Month: December 2019

Merry Christmas From Denby Campervans

Merry Christmas From Denby Campervans!

We’ve had a fantastic year at Denby Campervans. And we’d like to thank all of customers, past, present and future, for trusting us to transform their campervans with our wonderful conversions! Throughout the year, we’ve also sold more than a few campervans to our lovely customers, and we certainly hope their new vehicles have bought them joy and pleasure throughout the year and will continue to do so in 2020.

Christmas Opening Times

Christmas is rapidly approaching and we hope you are as excited as we are! To help our lovely team members get a well-deserved break here at Denby, we’ll be closed between:

Friday 20th December and Thursday 2nd January.

From there, our opening times will be as normal.

Explore Our Campervans For Sale

Just because we’ve closed our doors for Christmas, doesn’t mean we don’t still have a huge range of campervans for sale. If you’re looking for a little festive browsing, take a look at our for sale page where you’ll find a wide variety of Volkswagen campervans for sale. And if you see one you like, why not come and visit our showroom in 2020 and take a look?

Many of our campervans for sale can be fitted with conversions and other optional upgrades to create the vehicle you’ve always dreamed of!

See You In The New Year!

Once again, we hope you have a wonderful Christmas with family and friends this year. Remember to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see what we’re up to in the new year, and if you’re out and about in your Denby Campervan we’d love for you to share your photographs!

 

2020 Festival Guide

2020 Guide To UK Festivals

Over the last 10 years, music festivals have become part of the Great British summer. And it’s not just about the music anymore. Throughout the warmer seasons, you’ll find festivals for everything ranging from food and drink to literature, comedy and art.

So, it’s fair to say that there’s something for everyone. What’s more, campervans and festivals go together like summer and fun! In fact, in recent years they’ve become more popular for a number of reasons. Most obviously, they’re more comfortable than a tent. And you get all your home comforts while enjoying all the fun of the festival.

To help you plan out your summer, and because we need something to look forward to in the depths of winter, we’ve put together a guide to UK festivals for 2020. We’ll give you a run-down of campervan friendly festivals and events across the country, so you can get your van life fix in style.

Isle of Wight Festival 2020
Thursday 11th June – Sunday 14th June

In 2020, the Isle of Wight Festival features of a star-studded line up including Lionel Richie, Lewis Capaldi, Snow Patrol, The Chemical Brothers and…Duran Duran!

Offering a wide range of camping options including boutique camping and luxury backstage camping, visitors are also able to bring their campervans along. Be aware that you do have to buy both a Weekend Ticket and a Campervan Pass for this type of camping, which is an add-on to the main ticket that has to be purchased in advance.

Download Festival 2020
Friday 12th June – Sunday 14th June

It is fair to say that Download is one of the biggest and best rock festivals in the country, if not across Europe. And this year promises to be no different. At the time of writing, headliners include KISS, Iron Maiden, System of A Down, Deftones, Korn and more.

Campervans are welcome this year, at the campervan site. However, no electric or water hook-up is provided. Permitted vehicles include campervans, motorhomes, caravans, and trailer tents. To find out more about campervan permission at Download Festivals, click here.

Glastonbury Festival 2020
Wednesday 24th June – Sunday 28th June

If you haven’t got a ticket for Glastonbury 2020, it’s safe to say you won’t be going this year. But it will be televised – so there’s that, at least! This year promises megastars such as Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift and Diana Ross, with many more to be announced.

If you have got yourself a ticket…first of all, lucky you! If you’re planning on taking a campervan with you you’ll need a campervan ticket too to be able to park in the dedicated fields.

Latitude Festival 2020
Thursday 16th July – Sunday 19th July

Latitude Festival in Henham Park, Suffolk offers an eclectic mix of music, literature, theatre and comedy. For 2020, the line-up includes Keane, The Chemical Brothers, HAIM, The Lumineers, Liam Gallagher, and Bill Bailey – and there’s still more to come!

For this festival, you’ll need a campervan, caravan or motorhome pass as well as Weekend Ticket to gain entry to the appropriate campsite.

Camp Bestival 2020
Thursday 30th July – Sunday 2nd August

Curated by Josie and Rob Da Bank at Lulworth Castle in Dorset, Camp Bestival is a family-friendly festival with a line-up of music, comedy, circus and food!

There are several different camping fields, including a dedicated campervan area where you can either hire a campervan or bring your own.

Boomtown Fair 2020
Wednesday 12th August – Sunday 16th August

Boomtown Fair aims to achieve ‘A world of unity, creativity and freedom’ at Matterley Estate in Hampshire. A festival split into four areas, there’s something for everyone including a children’s district, theatrical venues and more.

There is a dedicated camping space for campervans on site. Again, you must purchase a campervan ticket alongside your main ticket to access this and all vehicles must fit within 5m wide x 8m deep pitch.

Enjoy Your Next Festival With A Denby Campervan

Festivals are best enjoyed with good friends. But a campervan can certainly make your stay more comfortable. At Denby Campervans, we have a wide range of campervans for sale, all of which you can view here on our website. Alternatively, if you are considering a conversion in time for you next summer festival, talk to us about our conversion options today. We’ve got all the know-how and expertise to help you live the van life you’ve been dreaming of.

 

5 Ways To Live Your Best Van Life This Winter

5 Ways To Live Your Best Van Life This Winter

While winter is officially due to arrive on 22nd December this year, it’s definitely cold enough to feel like it at the moment. But when has a bit of frost ever stopped us from heading out in the van, eh?

That being said, staying warm while you’re out and about living the van life is important. For one, it makes enjoying the scenery easier, as you curl up in the warmth with a steaming brew. And it helps to stave off colds and keep you getting out and about enjoying the fresh air and beauty of the season. So, we’ve bought together 5 tips for staying warm in the camper van this winter, so you can continue living your best van life.

Be Prepared For Cold Weather

There are many things a campervan conversion can do to make your van warmer throughout winter. For example, our Balmoral conversion features full insulation and a set of custom made curtains to keep draughts at bay.

But, one of the easiest ways to stay warm is to prepare for the cold weather. You lose heat through your head and your feet, so bring along thermal layers under your clothes, thick socks and a hat to stay toasty.

While material like cotton is breathable, wool is a much more effective insulator that will keep you warm. So a woolly hat, thick blanket, socks and warming base layers will keep away the chills, especially during the cold nights.

Invest in a rug or a carpet

The worst thing about waking up on a cold morning is putting your bare feet onto a chilly laminate floor. A fluffy rug is a great way to treat your feet first thing and stay warm. You could even invest in some carpet throughout to really feel the benefit.

The great thing about a rug is that it can be moved to allow for cleaning on the floor. So, you’ll never have to worry about treading muddy footprints (or pawprints!) into the carpet after you’ve been out exploring.

Get a windscreen cover

A good quality windscreen cover can do wonders for keeping your campervan at a comfortable temperature. Variations with a reflective insulated layer will also help to keep the extreme cold at bay.

An external windscreen cover will also work to reduce heat loss through the windscreen and reduce condensation, particularly when you’re cooking.

Windscreen covers can also be really effective in summer too, helping to keep the interior of your campervan cool and comfortable – so definitely worth the investment, if you live the van life throughout the seasons.

Bring an emergency kit along with you

Getting stranded in wintery weather is no fun. It’s cold, it’s wet, and most likely entirely unpleasant for everyone involved! But sometimes, it’s unavoidable, and being prepared is the best way to see you through.

Always make sure you bring along an emergency kit just in case. Bottles of water, extra food, more blankets, a sleeping bag, and a torch can help to keep you safe and comfortable in the event of a problem.

Try a space heater

Space heaters are compact and easy to store away. What’s more, they can provide a welcome blast of warmth, particularly after chilly winter walks.

Take care when buying a heater that you take the necessary steps to stay safe. Most obviously, never leave a heater running when you’re not there to keep an eye on it. And make sure there’s plenty of space for it to avoid it becoming a hazard.

The Denby Balmoral Conversion features a power management system, consumer unit and leisure battery, as well as power points in various voltages to make having a space heater easy.

Enjoy The Van Life All Year Round With Denby Campervans

At Denby Campervans, we can help you ready your campervan for any kind of weather with our conversions. We have a wide range of conversion variations including the Balmoral, Buckingham, and Denby Weekender. As well as Day Van/Kombi Conversions and our Olympian Sportsmobile variation, too.

To find out more about our campervans and conversions, you can browse our campervans for sale online. Alternatively, come and see us at our showroom at Leek. If you already have a van, we can talk you through your options and help you choose a conversion that will comfortably see you through all the seasons!