Customer Adventures & Tips
Our Jerba Campervans lifestyle blog aims to provide both information and inspiration – from practical tips to stories and tales from owners who are out and about in their campervan. If you’re not a campervan owner already then we hope that our some of our articles inspire you to try one out. Remember we do hire three of our layouts!
If you are already a proud Jerba owner then please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have a story you’d like to share with us. Make sure you also give us a like on Facebook to ensure you don’t miss any of our interesting articles!
You asked and we listened! The Jerba Campervans owners group is now live on Facebook and it’s filled with valuable content.
The group is a community of owners, both new and old, with potential new owners looking joining to ask a question and get a feel for the community.
Habitation checks are an inspection of the living part of your campervan. The habitation check is designed to help provide trouble free operation and enjoyment of your camper. It ensures the correct function of all appliances as well as the safe operation of any gas installations and electrical equipment. As
Our co-founder and outgoing MD, Simon Poole, has been named a double winner in both the National Small-Medium Business and Edinburgh & Lothians Regional Director of the Year Awards run by the Institute of Directors (IoD). Praised for his leadership on customer service and employee wellbeing, Simon took the top
If you’ve ever wondered what you can do to make your campervan or motorhome bed a little less firm, you’re in the right place. We asked our community what their best campervan mattress topper was, and they all said Duvalay, without a doubt. We decided to see for ourselves. We’ll
With the rapidly growing popularity of electric bikes a question we are increasingly being asked is how an electric bike can be carried on a bike rack for a Volkswagen T5, T6 or T6.1 campervan. Traditionally VW Transporter bike carriers have fitted directly onto either the tailgate, or in the
We are delighted to announce that we have just been awarded the newly created Motorhome Qualified Converter status by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. This brand new national system of recognition has just been launched by Volkswagen and Jerba Campervans was one of only three UK companies to immediately meet the standards
You asked and we listened! The Jerba Campervans owners group is now live on Facebook and it’s filled with valuable content. The group is a community of owners, both new and old, with potential new owners looking joining to ask a question and get a feel for the community. Join
In our last blog on speed limits for campervans, panel vans and vans with side windows, which we posted on the 22nd September 2021, we talked about how we had corresponded directly with the Chief Constable for Roads’ Policing from the National Police Chiefs’ Council and had clarified that the
Watch as we take the BRAND NEW VW T6 from a bare van and turn it into a fully kitted out pop top roof campervan. This conversion was done over the course of 4 weeks and the guys documented each stage with our time-lapse camera. Watch as we strip out
In 2019 reclassifying a panel van, or van with windows, to a motor caravan with the DVLA suddenly became a far more difficult task. From previously only requiring specific internal layout adaptions to enable your van to be reclassified as a motorcaravan, the DVLA added a new dimension in the
In February 2020 we wrote a blog about campervan and van with windows speed limits, which sought to unravel the mysteries of what dictates how fast you can drive a campervan on different pieces of the UK road network. Over the past six months we have been digging further into
On this week’s Gastrotour episode Top Chef, Roman Labat from Down The Hatch is the fourth chef to accept the challenge, cooking up this Philly Cheesesteak in the back of a Jerba Campervan. In partnership with Scotsman Food and Drink we have been visiting chefs near the location of their acclaimed venues,
With the coronavirus lockdown levels gradually being eased across the UK, the subject of staycations has never been so topical – but we feel some thought is needed before blowing the dust from your home from home and hitting the road. After a very difficult three months for very many
Jerba Campervans is delighted to announce it has joined the Good Business Charter (GBC), an accreditation that seeks to raise the bar on business practices for employees, tax, the environment, customers and suppliers. It’s fantastic to be able to join the growing number of companies that are signing up to
For many years the question of campervan and motorcaravan (and now van with windows) speed limits has been a widely debated and unclear topic, so with the DVLA’s definition change of motorcaravan in 2019 we thought we revisit the speed limit subject again. After a discussion with the Dept for
On this week’s Gastrotour episode Top Chef, Maciek of New Chapter is the third chef to accept the challenge, cooking up hand dived scallops with black pudding, cep mushrooms, chive buerre blanc, quails egg and black truffle in the back of a Jerba Campervan. In partnership with Scotsman Food and Drink we
Four queer women, who’ve never been on holiday together, squeezed into a Jerba campervan, in Scotland, home of rain, in autumn? An ambitious route, covering more than 400 miles in just two days? What better way to put the “lesbians love camping” stereotype – and their friendship – to the test?
Ventile Cotton is ‘The world’s most effective, natural, all-weather cotton textile’. When we first started designing the Jerba roof one thing that was of top priority was to have a removable, eco-friendly & better quality canvas than anything currently available on the market. Where most would start their material selection
Watch as we take this brand new VW T6 from a bare van and turn it into a fully kitted out high top campervan. This campervan conversion was done over the course of 4 weeks and the guys documented each stage with our time-lapse camera. Watch as we strip out
The Campervan Channel – Everything You Need To Know About Buying A T5 or T6 For Your Campervan Conversion
This year at the NEC Motorhome and Caravan show David, from our team, was invited to talk about all things VW T5 & T6 on The Campervan Channel. The VW T6 Transporter is a fantastic base vehicle for campervan conversion – but which version of the Volkswagen T6 do you
On this week’s Gastrotour episode Top Chef, Mark Greenaway of Grazing is the second chef to accept the challenge, cooking up his Baby Roast Chicken with roasted hazelnuts, cauliflower and roasted potatoes in the back of a Jerba Campervan. In partnership with Scotsman Food and Drink we have been visiting chefs
We are embarking on a “Gastrotour” of Scotland in a bid to get the country’s finest chefs and restaurateurs to leave their professional kitchens and cook up a storm in the back of one of our converted VW Transporters. Visiting chefs near the location of their acclaimed venues, we are
Volkswagen commercial vehicles have a very handy configurator on their website that allows you to create your perfect T6.1 van ahead of your campervan conversion. This is the configurator that we use ourselves here at Jerba and it’s a great tool for seeing what VW options are available on the
Sean McFarlane recently took the Sanna and his family to Scotland’s glorious west coast, and loved every minute of it.
In Scotland the fried egg forecast does come, just sometimes, and when it does, it’s great to be able to drop everything and just go and enjoy it. And we did. Late September and with not a cloud in sight my wife and I headed north west with our 4-year-old
Jerba Campervans is a registered campervan converter for the VW T6 and now the T6.1, this is gained by invitation from Volkswagen themselves and is held in very high regard throughout the industry. This status comes with certain perks, such as VW inviting us along to the launch of the
VW recently unveiled its latest incarnation of the iconic transporter at the Bauma Trade fair in Munich. Jerba Campervans though you might appreciate a quick guide to what’s changing in your much-loved Transporter. The T6.1 will not be radically different from the current T6, but there are some front styling
On the 1st Sept 2019 the DVLA introduced a new road tax (vehicle excise duty) structure for motorcaravans (campervans & motorhomes) at their first registration. This does not affect any campervans or motorhomes that are already registered and on the road, it’s only applicable for new registrations. For Type Approval
If you’re not already following us on Instagram, maybe it’s time to start. Each week, we bring inspiration to those who love travel, those who are thinking of making the leap into a camper van lifestyle, and those who simply want to see a ‘behind the scenes’ here at Jerba
“Planning for succession is one of the biggest challenges a business owner will face, and despite the fact that giving the topic early consideration can mean better results for the employer, the employees and the business, many delay.” Jerba Campervans founder Simon Poole recently decided to adopt the Employee Ownership
There’s not much more annoying than opening your front door after a rain shower to find a stream of water falling from the roof of your van straight into your van, or even worse, onto your head! As a company filled with keen campervan owners we often discover little issues
An Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) now operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year within the same area of central London as the Congestion Charge. Most vehicles, including cars and vans, need to meet the ULEZ emissions standards or their drivers must pay a daily charge
Since Jerba officially became employee-owned we like to celebrate with a bit of a party! This year at Jerba Campervans we have some very exciting activities planned for our Employee Ownership Day. It also coincides with our Schedule Specialist Luke leaving us for his exciting new venture, so today is
Last weekend Jerba was in Torridon doing something just a bit different. The Celtman triathlon (www.cxtri.com ) is billed as one of the toughest endurance events on the planet. Competitors start off with a 3.5k swim in the icy cold waters of Loch Torridon and then follow that with a
If you’re heading across the Channel to France then there are a number of things that are compulsory for you to have with you at all times when driving on French roads – if you don’t have them with you and are checked by the authorities then you can easily
Taking Your Campervan to Europe If you’re planning a trip to Europe this year then there are some key things you need to remember – from insurance and breakdown to warning triangles and Brexit! Not every country in Europe has the same rules for specific items you are required to
In the event of warranty repairs being necessary when travelling in Europe in the first two years of your warranty any member of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles authorised repair network in the country you are visiting will be able to carry out rectification work under the terms of the warranty
It’s taken us four years of trying different options before finding what we consider to be the ideal option for a perfect night’s sleep in the van. We started off with just a fitted sheet on the bed; far too hard for us. Then, added a polyester filled mattress topper
After over two years of negotiations, discussions and planning meetings, we have eventually started work and are delighted to see that the construction of our new campervan workshop has begun.
Jerba Campervans were selected as a case study company by SMAS (Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Services) to show how lean management practices can be put into practice in a small business.
In February we received our Living Wage Employer Accreditation.
The exact wording that appears on your V5 Vehicle Registration Document can be important if the day ever arrives when you decide to sell your campervan.
Jerba Campervans have recently joined the Scottish Business Pledge! There are 9 pledges that businesses within the Scottish Business Pledge must meet; Living Wage, Zero Hours Contracts, Workforce Engagement, Balanced Workforce, Invest in Youth, Innovation, Internationalisation, Community and Prompt Payment.
In January 2018, Jerba Campervans became an Employee Owned Business. The ownership divident report was published in June 2018 to highlight the many benefits of becoming employee owned for both the business and the wider economy.