How to rent a "real" 4x4 camper ?

Submitted: Monday, May 01, 2006 at 02:17
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hi everybody

We're a familly of 5 (2 adults, 2 childs, 1 baby), and we plan to visit your beautiful country in august.

We're looking for renting a 4WD camper, but we didn't found one with :
- 5 seats (day trip)
- 4 beds
- 1 bathroom

We've got a Unimog Camper in Europe, so we are able to drive any "real truck" truck.

What we've found till now are 4x4 car with tent roof, or 4X2 clasical camper.

An OKA, a Canter or Isuzu 4x4 could be perfect.

If you know some company whitch rent this, or even a particular, please, let us know !

best regards.

Pol, Eliane and our kids
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Reply By: Brew69(SA) - Monday, May 01, 2006 at 06:29

Monday, May 01, 2006 at 06:29
Ok your post title is confusing as a camper is thought of as a trailer here. ie a 7x4 camper trailer is referred to as a camper.
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Follow Up By: cloughie - Monday, May 01, 2006 at 10:57

Monday, May 01, 2006 at 10:57
I think the body of their post takes away all the confusion. Why are you questioning their obvious shortcomings with English when all they want is some constructive assistance to hire a camper van not a lesson in semantics.
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Follow Up By: Brew69(SA) - Monday, May 01, 2006 at 17:55

Monday, May 01, 2006 at 17:55
Because you silly person, people will not always open a post to read the body of the post if they feel it is not relevent. ie people who know a place to hire a winebago style offroader would not open a post with such a heading.
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Follow Up By: cloughie - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 09:31

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 09:31
The key words to this post are "rent" and "camper".I feel that anybody who could assist would open this post. Also in SA it might be a known thing that any reference to camper becomes automatically a 7 x 4 camper trailer but I can assure you in other parts of this world this is not necessarily the case. I am just saying you are being pedantic and if you couldn't offer help why become involved with what i beleive to be a put down to a person whose grasp of english is not colloquially sound. Reverse the situation and how would you feel with a response like yours?
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Follow Up By: Redback - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 13:07

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 13:07
Try answering the question instead of argueing over the title!!!!

Britz offer a wide range of campers for hire including Land Cruiser campers and 2WD campers, the OKAs and Canters might be hard to find out here for hire unless it's an orginised tour with a group and your a passenger.

I would ring a few tour companies or travel agents to find out more.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Redback - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 13:07

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 13:07
Try answering the question instead of argueing over the title!!!!

Britz offer a wide range of campers for hire including Land Cruiser campers and 2WD campers, the OKAs and Canters might be hard to find out here for hire unless it's an orginised tour with a group and your a passenger.

I would ring a few tour companies or travel agents to find out more.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Redback - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 13:07

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 13:07
Try answering the question instead of argueing over the title!!!!

Britz offer a wide range of campers for hire including Land Cruiser campers and 2WD campers, the OKAs and Canters might be hard to find out here for hire unless it's an orginised tour with a group and your a passenger.

I would ring a few tour companies or travel agents to find out more.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Redback - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 13:08

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 13:08
very strange indeed
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Monday, May 01, 2006 at 06:31

Monday, May 01, 2006 at 06:31
Try www.4wdhire.com.au they may have something.
I dont think you will get a bathroom though.

All the best
Eric
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Follow Up By: Ted (Cairns) - Monday, May 01, 2006 at 10:46

Monday, May 01, 2006 at 10:46
Birtz or some similar company had Isuzu 4x4 trucks (NPS?) with camper bodies.
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Monday, May 01, 2006 at 21:20

Monday, May 01, 2006 at 21:20
Maybe a rental camper trailer behind a rental 4x4 might be the ideal setup for them if they can't find a large Unimog sized unit. but i guess thats going to pile on the $$$$$
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Reply By: Member - Eric P (Int) - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 02:41

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 02:41
Hi, Pol,

Try www.rmstravelcars.com.au

Cheers.

Eric
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Reply By: Eric Experience. - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 11:12

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 11:12
Pol.
The vehicle you describe is not common in Australia for a good reason, we are a rich country with good roads, all the major tourest atractions are serviced by sealed roads. Others have shipped big 4x4s from overseas and been very disapionted because we have highways that are flat and straight for many hundreds of kilometers. There are a very small number of places where a 4x4 is required, these can be reached by using a local tour operator but you can easily spend a year here without using a 4x4. The roads that are not sealed are closed to traffic when they are wet because of damage to the road by stupid and selfish drivers who leave ruts in the surface which cost many thousands of $ to repair. If you come to visit us I hope you have a good time. Eric.
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Reply By: juanmtz - Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 18:52

Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 18:52
Hi,
We are a French family of 4 and we also plan to visit the Australian outback. I found a family rental company in WA - Camperworld in Perth : www.camperworld.com.au/index.html
They have the biggest 4WD camper I found. But the "bush cruiser" is suitable for 4 and has no bathroom. I hope this may help.
Regards,
Juan
PS : I rent a bush cruiser 200 AUD/day - 33 days
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