Sprout heads for home

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Everything is in place for Josh to pick up Sprout this morning and head back to Anglesey in the brilliant spring sunshine.

It has been quite a transformation from when Sprout first landed as an empty shell, but now she has been pulled out the ground, bought to the boil, and is ready to deliver some adventure for the family.

New sleeping area created up top for the children, and a massive full width bed down below for Mish and Josh. This combined with our Compact cooker will make for pleasant trips out in the future.

Home from Home

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Home from Home

Mike and Susie were reunited with their T5 which has been transformed into a luxury home from home.

From top to bottom this empty LWB T5 panel van is now ready to take the family far afield as they plan to explore Europe later this summer.

Mike and Susie wanted to alter the mood in the camper, so we fitted remote control dimmable lighting throughout. So when the little ones are asleep they can chill down stairs in comfort on their new upholstery courtesy of The Trim Shak, the upholstery arm of The Camper Shak

Bespoke seat Cushions for a Split Screen

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Adrians bespoke Splitty seat cushions and matching cylinders are looking very special.

This is probably the 3rd phase of bespoke upholstery that Adrian has commissioned for his beautiful Splitty.

All upholstered on site at The Trim Shak, the upholstery arm of the business

Spencers Wedding Bay is on her way

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Newly named Billie Jean, she is certainly a beauty queen from a movie scene, who will turn a few heads for sure.

When you open her sliding door, our hand crafted curved cabinet and champagne charger draws you into the camper, and onto the sumptuous upholstery.

This retro styling runs right through, from the cab to the opposing seating in the main area

Finally the cocktail prep area at the rear has everything Spencer will need to ensure Billie Jean delivers to her clients. Check out the photographs on our Customer Gallery and Facebook page.

Summer Closure

Friday, August 10th, 2018

We close today for our one week summer break, returning Monday 20th August.

Happy Holidays everyone, enjoy your campers and Eribas where ever you are.

Mike Diane and the team

Tatton Park VWNW 2018 Show Report

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

We had a great day on Sunday at the North West show and the weather was perfect. Thank you to all those who came to visit our stand to discuss their dreams and aspirations for their camper interiors, we look forward to continuing our conversations.

Bluebell our Eriba made her debut on the stand .... she had lots of admirers and went down a real treat.

Thank you to all the organisers at VWNW, once again another well organised show.

Tatton Park VWNW 2018

Saturday, August 4th, 2018

See you all there tomorrow for a great VW day in the Cheshire sunshine.

We will have some of our show vehicles on display along with Blubell our recently refurbished Eriba so come and say hello, we will be displaying on pitch 032 close to the show ground, see you there guys.

Bluebell our Eriba

Friday, June 15th, 2018

At the back end of 2016 we purchased a 1986 2-berth Eriba Pan.

The little Eriba caravans have been long loved by v dubbers, and hold a special place in our heart

Our plan was to transform both the exterior and interior with a sprinkling of Camper Shak magic, more photographs to follow on the Gallery

Marks Moonraker is ready for lift off

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Marks immaculate T25 Moonraker has been in the family for over 25 years, and after a full external restoration it was time to bring his van to the Shak for a new interior

With a full suite of furniture built in our ultra lightweight laminated ply with contrasting workshops and colour coded tambour door, new handcrafted door cards to complement his upholstery and Full PMS electrics this lovely van is now ready for home. Happy Glamping Mark and Christine

Dinky gets a 6 page spread

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

We were so pleased when Mike Spike Worsely got in touch to say that his van Dinky had been featured in this months issue of Camper and Commercial and given a whopping 6 page spread. The team had never seen anything like her and were blown away with the display of stacked retro luggage in the back of Dinky, which neatly disguises her fully functional interior, all hand crafted at The Camper Shak. Thanks very much for the mention Mike, we all appreciate it, and we are so pleased that Dinky receives so much attention wherever she goes.

Happy 10th Anniversary John

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

10 years ago we were joined by a young man in 2008 who was to help us with our new fledgling company The Camper Shak.

I had worked alone for the previous 2 years firstly from a garage, then a chicken shed in our back garden.

When John joined us we worked together from a new purpose built workshop within our back garden, where we designed built and fitted hand crafted furniture, at that point.

Within 6 months we already knew that our little workshop would not be large enough for my future plans.

Since then we have moved premises 3 times and find ourselves now in our home at Waterside Business Park in Burscough, where we offer a huge array of services to our clients.

Within that time John has helped to transform over 600 empty vehicles into classy campers.

We have been through thick and thin, high times and lows, laughed and cried along the way, and we are still together.

To mark this special anniversary we asked John if he would like a watch or some other special gift, he chose a particular painting from one of his favourite artists Salvador Dali

Thank you for your commitment, loyalty and service John.

Happy New Year

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Hey Crash, Bang, Wallop we are back, and welcome to 2018. We have lots of challenges ahead with the workshop full of campers, client consultation visits planned, and new product designs on the way.

So its eyes down away we go, best wishes to you all for the New Year

Helga is a real Cracker

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Sporting our seven eighths interior Anne has the benefit of a larger sleeping area, yet not compromising on storage. To ensure full access we have designed a large access door at the base of the main store, leading right to the base of the wheel arch.

Helgas new roof & Bellows make for a light & airy feel inside this slick camper, and with full PMS electrics everything has been designed to be exactly where you need it when you are camping. Hope you like it folks.

Fudge is looking sweet

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Jim, Lisa and the girls were reunited with Fudge yesterday.

The choices of furniture layout, lightweight materials and bespoke upholstery have made this high top T25, a very slick camper indeed. This empty camper has been turned into a 4 berth luxury holiday home, which we are sure will turn a few heads wherever she rolls up.

Have a look at our Facebook page to see more images of this beautiful van.

The Irish girl heads home

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

We met Cormac at Liverpool airport on Saturday when he came over to collect his camper

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

BusFest 8th - 10th September

We are looking forward to attending BusFest 2017, we will have our show van Fern and our T5 van on our pitch which is number 178.

It will be a good weekend to meet up with old friends and we look forward to meeting with new vw enthusiasts. As always there will be lots of events going on at this show, so it should be a really great weekend.

See you there

Summer Closure

Friday, August 11th, 2017

We close at lunchtime today for our annual summer leave, returning Monday 21st August.

Have a good holiday everyone and enjoy your campers

Mike, Diane and the team

Tansys Tecnicolor Interior

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

When Jennie was choosing her colours we thought she was making quite a bold statement, but as the camper began coming together we all began to see how it all fits and Tansy is a very Technicolor lady.

Multi coloured striped fabric with a rich coloured vinyl have transformed the upholstery, and Jennies storage solutions have been designed specifically around her families storage baskets, so everything should fit like a treat.

New 7/8 bed and interior

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Annette & Paul wanted to retain the retro look and feel of their camper, but wanted it bringing bang up to date. So there was only one way, our ultra lightweight suite of furniture hand crafted from yellow with brown edging.

Another brand new feature is our 7/8 bed and interior cupboards, making for a much larger sleeping area, but with bespoke slimmer main store and rear bedroom locker, we think this will be a real favourite going forward.

The upholstery was a bit of a challenge as we had to cut out and re-use the old fabric, where we could to keep that Patina look to the camper.

Furniture & Upholstery for self fitting

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

David made the journey up from Suffolk last week to pick-up his full suite of Exclusive Smev furniture and hand crafted upholstery.

We have some lovely colour combinations here which should be fabulous in the camper. With the hand crafted upholstery sporting real highland tartan inserts, the seating should be comfortable and sumptuous.

Bubba is Brilliant

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Paul & Julie chose our ultra-light-weight furniture crafted from a sand / beige for the carcass, with contrasting rich Oak textured worktop, & tables. With the new Smev combi unit the run of furniture looks very sleek and modern.

Our overhead pelmet cupboards along with overhead rear locker, ensures the family will have loads of storage for their future holidays.

Check out our Facebook page for the full story

Night time Glamping

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Just wanted to show you Martins lighting, now that looks Special

Nicola came down from the Highlands

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Nicola heads down from the Highlands.

Nicola made the long journey down from Aberdeenshire in Scotland for a suite of our ultra light weight furniture for her families bay window camper.

After much deliberation Nicola and the family chose our Swing out smev cooker unit, Compact sink unit with sink & storage, overhead locker, table & step over store for the cab.

Safe journey back home and we look forward to the fitted shots.

Elaine and Colins T5 is finished

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Aretha is now finished and back in the Highlands sporting her new interior. Have a look on our Gallery and Facebook page for lots of photographs of those lovely curves.

Look at those Curves

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Our new curved fridge store section, for Elaine & Colin's T5.

Elaine was very specific about not wanting any visible push locks in her furniture layout, and she also did not want to see the fridge door, but instead wanted a curved fridge store.

So we have been designing, trialling and hand crafting and is this final result, we all love it.

You only have to push the lip of the curved panel to gain access to the fridge store, and there is plenty of storage in that door too.

Everything has been crafted on site from our ultra lightweight continental ply, we have some more curves to produce for this special interior, so watch this space for more developments.

Come on show us your curves!

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Here are the results of our first in house produced bespoke curved door .... and we like it.

We have recently invested in equipment that will allow us to create bespoke curves. When combined with our vast library of wood grains & solid / abstract colours, means that we are at the beginning of an exciting creative path. We will be able to offer two coloured, curved furniture,all hand crafted onsite.

This particular curved angle will feature in Elaine & Colins T5 ... but exactly where, we'll keep under wraps.

Follow our Facebook page for progress

Back from Summer Leave

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

We are now back from our Summer Closure all refreshed and raring to go.

We look forward meeting up with new clients as you plan your autumn / winter projects.

If you do wish to visit us at The Camper Shak, we ask that you get in touch first and make an appointment so that we can allocate time to spend with you, in our customer area.

Summer Closure

Friday, August 12th, 2016

We close at lunchtime today for our annual summer leave, returning Monday 22nd August.

Have a good holiday everyone and enjoy your campers

Mike, Diane and the team

Sunday 7th August - VW North West Show

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

We will be attending the North West Show at Tatton Park on Sunday. We will have Fern our Bay window camper and our T5 there, both campers have a full suite of furniture and upholstery.

We are looking forward to meeting up with 'old friends' and meeting new ones, so come over to our stand TO 24 and say hello ... see you there.

Tilly is Tin-Tastic

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Steve was re-united with Tilly the other week, and was delighted with the transformation at The Camper Shak.

We have turned this empty dirty shell of a Bay into a stylish classy camper.

Check out the gallery for the full story, or see our Facebook page for even more shots

Shes a beauty

What a great time at Biggar

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

A huge thank you to everyone who came along to say hello to us at Volks Fling, a real friendly show north of the border.

The weather was kind to us all again and we enjoyed some good times together over the weekend.

It was lovely to talk to so many people about their camper plans, and we hope to helping you realise those dreams over the coming weeks and months.

See you next year, and thanks to the organisers of the another great show.

Letter from Australia

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

During December 2015 we had pallets of furniture and upholstery making their way through the Suez Canal on their way to Australia yes that's right Australia

Lynne and David just dropped into our workshop one day last year, as they were spending some time in the area. Anyway long story short, it wasn't long before we had discussed their camper requirements back in Oz, and we'd made plans to build, ship our furniture & upholstery.

It is lovely to see some great shots of our work in a camper so far away from our little workshop in Burscough. Many thanks to you both for sharing your camping photos with us, and best wishes for the future.

Diane, Mike and the Camper Shak team.

Lots more photographs on our Facebook page

Dub Freeze Sunday 21st February 2016

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Hi Folks The Camper Shak will be attending this great show again this year, we will be on our usual pitches of 51 and 52 so come along and say hello and see our show van Fern, new products and designs.

Design Show

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Hey guys Diane & I will be off-site at a Design Show in London for the next three days, getting some new exciting ideas. We are back in the office first thing on Friday morning 12th Feb.

My Mum is coming into the office to check out the email inbox, but we will respond to your mails on our return on Friday.

If you need to talk to us in the meantime, please feel free to phone us via the business mobile: 07952 722 301 during normal hours.

Regards Mike & Diane

Noels T5 heads for home

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

This T5 tin top has been transformed into a real show stopper, check out the customer gallery or our facebook page for all photo shots and production narrative.

Preparing for Christmas

Friday, December 11th, 2015

We will be closing on 18th December at 12:00 as we bond with some Turkey, Roast potatoes & stuffing at our Christmas lunch, and we are re-opening Monday 4th Jan 2016.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy Christmas & prosperous new year. We will look forward to working with you in realising your camper dream projects in 2016.

Have a festive blast campers

Fern looks fantastic in the city

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

The full moon was out so I decided to take Fern to our closest city Liverpool, and explore some of the photo opportunities along the waterfront.

Check out the full album of shots on our FB page link:

Westy style cab seats

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

Brazilian seats looking quite retro

I'm sure Steve will be very pleased with his new Westy style cab seats.

Cushions fly out to James

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

To compliment his new Camper Shak interior, James from Seattle on the West Coast has ordered matching G.T. upholstery to add the final touches to his new Bay window fit-out State side.

Looking forward to seeing the final shots James.

Summer Holiday Closure

Monday, August 17th, 2015

The Camper Shak is now closed for our summer break, and will re-open Tuesday 25th August.

Have a great time in your campers......see you soon

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Check out Svein's beautiful split screen on our Facebook page

Super Viking Sails Away

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

It's been a mammoth project, but Wayne & Beth's Super Viking

is finished and ready for the family.

Check out our Gallery and Facebook page for lots more photographs.

Camper Jam

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Tomorrow afternoon we will be travelling down to Weston Park Shropshire to set up our stand ready for Saturday and Sunday.

We already have a number of people who are arranging to come and meet up with us to discuss their camper dreams.

So please come over and say hello, we will have Fern our Bay sporting our new “Elite” furniture range and one of our T5 campers which Mike & I will be staying over in, we will also have our furniture & upholstery display. Look forward to seeing you there ……

Fern is finished

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Check out “Fern” our new show camper, sporting our new “Elite” furniture range. For all our first shots and write up please visit our facebook page

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Check out our new “Elite” kitchen, forming part of our new “Elite” range of furniture options.

Follow the link below to our products section for more information and shots

Blue sky’s for Bluebell

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

The sun was shining on Friday morning when Phil arrived to collect Bluebell and what a beauty she is …….

Bluebell now has new bellows, upper roof historic carpeting, new upper bed cushions, headlining, new suite of fabric & vinyl doorcards, 13.5mm side overhead locker cupboards, Exclusive suite of hand crafted furniture along with her new rock and roll bed cushions and cab seat upholstery.

See the full story on our Facebook page ………..

Suzanne The Swiss Post Van heads home

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Suzanne has had a complete transformation including a new furniture layout with a large bespoke overhead locker and side storage cuboards, here is a sneak preview of the overhead locker.

Check out our Customer Gallery and Facebook page for more images ......

The Roof is up

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Shades of Grey II….is looking the part.

Well in between eating turkey, seeing friends & family, painting pantomime scenery, I’ve been working my way through the re-fit of our T5 camper “Shades of Grey II”

Have a look at the photographs on our Facebook page.

“Retro Range”

Monday, November 10th, 2014

We have been busy again in the Camper Shak laboratory, and we are delighted to announce the release of our latest furniture layout……the “Retro Range”.

This could be the direct replacement for your tired T2, Splitty Devon / Moonraker camping interior…..that you’ve all been waiting for.

Check out our Facebook page for more information

T4 / T5 Roof Fitting

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Were very pleased to announce that we will be able to enhance your T4 / T5 camper fit outs with a new luxury “Austop” elevating roof and upper bed.

After working closely with Max & the team at “Austop Elevating Roofs “ we decided to begin with our own T5 camper, and after a full training session at the Austop workshops this week, I and the team performed a partial fit, with the balance of the project to be conducted at the Camper Shak workshops with our own team.

Thanks to John, Max & Steve for your time spent with me during the training session, we can’t wait to get the final fitting done, and the important final trimming inside to compliment our campers new classy looks….then the interior can be re-fitted, and away we go.

Follow our Facebook page for more images and updates

T25 Cruiser Completed

Friday, October 10th, 2014

The biggest challenge of this project was to design a classy yet functional 3 seater rear bench seat from the old bed mech which would be fit for a limo, but yet retain its ability to turn into a bed for the night. This meant going to the drawing board and creating something very unique indeed.

Once we had cracked the design it was time to manufacture the various components and begin fitting our creation into the camper.

Have a look at the complete project on our Facebook page.

Bluebell is stripped bare.

Friday, October 10th, 2014

We have completely stripped "Bluebell" our show camper ahead of her interior re-vamp and colour change.

Oh we've got some ideas up our sleeve to create something very watch this space.

We'll also be using Bluebells empty shell to showcase some other new design developments........oh yes getting the design juices flowing.

Follow our Facebook page for more updates

VW Tatton Park 2014

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

We will be attending this great show on SUNDAY 3rd AUGUST, with Bluebell our show van and our T5 which has been fully fitted out with a new interior which includes some new exciting features.

We hope to catch up with old friends and meet some new vw enthusiasts, so please come along to say hello, our pitch is number T025

Ben joins the Shak

Friday, July 4th, 2014

We are very pleased to announce that “Ben Wilkinson”, has joined the Camper Shak team on our first apprenticeship scheme. Working closely with the National Apprenticeship offices we have shaped a 2-year training programme for young Ben, who joined us this week and will commence day release courses for bench joinery & upholstery at Preston College in September.

Ben said to Diane & I during his interview “that this would be his dream job”, as Ben at 16 is very, very lucky to have his own bay window camper “Rita” that both he & his Dad are restoring.

“Vintage Travel”

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Inspired by my old 1920’s travel suitcase we have come up with a new retro look to a Camper Shak favourite, and were calling this piece “Vintage Travel”.

We’ve done our best in the Camper Shak Lab to recreate a stack of period vintage luggage……that looks ready to load onto a paddle steamer or the Orient Express.

But wait what’s this when you open up the top case, you uncover your modern double burner & grill, and in the lower trunk section is your gas bottle & food stowage. Opening the smaller middle case you discover your handy wide drawer.

All this has been hand crafted using a leather textured exterior finish & lighter contrasting internal finish. Both have been laminated onto super lightweight substrate, which has created an incredibly strong carcass…..…..but only 13.5mm thick.


Sunday, April 13th, 2014

We've been at it again in the Camper Shak Laboratory over the past few weeks, and our very pleased to show you our new "Swing-out-Cooker.

Working with a local engineering company we have designed a sturdy powder-coated mech that will allow your cooker to swivel out from the inside of the camper, allowing a little alfresco dining....check out the first of our little video clips.

Devon gets lightweight

Monday, March 10th, 2014

See what we’ve been up to at the Camper Shak Laboratory’s, as we create lightweight multi- coloured tops for Simons Devon.

Check out the facebook page for all the updates

Dubfreeze 2014

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Many thanks to everyone who came over to our trade stand to say hello last Sunday at Dubfreeze. Thank you for all your positive comments about our display, products & services.

It was lovely to chat through your ideas & aspirations for your camper projects. Appologies for anyone that Diane or I couldn’t get to talk too as it was very busy on the stand…..see you soon.

Check out our facebook page for the full story

Dubfreeze 2014

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

We will have our usual trade stands 52 & 53 at the 25th Anniversary Show “Dubfreeze” at Bingley Hall in Staffordshire this coming Sunday, and it promises to be a cracking celebration of the VDubs.

Were heading off from our workshop today through the wind & rain to set up and be ready in time for first opening on Sunday morning. We will have Bluebell on stand along with a full suite of hand crafted furniture sporting a newly crafted stylish lacquered top.

We’ll have some upholstered door panels to catch your eye, sample colour books for fabrics & wood swatches……so see you there on Sunday.

Silver Surfer rides high

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Luke’s Silver Surfer T5 is now complete and really looks the part. Working closely with Luke we have been designing a bespoke interior to suit his aspirations…..and we are all delighted with the results.

This bright T5 features a bespoke kitchen / store with tambour door access, 240v power tower, and no need to fumble in the dark for your possessions as each of the covered stowage areas is LED illuminated as soon as you lift your tambour door…….groovy.

Check out the facebook pages for the full story

Sunrise van of the month

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

We have just heard from our client Anthony Whitworth that his Splitscreen camper “Sunrise” is being featured in next month’s edition of Camper & Bus as the December “Van of the Month”.

For the full story & all of the shots check out our facebook pages

Shades of Grey2 is complete

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Check out our facebook page for the whole story & gallery shots

Bluebell goes back to School

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Check out where Bluebells been last Friday through our facebook pages

Find us on Facebook

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Keep up to date with all that’s happening at the Camper Shak through our new Facebook business pages.

Were going to Busfest

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Yes its time for the greatest VW show on earth, and The Camper Shak are very pleased to be part of this great event.

Our outside trade pitch no is: 068

We already have a number of people who are arranging to come and meet up with us to discuss their camper dreams.

So please come over and say hello, we will have Bluebell (with her new full width bed interior), and one of our T5 campers which Diane & I will be staying over in….and maybe another camper, along with our furniture & upholstery display.

See you there campers.

Were Moving

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

We are very pleased to announce that The Camper Shak is moving to brand new business premises on Waterside Business Park in Burscough.

The new complex is still deep within the Lancashire countryside in fact the business park is adjacent to the Leeds & Liverpool canal, and right behind the newly refurbished “Farmers Arms”.

We have been at our current address at unit 7 since 2008, and as we begin our eighth year in business we are moving to our new home in unit 4. So in some respects you could say “We’ve been at odds”…..”But now were getting even”.

All the Camper Shak team are very excited about the move and we are busy getting things ready to transfer across to our new home in a couple of weeks. We plan to publicise the business properly when we have settled in and we can plan for our future…….watch this space.

For Sale

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

Daisy our 1980’s Moonraker

Well we have owned Daisy since 2006 and have spent some good times in her, we have toured around Scotland even venturing across to the Isle of Arran and visiting the Mull of Kintyre.

To spending lovely times around Ireland travelling from Liverpool to Dublin…in fact our entire tour is featured on the website “Camper Trips”.

When I cycled from the Eiffel Tower to the Blackpool Tower my friend met me with Daisy south of Reigate and we spent the week working our way up through the country…..fantastic. We’d have breakfast I would cycle 50 miles then meet up for lunch, check out where to stay for the night, my mate Phil would travel on ahead and I’d do another 50 miles and meet up for a splash up tea.

But with pressure of work and family life Daisy is not being used at all, in fact she has been in dry store for over 18 months…….and we think its time to say farewell to this lovely camper.

We have owned Daisy for 7 years now and during all that time she has been dry stored, she was restored with some welding and a new coat of paint back in 2007, and she’s still looking good.

For some time Daisy was our show camper and as such he was given our best interior to show off what we could do. We have changed her interior three times, the last being in 2011.

So here’s Daisy’s spec sheet

1980 RHD Moonraker 1600cc twin port engine

17,500 12 months M.O.T. 6 months Tax Serviced

Full raising roof, large twin beds up top or very large double up top, good condition bellows

Full Exclusive suite of furniture hand crafted in Light Winchester Oak:

Ex Kitchen, Ex Main Store, Full Bedroom Locker, Overhead Locker, RnR bed, Table + fittings, Tall buddy with drop down seat & clip on stool.

Hand crafted upholstered doorcards in Dune & Marigold, matching RnR bed cushions & upper bed cushions. Hand crafted matching curtains & cushions

240v hook up, 12v control panel, Dometic 123 3 way fridge, led spots, strip lamp, upper bed light, Leisure battery, dual charging system, triple 12v accessory port.

Modern hifi with aux front port for iphone or ipod with quad speaker set up, 90 watts up front with 250 watts in RnR fascia.

Fiamma twin bike carrier…….ready for those cycling breaks

Daisy is a full camper bundle with everything ready for your family to enjoy. For further details please contact Diane in sales on 01704 891 728 07952 722 301


Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Our newly refurbished T5 Transporter “Shades of Grey” is now ready for sale. This camper is a real head turner and looks the business in its dark grey coat with contrasting dark privacy windows and bright chrome bars and body bling.

We have used the camper to stay over at two shows and it proved well equipped and very comfortable….so here’s the spec:

2009 T5 SWB 85 bhp

Price 19,750 inc vat

Mileage 36,500

Taxed until 31.12.13

M.O.T. Jan 2014


Smoked air deflectors over each door

Chrome grille enhancers

Chrome Indicator trim enhancers

Chrome wing mirror trims

Privacy glass x 4 windows

Chrome bar skirting round entire camper

Darkened steel wheels with gloss wheel trims


Front seats squabs re-upholstered with new fabric

Upgraded hifi with USB & Ipod jack + 6 speaker system with 3-way 6” Fli speakers in rear

Parrot Handsfree kit which works a treat with iphone… can use siri whilst on the move


Fully insulation & soft trim carding

Marine ply flooring with durable industrial quality flooring

Hand crafted suit of furniture in Grey Bordalino Oak, comprising of:

Kitchen unit (Smev double burner & grill) 12v & 240v spacious fridge with ice tray

Low level store with gas stowage & large additional store to rear doors

Collapsible bed with massive under-bed storage with access via seat base & rear double doors

Large swivel table with 70cm chrome leg


Power Management System: 85 amp Leisure battery, trickle charging, on-site dual charging system, 240v hook up under the vehicle, 12v & 240v fridge operation, 12v led lighting, submersible water pump, 240v double socket power outlet with appropriate inline fuses etc.


Hand crafted rich fabric upholstery with varying foam cell configuration to provide maximum comfort for sleeping. Large seat backs are crafted with soft cell foam config so your spine is afforded greater comfort while sleeping.

We have received plenty of compliments about this T5 as it looks the business, and is now ready for the summer season. For more information call Diane in sales

01704 891 728 07952 722 301

Sunrise shines on the Shak

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Well we have completed “Sunrise” and she is back with her owner Anthony, who has got a unique piece of motor craft artwork. Anthony brief was to create something that has never been seen before in a camper.

Well after sending a pencil sketch across for approval Anthony was pleased with our initial ideas to create a unique “Sunrise” design with 3d sunrise door panels, and Austrian mountain scenery to compliment the theme of this very special camper

The only challenge now was to turn our pencil sketches into reality……and the greater consideration was how would we achieve this with everything hand crafted in Poppy Red Leather.

Our thanks to Anthony for letting our creative juices flow with this very challenging but rewarding project. Check out the gallery for all the amazing shots

T25 city down at the Shak

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

With 4 T25 campers all in a row it’s looking very T3 down at the Shak. We have developed a cracking set of crafted drawers for David’s Syncro which he is putting to good use on his holidays….and once other T25 owners saw the benefits they have included them in their own conversion projects.

Stanford Hall 2013

Monday, May 6th, 2013

A very big thank you to everyone who took the time to come over to our trade stand yesterday too see “Bluebell” our baywindow camper & “Shades of Grey” our newly fitted T5 transporter.

Thank you for all your positive feedback on our furniture & upholstery products, it was lovely talking through your ideas & aspirations you have for your cherished campers.

We hope that through our conversations we have helped you on the journey of realising your camper dreams, and we look forward to talking again in the near future.

See you soon Mike & Diane

True Blue is ready to go

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Our trusty T5 “True Blue” is all fitted out & ready to go to his new home & owner. After having one viewing & test drive his new owner was smitten and plans were afoot for his transfer to fields afar.

Check out the gallery for all the final shots.

Landrover Pod heads for the highlands

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Derrick came down this week to be re-united with his Landrover living pod…and was delighted with the results.

Check out he gallery for all the final shots of this unusual makeover.

The Tranibago is complete

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

Well this mighty project came to an end last week with everything in Pete’s Tranibago complete. With a bespoke roof with wood & upholstery, to bespoke overhead cupboards…this has been a challenge indeed.

Check out the gallery for all the final shots

Pimp my Ride

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Well we certainly have brightened up the looks of shades of Grey since the T5 has entered our stables. With fitted privacy glass windows, front air deflectors, new wheel trims and dark dressing, front grille chrome enhancing & full length chrome side bars.

This T5 is beginning to look the part…..follow the gallery for more updates of its new interior underway.

If you would like your vehicle to benefit from any of these new features, then contact Diane and the team in sales 01704 891 728

Bluebell is changing shape

Monday, February 4th, 2013

After having fitted out Bluebell back in 2009, and taking her to many shows up & down the country..we thought it was about time for a bit of a freshen up and re-vamp of her interior.

We are replacing her layout with a full RnR bed, Camper shak compact cooker, Tall buddy, bespoke buddy, all handcrafted in a new woodgrain…Bordalino Oak…which looks very beach like indeed.

New headlining throughout, hidden LED lighting, new doorcards and upholstery throughout. We should have everything in place for our first outing at Dubfreeze later in the month.

So if you’d like to see Bluebell in the flesh…come along to the first trade show of the year at Dubfreeze

Alabama heads back south

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

“Alabama” left us the other weekend on its return journey to Wales, check out the gallery for this special little Splitty.

Brent & Jill are re-united with Freebird

Friday, October 19th, 2012

There were smiles all round when Brent & Jill caught sight of Freebird in the bright autumn sunshine today. Their camper has undergone a complete transformation at the Shak.

We began with roof refurb, bespoke bellows featuring the names of some of the bands they have travelled Europe to see. Check out the gallery opposite for the whole story.

Patrick is a picture

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Wow this camper is looking mighty fine…check out the gallery opposite for all the info

Busfest 2012 what a show

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

The weather was very kind indeed for us for the entire show and we had a great time being there. Diane & I want to thank everyone who took the time to come over and say hello during the course of the weekend.

Thank you for all your compliments on our display, and kind words about our products & services. It was really lovely to see so many old clients calling in to give us their news, & updates since we last met.

It was without the best Busfest we have ever attended and we enjoyed it immensely. God willing we will see you all next year until then take care & enjoy your camping.

Mike & Diane

Bespoke Bellows

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our latest product range “Bespoke Bellows”. This has been under development for some time as we wanted to offer something really unique for our clients.

So our new hand crafted bellows feature your own design, printed in a background colour to harmonize with your camper. So far we have fitted two sets on our latest campers to enter the Shak…but we have other excited clients waiting in the wings for more designs.

With our in-house fitting service we can now offer you that very unique look for your camper….all under one roof. For more information please contact Diane in sales.

Doris is a special girl on the Day

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Nicky & Tracy made the journey up from London the other weekend to be re-united with Doris, and they were delighted with the transformation undertaken at the Shak & Creative.

With a set of new hand crafted bellows up top, roof refurbishment, hammocks etc…the whole dormobile roof is now 100%.

Inside Nicky wanted a contrast to our traditional wood grains, so after some thought we came up with a sculptured work top to show off their smev unit…all which was finished in a high cream gloss & lacquer to provide a durable long lasting surface.

Check out the gallery for the entire story

Bert is Beautiful

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Dan was re-united with Bert the other week and was delighted with his transformation, we hand crafted his furniture from Macassar to offer a really distinctive look that Dan & Faye were after.

To offer a real contrast to the carcass colour Bert was the first camper to feature our brand new lightweight worktops. We have developed the 40mm worktop in house, which is incredibly light yet offers that heavy look which is very much in vogue at the moment.

With his Smev unit sunk into the kitchen section we continued the worktop along the Main store which lifts to reveal access to the lower storage.

And the icing on the cake was the contrasting upholstery hand crafted in a heavy leather look material. Check out the gallery for all the shots.

Juice gets Fruity

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Matthew & Kath were reunited with Juice the other weekend and were delighted with their new interior trimming, for all the shots check out the gallery.

Parsley is perfect.

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Well everyone has pulled together to get Parsley finished, and doesn’t he look a picture in his new colours and matching upholstery. Everybody at the Shak & Creative have touched this project and its been a real team effort.

So thanks to Andy, Stuart, Wendy, John & Steve for all your hard work…and not forgetting Ben who’s never far away from anything that’s going on.

We have just got to hand craft the hood when we have a little more time, check out the gallery for more detailed shots

Restoration & Spraying services

Friday, February 17th, 2012

We are very pleased to announce the launch of The Camper Shak “Classic Restoration Services”. This has been on the cards for some time now as we seek to expand our range of services to our clients.

To ensure the continuity of a full camper project from restoration, spraying, furniture design/ fitting, bellows, headlining, upholstery, electrics etc, we thought it would be beneficial to have the entire project under the control of one Company.

Some of our clients over previous years suffered great delays from restorers which have impacted on their planned arrival dates at the Shak. So in our countries Olympic year we thought it appropriate to set ourselves some Olympic challenges for the future.

We have taken additional space at the business park and have created a dedicated restoration area, incorporating a fully equipped spray booth. Combined with this we have acquired the necessary equipment and appointed skilled personnel to meet this exciting new challenge.

As you can see in the shot we have already begun work on Parsley our convertible beetle, with two client’s campers waiting in the wings for their restoration projects to begin.

A new dedicated section of the website is under construction for the future…so watch this space. For more information please contact Diane & the team in sales

Harry is dirty no more

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Martyn picked up Harry last evening and took the long return trip back to Battle in Essex. Martyn was delighted with the transformation we performed at the Shak.

Harry has a full width RnR bed, opposing curved seating with a linking seat opposite the sliding door. We have used led lighting in the base of the seating, and a full length of new style led’s either side of the full sliding roof.

For all the shots check out the gallery

Ruby is the jewel in the crown

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Steph & Guy picked up Ruby the other weekend and took her out for her inaugural trip, they were delighted with how she had turned out…and we all think she looks a real gem.

Check out the gallery for all the updated photos

Sorry for the delay

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

We have been asked by clients about our gallery not changing in January, and it’s just about timing I’m afraid.

With now five separate stand-a-lone websites to keep updated it can take some time to stay ahead.

We have lots of new items coming forward this year, and plenty of new ideas for the future… I’ll do my level best to keep the info flowing.

Carls Splitty is ready for home

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Carl returned safe & sound from active service abroad to be re-united with his newly appointed Blue Splitty…..I think its safe to say he will be quite pleased to get her back.

Check out all the shots in the gallery

Bullit hits the mark

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Eddie picked up his camper today and was delighted with the transformation. We have re-created the deluxe dressing that Eddie was so keen on, and within the centre seat we have disguised a chest fridge.

For more shots of Bullit’s journey check out the gallery

Hovis turned out a treat

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Louis & Liz came over from Ireland last weekend to be re-united with Hovis, and were both delighted with the results. We had to design & fabricate new inner window frames for all the rear section of the camper……but Hovis turned out a treat.

With led lighting around the airbox Louis & Liz will not have any dark moments up front in the cab, for all the shots check out the gallery for the whole story.

Hire website

Monday, November 21st, 2011

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our dedicated hire website: This has been in development for some time and now show cases all our hire operation.

By following the link on the menu bar on the left hand side “Camper Hire”, you will be transferred to this new dedicated area.

From here you can navigate through our various services, customer gallery and forthcoming events through our news section.

For more information on any of the services offered please use the contact us section or talk to Diane & the team in sales 01704 891 728

T4,T5 Tidy

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our latest new product “The T4 & T5 storage Tidy”. This product was developed after we had a few nights away in our own T5, both Diane & myself have been campers for years and we know from experience that storage space is a luxury not to be missed.

When your out & about in your camper the need to have regular items close to hand is key to getting sorted quickly. Rather than having to search in a cupboard for the kitchen roll, or rescue the rubbish bag from drifting around the floor.

Working with our heavy duty canvas range of we came up with a storage system that wraps around your headrest fittings, and tucks away at the bottom to follow the contour of the seat back. This ensures that when loaded with possessions the tidy stays in place.

To enhance the appearance of the product we introduced some contrast detailing from our Beachcomber range of waterproof fabrics. With so many colours of Canvas & Beachcomber fabrics to choose from you can really make your T4,T5 Tidy unique.

Check out the gallery opposite for more shots.

Please contact Diane in sales for more information.

Dark hoody at the Shak

Friday, October 7th, 2011

This dark hooded convertible beetle will be transformed into “Parsley” our two-tone pale green & off white cruiser.

Parsley’s progress will be featured in the news section over the coming weeks so watch this space.

James’s peach rolls back to Chester

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

When James dropped off his splitty he was very concerned about some recent damage to his spare wheel extrusion. An unfortunate accident inside the splitty had put a huge dent at the top of the arch.

So after some thought we came up with an upholstered solution to hide the offending damage, needless to say that James was delighted with the results. Check out the customer gallery for all the shots.

Vanfest what a great show

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Thanks to everyone who came to say hello during Vanfest, it was a superb show with so many things to do for all ages. I was really impressed with the feeling of unity from everyone I spoke to with all dubbers out to have a good time irrespective of what the weather could throw at us.

A real big thank you to everyone who travelled to meet us at the show to make your choices for your future camper projects at the Camper Shak. With nearly 1000 business cards taken over the three days both Diane & myself look forward to talking to you all in the future.

Kind regards

Mike & Diane

Sun Canopy

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our latest product: The Sun Canopy. This has been under development for some time as we wanted to create the look of yesteryear with our historic look canopy.

The particular canopy featured has been manufactured to suit “Dougal” Lucy’s Split screen pride & joy, and we are grateful to her for letting us use Dougal to develop our ideas.

The canopy is hand crafted from our Beachcomber range of fabrics which is 100% waterproof. Using are bespoke design fixing system the canopy transports your splitty back to yesterday, when families enjoyed extended living space outside of their campers on the beach or in the countryside.

We plan to offer various ranges of our new product in the future so watch this space. Your canopy will be presented in a hand crafted heavy duty canvas bag for safe storage, with everything required to increase your living area, whilst offering privacy.

Please contact Diane on 01704 891 728 for pricing information

Sew new Investment

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Such is the demand for our hand crafted upholstery products that we have installed another sewing station in Creative Trimmings. This will enable us to meet the growing demands of all the markets sectors we supply.

Watch this space for more updates

Gretel has a new rear locker

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Liz & Chris picked up Gretel last week after a complete transformation at the Shak. Liz wanted a design tweak to our standard full rear locker, with the introduction of a door covering the rear section replacing the cubby area.

Both Liz & Chris were delighted with the result and we have a new product variation to offer. Check out Gretel’s gallery for more shots

Tatton what a great show

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Check out the show report for the full story

Hibiscus Range

Monday, August 1st, 2011

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our “Hibiscus” range. We’ve had this on the design pad for a little while now to manufacture our furniture sporting our own graphics.

So to begin the launch we have chosen the flower synonymous with the Vdub scene…The Hibiscus Flower. We will be showing several pieces of our Hibiscus furniture at Tatton Park this coming weekend…..more information in the show diary.

There are going to several news items over the next few days so watch this space.

Minty heads back

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Minty the bay window headed back up to Cumbria this week ready for Andy, Kate and the family to be re-united with their super Viking conversion.

With new hand crafted bellows and 4 x 6ft beds up top this special camper should have some great trips ahead.

Check out the customer gallery for all of the shots

Hector hails from South Africa

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Hector the beautiful crew cab arrived this week in his new paintwork ready for his transformation at the shak & Creative. Check out the customer gallery for more shots of this special Splitty.

Felix heads for home

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Julia & Dave were re-united with Felix this morning and were delighted with his new and unique finish. We have matched everything to Julia’s exact specifications…check out the gallery for more shots.

Hammock refurbishment

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

We are very pleased to announce the introduction of this brand new service to our product range. Your old and tired bed hammocks can be completely refreshed with new flexible paintwork, and new bed covers hand crafted from our colourful range of heavy duty canvas.

Your new hammocks can then be either picked up from our workshops or courier delivered to your door (at extra cost) for fitting back into your camper.

Prices shown are for refurbishment of two hammocks

Check out the new product section for more information. Please contact Diane in sales for full information on this new service. 01704 891 728

Billy heads back to the Lakes

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Adrian & Sandy were reunited with Billy this week as he left the Shak after his transformation. Billy’s new work included new headlining throughout, Hammock refurbishment, Vertical profile doorcards, Cab upholstery and RnR bed cushions.

An Exclusive suite of Montana Oak hand crafted furniture, Leisure electrics, 240v hook –up, option 2 Hi-Fi…the full works really

Check the customer gallery for the final shots

” Beachcomber” New product release

Friday, February 18th, 2011

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our Beachcomber range of doorcards & upholstery products. This new range has been in development for some time and utilises the finest external grade fabrics to bring a new and vibrant look to your camper.

We have named the various colours after beaches from around our beautiful Island so we can offer:

Formby: beige & Faun colours mixing well with creams, browns etc

Fistral: mixture of various light blues that will harmonize with light and dark shades

Watergate: rich mixture of darker blues, mixing well with contrasting vinyl’s

Blackrock: greys, off whites, black that will add drama to any interior

Bantham: range of mid to light greens, complimented with light brown shades

Gosport: vivid range of reds and mid browns adding a real splash of colour.

Check out the news and products section for more information. We will be displaying some samples from our “Beachcomber Range” at Dubfreeze this coming Sunday.

This new range of fabrics will be featuring in some new products soon to be released within next month……so watch this space.

Beachcomber cab seating

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Check out our newly upholstered cab seating, hand crafted in Cool blue, sporting quilted panels of Fistral from our Beachcomber range of fabrics.

We will have this seating displayed at Dubfreeze this coming Sunday …see you there

Pull yourself together Basil

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Basil is now sporting his new Roman blinds, curtains & cushions…which finish his new look a treat. Creative Trimmings hand crafted all his new soft furnishings from a rich Cream & Gold fabric which compliments Basil’s new furniture & upholstery.

We will be showing Basil at Dubfreeze next month, so please come along and see him in all his new finery.

Basil is transformed

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Well its been a lot of hard work for the Camper Shak team, but we have now finished Basil just in time for our Christmas closure.

When our little splitty returned to us in May we began planning out his new interior working around some curved seating and new style upholstery.

I’m sure you agree that Basil is now the pick of the crop with new headlining throughout, window dressing, two large curved facing seats, and a new suite of luxurious upholstery and doorcards throughout.

We have just got the final soft touches of curtains and cushion dressing to have in place in the new year.

We should have Basil on display at Dubfreeze in Feb 2011 in all his new finery. To see what Basil looked like before we started go back to May this year for his gallery shots.

Busfreeze 2010

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Thank you to everyone who took the time out to come and say hello yesterday at Busfreeze. We had a good day talking through your ideas & aspirations for your camper projects etc.

A real big thank you to all who stopped by for the Camper Shak & Creative Trimmings presentation, were we gave an overview of our products, services and future plans.

Thanks once again for your kind comments on our work, and a big thank you to the clients who came over from Ireland to meet up with us. See you at Dubfreeze 2011 were we should have Basil the Splitty on display along with other new products for the New Year.

Mike, Diane & the Camper Shak team

Izzy heads for home

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Anne & Pater were reunited with “Izzy” the other week, and their revamped Dormobile certainly looked a little different after the full treatment from The Camper Shak & Creative Trimmings.

We have done everything from the Hammocks, headlining, curtains, doorcards, upholstery, furniture, electrics, flooring, sounds systems…the full works really.

I’m sure that you’ll agree Izzy is a real picture, check out the customer gallery for more shots.

Busfreeze 2010

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

The Camper Shak & Creative Trimmings will be attending this great show for the second time. We were there last year for the opening of this autumn vw festival, and it turned out to be a great show.

We will see you there in our usual place in the middle of the hall just before the show& shine area.

“Mu Mu” goes home

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

The little red Splitty from Arizona was re-united with Andrea, Paul & Daniel the other day, and they were very pleased to get her back.

With everything in place the family were heading off for a quick weekend camping break in their new re-vitalised camper.

Our only problem was that weather was so rough we had to take our photographs inside our fitting area.

Check out the customer gallery for more cracking shots

New Product “Quilted Profile”

Monday, August 16th, 2010

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our latest product “Quilted Profile” to our growing range of doorcard options. This has been in development for some time now and after many trials we displayed a selection of finished doorcards at the recent Tatton Park VW show.

We’ve been striving to create a range of doorcards which can offer a real 3 D feel, and our new Copyright Protected range of Quilted Profile door panels fit the bill.

With many colour and texture options to choose from we’re sure Creative Trimmings can transform your camper or vehicle of your choice.

For more information please check out the products section of the Creative Trimmings website, or contact Diane in sales: 01704 891 728

Tatton 2010

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

This was our fifth year at this great show in Tatton Park which started a little wet as Diane, myself & Ben set up early on Sunday morning. Thank you to everyone who stopped off at the Camper Shak & Creative Trimmings display last Sunday, It was lovely to see so many old friends from the vdub scene.

Bluebell our bay window show camper certainly caught the eye of a few folk, and Thank you for all your positive comments about her interior & upholstery etc. Take care and see you next year.

For more photos see the Show section

Priscilla is transformed

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Priscilla was reunited with Freddie this week and I’m sure he will be pleased with his new cool and funky looking cruise machine.

We followed Freddie’s brief to convert his beautiful bay into a low riding cruise machine for all his crew, and with subtle led lighting to light his way this bus is ready for some serious cruising.

Creative Trimmings have transformed his front grey Saab seats with our new G.T. stitching and panelling which has certainly made the seats look a little racier.

Check out the customer gallery for the whole story

G.T. Seating

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

We are very pleased to announce our latest introduction to our growing upholstery product range “G.T. Seating”. This has been a long time in development as we have been searching for the right fabrics to provide the retro speedy look we have been striving to achieve.

This is our first finished seat destined for a bright yellow Triumph Spitfire that will surely brighten up the look of the classic open top sports car. We have changed the centre panel from the old historic hounds tooth, to a breathable soft & supportable fabric.

This new fabric when combined with our frequency lateral stitching transforms these tired old seats into something that would be fitting in a Ferrari.

Check out the products section for more information

Widgy shows his curves

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Ian & Sue were re-united with Widgy this week after his complete transformation courtesy of The Camper Shak & Creative Trimmings

His new curved bulkhead unit looks a real treat set against his new Elegance vivid orange and dune doorcards and upholstery.

Yes Widgy is a Curved Tangerine Dream Machine…check out the customer gallery for all the info

Vikings navigate from Norway

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Vikings navigate from Norway

The three pals Jan, Joran & Stien landed at the Shak in bright spring sunshine after their long drive over from Norway. We had been in communication with Jan & Joran for some time discussing their camper projects.

It was a relief to find their journey over land and sea had gone without a hitch, and they had found their way across from Immingham near Grimsby to the Camper Shak in Lancashire.

So while both their campers are in the workshop being transformed from empty shells into day vans, the trio from Norway are exploring the U.K. in Daisy our four berth hire camper.


Monday, April 19th, 2010

Working in conjunction with Wood End Business Park we are very pleased to announce this new service from The Camper Shak.

After spending a lot of time, money & effort restoring your camper why not avoid your pride & joy standing out in the elements when not in use.

At Wood End Business Park we can now offer over 5,400 sq ft of secure under cover storage for your prize camper. The unit is protected by a number of security measures including:

• Close circuit T.V. surveillance

• Alarm security at single point of entrance

• High post security at doorway entrance

• Single key access controlled on site

• Landowner lives on site and conducts regular external inspections

The storage facility has been assessed by the caravan club and has been awarded with the highest Gold standard.

How does the system work?

This couldn’t be easier, simply make contact with Diane in sales and we can discuss a storage package to suit your requirements. Once we have determined your period of storage bring your camper down and deposit your vehicle within the storage facility.

We have good train access to the business park covered by Liverpool – Preston & Southport to Manchester train lines, with New Lane train station being 50 metres from the business park

Storage charges begin from as little as 15.00 per week for a camper, with special packages available for longer periods.

For more information please contact Diane in sales 01704 891 728 or view the Products section

Dora is set to Explorer

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Joyce & Tony were re-united with Dora last Saturday, and were delighted with her new look. Between them they had chosen a bold internal colour combination of Mussel for the main body of the furniture, with contrasting lids in textured Zebrano.

To compliment their flashy furniture Creative Trimmings started by dressing their entire roof canopy and upper bed boards with new carpeting. With this complete we could then hand craft a complete suite of Exclusive doorcards, RnR lower bed cushions, Wide Buddy & clip on stool cushions & large upper bed cushions within the newly trimmed canopy. All hand crafted on site in Dune with Grey Friar fluted inserts.

To finish off their tired brown cab seats were stripped down to the frame, re-painted then re-built and upholstered in Dune with Grey friar fluted inserts & piping to match their fabulous new interior.

Check out the customer gallery for more photos

Camper Shak Hire

Monday, March 1st, 2010

We are very pleased to announce the launch of The Camper Shak Hire service. Over the past 12 months we have been preparing our first two bay window campers to a very high standard.

We now have Bluebell a two berth Devon pop top, and Daisy a four berth Devon Moonraker which are both ready for the road. Each have been completely restored internally and externally to our highest standards and are now both ready for hire.

Both our campers have new Exclusive suites of furniture comprising of:

Exclusive kitchen, Exclusive main store, Full rear bedroom locker, Overhead locker, RnR bed, generous table 70cm leg, 60cm leg & tripod, Tall buddy with dropdown seat & clip-on-stool. Bluebells furniture has been handcrafted in Matfen Chestnut, and Daisy has a full suite hand crafted in Light Winchester Oak

To finish Both Daisy & Bluebell have been exquisitely dressed internally by Creative Trimmings & Creative Curtains & Cushions.

We will be launching a specific hire section within the website hopefully by this weekend, which will carry all the relative information and details required to hire either Bluebell or Daisy in time for Easter.

Angus goes home

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

Angus the T25 was reunited with his owners this week after their skiing break. Angus has been completely transformed at The Camper Shak & Creative Trimmings.

His transformation began with new headlining and pillar dressing throughout, then with this in place we could begin on redesigning his interior & upholstery.

With new profile doorcards in place the next job was to hand craft full width bed cushions for down below, and the same for new double bed up top.

We then turned our attention to their tired cab seating which was completely stripped back and brought back to hand crafted Elegance quality in Cool blue & Dune.

Check out the customer gallery for the full story.

Split screen goes home.

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Val & Jonty were reunited with their beautiful Split screen camper this week after a complete transformation at the Shak. Their project was a big one with new bellows fitting, Creative Trimmings then provided new headlining throughout from cab to tailgate, Exclusive doorcards hand crafted in Apple mint & Dune.

To compliment this we continued the theme with both cab and RnR matching upholstery. With this in place it was time to fit a Mad Matz tiled floor, and then their Exclusive suite of furniture manufactured from Stilo Walnut.

Hi-Fi connection along with both leisure electrics and 240v hook up, have turned this empty Splitty into the envy of the town.

Check out the customer gallery for the whole story

Curves come to The Camper Shak

Monday, December 21st, 2009

We are pleased to announce that Curves have arrived at The Camper Shak. Our latest bespoke furniture design used in Lindsay’s & Grahams Nissan interior features a curved kitchen and storage unit.

When we were given their Nissan Largo Highway Star and asked to come up with a piece of furniture that would provide both storage and a cooking area it seemed only natural to introduce a few curves into the design.

This new design has taken many hours of development from the drawing board to final furniture production, and when Lindsay & Graham viewed the mock-up they gave us the thumbs up to produce the real piece hand crafted in Matfen Chestnut.

With their RnR bed in place it seemed only natural to utilise the rear of the vehicle to create a bespoke cooking and storage area. It was a tight squeeze to get everything in, but by using our new curves we have managed to house the gas bottle, provide a double burner & grill with double access storage underneath, and to accompany we have a 20 litre thermo cooler with top and bottom storage features.

With Creative Trimmings providing the finishing touches with a Superior set of bed cushions, the newly appointed Largo is ready for the highway, with many trips ahead.

Check out the customer gallery for the full story

Bluebell comes to the rescue

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

Graham & Kelly were destined to have a December wedding at Samlesbury Hall near Preston. But their plans for the bride & bridesmaids arriving in a bay window camper came under threat when their scheduled vehicle hit major engine problems.

They had seen Bluebell at the Busfreeze show in November, and being a regular customer of John‘s at 81av it wasn’t long before enquiries were being made about the possibility of The Camper Shak helping out.

When we heard on Friday of Graham & Kelly’s plight we were only too pleased to assist, and arrangements were made to put things right. So with everything in place and Samlesbury Hall decorated with a covering of snow the scene was set for a memorable day for their wedding.

Kelly’s Mother and the bridesmaids were the first to arrive from the lodge house in Bluebell, and everyone looked fabulous against the backdrop of the Hall and the snow scene. Then with the girls safely inside warming in front of the open log fire, it was time for Bluebell to deliver Kelly and her Father.

I’m sure you will agree that Kelly looked beautiful sat alongside her proud Father, we offer Graham & Kelly the very best wishes for their new life together

Kelly & her proud Father

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

Busfreeze 2009 what a great new show

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Mike talks through the complete transformation of “Bluebell” during The Camper Shak 10:30am presentation.

For more information and images on this brand new show read the full show report

Bluebell is ready for Busfreeze

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

It’s been many hours of hard work and involved all members of the Camper Shak & Creative Trimmings team to prepare “Bluebell” for her first trip to Busfreeze this weekend.

So for a better view of this beautiful Bay window camper…come on down to Busfreeze this weekend.

Check out the customer gallery for the latest images

New Westy style roof fitting

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

We have recently fitted a brand new Westy style roof on Norison, a bay window camper from Edinburgh. The roof was supplied by O’Connor’s in Devon and was delivered right to the Shak for us to undertake the fitting for our clients.

This new roof section was to replace the historic Pop Top and create a large double bed along with a forward luggage rack.

The whole operation involved everyone from The camper Shak & Creative Trimmings team, with firstly removing the old roof then cutting new aperture for the new roof mechanism.

With this in place it was then over to Creative to re-do the headlining and upper trimming.

If you would like to transform your bay window camper to a true four berth camper, then contact Diane in sales for more information

The Shak & Creative’s show camper

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Our bright blue bay arrives from restoration ready for us to transform into a show camper…..check out the customer gallery for the whole story

Rebecca is re-united with her T4

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Rebecca picked up her revamped T4 from us the other day, and was delighted with our transformation of her once empty van. She was very impressed with our bespoke collapsible bed, which when open creates a whopping 6ft x 5ft sleeping area, with massive storage underneath

Check out the customer gallery for the whole story

Wheel covers from Creative Trimmings

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

This new product is shown here within a recently fitted camper, we have matched the colour scheme to harmonize with the Creative “Plug” bed cushions.

with over 30 colours to choose from our vinyl range…your options and variety are endless. For more information navigate to the Creative Trimmings website featured Products, Upholstery or contact Diane in sales.

Sonya & Colin make it a big trip

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

It was lucky that we had good weather the other weekend as our clients Sonya & Colin were travelling back to Edinburgh on their tandem.

They had packed the bike away in the camper during the trip down to Lancashire, and after we had sorted all the finer details of their camper project it was time to get changed into their cycling outfits ready for the mammoth 210 mile trip back home.

The couple will be making a repeat journey to pick up Norison when its completed in a few weeks….now that’s commitment

Welcome to the new Website

Monday, September 14th, 2009

As the Camper Shak begins its fourth year we felt that website was in need of an update, we thought we would highlight certain areas to keep you right up to date with current information.

With both the News & Customer gallery featured on the home page you can be sure that you will not miss any changes that may have been buried in the site.

It is our intention over the coming weeks to alter Creative Trimmings to come in line with the new fresher look. Although the site has only been live for a few days we have received positive comments from many people, however if you think we could make improvements please feel free to comment.

Mike & Diane

Summer is here

Friday, August 21st, 2009

We are well into the heart of our summer months…and again its been a bit of a mixed bag for us all. We were sweating at the start of July as the temperature within the workshop topped 35 degrees, and a week later we were back to rain and 15 degrees.

But when the sun shines the countryside looks wonderful, this is a shot taken from the edge of Woodend Business Park…the home of The Camper Shak & Creative Trimmings. With the business park overlooking Martin Mere wildfowl reserve there is always plenty to see.

Wherever you are planing to visit this summer in your camper we hope that you have a good trip and that our unpredictable weather shines down on us all.

Hightop heads back to the Highlands

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Jane & John picked up their newly fitted camper from us last weekend and headed back up to Scotland, check out the customer gallery for some great shots.

The Forces Favourite

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

Over the past three years we have supplied furniture and fitted a number of campers for members of our armed forces. During this time it has been our privilege to meet RAF Harrier Pilots & engineers, Royal Marine diving instructors, Sailors serving around the world, members of the British Army, S.B.S. & S.A.S. team members.

We have even had communication from serving personnel as far away as Iraq & the Falkland Islands discussing their camper projects. We appreciate greatly the difficult jobs that all our Armed Forces carry out around the world, and hope that when you are home on leave you can chill out in your treasured vw campers.

Textured range

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

We are very pleased to announce the introduction of our “Textured” range of colours, these comprise of 8 fantastic new textured shades.

Running through from a very dark Hacienda Black through to Hacienda White, with Amazonas, Grey Beige Zebrano, Sand Zebrano, Natural Urbano, Driftwood, Woodline Mocha & Woodline cream…there is something here for everyone.

The colour is only part of the story as each different choice is also textured to the touch offering some exciting combinations for your interior.

The Textured range carries a 12.5% surcharge on our standard colour range, please contact Diane is Sales for more information.

Kaleidoscope range

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our Kaleidoscope range of solid colours. The range comprises of over 45 new solid colours to really make your interior your own. Running through from Creams, to Blues, to Greens, Reds, Yellows and Oranges.

With colour names such as Caramel, Dakar, Olive, Avocado, Sepia, Ice Blue to name but a few, you can let your imagination go wild and contrast the colour of your carcass with your door or your furniture lids…the only barrier will be your imagination.

The Kaleidoscope range carries a 10% surcharge on our standard colour range, please contact Diane in sales for more information.

Developments at the Shak

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

Our key driving force at the Camper Shak is to continually assess our products, services and colour ranges in order to present an exciting choice to our clients.

Back at the end of March we announced that we were making some internal structural alterations to the Shak.

These were to enable the introduction of new machinery and working areas which would allow us to offer some exciting new features to our services.

We have been under the radar a bit as we have worked very hard getting everything into place…but now we are ready to proceed.

Over the following weeks we will be announcing some new colour ranges and design features…which the whole Camper Shak team are very excited about, we hope that you will find them interesting as well.

We create seating for 4 in Clive’s Bay

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Clive and his two little boys were reunited with their bay window camper from the Shak this morning. Its fair to say that everyone was pleased with the transformation from The Camper Shak & Creative Trimmings.

With everything under one roof we have created a tall unit housing microwave, storage and thermo cooler area, with a porta buddy and mini buddy seat making a double seat for two.

It has made a significant difference having our upholstery section upstairs from the camper fitting area, this way everything can be checked for that perfect Creative fit……check out the customer gallery for the full story

Stanford Hall was a real treat

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Or first show at Stanford Hall did not disappoint…check out the show report for the full story and many more pictures

See you next year

The Shak changes Shape

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

We are currently making some internal changes to an area of the Camper Shak workshop, and our office is going to be affected therefore our main telephone line will be out of commission for the next 2 – 3 weeks.

Don’t worry though Diane will be controlling sales via our usual e-mail address, and you can reach us on our mobile line 07952 722 301.

These changes when complete will enable the introduction of some exciting new developments within The Camper Shak……so watch this space for more information

Brazilian Bay has a place to stay

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Sylvester the Brazilian Bay can now sleep up to four, as well as his bed rock n roll bed in the main cabin we have developed a whopping double bed up top.

With matching cushions from Creative Trimmings we have created a great sleeping area for 2 children in a bed 1m wide x 1.5m long, which should provide plenty of room for sleepy heads to rest.

Check out the customer gallery for the full story

The Shak & G’day Kombis join forces

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

We are very pleased to announce that The Camper Shak & G’day Kombis of Oxford have joined forces to bring both the highest quality rust free Australian vans combined with hand crafted quality interiors from the Camper Shak.

The trading partnership has been formed following many discussions between Mike & Billy who want to explore the many synergies the two companies can offer.

This week has seen two sets of hand crafted furniture going down to Oxford to be fitted within campers from G’days extensive stock, and clients from G’day have already booked their campers in for the full Camper Shak treatment in Lancashire later in the year.

Watch this space for more developments

Swampy’s bespoke kitchen is a treat

Friday, March 20th, 2009

David & Sarah had an oven in their previous furniture and wanted to retain this valuable feature, so we created a bespoke kitchen unit within our workshop & introduced a couple of new storage ideas.

Check out the customer gallery for more info

Dubfreeze 09 “what a great show”

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Check out the show report for the full story

Kevs T4 is complete

Monday, February 9th, 2009

We have transformed Kevs T4 into a fully functional camper, with the help of Creative Trimmings we have created a collapsible seat / bed which offers a two way seat.

This seat when opened creates a bed over 6ft in length and a massive 5ft in width, plenty of room to stretch out in there Kev.

Check out the customer gallery for the full story

Bespoke Build services

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our Bespoke Build service. This is a new development to our furniture options to cater specifically for clients who wish to have something unique and hand crafted to suit their requirements.

For more information check out our new Bespoke Build category

Ruperts progress

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

Rupert is transformed from this empty shell to the image below

Rupert Returns

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

Rupert is transformed at The Camper Shak, where he has received our full treatment.

He's a lucky little Splitty as he's going to spend the rest of his days in France with Sue, Mark & the boys.

Check out the customer gallery for the full story

Leaky returns home

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Leaky the T25 has returned home with her new interior, check out the customer gallery for more images.

The “Old” meets the “New”

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Check out the latest arrivals to the Camper Shak, see the Customer Gallery for whole story

Andys Camper returns to Portsmouth

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Andy & Bronwyn made the journey up from Portsmouth yesterday to collect their revitalised Bay window camper.

During its stay at the Shak we have insulated, fitted both leisure electrics and 240v hook up, laid a brand new Mad Matz tiled floor, fitted new interior lighting,

Fitted new headlining through the camper, new window seals and tinted glass.

And then fitted a brand new suite of Exclusive furniture manufactured in a contrasting Limed Oak. Finally to finish the camper completely we have fitted an Elegance suite of door cards, Rock n Roll bed cushions and re upholstered front cab seats, courtesy of Creative Trimmings.

Check out the customer gallery for the complete set of finished photos

Headlining Refurbishment

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Headlining Refurbishment

We are very pleased to announce the introduction of Headlining Refurbishment to our growing choices of additional services.

If your camper is ready to change from this to the image below then check out our new products section for more information.

Headlining Refurbishment

Friday, October 24th, 2008

A bay window camper is fitted with our new headlining, and what a difference it has made.

For more information check out our new product related section.

Santorini Bay is a big project.

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Check out the customer gallery for the full story

The Shak moves to a new home

Friday, August 8th, 2008

As the Camper Shak celebrates its 2nd birthday we are very pleased to announce that we have moved to larger premises, our new location is:

The Camper Shak Ltd

Unit 7,

Woodend business Park,


L40 0PH.

Our hours of business:

Monday – Thursday 08:30am – 17:30pm

Friday 08:30-am – 12:30pm

Saturday 08:30am – 12:00 noon

Sunday Closed

We are still deep within the Lancashire countryside in fact the business park overlooks Martin Mere wetlands trust, with some fantastic views. This is a brand new spacious park and we feel very fortunate to have our new operation in “Lucky Number 7”.

Our aim when we have found our feet is to extend both our range of products and services that we can offer, as we now can work on a number of campers under cover.

Over the coming weeks we will be creating our own office and bespoke customer area where you will be able to view our variety of wood and upholstery options over a cup of tea in a relaxed environment.

Follow the news board for more updates….we will post our new phone numbers when we are connected.

Lauras makover is complete

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Laura’s camper receives a complete makeover with an Exclusive suite of furniture in Maple wood, and to compliment her new furniture a full suite of Elegance doorcards and full upholstery revamp from Creative Trimmings

Check out the customer gallery for the whole story.

Creative Trimmings offer 30 colours

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

We are very pleased to announce that our sister company Creative Trimmings can now offer 30 colour options for your camper upholstery.

Making your choices of Doorcards, Cab seating and Rock n Roll seating a real treat.

Check out the product section for more information

Bruce gets Spruced down at the Shak

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

Bruce gets his complete interior re-vamped with an Exclusive suite of furniture manufactured in Montana Oak, and to compliment this a full set of Elegance upholstery from Creative Trimmings to match his bright orange exterior.

Check out the customer gallery for more pictures and the whole story.

Cab Seating upholstery

Monday, April 7th, 2008

We are very pleased to announce the introduction of cab seat upholstery, this new addition to our services will be provided through our sister company “Creative Trimmings”

Please navigate to Products / Upholstery for more information

Upholstery services

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our upholstery range of products. We have four variations of upholstery finish to complete the transformation of your camper.

From our Classic fabric range, right up to the Elegance with twin fluted leatherette, contrasting inserts & piping our new upholstery range offers a wide choice of options.

This new range is being provided through our sister company “Creative Trimmings”.

For more information check out our new Upholstery product category

New product release: The Porta Buddy

Friday, November 30th, 2007

We are very pleased to announce the release of our Porta Buddy seat, which has been designed to accommodate a Thetford size porta-potti.

For more information and images go to products/ buddy seats/ Porta Buddy

New product release: The Cool Store

Friday, November 30th, 2007

We are very pleased to announce the release of the Camper Shak Cool Store, this latest addition to our storage range offers a 20 litre fridge, sink / tap, water container and storage within one piece of furniture.

The Cool Store is designed to fit beside your sliding door, and can be used to compliment layouts featuring our stand – a - lone cooker.

For more information and images please navigate to: products/furniture/ main store / Cool Store

Three new wood grain colours

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

We are very pleased to introduce three new colour options to our wood colour library

Cream Ash

A light wood with light brown soft graining.

Fino Cinnamon

This wood shade has a mid toned background, with a darker tightly spaced wood grain.

Romano Cherry

A warm coloured background with a slightly richer spaced graining.

For more information check out the swatch styles.

New product release: The “Range Cooker”

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

We are very pleased to announce the release of the Camper Shak “Range Cooker”. This new piece of furniture provides all the great features that you would expect from our cooker sections along with additional storage.

For full information check out the Products / Furniture / Kitchen section

New products for the Autumn season

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Over the coming weeks we will be introducing more items to our products range, there will be accessories, new wood colours and exciting new furniture options for you to consider

We start today with the release of the Camper Shak “Compact Cooker”, this unit will fit alongside our full width bed yet still provides all that you require from your cooker unit

Check out the products category for full information.

Camper Trips

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Check out our new section “Camper Trips” we hope that this will be interesting and informative…and maybe inspire you to pack up your camper and head off on your own adventures.

Discover “Barley Bay” for yourself by viewing the video link in “Skibbereen and Mizen Head”

Our Moonraker is transformed

Friday, August 3rd, 2007

Our Moonraker has been completely transformed after receiving the full Camper Shak treatment…for the full story check out the customer gallery

A new wood grain colour

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

We are very pleased to announce the introduction of Ferrara Oak to our wood colour library. This is a warm mid toned oak with contrasting darker oak graining.

The Split screen camper “Puffing Billy” is having a complete exclusive suite manufactured in this new exciting colour

Our Show bus returns to the Shak

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

We are very pleased to have our Moonraker back at the Shak after its complete restoration and re-spray. All the work was undertaken by John and his team at 81av in Southport.

We are going to have this camper in tip top condition ready for our summer leave at the back end of next month, when we set sail for the Emerald Isle…Yes we are going to explore the beautiful country of Ireland.

We have a lot to do to get this camper fitted out and ready to go for the summer. Our Moonraker is going to have a full exclusive suite in Carolina Cherry, with some interesting lighting features.

After our summer leave this camper along with others will accompany us at some of the vw festivals up and down the country.

Follow the complete story in the customer gallery over the comings weeks

Take a video tour round the Shak

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

We are very pleased to announce a new feature to the customer gallery…the Camper Shak video tour.

Whilst we try to capture as many images as possible we thought it may be useful for you to take a tour round some of the finished campers before they leave the Shak.

Our first example is a tour around Daisy who had an exclusive makeover in the spring, although our first attempts are a little shaky…this is something we will improve upon with practice.

To take our first tour find Daisy in the customer gallery under:

Daisy prepares to come to the Shak - Monday, February 19th, 2007

Open up the images and click on the video tour title and the show will roll

Customers Rides

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Our customer gallery shows a growing list of clients campers who have come to the Camper Shak for their camper transformations, however that is not the entire picture.

We have a great number of clients who take delivery of their Camper Shak interior to fit out themselves.

With this in mind we have created a new category…Customers Rides. When you take possession of your Camper Shak interior this is only one part of the story, it is what you do after fitting that makes your camper unique.

This new category will hopefully illustrate how innovative our clients have been, and provide inspirational ideas to turn your camper into something really unique.

If you would like your camper featured in this new section please make contact and we will post your shots.

Our first customer off the Mainland

Monday, May 28th, 2007

We met up with Helen & Tony this weekend at Portsmouth harbour where they took delivery of their new Camper Shak interior.

We had been communicating for some time over the internet, but Saturday 26th May was the first time we had all met up. 

Helen, Tony and their excited daughter Annie arrived on the ferry from the Isle of Wight in their Devon Moonraker which was stripped and ready to accept their new Camper Shak Exclusive suite manufactured in Pippy Oak. 

More photos to follow when Tony has everything in place……customers rides

Two new wood grain colours

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

We are very pleased to introduce two new wood colour options to our furniture range.

Carolina Cherry

A warm mid-toned wood colour, with slightly darker fine graining.


This is a solid light coffee coloured finish, which when contrasted with other wood colours such as Limed Oak…looks superb.

For more information check out the swatch styles

Mix n Match your palette

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

With the introduction of our new solid wood colour Cappuccino, clients have the option of mixing their wood finishes.

Cappuccino makes a lovely contrast when combined with Limed Oak…giving you the option for contrasting coloured lids on your Camper Shak furniture.

Check out forthcoming camper projects for the full picture

Daisy has an Exclusive makeover

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

Daisy is now reunited with her proud owners Gemma & Stuart.

Daisy is delighted with the Exclusive treatment she received at the Camper Shak...check out the customer gallery for the full story

Hungarian Ash suspension

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Due to fluctuations in the supply of this new wood shade colour, we have taken the decision to temporarily suspend Hungarian Ash from our wood colour library.

We will endeavour to return it when supply becomes constant or replace it with a suitable long term alternative.

Sufficient stock has been procured to satisfy all clients with bookings within our current production schedule.

Puffing Billy comes to the Shak

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

Billy chugs into the Camper Shak for a complete re-fit, check out the customer gallery for the full story

Frankie is fit for HOLLYWOOD

Sunday, March 25th, 2007

Ali & Vanessa were reunited with Frankie yesterday after her complete transformation at the Shak.

They packed her up and then were straight off camping for the weekend.

Check out the full story in the customer gallery

Product pricing review

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

In light of recent raw material price increases in both wood and metal based products, this has necessitated a full product costing review

With this in mind we are reflecting slight increases to our products range, however we will continue in our aim to provide quality furniture and services at affordable prices.

With our new pricing in place, this still means you can get a complete suite of Camper Shak furniture in any of our growing wood colours for under 1,900.

This set would include:

Tall buddy + clip on stool

Exclusive Kitchen

Exclusive main store

Rear bedroom locker

Overhead locker

3/4 Camper Shak RnR bed

Matching table top

In closing I must stress that customers who are already booked into our 2007 production schedule will remain unaffected.

Lenny gets his Exclusive makeover

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

Gurdial has now finished all the hard work transforming Lenny into a fabulous family camper

Check out the customer gallery for the full story

Three new wood grain colours

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

We are very pleased to announce the introduction of three new wood shades to our range of furniture:

Hungarian Ash

A light wood with light grey marbling

Limed Oak

A mid toned wood with a subtle mixture of multi coloured graining

Pippy Oak

A rich natural Oak finish with knots and deep graining

For more information check out the swatch styles

Childrens Charity bus comes to the Shak

Monday, February 26th, 2007

The Second Chance Childrens Charity, based in Portsmouth has commissioned the Camper Shak to completely re-fit their bay window camper.

Second Chance was founded in 1984 and grew from the work of the founder and present chief executive Doug Hulme in special schools. It was originally known as The Foster an Angler charity, because it took children from deprived backgrounds camping and fishing.

Check out the full story in the customer gallery

New Product Release

Sunday, February 25th, 2007

Large Buddy Seat with clip-on-stool

This new addition to our buddy seat range offers additional seating, whilst not compromising on storage.

Check the new product categories for full specification, details and pricing.

Our furthest customer so far

Monday, February 19th, 2007

Gemma and Stuart have got to be our furthest customers so far…from the home of the Camper Shak in Lancashire.

When Gemma was trying to gain some inspiration for their interior she came across our website while she was 8,000 miles away in Port Stanley, The Falkland Islands.

I’m only glad they didn’t want me to deliver………

So the challenge is on…can any future Camper Shak customer beat 8,000miles

Check out the customer gallery for the full story

T25 Loaded with Festive Cheer

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

Our T25 was loaded up with two full sets of Camper Shak furniture

Destined for delivery to the heart of the Midlands

Sue & Sean’s Bay window camper in Herefordshire

Pauls project gets ready for the furniture in Birmingham

Check the customer gallery for the full story

New Product Release

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

Half Bed locker & Cubby store

This new addition to our bedroom furniture offers great storage, with no obstruction to your rear camper window.

Check the new product categories for full specification, details and pricing

Camper Shak Exclusive Range

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

We are very pleased to announce the release of the Camper Shak Exclusive Range

This new addition to our growing furniture range offers a higher level of trim and features to your Camper Shak interior

To explore the Exclusive Range features, navigate to the product categories and get the full story.

We have created a direct - access catergory for you to view the furniture

New Product Release

Friday, November 24th, 2006

We are pleased to announce the release of our 3/4 and full width Camper Shak Rock-n-Roll beds. Our beds can be manufactured from any of our wood grain, or solid colour library.

Check the new product categories for full specification, details and pricing

Zacs Splitty is transformed at the Shak

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

The 1962 Californian Split screen camper has now left the Camper Shak, after its complete transformation. Check the customer gallery for the full story.

New Product Release

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

The Camper Shak...Stand-a-lone cooker unit

Check the new product categories for full specification details and pricing

Website update

Monday, November 20th, 2006

Although the Camper Shak website has only been live for three months, it has become necessary to update the layout in order to accommodate new products, and prepare categories for future projects.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our Camper Shak customers for their business and design requests that have helped in shaping our growing range of Camper Shak furniture.

T3 T25 arrives at the Camper Shak

Monday, November 20th, 2006

In order for us to develop a range of Camper Shak furniture to suit T25’s we have purchased a 1982 model which will be used as a template vehicle.

This will enable us to design a bespoke range of furniture to suit this vehicle layout. New Camper Shak T25 furniture will be available very soon.

If you already have some ideas of what you would like to achieve within your own T25 camper, then please feel free to make contact through the website, and help develop a range of furniture based on real customer requests

New Website Launch

Sunday, August 13th, 2006

Welcome to the new website for "The Camper Shak". Here you can view events which we have been to, view our past designs, and purchase products from our product range.

The Camper Shak at VWNW Tatton Park

Sunday, August 13th, 2006

Well we have just completed our first VW Show at Tatton Park. This was our first opportunity for VW enthusiast to view and examine our product range up close.

The show gave us the focus to have a number of elements finalised in readiness for our first outing. Furniture layouts were prepared, and promotional material made ready, and the final element of the weekend was the launch of the Camper Shak website.

Well after arriving on Saturday evening and setting up our trade pitch we settles down in our camper under a star strewn sky, and all looked settled for the next days show.

However the weather at first light looked a bit doubtful and it wasn\'t long before the rain started falling. Everyone was rapidly taking cover and trying to keep their sale items from the elements.

But by mid morning the weather had stabilised and people began milling around the show area. We had many people showing great interest in our own camper fitted out with Camper Shak furniture.

And we had set up a show area at the rear of the site for people to really get to grips with the product range. The feedback was very encouraging with all of our 200 pricing detail sheets gone before lunch. (need to have much more next time)

Some folks seemed astonished that we could offer the furniture range in several wood colour tones, and we have arranged to send some out to potential clients for specific colour matchings.

So after a long day we eventually got home around 7.00pm, was it worth it? You bet. It was hard work getting everything ready for our first show, but the comments have been extremely encouraging and uplifting.

Thanks to everyone who visited us at the Camper Shak stand, it was lovely meeting you.

I hope that we offered you some interesting possibilities for your camper.

Visits to the Camper Shak

Sunday, August 13th, 2006

The Show area

Sunday, August 13th, 2006

Inside our 1980 Devon Moonraker

Sunday, August 13th, 2006