Campervan Campout 2024 - Campervan Culture

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Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May 2024

CampervanCulture.com at Campervan Campout

Campervan culture showcase

Embark on a journey of exploration and discovery at the Campervan Culture section of the Campervan Campout 2024. This unique enclave, hosted by the pioneers of vanlife, CampervanCulture.com, is where the spirit of adventure materializes into reality. With origins tracing back to a family's passion for documenting epic journeys from the Sahara to the Arctic Circle, Campervan Culture has transcended into a beacon for the vanlife community, offering not only inspiration but also tangible solutions for the road.

Meet us at the Campervan Culture area, positioned at the heart of the Campout Hub, to witness these masterpieces of vehicular innovation. Share your stories, exchange ideas, and draw from their deep well of knowledge on converting and outfitting vans. Whether it's gearing up for your maiden voyage or seeking tips for sustainable off-grid living, Campervan Culture's presence at the event is an invitation to broaden your horizons and equip yourself for the open road.

About

Campervan Culture stands as a testament to the adventurous soul that thrives within the vanlife community. With a rich history that has seen the open road from the sands of the Sahara to the icy stretches of the Arctic Circle, the company has established itself as a cornerstone of the vanlife movement. At their core is a dedication to innovation, quality, and the sheer joy of travel. Whether it’s the meticulously crafted van parts that they’ve become renowned for or the journeys that they share with the world, Campervan Culture is more than a brand—it's a lifestyle embraced by Jed, Lou, Isaac, and van enthusiasts across the globe.

 

The CampervanCulture.com VW 4x4 Syncro

Before Vanlife even had a hash tag and the explosion of what has become social media hadn’t hit yet, myself Jed, my partner Lou and son Isaac were filming Youtube videos for fun in the very early days. Most of those trips from as far north as up and over The Arctic Circle to as far south as The Sahara Desert were made in what has become a seriously iconic camper. Somehow this hobby of filming trips in a VW 4x4 camper van organically grew into a business and the trusted brand CampervanCulture.com is today. Now being Sussex based we have a big building to build amazing van products with a fabrication and textiles department. Since those early days vehicle tech has also grown exponentially and we have spent the last few years rebuilding our OG camper that is The CampervanCulture.com VW 4x4 Syncro. We will be giving this van its first reveal at Campervan Campout 2024 at our display area situated in-front of the Campout Hub. Can’t wait to talk with you all about your van builds and future trips you all have planned.

 

 

The CampervanCulture.com 'Managon' global expedition truck

Taking things back a few years myself Jed, Lou and Isaac (a family of 3) where on a trip up to the far north of Scandinavia in their VW 4x4 Camper and started to crave more space in the vehicle we owned and used. On this trip we also had to make the decision of taking the mountain bikes or the Kayak. The bikes won but there were so many opportunities missed by not having a kayak. Then on that trip during the long drives in 24 hour daylight the conversation would steer towards how nice it would be to bring a motorbike, have a hot shower, have the ability to load a huge fridge freezer, carry ten crates of cheap €0.35 a can German beer rather than having to look at paying €5 for a can of Norway beer! etc…. While driving back to the UK via Denmark we spotted an MAN/VW G90 4x4 lorry and decided that would be a perfect base for a 100% off grid camper build. Two years later our truck, The ‘Managon’ global expedition truck had been built by us and we headed to Transylvania for a shake down trip. We have loads to share about this vehicle and its build so be sure to swing by the CVC display area situated in-front of the Campout Hub.

 

The CampervanCulture.com 'Vanagwan' 2WD 

CampervanCulture.com are known for using, building and making travel trip videos using beefy 4x4 camper vans and trucks to get them off the beaten track for longer. While being on a trip or weekend away a full 4x4 vehicle with diff locks is reasuring knowing you will almost always get to your off the beaten track camp spot but we were missing the thrill of wondering if we would make it in a 2wd van! So what started out as a bit of fun ended up being a love affair with a beat up old 2WD VW van that is affectionally called The Vanagwan. We purchased this van from a childrens entertainer in Cornwall called Captain Coconut, who is a Rastafarian pirate of all things, so we kept this rasta theme with The Vanagwan build. We raised the suspension, fitted bigger off road wheels and tyres and a whole range of other products that are made by CVC. This 2wd van is an absolute hoot to drive and you wouldn’t believe where we have got this thing to… We would love to show you more and maybe talk with you on how to get the most of your 2wd van by the CVC display area situated in-front of the Campout Hub.

 

Desert Storm / Snow & Ice / Mountain Ranges

At the Campervan Campout 2024, Jed from Campervan Culture will deliver a captivating talk titled "Tales of the Trail: Adventures in Morocco, the Arctic Circle, and the Pyrenees." His narrative will weave together the rich tapestry of his overland travels—from the sun-drenched dunes of the Sahara to the ethereal glow of the Arctic's midnight sun, and through the rugged, mystic peaks of the Pyrenees. Jed will share not only the exhilarating moments and the practical know-how of navigating such diverse terrains but also the profound personal transformations these journeys have fostered. Attendees will be treated to a deeply personal account that encapsulates the spirit of adventure, the challenges of the elements, and the freedom of vanlife, inspiring all to discover the beauty of the world from the vantage point of a home on wheels.

 

Company Director

Jed is the visionary force behind Campervan Culture, serving not only as the Company Director but also as a travel filmmaker, adventurer, and van parts innovator. He's the hands-on 'general dogs body' ensuring everything runs like a well-oiled machine. Behind the wheel of his 1986 VW T25/T3/Vanagon Westfalia Syncro, a 1991 VW/MAN 4x4 expedition lorry, a classic 1976 MK1 VW Polo, a rugged 1976 VW 182 Trekker, and a robust 2006 2.5tdi VW Touareg, Jed embodies the adventurous spirit of the brand. Living on the South London/Surrey border, his best modification is the ARB awning mounted with CVC's no-drill brackets. Jed's top travel spots include Morocco, Switzerland, and Wales, and when it's time to unwind, he reaches for a Stella or a cup of tea. His preferred campsite meal is anything hearty from a Dutch oven, and the diverse soundtrack of Campervan Culture’s videos reflects his eclectic musical taste.

 

Dispatch Manager

Lou is the maestro of logistics at Campervan Culture, overseeing dispatch with precision. Though not licensed for the road, Lou is no stranger to maneuvering vehicles off-road. Residing alongside Jed on the South London/Surrey border, Lou's favorite van modification is the CVC shower tap upgrade, enhancing the practicality of van life. Lou's travel heart lies in the Bavarian Forest, a testament to her love for nature and serenity. With a Lipton peach tea in hand, she suggests whipping up some sizzling fajitas for a camp cook-up. And when it comes to music, Lou prefers the intensity of heavy metal, anything with a shouty edge.

 

Helper

Isaac is the youthful dynamo of the team, contributing his talents as a sticker maker and videographer. He navigates the streets on his trusty 50cc moped, bringing a fresh perspective to the Campervan Culture ensemble. Also based on the South London/Surrey border, Isaac's top modification is a testament to his sweet tooth – the compressor fridge freezer, perfect for keeping ice cream cold. His favorite destination is the rugged landscapes of Wales, where the greenery and mountains speak to his adventurous spirit. To quench his thirst, Isaac opts for Oasis, particularly the Forest Fruits flavor. In the kitchen, he's all about fun and simplicity, with cornflake cakes being his go-to cook-up treat. Musically, he's riding the waves of ‘Wet Leg,’ ensuring there's always a beat to the work at Campervan Culture.

 

 

Watch the highlights from Campervan Campout 2023

Camping Tickets

All pre-booked camping pitches will get 12 digital issues of Campervan Magazine worth £39.99, which will start with the next available issue after the event. Electric hook-ups are available.

Day Tickets

A day ticket entitles you to full access including all the music and events available that day, and you are welcome to stay for the evening entertainment too.

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