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Concentrating on the budget market, Lucky Rentals Australia has limited depots across Australia and is heavily linked with Jucy rentals. Find out why...
What Lucky Rentals Tells Us
With Lucky Rentals, you'll probably get lucky in terms of spending your money on adventures rather than on expensive campervan hire. Well, they are an ultimate budget campervan rental company in Australia that caters those looking for the cheapest campervan around. If you're wondering why Lucky Rentals is heavily linked with Jucy, it is because the latter sends off their older vehicles to Lucky Rentals as soon as these are no longer suited to the Jucy brand. Most major companies do this to protect the brand but continue to run an asset that is still useable, and Jucy is one of them. Whilst they only have depots in Cairns, Sydney and Perth, they also offer pick-up/drop-off in Brisbane and Melbourne.
Considering this campervan hire practice, expect the Lucky Rentals vehicles to be older and have some wear and tear― but, of course, they will be much cheaper. Jucy have been making quality vehicles for years and whilst the new ones under the Jucy brand have better designs and attributes, the older model available at Lucky Rentals are the reason why Jucy has become the one of largest campervan hire companies, not just in Australia, but also in New Zealand. The Lucky Rentals fleet is composed of Toyota and Nissan models, all automatic transmission and sleeps 2 to 4 adults.
A 1997-1999 Toyota Tarago, Lucky Rookie is a 2-berth campervan that acts like a race car with a hostel room in it, which means you have lots of freedom to wander along the scenic roads and park your vehicle at times. This ex-Jucy campervan is the cheapest selection on fleet so it may be pretty worn out yet still reliable on the road with camping facilities like gas cooker, double bed, CD player and radio. So far, the Lucky Rookie is ideal for couples or backpackers on a very tight budget.
Another 2-berth campervan on set is the Jucy Crib― a more compact and fully stocked Toyota Tarago with camping essentials and even upgrades like powered chill box and a kitchen sink. However, compared to the Lucky Rookie, this one is pretty much bold with lots of marketing slogans and company name scattered all over the vehicle. Still, it's a nice option if you want something way convenient and comfortable.
The Lucky Roamer, a Nissan Elgrander, sleeps 4 persons and provides all the modern and significant features of home. For larger groups, this economical campervan is a suitable pick as it comes with a kitchen at the rear that has a 2-burner gas cooker, fridge, and even a lock box for your valuables. There is a double bed in the back and another double bed on the roof top pod.
A Toyota Hiace or similar, this Jucy Condo comes with two double beds that sleeps 4 adults. The custom-built interior provides a more spacious living room with large TV with DVD player. The kitchen is also fitted out with 2-burner gas cooker, compressor fridge and more.
As recommended by most companies, either to earn sales or help renters, you can pay the priciest yet the most safe insurance option. For Lucky Rentals, they suggest the 'Stress Free' coverage that requires you to pay $30/ day and you will enjoy NIL/ $0 excess and piece of mind. If you think the first option is quite pricey, then there's the 'Chance It' at $20/day with a liability of only $1, 500. And if you really don't want to bother having an insurance coverage, then take the 'Risk Taker' that does not require a single cent but provides a risk of $3000 on your bank account.
Lucky Rentals may be offering outrageously cheap campervans that continue to entice the budget market, but its reputation is something to ponder on. There have been several bad reviews that significantly put the company out of the top picks. The competitive prices are serious lures, but of course, campervan dependability along with nice customer service, is much more important. And that's something that Lucky Rentals haven't perfected for years.
We consider Lucky Campers Australia an OK company, especially if you are looking for cheap camper hire. But hire from this company with your eyes open; the campers are old, they have been used a lot, there is a large fleet that has to be maintained, and the older vehicle, the more maintenance it needs. All of these mean that you should, at least, expect something wrong with your campervan. The question will be just how wrong that thing will be― maybe a broken cigarette lighter, maybe stained curtains, maybe a glowing engine light and maybe a full breakdown. There is going to be wear and tear and lots of KM's on the clock. Aim low and you won't be disappointed, go in the believing you got a 'bargain' by getting a flash campervan at a bargain price and you may be in for a surprise.