have already recommended OxCampers to anyone who asks us if we have had a good holiday.
The problem is now that we want our own 🙂
Touring around in our old T2, we’d seen a few conversions but looking at his hire vehicles convinced us to hand our shiny new T5 panel van to Mark at Oxcampers. We talked through with Mark what we wanted and got good, clear advice.
Having collected the finished opus, we’re very pleased. The quality of the work, the attention to detail and the finishing touches all add to the overall impressive result. Just what we asked for.
We’ve been driving the van for a couple of weeks now, it always brings a smile to our faces. We have no doubt that this will continue for years to come.
Once we’ve got a few more nights away under our belts, we’ll return to have some bells and whistles added.
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What can we say? We Love it!
You’ve taken our old builders van and turned it into a lush camper! It’s absolutely amazing what you’ve managed to achieve. Still struggling to believe it’s ours!!!
All in all, we couldn’t be happier and would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone.
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When we decided to spend a month in a camper van driving round the Scottish highlands and islands, Oxcampers was the first place to go after an earlier long weekend in Fistral went well and was a good dry run.
We chatted to Mark about dates and secured Croyde for the trip, it came with all that we needed – no need to go out and buy camping chairs. Pick up from the workshop was straightforward, Mark talked me through everything on the van, how it all works and when I inevitably forgot what he said this was backed up with the handbook in the van and Mark’s mobile number for emergencies.
The van was so easy to drive and covered more than 2,000 miles without a hitch, never struggling and easily coping with Scotland’s hills and narrow roads the most challenging being the Bealach na Ba which leads to the Applecross peninsula in Wester Ross and rises to over 2,000 feet from sea level.
Sadly we had to give it back at the end of the trip but I’d recommend the trip, Mark and Oxcampers to anyone.
We’re really pleased with the van thank you. When we got back on Sunday we sat in it and had our first cup of tea and tried out all the switches and things. We have to confess to being a bit anxious about letting the green goddess out of our sight, but Su’s (Alison’s colleague) recommendation put our minds at rest and the fact that you are reasonably local was good and were able to visit at crucial points in the build. Thanks for being so flexible and diplomatic (!) when we suggested something which was obviously a bit mad. Having spent 2 weeks in the van on a “pumpy-up” bed in France last summer, we are really looking forward to a comfy bed and we can’t wait for our first trip away, we have the whole of 2015 ahead of us and are looking forward to buying you (and your long-suffering wife!) a beer and meeting the rest of your family at some VW Fest somewhere very soon!
We truly have no hesitation in recommending Oxcampers.
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We first approached Mark at Oxcampers and firstly hired Croyde for a week in Cornwall. An excellent van, so good in fact we decided we needed our own! Myself and my wife (Lesley) are both active scuba divers and we needed the van to carry our dive kit and give us a base to stay in for our frequent weekends away. We sat down with Mark and agreed our design and specification. Mark supplied detail costings and was a great font of knowledge of all things campers. Our extensive wish list became reality and construction was started. Mark kept us informed throughout the build via Facebook and email. We took delivery and it matched all our expectations and exceeded in many. The van is an absolute joy and I must say the bed is a design based in heaven with comfort to match. The rear storage space is millimetre perfect for our dive equipment and the extra shelves are perfect for our bits and bobs of which we have loads. Marks quality of work and attention to detail is second to none and ensures you are not disappointed.
As you can tell we are bowled over by Marks work and I cannot thank him enough. If you are wanting a van converted then you should look no further than Oxcampers.
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We collected Croyde from Mark on Wednesday afternoon (the introduction to the van told us all we needed to know). We drove to a site in near Ilfracombe, and parked up for a few days. It was great fun in the van, we all slept well (including banksy – a border terrier). Driving around was easy, packing the van for travel was really simple. We had a great time, but used our Uno cards, rather than the playing cards supplied with the van at night! Mark’s communication before and after the rental made the whole process a relaxed affair. We’ll hire again, it was so much fun .. discovered the “campervan” community but the difficult questions now start – T4 or T5, SWB/LWB, pre-converted or “do it yourself”
Looking forward to out next hire, and making longer term plans.
We had a great weekend! The van was so well equipped we hardly needed to pack anything and the extra space in the huge free standing awning meant that we had loads of space for bikes/BBQ etc. (and bike rack and awning were really reasonably priced!! unlike some van hire companies!!) I was particularly impressed with the communication before hire, all questions answered quickly and efficiently without making me feel stupid! We’ll definitely be hiring again sometime, in fact we loved it so much (and talked about it so much when we got back) that our neighbour immediately booked Bondi for a short break too!
We originally went to see Mark with the intention of just getting a fridge and a hob installed into the existing units in our T4. Our van was very basic with cupboards and a bed only. After meeting Mark and seeing his vans, we decided to strip our van out have a complete refit. Mark answered all of our questions and gave us lots of good advice. He kept us informed every step of the way while the van was being worked on. He even posted pictures on face book so that we could see the progress. The van was ready to collect exactly when it was promised. The quality of work was second to none. Everything was finished perfectly. The unit colour was exactly what we wanted thanks to Mark’s advice. We could not be happier. We love our new van and we are sure we are going to have years of fun in it. Mark has a wealth of knowledge and is a genuine trustworthy guy. We will go back to Mark for any future work without any hesitation.
If you are thinking of having a conversion, we would definitely recommend Oxcampers. You won’t be disappointed.
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We hired Croyde for a family holiday with our 18 month old and Ruby the Rottie. What a great decision – by then end of day one Croyde was like an extra family member!!! Excellently well appointed, great to drive and plenty of room inside. The fit out is really well thought out with lights just about everywhere conceivable, no need to fumble around in the dark or bother with annoying head torches!!For anyone who has never camped before, with Croyde you get everything you need. We had a great time and now really want to get a van of our own so Mark can work some more of his magic for us.