Last Updated: 10/25/19
Bedmobils is an independent budget campervan hire company in New Zealand, with a specialty in offering cosy, easy-to-use, and individually named campervan.
Started in 2004, Bedmobil is a small business that provides decent service to renters through their limited fleet of medium-sized campervans. They want each renter to experience a homey campervan ride instead of being just a number in some big rental corporations in NZ. Their campervan concept is about budget travelling the scenic roads in a simply snug unit with standard facilities. No head-turner graffiti or no sexist slogan—just plain units with some marketing hints! Each Bedmobil unit has a unique name and is great travel companions so that you'll have a more homey campervan experience.
Even if they only have one branch, which is in Torbay, Auckland, this does not mean you are limited to explore other places. Go freedom camping in NZ with your campervan, but make sure you know the freedom camping rules ahead of time.
Bedmobils, from their name itself, makes sure that you'll have a cosy night sleep with their sleeping quarters. So, their campervans are furnished with proper and comfortable mattress instead of a thin foam piece. Save money because the campervans are older models with low fuel consumption; plus, you have the option to choose an either manual or automatic model. The compact dimension of these Toyota Hiace or Nissan Caravan models makes it easy to handle and park in standard spaces. However, your comfort might also be restricted. The units aren't really recommended for those looking for extended internal height but instead those who wouldn't mind going outside to stretch your legs and arms. There are also many storage areas for your clothes, outdoor stuff like surfboard, skis, and bikes.
Seating and sleeping up to 3 people, this clean and cosy campervan can accommodate two adults with one kid because of the fitted baby/child seat. The unit provides a double bed foldable mattress including bedding for a warm sleep at night. Since the bed inside can only cater to two people (unless you want to squeeze in your child between your private space), you can rent out a tent and mattress during your holiday for the extra passenger. Aside from the black tinted windows, there are black curtains all over the sides so that you can travel discreetly.
A 6-seater but still a two-berth campervan, this motorhome has six seat belts—three at the front and three at the front lounge. This one can fit 3 baby /child seats and can also bring 2 extra passengers, though it's advisable to hire a tent. The kitchen equipment includes pots, pans, cups, plates, bowls, cutlery and more so that your cooking sessions wouldn't be bothered at all.
Full-Coverage vehicle insurance is already included in the daily rates, but the insurance excess depends on the age of and certain specifications set by the company. Insurance excess is as follows: NZ $2,100 for 18 to 20 years old, NZ $1,600 for 21 to 24 and NZ$1,050 for 25 years and above. Limit your liability by availing the insurance reduction options below.
- 25 years and above: NZ$10/ day (maximum of NZ$250) for an excess of NZ$500 or NZ$20/ day (maximum of NZ$400) for an excess of NZ$150
- 21 to 24 years: NZ$15/ day (maximum of NZ$50) for an excess of NZ$500 or NZ$25/ day (maximum of NZ$600) for an excess of NZ$150
- 18 to 20 years: NZ$20/ day (maximum of NZ$1,000) for an excess of NZ$500
Bedmobils takes pride in campervans that don't have ridiculous paint jobs. Still, there are marketing touches with the exteriors and your trip could act as the company's moving billboard. The reputation of the company revolves around friendly providers and nice campervan layout. These units are good choice for 2 adults and a kid who is on a tight budget. But because of the limited options as well as restricted interior construction, renters looking for a fancier trip shouldn't bother and just go with other rentals to avoid disappointment.
Renting a Bedmobil campervan means you'll be travelling with a great and reliable companion while you're on your quest to explore the unknown. For sure, you will miss your camper after your NZ holiday!