November 17, 2019
GlamperRV for adventures from Glastonbury to Le Mans
When a customer said to me the other day how ‘cool’ it was to see ‘a tiny woman behind the wheel of a great big RV’ it got me thinking how lucky I was to have created a company from a personal passion.
Planning adventures has always been my thing and, GlamperRV as a company was originally born out of our own purchase of a motorhome. I had told my husband that yes, it was an interesting idea to buy one (principally to support his career as an engineer in motorsport) but I didn’t want to drive a ‘white van’. He simply turned around and said ‘okay we’ll paint it and call it something glamorous!’ I agreed and then decided that I also had to add my touch on the interior style, which quite frankly was pretty hideous when we viewed it!
My next comment was ‘Well I will need to have a hairdryer working without having to stay on a campsite with a hookup and while you’re at it, I will also need my Nespresso machine!’ He then used his engineering skills to redesign the energy system so that appliances could be powered off the leisure battery.
We started using it and received so many positive comments from those we knew as well as many strangers (we often had people approach us at fuel stations asking if they could take a picture, where did we get it etc.) It was then that we realized that we had to turn it into a business and I packed in the day job.
The reason I LOVE GlamperRV is that I HATE camping. I love however the idea of adventure and staying in remote, isolated places but need to have facilities and comfort around me.
That is how GlamperRV came about – it is camping for someone who doesn’t camp and I am converted! I am now the guru (my blogs are a good example of this) – see GlamperRV.
I am pretty confident we have ticked off most of the UK and have been all over Scotland, Northumberland, Norfolk, Kent, Wales, Ireland, Cotswolds, Chilterns, Peak District and more. I have assisted many customers on their European trips and mapped out wine and restaurant trips amongst others across Europe.
It is now four years since we launched our first website with one GlamperRV and now have a fleet of nine in our fleet across three locations (Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Northumberland) and business is booming.
Whilst many customers hire GlamperRV for adventures we have a large number who use our luxury motorhomes for providing the ultimate festival and event accommodation. From Glastonbury to Le Mans we always win the prize of best turned out motorhome in the paddock!
It’s not just looking good where we pride ourselves but the functionality that a GlamperRV provides. Whilst many can claim to have large fridge freezers, cooking facilities and hot showers we have gone several steps further:
– Hair straighteners working in the middle of a festival field– check
– Multiple USB charging points working all the time – check
– Make a cappuccino whilst stuck on the M25 (passenger only!) with our Nespresso machine and Aeroccino – check
– Mobile WiFi on the move – check
The list could go on but you get the message – inside a GlamperRV, you will find all the luxuries you are used to but in 17 square metres of moving the vehicle!
In 2018 we started selling new motorhomes to those looking for something different and position ourselves as the bespoke motorhome specialists. We paint the exterior in many different solid colours and style the interior to a customer’s choice. This approach has been a real hit and we look forward to seeing this side of the business grow in the years to come.
GlamperRV hire prices start from £599 for 3 nights/4 days during the low season with additional nights at £99 per night.
If you are thinking of buying a GlamperRV a budget of £90,000 will secure you one of the most stylish motorhomes available on the market.
For further information please contact: Lucy Caillé Managing Director
T: 07956 224642
T: 0845 8386796