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The Hidden Practicalities of our Campervan range

At VWFS Rent-a-Car, we have some of the most iconic Camper Vans in our fleet. Although they come in all shapes and sizes, some things are guaranteed throughout; versatility, practicality, and space. No matter what you need, with the help of some of the wildest hidden secrets, all our campers will be sure to fit the task.

At VWFS Rent-a-Car, we have some of the most iconic Camper Vans in our fleet. Although they come in all shapes and sizes, some things are guaranteed throughout; versatility, practicality, and space. No matter what you need, with the help of some of the wildest hidden secrets, all our campers will be sure to fit the task.

We offer three Camper Vans at VWFS Rent-a-Car, the Grand California, the California & the Caddy California. They are perfect for that staycation away with the family, or even just a loved one. All vehicles sleep between two and four people and have a range of hidden practicalities which we’ll tell you more about throughout this article.

Please note: Depending on the location, we will provide all cooking utensils, pots & pans, wash bowls, plates, and cutlery as a free option if the customer wishes to take them when they hire these Camper vans. To find out more, contact your nearest van location.

The Volkswagen Grand California

Starting with the largest of the three vehicles, the Grand California. This model not only comes with that added bit of reliability thanks to the inspiration it’s taken from the Volkswagen Crafters bodywork but also and this camper holds an array of hidden secrets and is perfect for any long road trip. We have some really exciting news regarding the Grand California, recently we have added the 4-sleeper model to our fleet which will be perfect for you and the family with the over-cab bed.

With this versatile vehicle, it isn’t a case of what it does have, but more a case of what it doesn’t have. The Grand California comes with a unique built-in bathroom, which includes a fold-up sink, toilet, and shower that is spacious despite it being in the same area as the two prior practicalities.

Of course, the Grand California comes with ideally placed power sockets, and USB ports built into the vehicle. Making it even easier for you to keep the kids happy as they play on their fully charged tablets.

Nothing quite keeps the kids happier though than great food on an amazing coastal holiday. With the Grand California, you can test your culinary skills in the kitchen with the help of a two-burner hob, plenty of workspace, and an ideally placed sink for when you’re done with all the dishes. Even if you’re left with some leftovers from the night before, you can keep all your food fresh in the spacious fridge freezer.

If the weather is on your side for your trip away, then it’s definitely worth making the most of the pullout awning which offers you shade on those sunny days, or even a bit of cover if you love to cook outdoors. Of course, we wouldn’t leave you sitting on the floor; the Grand California also comes with neatly tucked-away chairs and tables!

Last but absolutely not least is the array of technology that comes with the Grand California. You can make this Camper Van a home away from home with the dimmable lighting and touchscreen panel that controls all the camping mode features, such as the temperature of the heating and of course the water. We know you and the family haven’t rented one of our Camper Vans to simply just sit inside though… So why not make the best use of the external temperature-controlled shower which is great for washing yourself off after a muddy bike ride.

Whatever your need, the Grand California has it all. Click the link to hire the Grand California.

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The Volkswagen California

The Volkswagen California may look like your standard van. However, once you take a look inside you’ll soon come to realize that it is much more than what meets the eye. This Camper Van is modeled on the Volkswagen Transporter, so it has that reliable bodywork that every avid camper wants, but inside hides a multitude of practicalities that will allow you to fully utilize your weekend away.

Let’s start with the most unique feature of this Camper Van, the electric roof! By popping out the top of the Camper Van, you can sleep up to four people. It may not look like the largest of campers but it really is like the Tardis inside. As well as an ideally placed bed, the California comes with interior heating to keep you and the family warm at night.

Then when it comes to breakfast, lunch, and dinner, there is a two-burner hob & sink, a cool box & fridge, then of course a pullout awning that comes as standard with your table & chairs. So no matter the weather, you can keep sheltered outside while tucking into your food in peace. Keep all your essentials safe and tucked away in the rear parcel shelf that can be found as you open the boot.

The California Ocean comes with an Automatic gearbox and a digital dashboard which will help you to navigate your way down the south coast, or maybe travel up to Scotland to tour the North Coast 500.

*Please note that the California Ocean comes with a fully integrated kitchen. However, the California Beach does not include this. Instead, it comes with a removable cool box and hob.

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The Volkswagen Caddy California

The Volkswagen Caddy California is a versatile and compact camper van that is perfect for people who love to travel and explore. Despite its small size, the Caddy California is packed with features that make it a great choice for that short staycation using a rental vehicle. It is the perfect catalyst for adventurous families and couples.

First and foremost, the Caddy California is incredibly practical. It can be used as a camper van, a family car, or even a work vehicle. The rear seats can be folded down to create a comfortable double bed, while the front seats can be swivelled to face the rear, creating a cosy living space. The Caddy California sleep two people. However, you can choose to add a tent to the back of the vehicle which will allow you to increase the spaciousness of the vehicle.

*Ask your nearest location if this is possible.

Another great feature of the Caddy California is its compact size. It's easy to manoeuvre in tight spaces and park in small campsites, making it perfect for those who love to explore off the beaten path. Despite its small size, the Caddy California still manages to offer plenty of storage space, with ample room for clothing, bedding, and other essentials.

Finally, the Caddy California is packed with advanced features that make it a pleasure to drive. At VWFS Rent-a-Car we try to offer only the most premium driving experiences, and with a range of safety features, including lane departure warning, front assist, and adaptive cruise control, the Caddy California makes this possible. The infotainment system is easy to use and features a large touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

The Volkswagen Caddy California is an excellent choice for anyone who loves to travel and explore. Its compact size, versatile design, and advanced features make it a practical and enjoyable vehicle to drive. Whether you're planning a weekend camping trip or a long-term adventure, the Caddy California is the perfect companion for your journey.

Try out our simple service with no hidden extras at VWFS Rent-a-Car now! Click the link to hire the Caddy California.

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Grand California 600 Auto

This larger-than-life Camper Van has all you need for your weekend away or summer staycation. It really is a home-from-home with its portable dining area, separate wet room, and modernistic touchpad controls, allowing you to monitor your lighting, battery, and water levels.

If you're looking for that Camper Van that is going to take you all over the UK, then why not hire the Grand California to help you out? It has everything you need so you can stay out exploring the wilderness with just the family. This Camper is especially good in the summer months when you can enjoy some tasty food outside under the canopy, while the kids ride their bikes during a beautiful sunset.

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California Ocean Auto

The Volkswagen California is great for those weekends away camping, where you don't actually want to be in a tent! It's compact enough to drive around like a standard people carrier but with some cool added extras, including a double-bed sleeping area thanks to the pop-up roof.

There are three different versions of the VW California, the Ocean, Coast & Beach. All come with different specs so if you're looking for that premium California experience, the Ocean is definitely the one for you, with its electric pop-out roof & fully integrated kitchen. However, if you're looking for a simpler VW California model, then the Beach & Coast can be found on the standard California pages. The Coast & Beach still come with everything you need to enjoy your long weekend away, you'll just need to manually pop-out the roof yourself as it is manual rather than electric!

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Caddy California

The Volkswagen Caddy California is the smallest of our three Lifestyle Vehicles but holds an array of hidden secrets. This versatile vehicle is well equipped and is definitely big enough to sleep two adults in comfort, the Caddy California is the perfect companion for your next adventure.

The Caddy California gets its name from the classic Volkswagen Caddy which you can see throughout our van range. We have the option to hire the Caddy Maxi, Life or Cargo. The Caddy really is the perfect smaller van, with its compact, but trusty interior. The Caddy California brings all the best bits of the classic Caddy together, to make the perfect smaller Camper Van. We think it's the ideal Camper to take on a short weekend away surfing on doing something by the coast!

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