• Class Compact
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Sleeps Sleeps 4
  • Seats 5 Seats
  • Richard Richard

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

The Motorhome

  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Type: Compact
  • Seats: 5
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • First Registration: 2008
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Required Driver License: B


Our Silver Machine has been faithfully carrying our family around for the last decade. As such she is well equipped for camping in the summer or even, for the hardier adventurers, in a Scottish winter.

She is a VW Transporter T32 130 TDI LWB professionally converted by Jerba Campervans. As a long wheel base (LWB) she has a bit more living and storage space without compromising easy driving. Swivel plates on both driver and front passenger seat allow both to face into the living area when parked up to provide plenty of seating and space.

The front elevating roof is fitted with a roof bed, 204cm by 108cm, supported in the storage position by gas struts. The TUV European crash test approved French RIB seat/bed gives a 140cm wide seat moulded for a comfortable travelling position and incorporating three integral inertia seatbelts and three headrests. The seat folds simply into a flat bed of 186cm by 130cm (6ft 1 inch by 4ft 4 inches), a bit more than most VW campervans.

The kitchen has a stainless steel two burner hob with electronic ignition and a grill beneath. The sink unit has a hardwood chopping board top and Florenz microswitch tap. The fresh water tank holds 38 litres with a 7 litre per minute pump. The electric fridge is a 12 volt low ampage 51 litre compressor fridge with 4 litre freezer box.

There is a complete 12 & 230 volt power system with 2 x 60 amp hr Varta leisure batteries and a control panel with leisure & vehicle battery voltage and 3 fused switches. Full charge system via a 230 volt exterior hook up.

A Webasto Airtop 2000S diesel fired heater with a thermostatic control will ensure you keep cozy even in the coldest weather.

If you need them we can supply a Khayam Motordome Classic drive-away awning at £35 per trip and an Atera Strada DL tow bar bike rack for four bikes at £28 per trip.

Bedding and linen, although not towels, are available on request at £20 per trip for a double set. If you are using both beds you will need two double sets.

Self-Drive Hire insurance is included for as many drivers as you wish to add to the booking (see House Rules below for requirements).

We are quite central, only two minutes walk from Edinburgh's Haymarket Station, so the pick up is quite easy.


  • 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


  • Motorhome Insurance: Included
  • Security Deposit: £1,000
  • Breakdown Cover: National

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


  • Weekly mileage limit: Unlimited
  • Cleaning Fee: £0
  • Last-Minute Discount
    - Bookings within 1 week: 5%
  • Long Trip Discount
    - Bookings longer than 1 week: 5%

Cancellation Policy

House Rules

  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Pets Allowed: Please enquire
  • Going Abroad Allowed: No
  • Wintersport Allowed: Yes
  • Festivals Allowed: Yes
  • Minimum Age Restriction: 21 years

Insurance for Self-Drive Hire has the following conditions:
The driver(s) must have held their driving licence for more than two years.
The driver(s) must be at least 21 years old and less than 79 years old.
Copies of the front and back of the driving licence must be supplied.
Two proofs of address, less than 90 days old, will be required.
If the driving licence is non-UK then a further photographic proof of identity is required.
The primary driver must also be the payer of the deposit.

Late pick-ups and returns may incur a fee.


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

16 Reviews

Wij hadden een geweldige ervaring met de campervan van Richard. De oppik ging erg gemakkelijk en is zeer centraal in Edinburgh. De zilveren machine is daarnaast van alle gemakken voorzien. Het is een goede balans tussen comfort en vrijheid en een perfecte uitvalsbasis om het prachtige landschap van Schotland te ontdekken. Absolute aanrader! June 2022
Tout était parfait pour notre premier road trip en van ! La Silver Machine nous a emmené dans les endroits les plus reculés d’Ecosse. Richard était très gentil et à l’écoute, tout était parfaitement organisé, nous ne pouvions pas espérer mieux. Nous recommanderons Richard et sa Silver Machine sans hésiter, encore un grand merci :) June 2022
Wir hatten eine wunderschöne Rundreise mit dem Bus durch Schottland ! Alles was das Herz begehrt: Burgen, Lochs und wunderschöne Natur in den Highlands. Und nicht zu vergessen die Herzlichkeit und Gastfreundschaft der Schotten, wir hatten wunderbare Kontakte. Das machte das doch sehr schottische Wetter absolut wett. Der Bus ist einfach super, alles dabei was man braucht und die Heizung funktionierte einwandfrei :). Die meisten Campingplätze sind sehr schön gelegen und die sanitären Einrichtungen sind sehr sauber. Nur sollte man vorher gut einkaufen, da auf den Campingplätzen keine Shops vohanden sind. Es gibt aber überall sehr gute Einkaufsmöglichkeiten. Wildcampen ist möglich, das haben wir natürlich auch mal probiert. Richard ist ein supernetter und sehr sympathischer Vermieter, den wir jederzeit kontaktieren konnten. Die Übergabe war sehr einfach und unkompliziert. Es gab nicht die geringsten Probleme. Vielen Dank Richard für den schönen Urlaub ! Absolut weiter zu empfehlen !!! May 2022
Thanks Richard All worked as demonstrated and was really comfortable way to sleep in a field during a storm :) Awning essential for anyone thinking about it! September 2021
Couldn’t fault the silver machine from start to finish, great running vehicle and the camper is kitted out with everything you need for a great experience! My partner and I had a great trip around the north coast of Scotland. Richard was very helpful with sorting insurance and pickup & drop off was very accommodating. Would definitely recommend to others. August 2021
Upon picking up the silver machine all seemed effortless. Richard communicated well & showed my travel partner the ropes. The silver machine is an older van with all your basics. The van doesn’t however have a heater which can be relied upon so makes travelling Scotland with its wild summer weather very unpleasant. It also leaks in the at the back when raining & cold air seeps in through the sliding side door as it’s not properly screwed on. Having reported our issues to Richard it has been brushed over & no good will gesture been offered. He’s clearly about the money rather than making guests happy. My advice would be there are better campers with working heaters & renters that do there up most to keep guests happy, choose one of those. Be sure to make sure that the inventory list which Is standard practice is checked when returning the van as you may find yourself with a large extra cost & not be offered to replace the item yourself but instead. August 2021
Great 11-day trip and the van worked perfectly. It is well equipped with the essentials. Richard replied to my questions on the hour and even by phone, during the trip, when we had a small incident. Great host and I would repeat it without second thoughts. August 2021
A fine van - everything we needed - and Richard was great to deal with, especially for campervan newbies like ourselves! July 2021
We had the best time driving the Silver Machine over to Skye and through the beautiful highlands. Richard was fantastic and we hope to hire the Silver Machine again to explore more. June 2021
Great experience in the Silver Beast! Richard was so helpful and accommodating. Would definitely recommend and book again! May 2021
Richard and the Silver Machine gave us the best campervan experience I could imagine. The van is packed with everything you could possibly need. We were comfortable and cosy with our two wee ones on a two week trip to the north of Scotland. Richard is friendly and put us at ease about everything. Thank you so much! May 2021
This was my first trip in a campervan and the whole family had a great time. The awning and bike rack were a great addition and everything we needed was included in the van. Excited to book my next trip! Richard is a great host and very accommodating October 2020
Cosy wee campervan, has everything you need for a break. Fully equipped, plus bike rack as a bonus. Smooth booking system, easy pick up/ drop off. Thank you Richard, for sharing silver machine with us. :) September 2020
We hired the Silver Machine for an epic trip around Scotland's North Coast - this campervan was the perfect home away from home! The highlight of the trip was opening up the boot door to endless views of Skye's coastline and distant mountains - all while still in bed with a cup of tea. We were 2 couples travelling for 5 days - it was warm, reliable and has very convenient features! The awning was also a huge help in allowing us to spread out a little bit more - highly recommend it! Richard was incredibly accommodating and flexible with pick up /drop off and very friendly! Thanks again! September 2020
The silver machine did not disappoint, it was everything we needed and more for our trip round Scotland. Richard was also very helpful and accommodating through the whole booking and hiring process. Wouldn’t hesitate to hire again. September 2020
We had the best time in Richard's incredibly well equipped and comfy camper van. Richard was so helpful and accommodating. This is our new favourite way to travel and we would definitely rent the Silver Machine again! Thanks so much Richard :) September 2020