Lucky Rentals is a campervan hire company with operating branches in New Zealand and Australia. The company has a huge selection of vehicles to choose from and it’s aimed at budget travellers looking for cheap campervans and cars. Lucky Rentals New Zealand offers 2,3 and 4 berth campervans for hire. They have depots in Auckland and Christchurch Airport NZ. Lucky campers is the hand-me-down brother of Jucy Campers as this is where Jucy’s old campers go when they are too old for the Jucy brand. For a long time they even had similar names, but Lucky Rentals has now changed the names to differentiate things a little.
What Lucky Rentals Tell Us
Lucky Rentals have a fantastic range of cars. The company offer small saloon cars and affordable campervans for hire. Unlike other companies, Lucky Rentals done’t have strict age rules renting to clients that are 18 and older rather than just 21 and older. Their cars are a bit old but hirers can can choose between auto and manual transmission campers.
The Lucky Rookie
The Lucky Rookie 2 berth Automatic campervan is the cheapest option offered by the company. The van is quite small in size but can accommodate two guests in absolute luxury and comfort. Noticeable specifications of the van include: 10 litres water tank, 1 burner gas cooker, power steering, 2 bench seats that easily converts to a double bed measuring 1.9m by 1.3m, interior lights, CD player, Radio & iPod plug and, ample storage space under the bench seats. This van also features a 2.4L petrol engine that has a fuel consumption rate of 10 to 14 litres per 100kms (This rate is quite economical for long distance travellers and fun loving explorers).
This snug 2 berth campervan is an upgrade of the Lucky Rookie. A couple of features it has over the earlier version is the small 18L Fridge and a much more acceptable 25ltr water tank. All other amenities and electronics found on Lucky Rookie are also present in this vehicle.
Lucky Roadie features a diesel engine and can accommodate 3 guests. Some of its specification includes: 20L tanks, Storage space under the bench seats, 42L Fridge (decent!), 2 batteries, 2 bench seats that easily converts to 2 double beds (first bed measures 1.96m by 1.42m and 2nd bed at 1.96m by 1.20m), automatic transmission, 3 seats in the drivers cab, CD player with a radio & iPod plug and, hand pumped cold water. It's the first in the hi-top range to offer a little more comfort inside. Being a van, the style of drive changes for 'car-like' to being a bit higher and a bit noisier as you are now sitting above the engine, not behind it.
The Lucky Ranger is a 2 berth campervan that comes with a fitted toilet & shower amenities. It’s a great option for travellers that want to explore New Zealand with spacious mobile accommodation at a cheap rate. Some of its unique specifications include: 2 bench seats that easily converts to double bed (bed measures 1.96m by 1.42m), power steering, 2 batteries, 3 seats at the driver cab, gas cooker, heated towel rail of 240v, interior lights, hot water system, flat screen & DVD player, 2 tanks 80L for water & 80L for waste, water pump of 12V, shower and, toilet. It is fully self contained so is OK to free camp with - the first in the ladder of Lucky Rentals range to be self contained.
The Lucky Rover is a luxurious 4 berth automatic campervan that comes with almost everything you would need for an enjoyable ride. The van is quite big in size, and one can stand upright while inside the van. Its unique specifications include: 2 water tanks (55L for Freshwater & 60L for waste), 2 burner gas cooker, 80L Fridge, Cassette Toilet (Portable Toilet), Living Equipment & Beddings, power steering, small sink, 2 double beds (main bed measuring 1.88m by 1.35 & roof bed at 1.35m) and, a CD radio with Aux input. It's considered "fully self contained" because it has the portable toilet but I don't know anyone who is really comfortable using those things and particulalry emptying them really sucks, but I guess if it is classed as fully self contained it give the green light to free camping in NZ. Boo-yah!
OK, this is where things get weird. A JUCY condo at LUCKY rentals. Huh? It is a sub lease straight out of Jucy and terms, conditions and pricing are all set by Jucy not Lucky. Lucky Campers is the hand-me-down brother of Jucy campers as this seems to be where their old campers go when they're too old for the Jucy brand. This time it seems they figured they'd just throw in a modern and active Jucy campervan to boot, however, I digress. This vehicle is the most luxurious and highly priced campervan from Lucky Rentals. It’s a 4 berth van that features everything you would expect to get from a camper. The van has an interior height of 1.92 meters and can carry 5 people. Some of its unique features include; power steering, automatic transmission (manual option can be provided upon request), 2 burner gas cooker, hot & cold water, portable Toilet, Living equipment and beddings, Flat screen & DVD player, CD radio with Aux input and, 80L fridge.
If you want to hire a campervan from Lucky Rentals, be prepared to pay an insurance cover. The company provides three insurance reduction options for each vehicle. If you don’t want any reduction, you can pay a one-time insurance fee or security bond of $2500. The second reduction option is called “On the Fence”, and one can pay a one-time security bond of $1500 and then $15 per day. The last option is called “Sure Thing” and the hirer must pay $25 per day for the entire hire or rental period to reduce the excess to $0.
Lucky Rentals have an amazing reputation. Most of their clients have embraced so much about their quality of service and well-maintained vehicles. However, besides that there are some concerns on deposit refund delays and most hirers are frustrated by the company “sluggish” approach when it comes to refunding back deposit money debited from clients cards. Except for this small issue, Lucky Rentals seems to be a great campervan hire company that can be recommended to anyone looking for budget vehicles in NZ.
If you are looking for affordable campervans for hire, Lucky Rentals have a good deal for you. They promise to deliver the best vehicles at a low price.