Mighty Campers Australia is part of the THL group that also owns Maui, Britz, and Road Bear RV in the US. As the budget/ youth brand, the company is the receiving fleet after Maui and Britz worn out their vehicles after 3 years or so.
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As part of the renowned THL group that also owns Maui, Britz, and Road Bear RV in the US, Mighty Campers Australia is undeniably popular. It is the budget/youth brand in the family. 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 budget travellers with a large range of rental options. They have also moved into the car rental market if you are looking for something smaller. Since the company is one of the largest campervan hire companies in the world, it is but fitting for them to have multiple branches. Offering campervan and car hire branches in Cairns, Sydney, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Darwin, and Perth, picking up your unit is easier because these locations are mostly in the main centers.
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 that allow full upright standing inside. If you did not find the perfect camper for your needs, don't worry because they offer a fleet of modern, exclusive summer campers― 2 berth Action Pod and Freedom, and 6 berth Traveller, from their friends at Britz Campervans.
Highball- 2 Berth Campervan
Running a 2011 - 2014 model has never been this simple yet worthwhile! This Mighty Highball oozes with space for two. Standing or doing your morning exercise is made easier with the extra headroom. A camper for you and your mate, you can rely on the large rear lounge that alters into a large double bed at night. Though no internal walk-through access from the front seats to the kitchen, you get to enjoy cooking in the spacious area. Plus, the kitchen is extendable so that you can prepare the dishes while enjoying the scenic surrounding.
Jackpot 3 Berth Campervan
The 2012 - 2013 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!
Deuce 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 a 2012- 2014 Mercedes model, this thing is a 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.
Deuce 2+1 Berth Campervan
For those planning to bring a child, this 2+1 campervan suits you well. This is quite a motorhome for a campervan of this size as it offers a seating area at the back of the driver's seat, leaving a smaller rear lounge. Still, your kid is secured while onboard because the unit comes with one child restraint. Aside from the upgrade, this family campervan is newer, mostly built on 2014 - 2016 models. And since this is also from the Deuce category, then you'll be furnished with all features of the other model, including fridge, microwave, and a double gas burner. If you think this one is a little squashy for 3 peeps, you may get the upgrade and go for the Double Up or Double Down.
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. Overall this a campervan that works well for a group of 4 travelling on a budget. Remember to take soft bags for luggage as there is little room for hard case suitcases.
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. This model is great for a family or a bunch of mates.
Big Six 6 Berth Campervan
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.
Yes, all Mighty campervans have insurance coverage for damage to the vehicle or to the property of a Third Party. But getting a Liability Reduction Option is much recommended if you do not want to pay a whopping liability deposit of $3,500 for Highball, Jackpot and Double Down or $5,000 for Deuce, Double Up and Big Six, which will be taken from credit card. The Liability Reduction Option amounts to $29/per day with a maximum charge of $1,450 for Highball, Jackpot & Double Down and 39 /per day with a maximum charge of $1,950 for Deuce, Double Up & Big Six. Accordingly, accident liability is $0 and a simple credit care authority is required upon vehicle collection.
Not only that, Mighty the Inclusive Pack, which is just an additional of $10 on top of the Liability Reduction Option price so that you also get coverage for single vehicle rollover, as well as certain add-ons like Wifi GB, picnic tables and chairs, linen exchange, and extra driver fees. Child/booster seat and portable fan heater available upon request. And when you purchase Liability Reduction Option together with Express Return Pack at $150- $250 (depending on the branch of return), you can return the unit with an empty fuel tank and empty gas bottle and avail of the toilet and waste water emptying service,
Mighty Campers' not only sources out their good reputation from their fleet of 2 to 6 berth campervans, but also from their impressive quality of service. There may be a plethora of companies offering very similar models, but there is something that makes Mighty Campers standout and the others could not 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― all of these made Mighty Campers a name in the budget campervan for hire in Australia. However, do remember that the fleet of these good value for money campervans are slightly older, which could be up to 6 years old. Some wear and tear could be visible, so don't expect everything to be totally Schmick and you won't be disappointed. Also, Might is 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.
Overall, Mighty Campers is well suited to those who want a nice vehicle that is well designed but is 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 it apart from its family members of Britz and Maui is that this is where all their campers go when they start to get tired but still kicking.