Mighty Campers Review

Customer rated 2.9 / 5 from 9 reviews

Editors Review

Mighty Campers is part of the THL group that also owns Maui, Britz, and Road Bear RV in the US. It is one of the largest campervan rental companies in the world. Mighty is the budget/youth brand in the family. The way these larger companies work these days is to put the new vehicles into their top brands, in this case, Maui and Britz, and when they get a little worn at about 3 years or 150,000km, they pass them to their budget brands. This is what you can expect here. They provide a range of campers and motorhomes from 2 berths to 6 berths.

What Mighty Tell Us

Mighty want you to see the fun side of life. Encouraging adventure and letting you know they're cheap but flexible is their Modus Operandi. They provide the youth or budget traveller with rental options via 2,3 and 4 berth campervans and then move up to 4 berth and 6 berth motorhomes. They have also moved into the car rental market if you are looking for something smaller. Some notable features...

  • Advance online check-in 
  • 24/7 contact options
  • All models allow for full upright standing inside
  • Large range

Mighty Campers Campervans

The Mighty Jackpot -2/3 berth - Base Model


The Jackpot camper is something a little different. Based on the Toyota Hiace, it holds 3 people and has a layout that is different from any other. It has seats along the rear door which is quite rare, and then L-shapes along one side wall. This allows for a large table to fold down from the other side wall and then the rest of the wall folds down to form the downstairs bed.  The bed for the 3rd person is a "hammock"  that hangs above the main bed. This is a wonderful design making for storage along both sides and the rear of the camper, an easy-to-make bed and a table that is very easy access. It also has a fridge which is not really standard for a campervan this size. The downside of the vehicle is that there isn’t built in cookers. You will be cooking outside with a butane based single cooker on a little table that sticks out the side door – and there is no awning. Better hope it doesn’t rain! But overall this is a great camper! You can expect this camper to be approx 4 years old and there will be natural wear and tear in that time.

The Highball - 2/3 Berth Mid Range

This is a fairly standard design for a campervan of this size. The hi-top roof is a boon as well as the inclusion of fridge, microwave and a double gas burner that is inside out of the weather. No child seats can be fitted so children under 4 cannot travel in this vehicle as all passengers must travel in the front seat. A booster seat can be fitted to the front passenger seat and 3rd passenger travels in the middle seat. Mighty themselves admit that this campervan is a little squashy for 3 peeps and suggest an upgrade to the Double Up or Double Down.

Duece - Luxury 2 Berth Campervan

If you want lots of room and some luxuries like toilet and shower then you have to move up to the Deuce. Based on the Mercedes model, this thing is screaming top end with a whopping 80 ltr fridge, 120ltr water tank, and automatic transmission. Some of the luxuries only work when connected to mains power – like A/C whilst stopped and microwave oven. Now don’t be too fooled by the shower and toilet concept, whilst they exist on board, having showers every day will mean stopping and filling the water tank every day. If you are going to far-flung parts of Australia, then this is not always available (especially not freely) and emptying a toilet cassette can be quite off-putting if you haven’t done it before. Also, you may have to be in a caravan park to empty the cassette, defeating the purpose of free camping in the first place. (Don’t get me going about free camping and prohibitive council policies!!) Anyway, the Deuce is the largest of the 2 person vehicles, so if you like to spread out on holidays, then this is for you. Recommended as a 2 person camper if you can afford it. But remember that it will be 3 years or older, so expect some wear and tear like tatty cushions and cupboards that might not latch properly.

Double Down 4 Berth Campervan

This is the smaller of the Might Campers 4-berth options. Built on a long wheelbase Toyota Hiace it has the essential hi-top roof. This allows for fully upright standing but is also where passengers 3 and 4 sleep. If you are travelling with kids, then this campervan could be for you. This model can take 2 child seats for under 3yo and also 2 booster seats for 3-7yo. The kids, or passengers 3 and 4 are strapped into the forward facing seat along the rear of the camper. Whilst driving the travel noise will make it difficult to communicate from front to back but on the bright side, it if is just bickering kids back there, it could be a major benefit :-).

The campervan internal design is pretty standard if other companies will be running this kind of model if you want to shop around.The kitchen area is directly behind the driver's cabin and the campervan comes with fridge, microwave, internal double gas burner, linen, and bedding. The water used in the sink will drop straight onto the ground, meaning that you are not a "fully contained" campervan but not many this size are. 

Overall this a campervan that works well for a group of 4 travelling on a budget. Remember the camper could be as old as 6 years old, so expect some wear and tear and remember to take soft bags for luggage as there is little room for hard case suitcases.

Mighty Campers Motorhomes

Double Up 4 Berth Motorhome

This the smaller of the motorhome models for Mighty Campers, but is the larger of the 2 4-berth options. Being a motorhome you are moving into a camper with more room to move around inside and walk through capability from the front. It is standard for any motorhome to come with a microwave, fridge, main cabin air-con, toilet, shower and grey water tank and this model is no exception. After all a few years ago this model was serving the customers of the higher priced Britz or Maui brand. There's one bed permanently set up above the driver cabin and the other is converted from the rear dining area - also a very standard setup. There are a plethora of companies offering very similar models so if you are looking at this model you should shop around, but this is where things the Mighty Campers that the other don't could kick in. Things like the depots all over the country, a lot of vehicles in the fleet and competitive pricing as well as good opening hours in most cities and the online pre-check in.

This model is great for a family or a bunch of mates travelling together but remember the motorhome could be up to 6 years old so don't expect everything to be totally Schmick and you won't be disappointed.


Big 6 - 6 Berth Motorhome

The Big 6, strangely enough, is the biggest motorhome in the Mighty range. Again a standard kind of configuration and most 6 berth motorhomes have in Australia, it has a permanent bed above the driver cabin and the 2 table seating areas convert to beds. Naturally shower, toilet, microwave, air-con included and Mighty throw in bedding and linen which is not always the case with its competitors. This is a fully enclosed vehicle so there is a grey water tank as well as the cassette for the toilet to be considered. If you are free camping this is all ok these days as there are more and more free dump points appearing around Australia. It took a while, but it's happening.

There's everything you want and need in this motorhome, it's an apartment on wheels, the only problem is parking a 7m long vehicle and I think the rear undercarriage storage is a little small. These are minor issues compared to the comfort you get from this motorhome, though. Sometimes if bookings are tight you can end up with one of these when you book a 4 berth and if you do you will definitely appreciate the extra bit of space.

As with all Mighty Campers vehicles, expect it to be between 3 and 6 years old that will, in turn, mean some wear and tear, so don't expect perfection all round and you won't be disappointed.

Summary:

Overall, Mighty Campers is well suited to those who want a nice vehicle that is well designed but are happy to put up with things not being 100% perfect with the vehicle in order to save some money. Really the only thing that sets is apart from its family members of Britz and Maui is that this is where all their campers go when they start to get tired, Its a large company with plenty of vehicles so the other advantage with Mighty Campers is their availability, however, in peak periods, even these guys can book out, so don't wait too long to book one.

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9 reviews from our community

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, Australia
1 Review

"Avoid at all costs"

  • Reviewed 2 months ago

We hired a mighty highball camper for a 10 day trip from Darwin to Alice and the poor quality of the van (broken cooking appliances, missing cutlery) and hidden costs nearly ruined our holiday.. the customer service we received in Alice Springs from Julie (branch manager) was just awful. We fought very hard to get unfair charges refunded to us but what a headache. Avoid mighty at all costs.

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, Czech Republic
1 Review

"Never again"

  • Reviewed 5 months ago

Horrible front seats there is literally no space for legs and butt,seats are uneven so I am sliding down all the time after 30 mins drive my partner driver and I both suffering strong back pain, you cant fit here unless you are 30 kilos so uncomfortable and the driving is hard because the transmission is stiff and old even though they told us this car is new,only solution when we came back that we can sit and we have 4000 km ahead of us they offer pillow or to upgrade for another $1200 for same type but newer model with better seats! Horrible customer service no solution offered! And this is not for 3 people at all as they say it is small for 2!we paid $1700 for this shitty car compeei h to jucy when everything was super modern and comfortable with great customer service this is ridiculous and offensive and discriminating because unless you have 40 kg you cant fit here and nobody bother to told us!! We are on our way feom adelaide to perth suffering insted of enjoying our dreamy holidays!so disaapointing!!

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, United States
1 Review

"Would do it again"

  • Reviewed 7 months ago

The good:
Mechanically sound, we got a diesel model with manual transmission, and its fuel economy was fantastic. Went from Melbourne down the Great Ocean Road and back on a single tank.
Included GPS tablet -- really convenient for finding places to stay overnight.
3-berth highball size is tall enough for two short people to stand up in, yet small enough to still fit in a normal-sized parking space.

The annoying:
Our van had over 340,000 km on it, and it showed. The interior was very worn and several drawers didn't latch (we had to block them closed with our bags so they didn't fly open while driving).
Heating a sausage on the stove set the smoke alarm off, even with all windows and doors open.
Van needed to be sprayed for ants on pickup.

I would rent a campervan again, but next time I'd try to get a slightly newer model. Some of the newer vans we saw other campers driving were really nice!

5Service 4Mechanical 3Interior 4Value
, Finland
1 Review

"Old car"

  • Reviewed 7 months ago

300.000km driven and suspension was terrible! Quite quickly we started noticing bedbugs and got bitten all over! We could not continue sleeping in it so there was no point in having a campervan, we stayed at airbnb instead! The office were only ok at check in but not when problems occured. We did not want to wait for the car to be fumigated as we had heard that it most often doesn't help anyway, bedbugs are there to stay. We will not get any sort of refund although they first told us we would, but at the end of the day they denied there being a problem with bedbugs. Total joke, I would never recommend this company to anyone!!!! I am pretty sure all those campervans have bedbugs, and they just can't get rid of the problem.

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, Netherlands
1 Review

"THL: Mighty / Maui / Britz Campervan Rental"

  • Reviewed 8 months ago

Chosen because of the low price and its basics. But the leftovers from the former renters where left all over and swept under the seats. Barely noting was cleaned! The engine from the Highball was weak. Going up a small hill was just doable and made the car smell for hours. Not so nice if you have to sleep in the van afterwards! The bright side... Australia was great :-D. Little advice... spend your better elsewhere.

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, Australia
1 Review

"Brilliant service"

  • Reviewed 11 months ago

I would use these guys again. Top notch

5Service 3Mechanical 4Interior 4Value
, Australia
12 Review

"Update"

  • Reviewed 1 year ago

Hiya, I just read your post regarding the Mighty Jackpot. Just a note for clarification – the Cooker is portable, which means it can be used inside on the kitchen bench OR outside, not just outside. The reason for this is that when the weather is fine, many people prefer to cook outside on a picnic table instead of creating cooking odours inside the van. Just thought it was worth mentioning. Cheers!

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, Australia
12 Review

"What's the difference? Admin"

  • Reviewed 1 year ago

If there is going to be a difference it will be the amount of km’s on the Mighty vehicle which are likely to be higher. The vehicle is likely to be a couple of years older and hence will have more wear and tear on the inside too. Likely to have little things not working as well and things like repaired fly screens rather than brand new ones, maybe the water pump will be a little clunky. Things like that

Britz will also include a few more additionals like the travel wallet with maps and things that you cant live without – like coat hangers ;-)

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, Australia
1 Review
  • Reviewed 1 year ago

Hired a camper van from the cairns office. Absolute joke! The camper van smelled horrible and the managements only solution was for them to clean it. 3 attempts later and it still smells! I asked for our money back so we could hire a car and be on our way. 4 hours later and the manager just kept saying we can clean it again. No alternative and no way of me getting my money back.

Do not use the company or if you do be prepared for poor service, poor cleaning of the vehicle and if you do have an issue they won't do anything for you.

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