Real Value Campervans Australia Review

Rated 4.1 / 5 from 12 reviews

Editors Review

Last Updated: 7/30/19

Since Real Value Campervans sources out their units from Cheapa Campa, they also welcome the Vivid Camper to their rental fleet. 

Real Value Vivid Camper

The Vivid Campers are 4 berth units, averaging from 3 to 6 yrs. old. These newer models come with two double beds―one interior bed and a roof-top tent. The extendable kitchen area at the rear comes with all camping needs like a gas stove, sink, fridge, and cooking utensils. Despite the limited interior height, there's enough space for everyone on-board.  

About Real Value Campervans

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 the same quality vehicles.  


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 bathroom with a toilet and shower, 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 many additions with this motorhome aside from the extended sleeping capacity. 

Real Value Endeavour

If you're looking for a cheaper 4 berth that still works best for touring families, give this economical camper a try. The Endeavour is built from a 3 - 5 years old, either auto or manual, Toyota Hiace. It's not like most campervans because it beautifully defines practicality and functionality. The interior layout provides a spacious living room at the center and a nice kitchen space at the back. The two double beds come from the seating area in the living room―one at the top and one at the bottom, pretty like bunk beds.

Real Value 6 Berth

Travelling with kids or friends can be difficult as there are only a 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 a 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 to your needs. Aside from the spacious interiors, it is styled with a pop-up roof for ventilation. 


As to the insurance, the excess differs on the rented vehicle. Their insurance excess varies from AUD $3, 500 to $5,000 and can be reduced by availing the insurance options at an additional amount per day, from $37.20 to $49.60 per day. The insurance option allows you to use certain facilities for free like camping tables and chairs, bedding kits, linens, and more.  


Though not as renowned as Cheapa Campa, Real Value Campervans 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. Further, it is much advisable to directly rent out from the owners so that you'll get a first-hand service from a quite reliable company like that of Cheapa Campa. However, if you want to save lots of money, hiring a unit from a third party run by a booking engine can do you good. Plus, Cheapa Campa could easily book out during peak season, so this one is a nice alternative. 


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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  • Cheap campervan hire
  • Multiple depots
  • Lots of campervan options


  • Don't own the campervans so the servicing might not be up to scratch
  • Makes for 3 parties in the mix - you, them and the owning company
  • Partly overshadowed by the owner company


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G. Melis - avatar not loaded
, Belgium
1 Review

"Review of my Real-Value-Campervans-Australia hire"

  • Reviewed 2 months ago

We ve called your help desk a few time for 2 main issues.

A guy came for the engine light that switched on a few time on the dashboard, we put 98 fuel in it, it switched on again though but we drove like this and everything was fine.

The major issue and most dangerous one was the gas bottle.
Since the beginning our gas bottle was leaking but we still managed to use it carefully like this, closing it as soon as there cooking was done. After a week, using it only to cook dinner every day, the bottle was empty (we ve not even used a full bottle during 3 weeks in NZ). Anyway, we asked a petrol station employee to fill it for us. He said it was way to dangerous to use it like this, it could explode. I can't imagine that someone from Apollo checked it before renting the vehicle, it smelled gas and you could hear the leaking sound since day1... We called your help desk and tried to find the same gas connector by ourselves in 2 different shops in Augusta, 5 in Margaret river and others in Busselton then Bunbury. After 4 days without stove, a mechanic changed the joints and it was fine eventually. One of your colleague told us we ll get some money back (the call was recorded) but we re still waiting for our drop off vehicle's email (the lady was busy and was supposed to email us later).

Other minor annoying details:
We had the fire alert alarm just over our stove, it beeps whenever you cook. That's just a non sense to place it over the cooking area. But that was fine, we could switched it off.

I don't understand either why we do have a sink without being self contained. It means you have to use organic cleaning product or not using it at all as all the dirty water pollutes the soil.

The rest of the mechanic was fine, we had a great time.

3Service 1Mechanical 3Interior 2Value
J. Ward - avatar not loaded
, Australia
1 Review

"Review of my Real-Value-Campervans-Australia hire"

  • Reviewed 10 months ago

Was 'upgraded' to a Apollo longer van. Not the shorter Cheapa Campa booked. [There were none in the yard] Rightly the staff were more interested in pointing out the body defects than instruction in the working the inside items. Having so many motor homes & little staff to service & test every item, one only find problems on the road. Not having the tools to even change a wheel in a area with very limited mobile phone coverage, is not acceptable! A water jug not working, Leaking windscreen leak onto drivers foot. Sink drain filter not serviced. Internal roof lights remained dimmed with no printed instruction how to solve. Limited items supplied, no toilet roll, no coat hangers, no sink cloth, no door mat, Basic items we have in our camper van at home. Enough said!

2Service 5Mechanical 3Interior 5Value
Skins - avatar not loaded
, Thailand
1 Review

"Family roadtrip"

  • Reviewed 11 months ago

Van itself was OK, maybe a little cramped for 5 but OK. The bigger rear bed not great due to the cushion arrangements but other than that all good.

5Service 5Mechanical 3Interior 3Value
S. Atherley - avatar not loaded
, United Kingdom
1 Review

"Review of my Real-Value-Campervans-Australia hire"

  • Reviewed 1 year ago

Collected vehicle from Alice Springs depot. Staff very efficient although extremely busy .
Vehicle well used 215, 000 kms but did the job we wanted.
Would certainly use again.

5Service 4Mechanical 4Interior 4Value
O. Elharar - avatar not loaded
, Afghanistan
1 Review

"Review of my Real-Value-Campervans-Australia hire"

  • Reviewed 1 year ago

Great trip

5Service 5Mechanical 5Interior 5Value
A. Diepenbroek - avatar not loaded
, Netherlands
1 Review

"Nice campervan, but mixed service."

  • Reviewed 2 years 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.

2Service 4Mechanical 4Interior 4Value
A. Staaden - avatar not loaded
, Australia
1 Review

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

  • Reviewed 2 years 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.

4Service 5Mechanical 4Interior 3Value
J. Cadoret - avatar not loaded
, Singapore
1 Review

"Everything was great"

  • Reviewed 2 years 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

5Service 5Mechanical 5Interior 5Value
H. Larcen - avatar not loaded
, Germany
1 Review

"Off Road Camper trip throug the Kimberley"

  • Reviewed 3 years 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.

5Service 4Mechanical 3Interior 3Value
C. Chris - avatar not loaded
, New Zealand
2 Review

"it was cheapa campa"

  • Reviewed 3 years 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

5Service 5Mechanical 5Interior 5Value
T. Ahern - avatar not loaded
, Australia
2 Review

"great people looked after us"

  • Reviewed 3 years 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.

5Service 4Mechanical 5Interior 5Value
J. Planquois - avatar not loaded
, France
1 Review

"Road rip in Australia"

  • Reviewed

Our 3-week road trip (Melbourne - Adelaide - Alice Springs) was an awesome experience. I'm totally convince that is the best way to visit Australia and meet people.
Everything went well and smoothly during our trip. The only negative points were the temporary issue with the air conditioning and the one with the fridge.
We will forecast a second trip to visit the North and East parts of Australia.

4Service 5Mechanical 3Interior 4Value