Camper Van advice
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Aug 8, 2013 2:53 AM Last Post By: genki62
Jul 1, 2013 2:14 PM
Camper Van adviceWere travelling to NZ September to October this year and could do with some advice around the best Camper van company to use.
I've trawled through the internet searching for the best company but there's so many to choose from.
Were travelling Oct 1st to 26th and hoping to pick up a van in Picton and drop off in Christchurch.
Any advice on Camper van companies would be much appreciated as were looking to book soon.
Jul 2, 2013 3:41 PM
Jul 5, 2013 1:00 PM
Jul 5, 2013 11:16 PM
3Sorry, but your recommendation is based on what? I don't see how they are particular "popular" in NZ. I see them occasionally on the street, but not more or less than any other campervan brand. They also seems to specialize more in the smaller, van-type campers for 1-2 people who just need a bed in the back of a car, and i don't think they have a toilet or shower in it.
And without a toilet and fresh water supply, you are not allowed to park in national parks overnight.
Jul 6, 2013 11:58 AM
4It's a suggestion...they can look it up and ditch the idea if they like. constructive advice/ links would be useful....maybe these folk want to park in a camp site or go to a hostel....maybe you could give a suggestion or two...my recommendation is based on my opinion. not pretending anything else.
Jul 7, 2013 4:02 PM
5I am doing this search right now, for next year, and I had a campervan last year on North Island.
Main points you have to decide on: 1. budget or "normal" (prices vary enourmously and depend also on duration of hire), 2. whether or not you need a toilet/shower, and 3. age of car (older than 10 years are cheaper).
Start here: http://compasscampers.co.nz/ .You'll find good value for money among Wendenkreisen, Freedom, Budget, and they lead you to more links. Jucy, in fact, is rather expensive, and provide not much in terms of communication and quotations, while the others respond very comprehensively (have done it all recently but not yet decided).
Make it a roundtrip CHC-CHC, drop off Picton costs extra for all (NZ$250-400).
Hope this helps. Good luck.
Jul 10, 2013 3:32 AM
Jul 10, 2013 2:08 PM
7Thank you all for the advice it has been very useful!!
You're right about the Picton pick up.
We are looking at using a company called Adventiv, which was recommended to us by Wendenkreisen. Definitely looking at using a Wendenkreisen Van as that seems to be the best option and lots of good reviews.
Thanks again, I will have a look at compass campers website also.
Speak to you all soon
Chloe & Stuart
Aug 8, 2013 2:53 AM
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