Last Updated: 9/2/19
RV Rentals is one of the services offered by RV Mega, a company based in Turanga, New Zealand. This RV shop provides a decent range of 2 to 6 berth vehicles in mid-range prices.
About RV Rentals
Located in Tauranga, RV Rentals is part of RV Mega's business lines that include retail, repair, and rental. This means that your options will not just be limited to renting a unit but possibly with buying one (if you think their service is on par with your expectations). Their depot location may be relatively far from mainland Auckland, but it is situated in Mount Maunganui, a popular tourist spot near the Bay of Plenty and a short drive away from Rotorua International Airport. And for you to have the most memorable and convenient campervan rental in NZ, seek out this useful tool that features everything you need to know about NZ freedom camping guidelines per district.
The RV Rentals fleet is a mix of old and mostly modern campers with 2011 as the oldest unit and 2017 as the newest. All vehicles are freshly kitted out with the holiday essentials. And since the company is directly associated with RV Mega, this means that their motorhomes are well-maintained and can be easily serviced. All are claimed to be self-contained, automatic models with diesel fuel type. Before, they offer 2 berth Budget Campervan with a tagline 'Cruisy Campers' tag line. Cruisy Campers, which seems to be a defunct company, is already RV Rentals. However, it appears that they no longer offer this kind of camper on their fleet and now focuses on motorhomes.
2 Berth Self-contained Campervan
Claimed as self-contained, this 2011 VW Crafter is great for couples who want a smaller vehicle that provides all the features of a larger motorhome. Enjoy a fully equipped vehicle with some fancy facilities like hot & cold shower with cassette toilet complete with toilet chemicals, separate grey waste and freshwater tank, 240v microwave and solar panels. The 2x bench seats are convertible into a spacious double bed at night. However, it's a huge disappointment because the motorhome does not come with TV/ DVD, so you'll need to stick with the CD player and radio.
They also have another 2 Berth but is much newer and is built on a 2017 LDV. Exuding with style and sophistication, the campervan is a bit more elegant in terms of interiors, but there aren't that many upgrades and additions with this one, so it actually has the same rate as the self-contained 2-berth. Still, there are some unique features that distinguish the LDV among the above-mentioned vehicles such as a sink with tap and drain, and MP3 player.
4 Berth Mercedes Sprinter
You'll never go wrong with 2013 Mercedes Sprinter. Aside from the cosy ambience it provides, these models are family-friendly as it allows baby and booster seats. There's a double bed at the rear and a cabover bed at the front. The permanent dining table beautifully complements the insulated body and floor. But of course, you always have the option for alfresco dining since this unit comes with a wind-out sun awning. However, this motorhome does not come with free outdoor table and chairs. Instead, you are given with some exciting extras like outdoor BBQ, outdoor shower, outdoor radio with speaker, as well as TV/ DVD and reversing camera.
6 Berth VW Crafter
Those who are in larger groups or who just prefer larger space, then these 2012 VW Crafters are way attractive. Tagged as another self-contained campervan, you can roam around inside without any limitations. It is equipped with all features of the 4-berth, except DVD and reversing camera. To make way for the excluded items, they provide you with AM/FM radio/CD player, and bigger freshwater and grey waste tank. This motorhome is pretty much the same as the 4 berth but adds an extra double bed from the convertible dinette.
Unlike other companies that already include the standard insurance with the daily rental, RV Rentals has a compulsory insurance rate at $15/ day. The bond or insurance excess is $ 4,500 on their self-contained vehicles, excluding tyre and windscreen repairs and replacement. Avail of the insurance reduction option by paying $30/ day and reduce the excess to $2, 500.
RV Rentals is a good range for those eyeing for 2 berth to 6 berth motorhomes. They are also associated with a direct RV shop, giving them a competitive edge among small, local businesses. But the limited and outdated reviews from the customers may cause slight hesitation on your part. And, these reviews are not that satisfactory too. Also, they've got pricier insurance coverage options that add up to their unsteady standing,
Well, if want to explore the panoramic views of Bay of Plenty, their self-contained motorhomes can be a good accommodation on wheels. But of course, know everything beforehand and do not limit yourself on other options.