Real Value Campervans Australia Review

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Editors Review

Often tagged as one of the cheapest Australian campervan hire companies, Real Value Campervans is an aggregator of best quality vehicles from a third party campervan hire. 

What Real Value Campervans Tells Us

Real Value Campervans is an individual entity that sources out their fleet from a different company, and in this case, from Cheapa Campa. The company is winning by making a margin on the wholesale price given to them and the discounts they get from not shouldering the maintenance costs. In return, they offer cheaper rates to renters with same quality vehicles.  

Fleet

Just like the array of vehicles being offered by Cheapa Campa, Real Value Campervans also provides the same set of campervans― 2/3 berth Hitop, 2 berth Camper, 4 berth Camper, 6 berth Camper, Trailfinder Camper, and 4WD Camper. All vehicles on fleet are newer models, usually 3- 5 years old. Most campervans have toilet and shower on board. 

Real Value Hitop

Great for couples bringing only one child, the Hitop campervan lets you save money on a campervan hire without compromising a quality road trip. Featuring a Toyota model with a 2.4L Petrol engine, travellers will be greeted with simple yet significant camping essentials like microwave, 2 hob cooker, refrigerator, sink, double bed and a single bed. 

Real Value 2 Berth ST

Just for 2 adults, this Ford/ VW campervan is a nice option for those wanting a cozier and fancier road trip. There's a toilet and shower in it, as well as a large double bed and a fitted out kitchen with cutlery and crockery. However, do take note that children are not allowed in this campervan as it is not equipped with booster seats. 

Real Value 4 Berth

The only option in the 4 berth category is this Ford or VW motorhome that can accommodate up to 4 adults or couples with 2 kids. The vehicle is suitable for larger families because it comes with booster seats. There aren't much additions with this motorhome aside from the extended sleeping capacity. 

Real Value 6 Berth

Travelling with kids or friends can be difficult as there are only few campervans with fitted child seats, but with this 6-berth motorhome you can enjoy a convenient vacation on wheels. With internal access and outside awning, comfort is definitely a priority. And of course, the vehicle is furnished with all needed camping essentials like bigger fridge, 3-burner gas stove, microwave, sink, hot water, and of course, shower and toilet. 

Real Value Trailfinder Camper

For the adventurous at heart, this Trailfinder Camper is your choice. There's an awning for your side trips and a pop-up roof for a more roomy sleeping session on top. But unlike the normal campervans and motorhomes that have unlimited mileage, this vehicle, along with the 4WD camper, only comes with a free 300 mileage per day. 

4WD Camper

For an outback adventure on the open Australian roads, choose this 2 berth 4WD camper that is fully stocked with camping amenities, well except for shower and toilet. Instead, you are provided with a solar bag to cater your needs. Aside from the spacious interiors, it is styled with a pop-up roof for ventilation. 

Insurance

As to the insurance, the excess differs on the rented vehicle. For both Hitop and 2 berth ST, excess is AUD $2700.00. For the 4 berth, 6 berth, 4WD and Trailfinder camper, the excess is AUD $5000.00. You can limit the liability and the bond by availing the insurance option at an additional amount per day. The insurance option allows you to use certain facilities for free like camping tables and chairs, bedding kits, linens, and more. 

Reputation

Though not as renowned as Cheapa Campa, Real Value Campevans is definitely something to consider if you're on a tight budget. Sometimes, lots of research before renting out a campervan cuts out your expenses. 

Summary

Real Value Campervans may be dominated by bigger, notable companies, but it definitely offers some of the best campervan prices in Australia. Same quality vehicles at a discounted rate pretty attractive. 

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6 reviews from our community

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, Netherlands
1 Review

"Nice campervan, but mixed service."

  • Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The campervan was nice and suited our needs perfectly. The people at the Cairns pick-up station were really friendly and helpful as well. In Sydney however I ran a bit late because of insane traffic and ended up being 9 minutes late. This resulted in them charging a 75 dollar late fee, which is basically the cost of an extra day. I spoke to them on the phone earlier and notified them that I was running late, but the response was: The gate will be closed and we will charge you a late fee.

They called me 45 minutes before with the warning that I had to be there at exactly the specified time, if they would have called earlier or made it clearer that the time was ultimate, with not a minute delay possible I may have been able to get in earlier, but in a country as large as Australia 45 minutes is nothing. They could have called earlier or not bother to call at all. Shame because it sort of spoiled an otherwise great experience.

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, Australia
2 Review

"Beware the insurance rip off - research other options before you go"

  • Reviewed 4 months ago

The camper allowed us to get almost everywhere we wanted to go and being able to stop and eat anywhere was very convenient. The vehicle performed well and was well equipped. There was very little storage space aside from space for cooking gear and food, so we were constantly shuffling bags around so we could open the drawers and cupboards, which was a minor inconvenience.
A couple of down sides - Apollo campers in Darwin were running very late and our departure was quite delayed causing us to miss out on some activities on our first day. The camper wasn't even filled with fuel or water, which we had to do ourselves.
Our biggest disappointment was the outrageously expensive insurance which was not clearly explained on the website and we ended up paying over $700 for insurance for ten days. After we had paid we found out that rollovers (the biggest risk for high clearance campers) were not even covered! We feel this exorbitant insurance is an absolute rip off designed to sting customers when they are at their most vulnerable and have little time to explore other options.

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, Singapore
1 Review

"Everything was great"

  • Reviewed 6 months ago

We had a great time in our 4wd campervan we rented out of Darwin. The staff at the depot were nice for both pick up and drop off, there were no mechanical problems with the campervan and everything inside was totally OK. We had no complaints about Real Value Campervans and would hire from them again in the future

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, Germany
1 Review

"Off Road Camper trip throug the Kimberley"

  • Reviewed 1 year ago

The basis car, a Toyota Hilux, was perfect for the job. A couple of amendments to the camper body would make the vehicle perfect. Aircondition that only works with 240 V is of no use in the bush. The battery did not keep the fridge cold long enough. Why not mount a solar panel on the roof? And why is there a sink and a water tank inside the camper body when the cooking is done outside?
However we had a great trip an the guys at pick up and drop off points were friendly.

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, New Zealand
2 Review

"it was cheapa campa"

  • Reviewed 1 year ago

I rented through Real Value as it was the cheapest on offer that fit my requirements. It was a Cheapa Campa motorhome that was in good condition and we had a good time. Staff were friendly and motorhome worked. Happy

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, Australia
1 Review

"great people looked after us"

  • Reviewed 1 year ago

after a rocky start with the water pump breaking before we left town I was a little worried. The phone help line was answered quickly but their suggestions of changing some fuses didnt' fix it so back to the depot we went. Took a couple of hours to fix. Total delay 3 hours from discovery to drive away so happy with the short turnaround and refunded a 1/2 day for the trouble.
I liked the free stuff table in the office that they fill with useful stuff other renters leave behind.
Used the link to the instructional video they emailed me when it came to emptying the toilet cassette. Very helpful. was worried i was going to be wearing part of that toilet cassette but it was pretty easy. Felt like a master by the 3rd time I did it.
Return was easy too. Checked it in in a few mins, they did the walk around like any car rental return, we signed stuff, they signed stuff and off we went.
On the down side, apart from the water pump that could have been a real problem had we been 3 hours out of town already, was that the cushions were a bit worn, one drawer kept flying open (so I taped it shut), 1 window leaked a bit and was a real problem if the angle was such that it caused the water to rush off the roof on that side.
Note to future renters - take the little blue sachets of toilet stuff. I didn't put one in the toilet on day 1 and it started to stink up. After emptying the first time I put a blue sachet in after each emptying and it didn't stink again the whole trip. Get as many of those things as you can. Oh yeah, had a 6 berth motorhome.

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