The DinkyDub is perfect for your campervan hire break in the UK or mainland Europe. Whether it’s festivals, touring, road-trips, adventures or family time, change the way you go on vacation, by going on a #Dubcation.
Our campervans are Dinky but pack a lot of punch. They are based on the VW Caddy Maxi, no bigger than a large family car, giving great fun, comfort and a whole lot of luxury and style.
DinkyDubs are now available to purchase using our unique buy to rent package, Earn & Explore. Click here to find out more.
DinkyDub collection is conveniently located in Ailsworth, a small village just outside Peterborough UK, 1.5 miles (3mins) from the A47 and 3 miles (5 mins) from the A1, giving easy access to start your #Dubcation.
The DinkyDub is based on the vibrant VW Caddy Maxi, giving brilliant fun, comfort and a whole lot of luxury and style, in a vehicle no bigger than a large family car. Perfect for your road trip, tour, festival or #Dubcation.
The DinkyDub can transport 4 and sleep up to 4, with 2 inside and 2 in the roof box tent. Perfect for families, couples, mates, dogs………..
PLEASE NOTE – Unfortunately for the remainder of 2021 we can only sleep 2, as the roof tent is out of action.
However we are accepting bookings for 4 in 2022, as our BRAND NEW roof tent will be available.
Prices start at: £180 for 3 nights
We’ve tried to list as many answers to questions you might have, but we know we would have missed something, so if we have, try the chat button (not saying we can answer every question, but we will give it a good go, try us!!)
Our standard campervan hire price include two named drivers, handy for the longer journeys! We may also be able to accommodate up to four named drivers if you get in touch with details.
Drivers can be between the ages of 23 and 75 inclusive
Drivers must have a full licence, held for a minimum of 2 years at time of renting.
For more driving licence requirements, please see section 3 of the rental agreement
Two weeks before the start of the rental period, we will send you a pre-hire page with all the information we require before the big day. This includes:
Details of acceptable forms of documents are below:
Actively trading from July 2020, COVID-19 has been around for longer than we have so all hirers know where they stand from the outset. If either the customer or DinkyDubs HQ (Peterborough) is in a tier where overnight stays away from your house are not permitted or we enter a national lockdown, you can: Change your hire date, take a credit note for your deposit to spend by the end of December 2021 or have a full refund.
In all other circumstances, our rental agreement will apply
We have developed a COVID-19 friendly booking, collection and return strategy that can be fully contactless. Don’t worry, you wont be sat wondering how everything works as our pre-hire information will contain a YouTube handover video. Whilst we don’t have to be there, the chances are you may still bump into us. We can have a 1m + air shake and send you on your way. Someone is also always on the other end of the phone if you have any issues. Also, we will fully deep clean all surfaces, cutlery etc between hires.
Our current prices (subject to change) are listed below:
DinkyDub hire (sleeps 2), prices listed are per night.
Jan, Feb, Mar £60
Apr, May £70
Jul, Aug £90
Nov, Dec £60
Top Box Tent £10 p/n
Bike Rack £25 per hire
No, you keep it for now. We take a 25% deposit and then ask for the final 75% via email 14 days before the hire starts. (to be paid no later than 7 days before hire).
On the same email, we will send you the pre hire page, to upload driver documents and a payment request for the Damage Deposit.
Yes, we have a minimum campervan hire period of 3 days.
In line with our insurance policy, we take a refundable security deposit of £500 for ages 25 to 75 and £700 for ages 23 and 24.
For more information please see our rental agreement
Pick up is from 3pm and drop off is by 11am Please don’t be late for drop off. We reserve the right to charge you for late return but we don’t want to do that, so please don’t be late! If you like a lay in, there are lots of great campsites near by. The closest of which is Sacrewell Farm where you can leave and be with us in SEVEN minutes… On a bad day…. driving like Miss Daisy.
Unlimited mileage, insurance for 2 named drivers (assuming they meet the criteria), European insurance and breakdown cover. Plus all the essential eating, drinking and relaxing bits and bobs listed on the camper details page.
Yes you can! Our campervan hire includes European insurance & breakdown cover included in the hire price. You will just need to obtain a “Vehicle on Hire Certificate” for a small fee payable to the RAC.
We love dogs, but The DinkyDub wants to keep his fresh look, so if you can return the campervan in the same condition as you picked it up, we would be happy for you to take your furry friend.
THE SERIOUS BIT!!
Our normal rental agreement regarding damage applies and we reserve the right to charge a cleaning fee if The DinkyDub has been returned in a unsatisfactory state.
No. You pick up the camper with a full tank and bring it back the same way. There’s a fuel station either 2.5 or 4.5 miles away from HQ depending on which way you come back from your adventure.
We ask you to bring the campervan back tidy and free from rubbish, stains or major soiling. Fair use is fine, we are not talking show room quality & don’t worry at all about the outside, it is what it is (that’s not a challenge, please don’t go looking for mud)
As we include most things as standard you only really need to get yourself, your clothes and bedding (we thought about including something but it’s not very COVID friendly and there’s nothing like your own pillow) to the Dinky Dub. There are many ways for you to get to us, we’ll leave the most boring one until last.
Train (to Peterborough Station) and Taxi (about £8 pre booked)
Train (to Peterborough Station) and Bike (leave your bike with us or better yet, take it on your trip with our £25 per hire, 4 bike rack)
Bus (to Peterborough Centre) and Taxi (about £8)
Bus (to Peterborough Centre) and Bike (leave your bike with us or better yet, take it on your trip with our £25 per hire, 4 bike rack)
Car – You can leave your car with us, it will be parked on private property in a quiet village, covered by CCTV (although, like all these things it will be left at your own risk) Also, you will need to leave us your keys should we need to move it.