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!
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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.
Physically, spiritually and biochemically, no sport delivers the sensations of wild swimming. At one level there’s the sense of a journey through a wild place, with the sort of intense connection I usually only experience after several days of backpacking.
I love cycling in Scotland but sometimes, usually early in the year, I have to escape to somewhere warmer and dryer. Where each ride doesn’t end with scraping a layer of dirty grit from soggy clothing, followed by a hosing down and re-lubricating of my long-suffering road bike.
The definition of a campervan is fairly straight forward with the Collins dictionary describing a campervan as; “a van which is equipped with beds and cooking equipment so that you can live, cook and sleep in it.” For us, a campervan is much more than that, it is the opportunity for adventure at a moment’s notice, it is a base for extreme sports, it is connecting with family and it is being that little bit closer to nature and that extra bit further from the rush hour traffic jam!
We first started manufacturing our Jerba Elevating Roof in 2015 and now fit them to all of our VW T6 conversions and to customers own T5 & T6 campers. The decision to create our own innovative design came after fitting Reimo and SCA roofs for a number of years and continually feeling dissatisfied and frustrated with the quality.
In all our Jerba Campervans we use Polyflor flooring. Polyflor’s flooring is highly durable and slip resistant making it the perfect flooring for a campervan. Polyflor pride themselves on their sustainability and their vision is to be as carbon neutral as possible, as well as being socially and economically responsible. The flooring contains recycled material and is 100% recyclable making it a great product for us to work with to keep in line with our own sustainability goals.
Mobile phones and tablets provide lots of entertainment for passengers on long drives, however, the ‘family time’ that comes with going campervanning is slightly lost – and the driver is left out! Playing group games while driving is a great way to keep entertained and enjoy some family time. The classic I Spy is always a great starting game when you’ve been driving in your camper for a long time to keep kids…and adults entertained. However, soon comes the question, ‘what other road trip games can we play?’ Here are our top 5 games that you can play (after I Spy!) while on a road trip in your VW campervan! Don’t hesitate to bend and create your own rules to keep the games and the journey exciting!
The best adventure partner is often our furry friends! Taking your dog away in your camper will ensure you get out and do more exploring, you’re guaranteed to make friends on the campsite and most importantly they provide you with endless entertainment! When camping with dogs there are a few things you should remember to ensure you and your dog have an enjoyable and more importantly a safe trip!
The simple pleasure of sitting back watching the fire you built burn and popping another perfectly toasted marshmallow into your mouth is unbeatable! That warm fuzzy feeling you get is especially rewarding after a long day of outdoor activity or after a long drive in your Jerba Campervan. Follow our 6 steps to build the perfect fire for toasting mallows! Make sure you remember to stay safe by following our campfire safety tips.
A sleeping bag liner may be a useful camping accessory to take away with you in your camper. A sleeping bag liner goes inside your sleeping bag and then you sleep inside the liner. You can get different shaped liners to fit your sleeping bag and you can chose from different materials depending on what the main purpose of your liner is. We would recommend a microfibre liner as they are very compact, insulate in colder climates, are breathable and absorbent in warmer climates and are machine washable – with fast drying times. This diversity makes them a perfect accessory to keep in your van for every adventure, here are 4 reasons why:
When going campervanning it is important that you remain flexible so you can enjoy the freedom of the open road but you must also stay organised so that you can relax with a tasty meal and maybe even a small glass of wine after you’ve finished driving for the day. These 10 tips will ensure your campervan holiday is stress free!
There are two types of service regimes; fixed service (time and distance) or flexible service (long life service). The VW default and most relevant to the Transporter T6 is the flexible service (long life service). In this article, we will briefly outline both service regimes and also the VW warranty included and the options to extended warranty when purchasing your VW van.
We hope that you never encounter a breakdown whilst out in your Jerba Campervan, however, if you do the Volkswagen Roadside Assistance provided with all our brand new conversions will ensure the smoothest of service and get you back to your adventure as quickly as possible. All brand new Jerba conversions come with a full Volkswagen 3-year warranty which includes the Volkswagen European Motoring Assistance. Your Volkswagen Roadside Assistance is valid not just in the UK but also throughout Europe so if you breakdown while on holiday in your camper then repair work, overnight accommodation and even vehicle replacement is just a phone call away. It is available 24hrs a day, 365 days a year – giving you peace of mind on your road trips.
When going on a European road trip it is important that you know the different driving rules and regulations for all the countries you will be visiting. To make sure you know the driving rules and have all the necessary equipment here is a great infographic from Confused.com
Go Outdoors have released their latest cookbook and it is packed full of tasty one-pot recipes!
This summer we will be running a competition for all Jerba Roof owners, simply send us your views from your unzipped Jerba canvas and we will post them onto our social media channels and website! The person who sends in the best photo (judged by us envious people at Jerba
The Mellor’s are now onto their THIRD Jerba Campervan and in this article Beth tells us why they keep on coming back for more!!
We asked Jacky Little a few questions about her adventures so far in her Jerba Campervan and what her future plans were! We also asked her why she chose Jerba Campervans and what advice she would give to people considering to buy a campervan in the future. Here is Jacky’s response.
Last weekend, our digital marketing specialist, Erin, took our bright yellow Tiree rental camper out in search of some great campervan campsites. A quick look online uncovered the gem that is Comrie Croft Eco-Camping Site. Comrie Croft had excellent reviews and on their website they noted that they had recently put in a dedicated area for campervans. Friday came and it was time to pack the marshmallows and dominoes and head up to Comrie. The facilities at this campsite for camper vans exceeded expectations and with their great mountain biking trails onsite it truly is a great place to stop for an adventure!
We asked Domhnall, owner of a VW T5 Cromarty conversion, a few questions about his Jerba experience…so far! We found out he uses his campervan in all weather and not just for holidays but also for work accommodation. Domhnall has a question at the end he would love your help with…head over to our Facebook to give your answer!
In this article Fiona tells us about a few of the adventures they have been on in their Jerba Campervan, Brambles, and some of the rookie errors they have made along the way! Fiona has also created a list of 5 top tips for awning users to ensure that you will never again struggle to put up or remove your awning and to make sure no one else ever takes “your” beauty spot!…over to you Fiona!
In this article Iain tells us about their mighty 8,000 mile road trip to the Baltics last year and provides us with his best tips for wild forest camping. At the end of this article we asked about Iain about his Jerba experience and we are very appreciative of his lovely comments! Spectacular inspirational travel photos throughout this article!…over to you Iain!
In this blog article Sarah and Peter Condon tell us about their favourite trips away in their LWB Jerba Campervan! From their very first trip after collecting their camper to their Euro trip to Italy in September 2017. Sarah and Peter’s Jerba Campervan has enabled these wonderful adventures, interesting stories and not to forget the amazing photographs throughout this article! We went on to ask them what their plans were for the future…and we weren’t even the smallest bit surprised by their answer for their long term plan! …over to you Sarah!
She’s big and grey like an elephant and so, we reasoned, our van’s name ought to be “Nellie”. As in Nellie the Elephant? Ok, it works for us. But more often than not, she simply gets referred to as “base camp”, because our fabulous, long wheelbase Jerba campervan has been the start and ending point of some of our most memorable adventures.
A solar panel on the roof of your camper van can dramatically increase your independence. In the summer months, the right size and quality of panel will produce sufficient amps to run your fridge, lights and water pump without the need to plug into 230v mains power or drive the vehicle to recharge the leisure battery.