Just returned from a 3-day trip to Skye it was our first campervan experience and it was absolutely fantastic.
From the beginning Liz was extremely helpful allowed us to come slightly early to pick up the van give us a full tour and explained how everything worked.
Liz was very helpful during the trip as it was our first experience and if we had any questions she was always in hand to reply.
The van itself was super clean perfect for two or four it was a first campervan experience and it's certainly made us even more excited to rent or buy again.
We had a great week touring the highlands in Liz's campervan.
The location in North Glasgow is ideal as its only a short distance from the highlands. On arrival we were met by the owner (Liz) who was very welcoming and showed us all the wonders of our first campervan.
Handling. The van itself was very clean, the equipement generous and was easy enough to drive when my head eventually discovered I was driving a heavily laden van and not a car. The automatic gear meant I had one less thing to think about and could focus on handing the van.
DooDahs. Teh van is equiped with all sorts of things. Automatic sliding doors, shed loads of compartments, an expandable roof space, a passenger seat that swivels round to face the rear seats, a detachable dining table. Lots of curtains and lights. Gas cooker, electric fridge, a gas canister for the hobs and heating and leisure battery that can be charged on site for the lights and plug sockets. The fridge is a bit bigger than a hotel fridge and can store a few beers, milk, OJ and butter. I would not go buying lots of fridge stuff as it wont all get in.
Space. In terms of accomodation the van can quite comfortably hold two people and two small children or one other adult. We were a group of three (Mum, Dad and 18 yr old). The rear seats pull out into a two person bed and the roof canopy expands into a tent space for one adult or two small children. When the rear seats are folded back up they can comfortably fit two adults or one adult and two small people. The seat also has rear seating so you can lift the rear door and sit facing backwards admiring the view with the door acting as an awning from the rain (if it ever rains in the highlands).
The van has lots of wee compartments that you can use to store your stuff. I know this is a fact known to seasoned campervanners, but if this is your first time travel light. When your have packed, unpack chuck half of it back in the drawer and come with few possesions, in this way you will have less stuff to pack, less things to put away and more room for the person in the rear seat. When we do this again we will travel much lighter/smarter.
Extras. There is also an awning which when fitted can be used to decamp all your luggage to give you more room in the van. The awning itself was tricky to put up the first time, but once mastered was easy enough to do the second time. Attach the awning to the vehicle first then blow it up then peg it out. We didnt do it in the right order the first time and so took a wee bit longer to get it upright.
Returning the Van: After we cleaned out the van we arranged to meet liz back at the drop off and went round the van to check we hadnt had any misshaps. All checks were done and we handed back the keys to Liz.
Owner: Liz was very helpful and was attentive during our trip when I couldnt work out how to switch on the gas or how to switch off the child locks. She was very professional and friendly. I would highly recommend Liz and her van and we will be back :)
I hired this wonderful van to go camping for 5 days in Perthshire and Fife with my two kids. The booking process, checking my documents etc. through Yescapa was easy and hassle free, and good to be able to get insurance at the same time. The owner is fab and could not have been more friendly and helpful in the run up to our trip. On the day, she took great care to show us around the van and make sure I was comfortable with everything before we drove off. The van is beautiful - spotlessly clean, comfortable and clearly much loved. It drives like a dream. We had a wonderful trip and I would highly recommend this van to anyone who wants to have a memorable road trip!
Liz was very friendly and helpful, she answered all questions quickly and made suggestions we hadn't thought off! She had the van serviced in advance of our hire and was very diligent with all the paperwork. The van is in excellent condition and is exactly as pictured. We had a great trip to the east coast with our two young kids and were grateful of the drive away awning and emergency toilet Liz supplied which was a bonus! We would hire Liz's van again without any hesitation!