Just about recovered from an excellent Glastonbury Festival – We went up market this year and found OxCampers – Totally changed our festival experience. We hired Fistral and she was amazing – it was so nice to come back from a day and to chill out in her, all mod cons even down to salt and pepper – AMAZING – so much so that we have provisionally booked to use OxCampers next year and every year thereafter (tickets depending). I dont think I will ever go back to a tent. Highly recommended, great service, great people, great van 🙂
We are very pleased with the conversion work that OXCampers has done for us on our T5. Mark really does know what he is talking about and was happy to spend time helping us refine our ideas.
We would certainly recommend them!
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A bit belated, but just want to say a massive thank you to mark at oxcampers, marks consistently high standard of work and professional attitude to all the jobs that have been carried out, means that ive got a pretty pimp looking T4! I will continue to return to oxcampers for any future work.
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We’d never been in a camper before so we were really pleased with the service we received from Mark, nothing was too much trouble when we were making our booking. When we picked up Bondi and took him home to load up we couldn’t believe how good the conversion was and how much equipment came with the van. Once we were away we found that every thing was exactly where we needed it and also all the other nice little touches which made our trip even better.
We’ve already recommended Oxcampers to friends and will be hiring again soon!
We hired a camper to find out what it was like, and to see if we want to buy one. We’ve done lots of tent camping in the past, so this is a definite step up! Fistral went along very well, although I soon realised 50-60 mph on A roads is where it is happiest! No problem keeping up with motorway traffic if you want to though.
Friday night on Exmoor was wet, cold, and windy just the sort of night when you would not want to be in a tent! The problem was trying to make the decision to get out of the very comfortable bed on a grey Saturday morning! The interior layout of Fistral gives a nice big bed, with all the necessary fitttings that you need with the sink and cooker, which are all easy to use, especially with the flush glass covers. The van is equipped with just enough of the right things to ensure that you don’t have to take anything with you, without weighing it down with clutter. We especially liked the salt and pepper!
Mark gives a very good service and is helpful and professional, so we know where to go for our next hire!
The two word review: Loved it!
The longer version: Well let’s start with the bad bit. Oxcampers apparently take no responsibility for the traffic on the M1 on a Friday evening of bank holiday weekend. Seven hours from Wantage to Scarborough!
The good thing is that I drove all the way and did not have an acute attack of numb bum despite only having two short stops to let the dog out. On the odd occasion when we did get clear road Croyde was quite happy to tootle along with the best of them. There was more than enough at the top end to keep up with anything else on the road, enough acceleration to go past caravans easily once we got on the A-roads, went round all the bends problem free. Couldn’t have asked for more. Difficult to know what say next. We could rave about the really good night’s sleep in the full width bed. Or about the coffee that can be made without getting out of bed. Or the cutest squashable kettle in the entire world. Loved the swivel Captain’s chair for the passenger. We enjoyed the nightly game of tetris, although we hadn’t realised on the Friday that it is actually a solo game. Much easier once we cottoned on and one of us took the dog for a walk whilst the other rearranged the van.
Now planning a weekend away in Bondi and emptying the garage so we can get one of our own!
Hi Mark, Just to say we had a really fab weekend away in Bondi. It drove very well to Charmouth and we had a lovely stay on the campsite there also driving it to Lyme Regis. We have never camped before (not even a tent!) so this was a first time on a campsite. Our 4 year old son was totally excited and loved every moment. He thought it was great sleeping in the pop up top and it was certainly lovely and airy up there. We had many compliments about Bondi and we thought it looked wonderfully cool in bright red – someone actually asked if they could take a photo of it and another lady asked where we had hired it. We are delighted to have made contact with Oxcampers and look forward to hiring Bondi again.
Mark, I am totally blown away with the excellent job you have done on my camper. I’m looking forward to some trips to France as well as camping over after a few long-distance gigs! Also, I must thank you for all the free advice you have given, you are very helpful. Will be back again soon for some electric windows!!
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Hi Mark, It was nice to have met you at last yesterday & thank you for fitting the side bars they look fantastic.
In an effort to find a cheaper way to go skiing in the Alps, we decided to try a camper-van after meeting Mark from Oxcampers at a recent charity event. Mark’s enthusiasm persuaded us to give it a go! Heres a summary of how it went, what we learned and tips for the next time!
We left from Oxford and drove to the french Alps in about 11 hours. We stopped plenty of times for cuppas and even used the stove in the back for our lunchtime soup! The drive was quite easy. Upon arriving in Chamonix we stayed at Les 2 Glaciers campsite, just on the edge of the town. Using a campsite is important…. allowing us to shower, store kit and dry clothes in the drying-room and also to plug in a heater for the van. The heater worked… we were NOT cold! Despite freezing temps outside the van was snug and warm with a small heater. Each day we would breakfast in the van, then drive to a ski area and head up the mountains. Some days we skied back to the van for lunch using the gas stove, other times we ate at the restaurants. Similarly in the evening; some nights we drove to a restaurant, other times we cooked in the van. All in all, it was a very economical way to ski for a week, the campsite was about 130, diesel, euro tunnel and road tolls about 450. If you add the cost of the camper, and bear in mind you can eat cheaply in the camper, it was about 500 each for a weeks ski! Add to that we had transport whenever we needed it, we could drive to wherever the snow was best AND we had fun! I would happily go again in the van. Recommended tips are: use euro tunnel, don’t take too much, use a campsite with electric and a drying room, eat some meals out as a treat and enjoy the adventure.
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