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Campervan and budget advice for a 1st time traveller!!!

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1. Posted by Antonio703 (Budding Member 67 posts) 6y

Hi All,

Me and my gf are going on our first rtw. we are going s.e asia, oz, nz and south america...

during our time in NZ we want to hire a campervan for about 2 months but all the companies are so much more expensive than it first looks...

Does anyone know where is the best place to look and whether or not we should book before we get there or if we should wait until we are there?

Also ho much do people budget for OZ and NZ roughly per day?



2. Posted by Antonio703 (Budding Member 67 posts) 6y

Hi really hope someone could help me...would really appreciate any advice that anyone has!

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5. Posted by garry moll (Budding Member 348 posts) 6y

hi antonio.
Not sure if it is of any help but.
My wife and i did a month in oz about 3 years ago and took a motorhome/campervan for 9 nights. i found the hiden extras expensive while hiring the van, they try and push extra insurance in case a tree falls on the van or you sink up to the windows in quick sand.....humbug. they also told me in the small print that i must stay on the tarmac/bichamin roads with the unless there was to be some act of god to take place i did not need that insurance, also the tables and chairs were on hire also, better to buy some then give them away once done (depending on how long your trip is) but we are thinking of doing it again next year and due to being a true Yorkshire man im looking for the best and cheapest way to do it.
If i can help give me a shout.

6. Posted by Antonio703 (Budding Member 67 posts) 6y

Thanks Gary,

We were initially looking to hire one for about 2 months but they all just seem so expensive mainly (i think) due to the time we are going...i really don't see how companies can charge around 5 times as much as they do in june for a january hire!!!!

What part of Yorkshire you from? me and mrs live in Leeds...looking ofcourse to get around the cheapest way we can!
when you planning to head back over that part of the world? I'm v.excited as never been before!


7. Posted by Kayley wis (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y


The best campervan company is Jucy.... they are amazing, great cars, fuel efficient, the team are amazing and what you pay for is what you get!
With a lot of the other companies that I book, they appear a really good price at first, and then sting you with extra costs, not jucy!

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

8. Posted by Antonio703 (Budding Member 67 posts) 6y

Thanks Kayley,

I must say I did look at Jucy but they were really expensive. way over my budget. I do follow them on twitter the hope that they have a major sale or something one day!

9. Posted by razzaefc (Budding Member 109 posts) 6y

antonio,what sort of prices do you have already?

im getting one with two mates in oz next feb,only for three weeks as there going home,the only campers i have looked at so far are the ones in the sta travel brochure

10. Posted by Antonio703 (Budding Member 67 posts) 6y

I have various ranging from £45-50 up to £90 per day. its not too bad but that is only a 2 sleeper most basic without shower or toilet. the STA ones looked good and were advertised for like £13 a day but in when I started looking they actually turn out to be about £55 a day for cheapest at that time of year...what sort of price did you get out of them? If you look at any others let me know.

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