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Help with choosing the 'best' camper!!

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1. Posted by Simon-sian (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Hey all,
me and my wife are going to be travelling from cairns to Sydney in nov/dec for about 6weeks. We have settled on travelling by camper but are struggling to make a decision of which company to choose. We are leaning towards the Spaceship camper but are worried that it may be a little bit small, without any 'living space'. Does anyone have any experience travelling in the spaceship? Was it a positive experience?? Would you recommend it??

Thanks for your help!
Simon & Sian :)

2. Posted by Kaz P (Budding Member 83 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!


We have a similar plan, 6 weeks east coast.

The cost of hiring seems a lot, we are scanning ebay and gumtree for a bargain, well hopefully a bargain.

Good Luck and enjoy it. We can't wait. Mid Nov land Brisbane


3. Posted by TravelSara (Budding Member 16 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Since you gonna travel for 6 weeks, I would rather aim for a Hitop if your budget allows you to. It is a big difference if you can stand straight in the back or if you always have to duck down... I haven't been traveling with spaceship, so I'm not sure how comfortable they really are, but I just can't imagine myself living in one of these for 6 weeks.

I would stay away from Wicked, I had some bad experience with them, but I had a nice trip with my Hitop from Travellers Auto Barn earlier this year. Maybe you want to consider hiring a car or stationwagon and get a tent or stay in hostels/B&B? It might be cheaper than renting a campervan during high season.

Also you should be aware that it's the rainy season in Queensland, and you might have some serious issues with rain and storm... just talked to a friend of mine in Brisbane, and the streets are flooded...