At Spaceships we think hiring a campervan is one of the best ways to gain appreciation of the great outdoors. It offers unique opportunities to see an awful lot in a short space of time whilst still being able to get off the beaten track and see some of those paces that the organised tours miss out. We needed to create a new product which continued to give customers a great experience, but with far better fuel economy.
Picking the right vehicle was a critical decision for Spaceships. We chose the latest 1.6L Diesel version of the Volkswagen Caddy. As well as having amazing fuel efficiency – it will do over 1,000km on one tank of fuel – it is also has class leading reliability which is vital for us. The Caddy is built with excellent integrated storage which we were able to utilise in our design.
The principle behind our fit-out of the vehicle was to make it simple, but effective and to give customers what they really want.
It might seem obvious, but a big comfy bed is the most important thing in a campervan. Many larger campervan manufacturers try to squeeze in a kitchen, leaving a double bed that’s actually not much wider than a single. To build our beds we worked with a specialist company on the south coast who are more accustomed to fitting out luxury yachts than campervans. They custom-built our mattresses to maximise the full width of the vehicle. The interiors are built from a special lightweight plastic to further increase fuel efficiency.
A very simple yet effective side awning was sourced to provide some sheltered outside space. This can easily be converted to create a totally enclosed space, effectively making an extra room. The Camper Car is also fitted with a powered chiller for your food, thermo-insulating curtains, a full cooking kit and cutlery. There isn’t much point in creating the world’s most environmentally friendly campervan if it was not environmentally friendly to build. All major components were constructed in the UK which significantly reduced the carbon footprint of each fit-out.
What's included: Lowest fuel consumption of any comparative camper - 644 miles per tank! Brand new vehicle and fit out Larger double bed Reduced branding on the Vehicle More head room and space 11 litre cool box and camp table Side awning IPod connectivity and CD player
Handover --- Our cars are available for pickup and drop off from our premises Mon-Sun (09:00am - 4:00pm). We offer airport collection from Heathrow airport at an additional cost.
Additional services --- To make your trip even more enjoyable, we can offer a range of accessories including Sat Nav rental, bike racks and more. Please enquire after reservation for further details.
Driver requirements and insurance --- To rent our vehicles, drivers will need to 21 years or older and hold a valid drivers license. UK driving license holders will be required to have less than 6 points on their license.