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Can someone please verify . Hire company for campers do no off-road
Does that limit you to only bitumen roads. Heading up north wa next year
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Reply By: Member - Jim S1 - Friday, Dec 04, 2020 at 17:42

Friday, Dec 04, 2020 at 17:42
You'd better clear that up with the hire company. Do some research to find reliable car hire companies, then ask them where you can go and where not.

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Follow Up By: Member - Core420 - Friday, Dec 04, 2020 at 18:29

Friday, Dec 04, 2020 at 18:29
Many gazetted roads in the outback are dirt roads. So, as recommend above,check with the company what off road means, preferably in writing.
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Reply By: Member - rocco2010 - Friday, Dec 04, 2020 at 18:21

Friday, Dec 04, 2020 at 18:21
Try Red Sands Campers.

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No affiliation but I have travelled off the bitumen with people who have used them and were happy.

But as always read the terms and conditions carefully.

Any form of car hire can be a minefield.

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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Friday, Dec 04, 2020 at 18:26

Friday, Dec 04, 2020 at 18:26
Britz and Kea (same ownership) allow lots of gravel roads and others by negotiation I believe for their 4WD Troopy campers.

In 2018 we crossed the Simpson in company with this Troopy camper. It was rented, but I am struggling to remember the name of the company. Might have been this mob? https://www.travelcar.com.au/
I reckon it was owned by a Swiss or German gent. No idea of the cost, but the service was good.

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Reply By: Frank P (NSW) - Friday, Dec 04, 2020 at 20:41

Friday, Dec 04, 2020 at 20:41
Search this site for "4wd hire". Read the threads, all of them, starting from the top of the results list. You will find a number of companies that might suit you and one in particular that definitely will not.
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Reply By: Candace S. - Saturday, Dec 05, 2020 at 11:56

Saturday, Dec 05, 2020 at 11:56
Generally, you will have to hire a 4WD campervan if you want to get off the bitumen.

Britz and Apollo are two major providers, in addition to the companies mentioned in other replies here.
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Reply By: outlaw40 - Saturday, Dec 05, 2020 at 13:13

Saturday, Dec 05, 2020 at 13:13
Read the terms and conditions VERY carefully .
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Reply By: Member - Cuppa - Wednesday, Dec 09, 2020 at 07:47

Wednesday, Dec 09, 2020 at 07:47
No recommendation or otherwise, but Wicked Campers were doing 4wd’s with rooftop tents (& no slogans on the car exterior) for Gibb River Road travel last year.
New vehicles set up for the purpose. May be worth investigating?
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Reply By: Member - shane r1 - Wednesday, Dec 09, 2020 at 08:20

Wednesday, Dec 09, 2020 at 08:20
As Rocco mentioned the “RedSands” hire.
We met a guy from Europe in 2018 at Mitchell falls , north Kimberly. He told us that was the only company he found that allowed going nearly anywhere. He was in a Hilux with a RTT .
But as others have said get good clarification from the companies.
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Reply By: Batt's - Sunday, Dec 20, 2020 at 14:15

Sunday, Dec 20, 2020 at 14:15
You mention 1st time travellers have you got any off road or 4wd experience or are you travelling wilth others that may have experience or a tag along trip for safety in remote areas. Don't be like a lot of others and think a 4wd can go anywhere and campers are top heavy and can be unstable you'll need to know how to change a flat tyre if that happens. There is a bit of ground work to do to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable trip.
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