VW California

New 2019 VW California Ocean for hire

New 2019 VW California Ocean

Are you interested in checking out the new 2019 VW California Ocean? At Active Kampers Sussex we are really looking forward to some new VW Campervans to add to our campervan hire fleet! Our first 2019 California Ocean DSG (auto) in white will be coming soon for hire. This will be our 12th VW California Campervan! It’s the first time we have chosen white too, it may take a bit more cleaning but we think it will look great. Interestingly white is the most popular campervan colour and 3rd most popular car colour. We have decided to call our new campervan Casper for obvious reasons.

From what I can see there are no noticeable changes from our 2018 California Oceans, which is great as they are pretty much perfect already. It has the same fundamentals such as the two berth bed convertible from the sliding lower bench seat and 2nd bed in the electrically raised roof. The small sink, with cooking on two rings (although you’ll find yourself using a BBQ often if you are like us) and a large capacity fridge cooler are also unchanged. The compact nature of the California combined with its high level of equipment, often ingeniously hidden away  and general high build quality are is stand out features. Extra space can be added using the side awning or a tent awning which is recommended for larger groups and when you aren’t moving around frequently.

If you are interested in buying a new VW California it makes sense to try one out for a long weekend and better still a full week, moving from place to place touring around to really appreciate the benefits of this super fun, flexible and well equipped vehicle. Once you have one you will bitten by the campervan bug!

Casper will be ready for hire in Sussex for festivals, campervan road trips to Cornwall, Scotland France and more from March, so get booking now!

A great independent and honest review of the 2019 VW California Ocean follows:

Fancy a European Camper van hire road-trip this summer?

Its fun driving in stunning European scenery

Its fun driving in stunning European scenery

European Camper Van Hire – Active Kampers

Fancy a European Road Trip in a new VW California Campervan hired from Active Kampers? How about camping by an Italian lake, in the warm shade of a tree, or perhaps by the sand dunes of South West France surrounded by beautiful pine forest with miles of cycle tracks, or up in the stunning Pyrenees mountains watching the eagles circle? These are all recent European Camper van hire trips taken by Active Kampers VW California customers in Europe.

With your only worry what to do go next, trekking, surfing, sailing, mountain biking, or maybe just chilling out with a BBQ in the glorious sun. There’s a much better chance you’ll be using the side awning for shade not rain protection!

The South of France is only a day’s drive away from the channel ports. It’s a lovely and relaxed way of going on holiday, no airport security queues, just a gentle cruise through almost empty roads. Why not stop off at a vineyard or chateaux on the way?

Don’t take our word for it, this is what our customers have said…..

“Hi Matt, we just got back from our European tour and I’ve got to say how glad I am that we decided on taking one of your vehicles. Charlie was the highlight of the whole trip as you really have the best of both worlds when you drive around in it. I could drive across the motorways as easy as any other car and not have to stick to the slow lane with the trucks and old-fashioned motorhomes, but was just as capable of getting through the inner-city streets of the places we went or along cobbled lanes too (not to mention the hair-pin bends in Switzerland). Stephen and Andrea, Hove (France, Italy, Switzerland and Belgium) “

“Bertie took us on a fantastic holiday to the Alps and south of France. Bertie drives really well and we had a very comfortable time. ….It was so much better than camping in a tent. So easy to pack up and move on. …Would love to hire Bertie again.” Vanessa & Paul, Hove

Our vans have no limit to the miles you can drive. Make the most of them and take them abroad!

We can help you with your itinerary planning too.

European Campervan Hire and Touring

european campervan hire

June and early July is the time to head out for a European campervan hire road-trip in your VW California from Active Kampers and beat the mid summer crowds. Along with September, you’ll have the camping pitches to yourself, especially in France where holiday times are rigidly restricted to August. Imagine parking up by a deserted surf beach watching the waves sets roll in, or under the shelter of pine trees by Europe’s biggest sand dunes, at Dune de Pilat just South of Bordeaux.

Touring Europe in a luxury campervan is what the feature packed VW California is made for. With its high performance engine, fuel economy, comfort and ease to drive you’ll be speeding past the snail like motorhomes, sneaking under the beach front car park barriers and effortlessly sliding into the small village parking spaces.

We have planned road trips for you to give you a start. How about driving down to Northern Spain via the vineyards and castles of the Loire, sandy surf beaches and mountains of the Pyrenees? Or maybe driving through the stunningly pretty Black forest of Southern Germany and down to the Italian lakes, returning via the canyon of the Ardeche in France?

European campsites are usually fantastic with lovely swimming pools and good quality food offered. I’ve stayed in some stunning ones recently for as low as 10 Euros per night for one campervan. You’ll be getting the VW California folding chairs and table out and extending out the canopy of the awning for shade from sun not rain as in the UK!

Wherever you chose to go, a VW California Hire from Active Kampers in Brighton, Sussex will help you to have one of the most fantastic European touring holidays ever.


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