Hire a Campervan: Barnie

Barnie is our first pop-top campervan. He joined CampRolo in 2018! He was named after Mark and Kate Barnes – an amazing couple whom we introduced to campervan life! They kindly cut the ribbon and named our Boy Barnie!

Barnie on an adventure


  • Fridge, sink, gas hob (2 x rings), electric/battery powered water supply, lights, DVD player, electric hook up.
  • Rotating and folding front passenger seats, to aid social interaction.
  • Cooking equipment, crockery and cutlery. 5 camping chairs, 1 picnic table and umbrella and fleecy blankets.
  • Bedding: 2 x double duvets 1 x single duvet along with privacy curtains and blinds.
  • Separately housed chemical WC.
  • First aid kit and breakdown kit on board, along with fire extinguisher and fire blanket.
  • Gas and electric certified annually by a certified company.
  • A scenic canvas pop top offers uninterrupted open air views when pinned up and back!
  • Barnie boasts an internal heater and he is insulated for all-season use.


  • Blue Pop Top, T5 VW Campervan, 2.5 TDi, 140bhp. 6 speed manual.
  • Reversing camera.
  • Security lock.
  • Estimate 40 mpg.
  • Alloy wheels.
  • Also features a tow bar – great for those who don’t want to leave anything behind! (3rd party insurance).
  • Side bar protectors
  • 4 bar cycle rack


  • 5 Berth: To travel and to sleep.
  • 3 seat belts in the front, 2 seat belts in the rear.
  • To sleep: double rock and roll bed in the rear and spacious double roof top bed. A constructible hammock provides the last bed across the front window space.


  • Canopy – Barnie has a canopy for use which provides shade and shelter whilst out and about, this is an integral part of his features.
  • Awning – Barnie has an inflatable drive away awning… space is not a concern, nor are tent poles! Find out more about our awnings here.

Barnie’s Photoshoot

Barnie’s Story…

Bond with Barnie! Our classy boy will ensure you have the best adventures and make lifetime memories…

Snowdon: Climbing Snowdon had been on the ‘Bucket List’ for quite some time! So, what better time to climb it than as a key stone moment for our Son who turned 10 at the time. We went up Pyg track and came down Miners track….we are now inspired to climb Ben Nevis and Scafel – not sure we will ever do the 3-Peaks in 24 hours but Barnie has been booked for exactly that this year!

Festival Favourite: Glastonbury: Barnie continues to be the go to for festival fun. From Latitude locally, to Goodwood Revival or the big one – Glastonbury! Lucky Barnie!

BIG Baby reveal: Barnie was used to share some of the most magical news – the arrival of a baby for a newlywed couple! It was such a pleasure helping them with this key moment… Just imagine Barnie all dressed up in pink and blue bunting with the newlyweds wearing pink and blue CampRolo T-Shirts, holding the scanned image of their baby! Barnie gave them the perfect platform and build up to the next milestone… ‘the gender reveal’… It was so special sharing this news, especially as Angel was a very special past pupil of mine.

Southwold: Enjoy the Maze-Maze in Southwold, go crabbing in Walberswick or take in all that Dunwich Heath has to offer. This was a local but really lovely time for a family visiting this area…. of course we are one of the most easterly campervan hire companies afterall surrounded with wonderful tourist attractions, coasts and things to do!

Exploring the South East: As a family we enjoyed our time with Barnie at Easter 2022. We went to The Isle of Sheppy, Ramsgate, Deal and Dover. We went to the Spitfire Museum, various Castles at Deal (linked to the late Queen’s Mother) and enjoyed coastal paths, beaches and sea views. We had amazing weather and we only used the heater for 30 mins in the morning and evening. Cosy times!

Barnie was Season 6’s favourite campervan – this means he will have some Season 7 upgrades! Without question he has become a young couple and family favourite – offering that additional sleeping space, he has completed the NC500 three times, been to Devon surfing and on a golf tour, he was very helpful storing the luggage and golf clubs I believe. He has completed the National 3 Peaks challenge and the Yorkshire 3 Peaks…this is why he continues to beam, he is our versatile camper.


Are you ready to start your campervan adventure?!

Yes – it’s your turn to bond with Barnie… pick me!

Alternatively, if you have any questions or want any advice please drop me, Terri, an email on terri@camprolo.co.uk or a message on WhatsApp (07515404611) or the CampRolo Facebook page, I’d be happy to help!