"Great Winter Break - Cosy and Affordable"
My partner and I spent one week driving around Scotland in December of last...
My partner and I spent one week driving around Scotland in December of last year in one of Rockin Vans VW camper vans. The trip was absolutely magical from start to finish. With great advice on where to go and what to do at that time of year from the rental staff at Rockin Vans, our trip was a success from the start. We got a really comprehensive handover on pick up of the van at the Kilmarnock depot and were given a brand new VW camper van complete with every mod-con you could think of from heated seats to the latest sat-nav and control panel showing the level of charge in the car battery, leisure battery and amount of fresh water in our water tank.
Scotland, although pretty freezing was like an untouched, deserted fairytale land. Initially a bit concerned about how cold it would be, we were pleasantly surprised at how cosy our camper was. Once the heating was on, the campervan heated up within 5 minutes and with additional heat from us cooking it stayed super cosy for hours.
Only major mishap was getting a flat tyre on a rough road up north. Luckily for us, we were not far from a pub so while we waited for Rockin Vans AA to arrive we went for some pub grub and game of darts.
Really happy with the experience and customer service and would recommend to anyone looking for a slightly alternative holiday away from the business of normal life. Also, seeing remote parts of Scotland in the Winter is completely different and with hardly any other people about we had the views to ourselves!
Thank - you Rockin Vans!
Jessi & Brayden
Here is the list of things not working in our Rockin Vans camper. We discovered this after arriving at our first camping site the first day we got the van, but 400Km away from their office so too late to exchange. I sent them several emails describing all the issues not working and they NEVER once replied!
Front Right hand mirror side tuning light not working
The grey water tank open/close handle is missing!!! Very hard to open/close the drain just by pulling on the rod ! I nearly have to lay flat on the road to open/close the drain and then I get splashed by the dirty grey water.
Rear left brake red light not working
gas burners: 1 out of 3 is working. the other 2 do not stay on after releasing the knob, even after pressing the knob 30 seconds
The oven is not working, cannot ignite the gas. Gas switch is on.
Impossible to do proper cooking with a single burner !!! Basically we can boil water for tea but have to go to restaurants every days.
you provided only one level ramp so pretty useless to try to level the camper van for the night
The rear left storage compartment door cannot be opened so only one side access to storage, not practical at all
the heating system is hard to start every day because the switch against the window (to prevent the heating to work with window open) is not working well. I have to press the switch by hand first and then quickly press it against the closed window for it to start.
The gas door cannot be locked using key.
The rear left storage compartment : only one turn knob can be locked using key, the other one doesn’t stay locked.
TV: 0 ATV and 0 DTV channels found. Basically cannot watch anything.
Most of the sofa cushions have the velcro pad either ripped off of too hold to work anymore. So the cushions move forward when we sit and we have to keep pushing them back.
The heating combi system is very dirty. the air entrance door (under the sofa, inside the compartment) is full of dust. The compartment itself is very dirty, with even a book, medicine tables, game cards, etc. lying in the combi heating compartment! Did you ever clean your vans ?
When we first opened to drawers to look for knifes and forks, we noticed that the cutlery were very dirty, sticky and greasy. We started by washing what we needed before being able to use anything.