RV Rentals Review

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Editors Review

RV Rentals is a campervan and motorhome hire company based in Turanga, New Zealand. They have 2 to 6 berth vehicles in budget and mid-range price that tend to be very old or very new.

What RV Rentals Tells Us

A family-operated company in the sunny south of Auckland, RV Rentals is largely associated with Bay Lifestyles RV Shop as they have the same depot and interrelated website. Technically, RV Rentals is part of RV Shop's business lines that include retail, repair and rental. RV Rentals 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. They provide airport shuttle service going to their depot for a more convenient pickup and offer some exciting deals like seasonal rates, and early and long term rental discounts. 

Fleet

The RV Rentals fleet is a mix of old and mostly modern campers with 1994 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 Shop, this means that their campervans and motorhomes are religiously maintained and can be easily serviced. All are automatic transmission with diesel fuel type. And, you might wonder why some units come with 'Cruisy Campers' tag line, well Cruisy Campers, which seems to be a defunct company, is already RV Rentals. 

Vehicles

2 berth Budget Campervan

If you're looking for an excellent value for money, the top pick is this 1994- 1996 budget campervan that sleeps two persons. Whilst this unit is tagged as 'budget', expect for some added frills that are likely essentials for a comfortable campervan hire such as 12v fridge, CD player and radio, window curtains, camping table and chairs, pots, frying pans and kettle.

2 berth Self Contained CampervanClaimed as self-contained, this newer VW Crafter is almost twice the price as the budget campervan. It may be pricier, but the unit is great for those 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 fresh water 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. 

2 berth LDV Campervan

Exuding with style and sophistication, the LDV Campevan is the latest model on fleet with a 2017 fit out. Yes, this campervan is a bit more elegant in terms of interiors, but there aren't that much upgrades and additions with this one, so it actually has the same rate with the self-contained 2-berth. Still, there are some unique features that distinguish the LDV among the above-mentioned vehicles such as sink with tap and drain, and MP3 player. 

4 berth Euro MotorhomeYou'll never go wrong with a newer VW Crafter or Mercedes Sprinter. Aside from the luxury feels it provides, these models are family-friendly as it allows baby and booster seats. There's a double bed at the rear and an electronic double bed near the driver's seat. The permanent dining table beautifully complements the insulated body and floor. But of course, you always have the option for an 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 Self Contained Campervan

Those who are in larger groups or who just prefer larger space, then these 2010- 2011 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 fresh water and grey waste tank.

Insurance

Unlike other companies that already include the standard insurance with the daily rental, RV Rentals has a compulsory insurance rate at $12/ day. The bond or insurance excess is $ 2, 500 on the budget campervans and $ 4, 500 on the self-contained vehicles, excluding tyre and windscreen repairs and replacement. Avail of the insurance reduction option by paying $20/ day and reduce the excess to $1, 200 (budget campervans) and $2, 500 (self-contained vehicles).This will also include 1 windscreen and 2x tyre replacements. 

Reputation

RV Rentals is a good range from budget 2 berth to luxury 6 berth. The different campervans and motorhomes give several choices to the travellers. 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. 

Summary

Well, if want to explore the panoramic views of Bay of Plenty, this one is a nice accommodation on wheels. But of course, do not limit yourself on other options. 

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Pros

  • Good range from budget 2 berth to luxury 6 berth
  • With airport shuttle service
  • Partners with a direct RV shop

Cons

  • Only one depot
  • Quite far from mainland Auckland
  • Mix fleet of older and newer models

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