Birdsville

Submitted: Monday, May 25, 2009 at 20:29
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Hi i am looking to travel the birdsville track and we are looking at hiring a 4wd campervan. Does anyone know were we are able to find an AUTOMATIC 4wd campervan to hire in Adelaide? My partnet can only drive automatic and i dont fancy driving the entire trip. Thanks!
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Reply By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Monday, May 25, 2009 at 21:13

Monday, May 25, 2009 at 21:13
Matt,

did you try the campervan websites? I'm sure if you visted Apollo, Britz or the likes, they'd give you the specs of all the various vans. It's a great drive. Enjoy it.

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Reply By: MattHoff - Monday, May 25, 2009 at 21:18

Monday, May 25, 2009 at 21:18
Gday Mick,

Yeah i tried all the major websites like apollo, bitrz, backpackers, maui etc but they all seemed to have manual 4wd campers. Im sure there are automatic 4x4 campervans somewhere, just no idea where to find them. Thanks anyway mate.
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, May 25, 2009 at 21:39

Monday, May 25, 2009 at 21:39
Give the main hire guys a ring anyway, im sure they would have autos even if not advertised.. a lot of europeans drive them out here and i bet some have never seen a manual gearbox...Michael


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Follow Up By: get outmore - Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 01:50

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 01:50
I think you will find manuals are more common in Europe than here in OZ
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Follow Up By: MattHoff - Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 13:54

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 13:54
Cheers mate but yeh im starting to think that automatics dont even exsist in australia anymore! been looking for weeks now and havnt found a thing, looks like ill be drivin the whole trip, keep the suggestions coming everyone, if you no of anywhere, thanks
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Reply By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 00:53

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 00:53
I think you'll find the majority of hire 4wd campers are Troopy's, as such automatic isn't even an option.

It may be easier to teach your partner to drive a manual.

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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 18:13

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 18:13
Nothing better to learn in than a hire car.....
Will only take an hour or two and she will be fine...go for it!
The "track" is a 2 lane formed road anyway, so you won't need the 4WD feature unless you explore a bit. The Troopy campers are great, you'll love it.
Enjoy....

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