Campervan ‘honeymoon’ restoration

by Kirsty Ehninger in Exeter, England, United Kingdom

Campervan ‘honeymoon’ restoration
We did it
On 1st February 2018 we successfully raised £105 with 3 supporters in 56 days

To finish Restoring our 1993 Toyota Hiace campervan so we can go away in it for our honey moon in August 2018

by Kirsty Ehninger in Exeter, England, United Kingdom

Hello hello greetings one and all... 

Welcome to our story so far My fiancé LJ and I were due to have our wedding in June 2017 at Mamhead house however in November 2016 sadly we and many others found out the venue / owner went into liquidation meaning we lost our wedding and all our money! This was due to their expected fraudulent business and is still being investigated. 

One month later we were gifted “pay it forward” style a lovely  1993  Toyota Hiace semi hitop long wheel base campervan called Bessie. From the lovely previous owner wished it go to a good home, being that we have always wanted to do our honeymoon by campervan (exploring England, Scotland & Europe). So after loosing our wedding we felt this was our silver lining & life gifting back to us. 

It’s a good runner & has no massive mechanical issues but the bodywork was rusty and needed some rebuilding and TLC.

After receiving the van we stored it off road for a few months so we could re-save a wedding deposit for our new venue. 

Presently the campervan is in body shop having it’s makeover. We have already invested over £4K so far however the estimated quote to finish the campervan  has just x3 in price! Oh such fun! 

So with our wedding fast approaching in August 2018 we won’t be able to continue renovating as planned meaning very sad faces and no camper-moon.  So in search of the silver lining once more...  it’s been suggested we share our story with you lovely bunch. So here we are,  proposing that for the pledges received & should you want to use the van (as in a pay it back style) you get a “reward”/ “hire” Of the campervan when all work is completed  should be on the road by early summer 2018 if not before ... yipee! 

The camper sleeps 2 adults on a comfy roll bed, has a kitchen area with  sink, fridge, gas cooker on counter top, van has a Electric hookup if need be, portable Porter loo, heating, seat belts for 4 adults. Also has side awning. 

‘Hire use’ Terms apply example: 

Drivers to have full clean uk driving license, not including fuel cost, mileage no more than 100 miles a day and any damages incur extra charges. 

Pets considered to be discussed. 

Driver must have own insurance fully comp.

Collection /drop off of van from Devon, or on arrangement Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£80 or more

Camper 1 night

Camper use for 1 night sleeps 2 adults on a roll bed, has a kitchen area, sink, fridge, gas cooker on counter top, external van Electric hookup if need be, portable Porter loo, heating, seat belts for 4 adults & side awning. ‘Hire’ Terms apply.

£150 or more

Camper use for 2 nights (saving £10)

Camper use for 2 nights sleeps 2 adults on a roll bed, has a kitchen area, sink, fridge, gas cooker on counter top, external van Electric hookup if need be, portable Porter loo, heating, seat belts for 4 adults & side awning. ‘Hire’ Terms apply.

£200 or more

Camper use 3 nights

Camper use for 3 nights sleeps 2 adults on a roll bed, has a kitchen area, sink, fridge, gas cooker on counter top, external van Electric hookup if need be, portable Porter loo, heating, seat belts for 4 adults & side awning. ‘Hire’ Terms apply.

£350 or more

Camper 5 nights

Camper use for 5 nights sleeps 2 adults on a roll bed, has a kitchen area, sink, fridge, gas cooker on counter top, external van Electric hookup if need be, portable Porter loo, heating, seat belts for 4 adults & side awning. ‘Hire’ Terms apply.

£450 or more

Camper use for 7 nights

Camper use for 7 nights sleeps 2 adults on a roll bed, has a kitchen area, sink, fridge, gas cooker on counter top, external van Electric hookup if need be, portable Porter loo, heating, seat belts for 4 adults & side awning. ‘Hire’ Terms apply.

£700 or more

Camper for 10 nights

Camper use for 10 nights sleeps 2 adults on a roll bed, has a kitchen area, sink, fridge, gas cooker on counter top, external van Electric hookup if need be, portable Porter loo, heating, seat belts for 4 adults & side awning. ‘Hire’ Terms apply.

£800 or more

Camper use 12 nights

Camper use for 12 nights sleeps 2 adults on a roll bed, has a kitchen area, sink, fridge, gas cooker on counter top, external van Electric hookup if need be, portable Porter loo, heating, seat belts for 4 adults & side awning. ‘Hire’ Terms apply.

£900 or more

Camper use 2 weeks

Camper use for 2 weeks sleeps 2 adults on a roll bed, has a kitchen area, sink, fridge, gas cooker on counter top, external van Electric hookup if need be, portable Porter loo, heating, seat belts for 4 adults & side awning. ‘Hire’ Terms apply.

£1,700 or more

Camper use 4 weeks

Camper use for 4 weeks sleeps 2 adults on a roll bed, has a kitchen area, sink, fridge, gas cooker on counter top, external van Electric hookup if need be, portable Porter loo, heating, seat belts for 4 adults & side awning. ‘Hire’ Terms apply.

£2,000 or more

Camper use 5 weeks

Camper use for 5 weeks sleeps 2 adults on a roll bed, has a kitchen area, sink, fridge, gas cooker on counter top, external van Electric hookup if need be, portable Porter loo, heating, seat belts for 4 adults & side awning. ‘Hire’ Terms apply.

£2,400 or more

Camper use for 6 weeks

Camper use for 6 weeks sleeps 2 adults on a roll bed, has a kitchen area, sink, fridge, gas cooker on counter top, external van Electric hookup if need be, portable Porter loo, heating, seat belts for 4 adults & side awning. ‘Hire’ Terms apply.

£3,000 or more

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Camper use for 8 weeks

Camper use for 8 weeks sleeps 2 adults on a roll bed, has a kitchen area, sink, fridge, gas cooker on counter top, external van Electric hookup if need be, portable Porter loo, heating, seat belts for 4 adults & side awning. ‘Hire’ Terms apply.

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