Ace Campervans Review

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Ace Campervans is a family-owned motorhome rental company in Rotorua, New Zealand. The company specializes in limited yet personalized motorhomes of 2-berths, 4-berths and 6-berths.

About Ace Campervans

Ace Campervans started its campervan hire business in 1986 and continues to offer a fleet of good campers priced decently. Being in the rental industry for many years, Ace Campervans wants their customers to feel at home whenever they use their vehicles. For them, quality service is very important and they put themselves in the shoes of the renter every time. That’s is why their vehicles are so personalized.

Fleet             

With the limited camper selection, it will not be hard for customers to choose what they want to rent. For the time being, Ace Campervans has only one type of vehicle for 2- berth, 4-berth, and 6-berth. Most of their vehicles are quite old versions, ranging from 2003- 2008. The campervan rates range from $150- $300 per day and vary depending on the season. It is very expensive during the summer because it is the peak season. On the other hand, the rates are quite cheap from June- August. Ace Campervans vehicles are supplied with inclusions such as linens, gas cooktop, rear & front heating, cab air-conditioner, 2-4 comfy camp chairs, and a small table. There also additional items for rent like bike rack, barbecue grill and GPS.

Vehicles

2 Berth 2010 Volkswagen Crafter

If you're looking for a 2-berth, then the only vehicle for rent is the 2 Berth 2010 Volkswagen Crafter. This 6-speed automatic, diesel type camper offers 1 king-sized bed, a kitchen equipped with microwave, 3 ring burner gas stove, rangehood and 60L fridge, a bathroom complete with hand basin, shower, and electric flush toilet and some outdoor essentials like camping chairs and camping table. The interior is way spacious and cozy but only the front area comes with air conditioning and central heating feature. 

4 Berth 2015 Kea Breeze

If you’re travelling with a couple of friends or the entire family, you can have their 4-berth Kea Breeze assembled on a 2010 Volkswagen Crafter. This automatic camper is also built on a 2010 Volkswagen Crafter, hence featuring the same vehicle dimension. That is why, interior space may be quite limited, especially at the back area during night time. It is because the rear lounge that converts into a king bed also comes with additional bed configuration on its top for the extra double bed. Still, you get the comfort you need while onboard. However, this camper only provides 2 camping chairs and one small table. 

6 Berth Volkswagen Crafter

For a family of 6, you have this larger Volkswagon Crafter with more length and interior height compared to the previous two campervans. Thus, this unit caters to the entire family without feeling restricted because of the sleek and versatile layout. Aside from its standard facilities, this campervan gives emphasis to its entertainment extras including TV and DVD player and additional 2 camping chairs to accommodate the entire family.

Insurance  

The bond for all Ace Campervans is at $2,000 for NZ license holders and $3,000 for overseas. There will be no insurance excess if you'll pay $25 per day. Just take note that damage to awning, satellite domes, and solar panels are not part of the coverage. 

Reputation

In general, Ace Campervans is not the most popular campervan company in New Zealand. They can be a good choice if you want to have a more custom-made campervan in New Zealand, especially in Rotorua. However, be advised that they only have limited vehicles for rent and their reputation is quite unsteady― with either a 'hit or a miss' feedback. So, if you're planning to rent from this low-profile motorhome company offering cheaper campervan rates, might as well take into account the reviews. 

Summary

Ace Campervans is a nice option for customers who want a more personalized and affordable campervan rental in NZ, but their limited fleet of little-aged vehicles and current standing may want you to look for other options. 

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Pros

  • The company guarantees that each vehicle is designed for different types of travelers.
  • It is more affordable than other top-rated campervan rentals in New Zealand.
  • Unlimited KMs

Cons

  • The company is not that recognised since it is a family-owned business.
  • Limited selection of campervans
  • Only one branch

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