Mercedes Benz 508D 1986 - former army ambulance!

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  • Class Classic
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Sleeps Sleeps 3
  • Seats 4 Seats
  • Bob Bob

This motorhome offers flexible cancellation conditions if you cannot travel due to Covid restrictions.


The Motorhome

  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Sleeps: 3
  • Type: Classic
  • Seats: 4
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • First Registration: 1986
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Required Driver License: B

Description

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Do you fancy a holiday with an incredibly tough and reliable basic camper with a large dose of adventure and charm, this is your chance!

This beautiful bus has 'served' in Germany in its early years and has been in the Netherlands for about 15 years. His previous owner has converted it into a practical basic camper where many details from its past have been preserved. We (check our biography!) have had the bus for almost two years now and have been on the road several times. Wonderfully old, with a powerful engine and a nice torque, so you know that you won't go wrong with other campers in a hilly landscape. It has a pleasant cruising speed of 80-90 km/h and if you have to go that extra mile to overtake that truck you can almost reach 100. Along the way, the children you drive past smile at this ambulance and once you have arrived at your destination it never takes long before people come to admire your bus, so we always realize that we are on the road with something special! With its length of just over 5 meters it is easy to drive for everyone and it fits into any normal compartment with some careful parking, so if you visit a village or town on the way, that's never a problem.

With this bus you go camping with just that extra luxury that a tent does not have. When you have found your spot, have leveled the bus (sleep better!) and the power cable is plugged in, you will have your cold drink in front of you in no time. Two comfortable chairs with footstools and a modest table are provided, as is a groundsheet. A nice triangular sunshade that you can easily install provides some shade and if you want we can give you a parasol with a base for an extra shaded spot. The bus does not have an awning for a simple reason; it does not suit this bus (but because the bus does offer shade options outside, the 'canopy' facility is checked)
Of course there is a kitchenette in the bus (plates, cutlery, glasses, cups, pans, etc.) with three gas burners, a tap (50 liters of clean water, 25 liters of waste water; so keep an eye on it :) ), a small oven for bake-off rolls and a refrigerator which keeps your drinks colder than you can drink them. One of the biggest advantages of this motorhome is that the headroom is within 190cm, which for most of us means standing up straight, wonderful! Something that we have not (yet) used but is present are the chemical toilet (port-a-potti) and the small safe where you can store your passport and valuables. There are also some games to complete the camping feeling.
Two seats with belts in the front (yes like every car...) and the rear seat also has belts for two adults. In addition, we have created two places in the back where you can click in a child seat with isofix or attach a child seat with the three-point belt. The small campers can also come along. The seat can easily be converted into a double bed (190x120) where a topper can be rolled out over the sofa cushions (sheets provided). You can bring your own duvet and pillows. Above the front seats (after good instruction from us of course) a plateau can be made where a fenced baby/child's bed (60 x 110: present in the bus if desired) can be made or you can put a mattress on it for an older child / adult (This mattress is not available on the bus). I have not yet taken a picture of this plateau with cot, but if you are interested, I will gladly send you a photo in a personal message in which it is used by our daughter :). For a larger child, a hammock can easily be hung above the front seats for an extra sleeping place. Another option is of course setting up a tent outside for two people. Feel free to bring your own tent, we may have a dome tent that we can provide. Sleep in? No problem. The roller shutters on the rear and side windows and the insulation on the outside of the windscreen make it nice and dark. In warmer climates, you can also open the back doors and hang a custom-made tent canvas super easy at the rear; privacy, but also ventilation!
The bus has a carrier for two bicycles and if you would like to bring more stuff than the basics, the bus is equipped with a sturdy roof rack over the entire length which we believe you can fill completely (canoes, inflatable flamingos, picnic benches, etc.) . Please note: good tying is a must and you realize that the bus, which is already three meters high, will become a bit higher.

In our opinion, a bus suitable for a couple, group of friends up to four people or a family with two children. So, enough description for now, on to the adventure!

PS: We are quite flexible in everything, as long as it is done in good consultation. The site requires us to indicate a pick-up and return time. We'll just have to sort this out.


Amenities

  • Airconditioning home area
  • Awning
  • Bike carrier
  • Camping table and chairs
  • Gas cylinder
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Linens
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Solar panel
  • Toilet
  • TV
  • TV receiver
  • Airconditioning in cabin
  • Cruise Control
  • GPS
  • Power Steering
  • Reversing camera
  • Roof rack
  • Towbar

Insurances

  • Security Deposit: €1,000.00
  • Breakdown Cover: International
  • Replacement Vehicle: International
  • Goboony Insurance : Yes

Available in the booking process, from £14.80 per day you can reduce your deposit and deductible to £150.


Pricing

  • Weekly mileage limit: 1,250 mi
  • Price per extra mile: €0.32
  • Cleaning Fee: €48.00
  • Last-Minute Discount
    - Bookings within 1 week: 10%
    - Bookings within 2 weeks: 5%
  • Long Trip Discount
    - Bookings longer than 1 week: 5%
    - Bookings longer than 2 weeks: 8%
    - Bookings longer than 3 weeks: 11%
    - Bookings longer than 4 weeks: 15%

Cancellation Policy


House Rules

  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Pets Allowed: No
  • Going Abroad Allowed: Yes
  • Wintersport Allowed: No
  • Festivals Allowed: Please enquire
  • Minimum Age Restriction: 21 years

Drivers must have held a license for at least 3 years and had 3 years without a claim with aggravating circumstances.

- Enjoy the trip, it's a fantastic car!
- Broken something? Consult with me before you replace something.
- If you miss something and want to buy it and leave it in the car, maybe a really good idea! contact me and we will see how we can arrange this financially.
- Do you have an idea to make the trip more pleasant for the next tenant, let me know!

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Availability

  • Pickup Time: 3:00 PM
  • Return Time: 12:00 PM
  • 4 nights minimum


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3 Reviews

Superleuke bus! We zijn 3 weken weg geweest naar Bretagne. De bus is ruim en compleet. De verhuurder kan je van alles meegeven wat eventueel van pas komt (parasol, stoelen, vouwbolderkar, etc.). Het contact met de verhuurder was heel ontspannen en laagdrempelig. Het was bijvoorbeeld fijn dat we vooraf even een proefritje mochten maken. Hou er rekening mee dat de grote charme van deze bus op leeftijd, gepaard gaat met wat extra geluid en een lager tempo bij het rijden. We hebben een hele fijne vakantie gehad en raden de bus zeker aan om mee op pad te gaan! September 2021
Fantastisch, deze zomer 1 week met de waanzinnige camper van Bob op pad geweest in Nederland. Wij vielen als een blok voor de "looks" van deze toffe camper en besloten te boeken. Hier hebben we geen seconde spijt van gehad. Het contact met Bob ging vanaf moment één heel prettig en de voorpret was mede hierdoor al een feest. Eenmaal onderweg waren binnen enkele minuten helemaal gewend met het rijden in de bus! Hij rijdt als een zonnetje en zelfs op de wat uitdagendere plekken (op een duincamping) stond hij na 3x steken keurig op z'n plek. Wij hebben heerlijke herinneringen gemaakt en raden iedereen die wel van 'een beetje anders en wat avontuur' houdt deze camper aan! Ohja, niet geheel onbelangrijk, op het bed ligt een toppermatras, waardoor je slaapt als een roosje. August 2021
Waanzinnig mooie camper, met alles erin en erop. Het was echt een ervaring om ermee op vakantie te gaan. De camper is niet snel maar wel krachtig en daarom kun je prima in het verkeer ermee manoeuvreren. Bob is een superhost en heel trots op zijn camper. En terecht... we missen de camper nu al... July 2021