Dear Aly and Jolly,
Thanks for the hire of your campervan Penfold during the summer. We thought you might like to see a few photos of Penfold that we took after we had arrived in Durham and the sun was setting, and just before we headed inside for beers!
We absolutely loved Penfold. This was our first time in a Vdub and we definitely caught the bug. Once we got used to the different driving experience we revelled in it. We were amazed by how much we were being checked out as we were parked at the services eating our egg sarnies and as we were driving into Durham a fella walking down the road gave us the VW wave, finally we were cool!!!
Just love how ingeniously everything is hidden away, and was amazed by how comfy we were. We'll definitely be hiring again, for longer than a weekend next time.
One tip I picked up - sometimes changing down the gears can be a little tricky for those of us used to modern gearboxes, the trick with Penfold is to "double-clutch" - clutch in once and move to neutral, clutch out and back in and move to the gear you want. Definitely helps prevent wrong gear selection.
Best wishes,Emma and Ross