Dale, converted in 2020, has three belted seats in the rear and an extra-wide rock and roll bed.

Converted Nissan Elgrand campervan Sleeps up to 4

Meet Dale

Dale is a recently converted (in early 2020) shiny campervan, ready for adventure. He is our only campervan that has three belted seats in the rear, meaning families of five can have the roadtrip of a lifetime! He's got an extra wide rock and roll bed downstairs for your comfort. Dale has a sink with running water, one hob, a fridge and an easy to use pop-top roof. He comes with a sun canopy, outdoor table and chairs, and all the kitchen equipment and extras you'll need. Two adults can sleep on the main rock and roll bed, and up to two (small) children or one adult in the pop-top roof which is slightly larger than a standard single and holds up to 90kgs. We also have an inflatable driveaway awning with internal bedroom which can be added to the hire (see extras page) for more sleeping options - especially for families of five! Our campervans are all fantastic to drive with a powerful, automatic 3.5l engine, and reversing camera - and not too different from driving a car. Dale fits in a standard parking space. Over hill, over dale - wherever you travel - create memories that will last forever.


The Vehicle

2004 Nissan Elgrand conversion Powerful 3.5 litre V6 engine Automatic gearbox Keyless start with remote controlled sliding door Dual zone air conditioning Dimensions: 4.88m L x 1.79m W x 2.2m H

Cooking Equipment and Van Contents

Plates, bowls, mugs, glasses and cutlery x6 Cooking utensils, knives, peeler, bottle opener, chopping board, saucepan/frying pan Coffee and tea, basic cooking condiments Dish cloths and tea towel Lantern and torch First aid kit Bunting


There are two belted pilot seats in the front, and three belted seats in the rear. All have 3 point belts. They can accommodate up to two child and baby seats (rear and forward facing). The front passenger seat is a swivel chair. Driver and front passenger airbags. There is sociable seating for four people inside the van when stationary (plus foldaway table), and two camping chairs included in the hire for use outside. See extras for additional chairs.


Dale has an extra wide 48" rock and roll bed in the main section of the van which sleeps up to two adults, and the bed in the popup roof would suit either one adult or two children. Our inflatable dirveaway awnings have an optional internal bedroom for extra sleeping options, particularly for families of five. See the extras page for this - also for use of bedding and towels, or you may bring your own.


One gas hob for cooking Sink with running water Fridge Water tank

Electrical Facilities

Electrical hookup (240v) Leisure battery USB ports Household 240v sockets in rear for use when connected to campsite electricity supply 12v cigarette lighter sockets Audio equipment and sat nav


There are 3 small cupboards available in the kitchenette, 2 to the rear and some space for bags behind the back seats. The vehicle is compact so if you are travelling with several people you will need to pack lightly. We can include a small tent which can be used for storage.

Sanitary Facilities

There is a sink, but no toilet or shower facilities on board Dale. You can add a Porta Potti or camping shower to your hire if you wish - please see our extras page.

Other Features

Window blinds and screen cover Tinted windows Pop-top roof


Strictly no smoking No UK mileage limits EU insurance and breakdown cover included Take to festivals: yes Pets allowed by prior arrangement only for an additional cleaning fee. Please contact us for more details. European travel: please contact us to discuss Driving notes: please bear in mind height restrictions when planning your journey, Dale is 2.1 metres high.

Need something else? Find out about our add-ons.


Dale's standard rates are below. We offer a discount for anything over 7 nights (5%) or 14 nights (10%), applied automatically in the booking process. If you have a special request or query, please contact us.

January, February, November, December
  • Flexible bookings, no fixed handover days
  • Minimum 3 nights
  • 5% discount for 7+ nights
  • 10% discount for 14+ nights
March, April, May, September, October
  • Flexible bookings, no fixed handover days
  • Minimum 3 nights
  • 5% discount for 7+ nights
  • 10% discount for 14+ nights
June, July, August
  • Flexible bookings, no handovers on Wednesdays
  • Minimum 4 nights
  • 5% discount for 7+ nights
  • 10% discount for 14+ nights


Check availability and book here. To make a reservation, please complete the form and enter your payment details (payment will only be taken once we have approved the booking).

"We hired Dale for 6 nights and everything about Shore Campers, form their pre trip e-mails to handover and return was first class. Stefan is warm, welcoming and very enthusiastic. We didn’t meet Jane but her touches (such as bunting and lovely cups and plates) were very evident. Carefully thought out CoVid necessities such as a Porta Potti and loo tent, wipes, anti bacterial spray etc, made our trip really easy. Dale is lovely to drive, comfortable to sleep in and Shore Campers are an excellent hire company. Thank you Stefan (and Jane) you deserve much success."
Lucy, April 2021
Exploring Dorset
"We covered quite a distance on our road trip, nearly 1000 miles over 2 weeks. I thoroughly enjoyed the smooth driving experience in Dale! A comforting relief to be in a van in the pouring rain and high winds rather than a tent or indeed the awning! Luckily 98% of our trip was sunny and warm for mid to late September! We would definitely consider hiring a Shore Camper again. Stefan and Jane are 100% on the ball and friendly to communicate with."
Johanna, September 2020
Fossil hunting from Isle of Wight to Wales
"Perfect from start to finish! We hired ‘Dale’ for a three night trip to West Bay with 2 adults and 2 children. The communication from Shore Campers was phenomenal throughout and Stefan was incredibly helpful. The van itself had clearly been looked after well and was really nice to drive. The Paddle boarding experience was part of our package and was excellent fun. We hired the awning and found that to be a huge help for storage. Shore Campers had thought about the impact of Covid on campsites and had altered the equipment included in the hire to suit. We would strongly recommend the Shore Camper team."
Hannah, April 2021
SUP adventure package in Dorset
"Had a fab experience hiring 'Dale' from Shore Campers. We were a family of 3 and we wanted to try camping with our 20 month old. We hired for 3 nights in October and we were glad we also booked the heater. Very effective! The van itself was easy to drive, comfortable and had everything we needed. We liked the fact it had 5 seats. The service we received was top notch and we would definitely hire again."
Emma, October 2020
Visiting the New Forest


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