Environmentally friendly on LPG, 2 / 4p, fixed bed, child friendly, roof racks.

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  • Class Family
  • Fuel Type LPG
  • Sleeps Sleeps 4
  • Seats 6 Seats
  • Maarten Maarten

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


The Motorhome

  • Make: Pilote
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Type: Family
  • Seats: 6
  • Fuel Type: LPG
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Required Driver License: B

Description

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Spacious, neat and solid classic / retro camper, with the special features 1) it runs on LPG, and 2) a fixed 2p bed in a kind of separate bedroom in the back.
Very suitable as a family camper with 4 sleeping places, but with some parental privacy. But the fixed bed (with new mattress!) also makes it ideal for touring or spending the winter together. With roof racks plenty of options for transporting roof boxes, kayaks, surfboards, etc!

Top of the range 80s luxury, nostalgic woodwork and rattan, almost in original condition, but in the meantime also brightened up with solar panels, LCD TV, radio CD player with bluetooth and MP3, car kit, extra sockets (220V, 12V, USB), modern bicycle carrier, larger (normal and blind spot) mirrors, extra belts, roof carriers, and recently a new awning. Reliable, well maintained, in excellent technical condition. Cozy, neat, and with a very complete inventory (also for outside). The camper has a bathroom with toilet and a shower, but the shower is not used due to its vulnerability. There is, however, a solar outdoor shower available.

We find the advantages of this lovely motorhome:
- IT RUNS ON LPG (and of course also on petrol). Environmentally friendly, and also wonderfully cheap to drive. No diesel noise, no diesel stench, and virtually no problems with urban environmental zones. LPG is cheap and readily available in many European countries (Benelux, Germany, France, Italy and many Eastern European countries). There are also various special LPG refueling apps, which can be linked to navigation.
- FIXED DOUBLE BED with new mattress in a kind of SEPARATE BEDROOM! So if there are two of you, you don't have to worry about changing the table every day. And if you are with children, some 'parental privacy'. The seating area can also be converted into a 135 cm wide 2p DINETTE BED.
- CHILD FRIENDLY: a dinette right behind the driver's area (playing or watching TV within reach), with a large low window and good views to both sides (so less motion sickness). Two HIP BELTS are built in for the forward-facing bench seat, which can also be used for a child seat or maxi-cosi.
- REAR VIEW through a large window at the rear. As a driver, you can simply look back through the 'bedroom' through a normal rear-view mirror.
- SPACIOUS INSIDE, MODERN OUTSIDE. Due to its layout, the camper looks quite large on the inside, but because it has no alcove, it still looks modest from the outside. Catches little wind, and drives smoothly. Lots of light through many large (tinted) windows, all equipped with combi screens.
- Suitable for LONGER TRAVELS, for PRE AND AFTER SEASON, or for more REMOTE AREAS, due to a very good stove, solar panels, extra and floodlights, and two large gas bottles. The refrigerator can run on 12V (while driving), 230V ('shore power'), and 'off the grid' can also be used on gas.
- ROOF BARS on top of the camper, suitable for the transport of several roof boxes (included), kayaks or surfboards. The ladder at the rear has a custom-made bracket on which an outboard motor can be transported.

CONSIDERATIONS with this motorhome:
- Older RVs like this don't have the engine power of new RVs. With this camper you can easily drive a cruising speed of 90 km/h (flat, the top is a bit higher), and that feels really hard enough in our experience.
- Given its age and the somewhat lower power/speed, this motorhome is not suitable for covering a large distance in a short period of time. In our own experience, 600 km per day is already very significant, we do not think that days in a row is a good idea for this camper. So there must be some balance between the duration of the application and the destination. We don't think a week to Italy or a weekend in Denmark is a good idea. That does not do justice to the camper, it is a bit of a relaxed camper!
- Hilly terrain is fine, but this camper is not suitable for really high mountains because of driving on petrol/LPG (petrol and certainly LPG has less pulling power in the mountains than diesel). The Alps, the Pyrenees, the Tatras, Southern Norway or Scotland as a destination is therefore not a good idea. It is ideal for France, Germany, Scandinavia or Eastern Europe, but also crossing mountains by highway to Italy or Spain is fine.

EXTRA OPTIONS with this motorhome:
- linen service.
The camper is standard equipped with clean and fresh and moltons / mattress protectors and sheets. For an extra 25 Euro per person you can also rent fresh summer duvets (1x2p and 2x1p), pillows, covers and towels that we will wash for you afterwards.
- additional rental of kayaks.
Available are 1) a 2p 'Norwegian kayak' (a cross between a canoe and a kayak: a large open compartment with 2 sliding chairs), which can accommodate 2 adults plus possibly two small children (max 6 yrs). Suitable for flat water such as rivers and lakes, but NOT for whitewater or sea. 2) a 1p combi kayak (also suitable for wilder streams), and 3) a 1p junior kayak suitable for children from 8 to 14 years. All including accessories such as paddles, watertight barrel, life jackets, etc. Costs 50, 25 and 25 Euro per week.

ATTENTION: RENTAL PERIOD AND PRICES!
A different minimum rental period has been specified for this motorhome for different periods. In the high season (May holiday + July/August) the camper can only be rented for a minimum of 1 week (May holiday) or 2 weeks (summer holiday). In the early and late season (September to Oct, and April to June) the minimum rental period is set at 5 days/nights.
In the low season (November to March) the minimum rental period is 2 weeks. That has to do with the fact that I might have to get the camper out of the garage and put it back in the road tax, while the 'yield' by lower rates is minimal. (A further 20% commission for Goboony and 20 euros per day for a day insurance will be deducted from the daily price of the tenant.) In this low season, the long-book discount stated in the advertisement is therefore not applicable, so keep this in mind (I can't set it per season...). However, in the low season there is a lot possible with regard to the price with a really longer booking (min 2 months, eg. overwintering). Optionally, the camper can be driven to a destination for a fee. Send a message for more information and consultation.

We also have a strong but less nostalgic diesel camper that is suitable for mountains and cover greater distances in a short time. This one is also on Goboony. For both, we have put quite a lot of money, time and energy into making them the way we want them, and that we are quite careful with them. We therefore expect tenants to handle it carefully and normally, and only rent out if we have a good feeling with the prospective tenants. Conversely, prospective renters can of course always come and have a look at the motorhome prior to booking and possibly take a test drive.


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

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


Pricing

  • Weekly mileage limit: 1,500 km
  • Price per extra KM: €0.20
  • Cleaning Fee: €25
  • Long Trip Discount
    - Bookings longer than 2 weeks: 5%
    - Bookings longer than 3 weeks: 10%
    - Bookings longer than 4 weeks: 20%

Cancellation Policy


House Rules

  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Pets Allowed: Please enquire
  • Going Abroad Allowed: Yes
  • Wintersport Allowed: No
  • Festivals Allowed: No
  • Minimum Age Restriction: 25 years

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

Unless otherwise agreed, the camper must be returned clean and refueled before 11 a.m. If neat and polished, the standard cleaning costs of 25 euros will be charged, otherwise an additional cleaning fee of 50 euros will be charged on top of that.

Gas consumption for cooking is included in the price. For bookings in colder periods or to colder areas where the stove is used, costs for filling the gas bottles will be charged in consultation.

This camper has a cruising speed of around 90km / h. He can go a bit faster (flat), but the agreement is not to drive full throttle all the time.

The camper has a small bathroom with toilet, sink and shower, but the shower is not used in practice. It is not a plastic shower cabin as in new campers, but only a fragile board. However, a foldable outdoor shower cabin and a solar shower may be available.

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Availability

  • Pickup Time: 3:30 PM
  • Return Time: 11:00 AM
  • 5 nights minimum

6 Reviews

Camper beviel uitstekend! Van te voren duidelijke, vriendelijke communicatie en uitleg, alles was compleet ingericht en gezien de leeftijd slechts een beperkt aantal aandachtspunten. Zonder problemen door de Belgische Ardennen getoerd dus ik kan de camper van harte aanraden :) October 2021
Wij hebben met onze zes weken oude dochter drie heerlijke weken in deze klassieke camper gehad. Op pad met deze Piet Pilote is het leukst als je de binnenwegen neemt, rustig toerende door mooie dorpjes. De camper is volledig uitgerust. Kleding mee en je kan op pad. Zoals vaak met dingen op leeftijd heeft Piet enkele gebruiksaanwijzingen, wat reizen met hem uiterst charmant maakt en ook wat geduld vraagt. Het bed slaapt fijn en met aan twee kanten ramen wordt je ontspannen wakker. Neem zelf een lampensnoer en wijntje mee en het is knus vertoeven onder de luifel. September 2021
We zijn in maart/juni 2021 ruim 2 weken op vakantie geweest met de camper van Maarten. We hebben bewust voor een wat oudere camper, een retro, gekozen. Door de corona maatregelen zijn we alleen in Nederland gebleven en daar was deze camper perfect voor. Ruim genoeg voor ons 2 en onze zoon van bijna 2. Gezellige zit, zeer compleet. Door dat hij op gas en benzine rijdt heb je geen problemen steden of milieuzones in te komen. Het contact met Maarten was zeer prettig en correct. Kortom, we zouden hem zo weer willen huren! June 2021
Wij zijn van 3 t/m 19 september 2018 met de camper van Maarten op pad geweest. Via leuke tussenstops op leuke kleinschalige campings zijn we uiteindelijk bij het meer van Annecy aangekomen. Mede door de fijne communicatie met Maarten hadden we er veel vertrouwen in zijn camper. Maarten is zeer gehecht aan zijn camper en doet er alles aan om de oude dame topfit te houden. De dame ziet er goed uit voor zijn leeftijd en binnen is het heel netjes en mooi afgewerkt met rotan. Bij het ophalen van de camper heeft Maarten alle tijd om alles goed uit te leggen, zelf een rondje samen gaan rijden met een cursus lpg tanken erbij (hadden wij nog nooit gedaan). De camper rijdt uitstekendmaar je moet wel haar leeftijd respecteren en geen top prestaties meer verwachten. Als je bergopwaarts gaat dan rijdt je vooraan in de file en rijden de vrachtwagens je voorbij. Maar dat maakt ook helemaal niets uit, je bent immers met vakantie. De camper is heel uitgebreid uitgerust, het is zelfs mogelijk om via een extra gascomfort en skottelbray buiten te koken. Maarten heeft met de uitrusting overal aan gedacht. Het was een heel gave ervaring om met deze gezellige en betrouwbare camper op pad te gaan. Jos en Monique October 2018
Onze eerste campervakantie ooit is goed bevallen! We zijn in twee weken tijd langs Vianden (Luxemburg), Wenen, Bratislava en Praag gereisd. De camper van Maarten is een oud beestje, dus het rijden is even wennen. Maar na een dagje (en mits je niet teveel haast hebt) is het 'smooth sailing'. Een paar kanttekeningen: doordat de camper wat ouder is zijn sommige dingen niet of moeilijker bruikbaar. Zo zit er weliswaar een douche in, maar het is niet de bedoeling dat je die gebruikt. Ook kunnen niet alle ramen (even makkelijk) open, is de luifel wat tricky etc. Maar goed, van zo'n klassieker verwacht je ook geen high-tech belevenis. Als je kunt leven met wat kuren en geen problemen hebt met een camper met handleiding is dit zeker een aanrader! En ondanks de ouderdom hebben wij totaal geen problemen gehad onderweg. Maarten is erg vriendelijk, behulpzaam en flexibel. Wij hadden geen eigen auto tot onze beschikking, en Maarten was zo lief om ons op te halen en af te zetten op goed bereikbare plekken! Alle communicatie verliep soepel. October 2017
Zoals verwacht is het een wat ouder campertje. Hij is weliswaar berg op niet zo snel als een nieuwe, maar eenmaal de wissel tussen gas en benzine onder controle brengt hij je daar waar je heen wilt. De camper zelf is in nette staat een zeer compleet. De verhuurder is een zeer correcte en fijne man die erg op zn camper is gesteld (en terecht). We hebben en erg fijne week gehad in het Vlaamse La Roche. Ook kregen we leuke complimenten over de camper van andere kampeerders :-). Zoek je en camper voorzien van prima comfort maar niet perse met alle luxe toeters en bellen anno 2017 voor een fijn weekend of weekje weg, stuur Maarten even een berichtje en ervaar zelf het plezier van kamperen zoals t ooit bedacht was. June 2017