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.
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.