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11. Posted by garry moll (Budding Member 348 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Hi Antonio,
i got a motor home and had a shower and toilet in, toilet handy for in the night but depending where you want to go,
if keeping to caravan and camping sites the shower not needed,
All the things required are spot on in the sites, Showers second to none, barbis all over the place and all I used were free.
We felt safer keeping to the sites and the sites are all over the place.
Dont think that the sites are only in built up areas they are all over, Blue mountains on the coast and we went in November and they were quite empty.

12. Posted by razzaefc (Budding Member 109 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

iv only looked at the prices shown in the brochure,so if its true what your saying about them putting the prices up then thats a bit of a kick in the bollocks for me as i wasnt expecting them to be that much,ill start having a proper look soon though and let you no if i come across anything worth while, feel free to do the same,nice one!

13. Posted by Antonio703 (Budding Member 67 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Cheers Gary, most the ones i have been looking at are w/out shower and toilet as they seem to be cheapest!...and razz it is defo more than a kick in bollocks! lol...we got really excited because we saw same as you in STA brochure for £13 a day and thought we were soughted...but i spoke to them the other day and that exact same one came in at £48 a day.
How many of you are going? the more the are the cheaper it works out...its only me and my gf so they are so expensive...tbh I am not sure we can afford it so we might end up havinbg to get the buss passes and travelling that way. shame as I really wanted to hit the road myself and take my own route!...yeah keep me posted on what you decide!...if you come up with a good solution I can steal it! lol

14. Posted by Crispy13 (Budding Member 15 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!


My bf and I had a campervan for a month in New Zealand in November and for 2 weeks in Australia and each time Jucy came out the cheapest. Jucy NZ will give you 10% off your booking if you book with them during their happy hour (if you look on their website they will tell you when happy hour is).

Alot of people we met on our travels were actually buying campervans if they were travelling for more than 1 month as it works out cheaper and then selling it on when they have finished with it - not sure if this is an option for you?

Good luck

15. Posted by Antonio703 (Budding Member 67 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Hi Crispy,

That really shocks me because whenever I have searched Jucy have been one of most expensive. i will try them again though. A few people have mentioned buying one and selling it...I am just worried I wont sell it and be stuck there until I do! I have heard some companies garuntee to buy back off ya but only give you 50% of what you paid or something like that? If you spend over four or five grand, dunno if that is worth doing? It is so annoying they go so expensive as in July they are so cheap!

16. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5088 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

It really is supply and demand. December through March is high season, with Christmas through early February really being the absolute peak, and these companies know that almost no matter what they'll ask, they'll manage to hire out every single campervan during this time. While in June/July, almost no one is using campervans, and so any campervan they hire out is a win. This also explains why Crispy13 is getting much better results in November.

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