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4WD Rental Review

Hilux 4x4 4wd hire reviewWe’re happy (and perhaps a little jealous) that our 4wd rental customers are always on holiday and having a great time. We know how important it is to make your holiday the best it can be. After all, holidays don’t come often enough for most of us. That’s why our team works hard to ensure your rental process is smooth and easy. We also go to maximum effort to the immaculately clean every inch of our vans, service every vehicle and generally make sure that everything is running top notch.

When people return again and again, it makes our team proud. Proud to know all our effort is working to get people the fantastic holiday they deserve.

4WD Rental Review – They Want the Hilux Again!

Take, for example, this email we received from happy holiday makers…

Hello Cheri and Terry,
We hope that all is good for you.
After our very nice hollidays in january with your fabulous camper van hilux
Is the time for us to prepare our next hollidays in WA
Do you have again a camper van Hilux 4wd for us?

You’ll love the Hilux 4WD Rental too! Why not book yours today. Imagine heading off the beaten track and enjoying a laid back camping lifestyle. Take a few minutes to browse the website now and give us a call today. We look forward to hearing all about your wonderful 4WD holiday!

GPS + Camper Rental = Fun!

Geocaching is a fantastic activity to add to your camping holiday. You’ll need a GPS, but with today’s smart phones and iphones, a GPS is accessible for many people.

From the Geocaching Website

http://www.geocaching.com/
Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting
game played throughout the world by adventure
seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic
idea is to locate hidden containers, called
geocaches, outdoors and then share your
experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by
people from all age groups, with a strong sense
of community and support for the environment.

Adventure for Young and Old

If you’re camping with kids, they’ll love the sense of adventure and discovery possible with Geocache hunting. And if you’re a kid at heart, you’ll find your holiday is filled with a new sense of motivation and purpose when you’re on the hunt for the next cache.

Free vs. Paid

Everyone can access Geocache for free. If you’d like a list of Geocache locations that fall on your camping holiday route, then the current offer – an affordable fee of $10/3 months – makes a fantastic investment for adventure seekers!

Geocaching in Western Australia

There are many geocache locations in Western Australia. You’ll find a variety of sites, with varying difficulties from easy to hard. Most caches have a log book and some have a small toy or trinket which you can exchange with something of equal or greater value.

Tell Us About It!

You can also share your experiences by logging your discoveries on the Geocache website. Be sure to let us know too! We’re always keen to hear your stories, read your emails and see your holiday photos. If you’d like to share your holiday experiences and have them published on this website, we’d love to hear from you!

Petrol Price Rises in Western Australia

Western Australia has recently seen petrol prices rise to all time highs. As a result, our customers are asking us how to save money on petrol when camping. We’ve put together these quick tips to help you cut petrol expenses on your holiday. You’ll find that small steps will save you $1-$5 each time you fill the tank. Over time, these small savings can add up to a significant amount of money.

Fuel Prices in Western Australia

At the time of this blog post – May 2011 – petrol prices in Western Australia are approx. $1.50/litre. The price is similar for Diesel. The price can vary through the weekly price cycle, with the cheapest day typically being Wednesday. The most expensive fuel days are Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The weekly price cycle may change from town-to-town, so if you’re keen to buy petrol on the cheapest days, ask the locals. Of course, you can also ask the team in our office. Be sure to check with us when you book your rental camper vehicle.

How to Cut Your Fuel Expenses

  1. Avoid Remote Fuel Stops. It’s very common for remote and rural areas to charge a premium fuel price over city areas. If you’re intending to hit the open road, always make sure you fill the tank before you leave the last major city. By refuelling at city prices, you can save a signifant amount of money with each full tank.
  2. Refuel on Cheapest Days. As discussed earlier in this article, Western Australian fuel prices generally follow a weekly price cycle. By talking with locals, or simply taking time to observe, you’ll discover which days are cheapest to refuel.
  3. Take Advantage of Fuel Discount Vouchers. If you choose to buy groceries in large Australian supermarket chains, you’ll most likely receive a fuel voucher attached to your shopping receipt. These vouchers are usually provided when you spend over $30 on groceries and can save you around 0.04c per litre. Consider these vouchers a bonus and use them for extra savings at the bowser!

TOP TIP – Drive Economically

In addition to the above tips, it’s important to drive economically in your rental camper. By maintaining an economical speed of approx. 80-90km/hour, you will use less fuel. In addition, observe the following tips to reduce fuel consumption:

  1. Limit air-conditioner use
  2. Accelerate gently (don’t “step on the gas”!)
  3. Make sure tyres are pumped to the correct tyre pressure

Watch the Small Savings Add Up

Following these easy tips will save you dollars with each refuel. Over time, these small savings can really add up.

For more camping tips, be sure to read our website. We’re always happy to answer your questions, so be sure to give us a call or use the easy contact form on this website. We hope to hear from you soon!

Campabout Oz Review from Happy Customers

Everyone knows it’s important to get maximum holiday enjoyment for your dollar. At Campabout Oz, we understand that holidays are often few and far between. That’s why it’s so important to make sure your holiday is a great success. We understand:

  • you want more holiday for your dollar
  • you want a campervan that makes your holiday fun, easy and exciting
  • you want a hassle-free vehicle with reasonably priced insurance options… options that aren’t prohibitive to your holiday!
  • you want a team of people that can give you support, tips and advice for a fantastic camping holiday.

Campabout Oz makes all this possible. Read this great CampAbout Oz review to see for yourself.

Campabout Oz Review from Happy Customers

CampAbout Oz Postcard from Happy Customer

CampAbout Oz Review - a Postcard from Happy Customer

If you’re looking for a campervan hire company with great vehicles, excellent prices and wonderful customer support, give CampAbout Oz a call today.

It’s good to know that all our hard work pays off – and we love seeing customers wonderful photos of their camping holiday experiences. We work hard every day in our Perth-based office to make sure our camping gear rental is first-class. That’s why emails and photos from you really bring a smile to our faces.

Today we’d like to thank Col and Sue Waller for sending us their lovely email and fantastic holiday snaps. We’ve added these great photos to our camping Photo Gallery – and they’ve given us their permission to share them with our website readers. Here’s the email and photos:

Hi Terry, here are some
pics you may like to put
up on your web site...
thanks again for everything,
had a great time,
cheers col and sue waller
Camping without roughing it. Camper vans make camping easy.

Camping without roughing it. Camper vans make camping easy.

Soaking up a warm West Aussie sunset.

Soaking up a warm West Aussie sunset.

Happy Campers enjoying a fantastic outdoor holiday!

Happy Campers enjoying a fantastic outdoor holiday!

Well done on an impressive catch!

Well done on an impressive catch!

Looks like they had a great time, doesn’t it?

Just imagine yourself relaxing, fishing, kicking back in the Aussie Outdoors. Even though Australia is heading into cooler weather, it’s still lovely and warm up North towards Broome and Darwin. Give us a call to book your camping gear rental, camper van or camper trailer today!

4WD Rental Broome and Darwin

Off Road Vehicle Rental – 4WD Campers, Trailers and Camping Trucks

During the April-September months, our clients love to travel north to the warmer weather. If you’re looking to pick up or drop off one of our vans in Broome or Darwin, we’re pleased to say we can accommodate your needs.

Vehicle Pickup Location – from Perth, Broome or Darwin

Let us know where you’d like to collect your vehicle – whether it be Perth, Broome or Darwin – we have vehicles ready for you.

Drop Off Location

You can choose where you’d like to end your trip, dropping the vehicle at Perth, Broome or Darwin.

Easy Travel Options

Whether you want to do the full round trip of beautiful Western Australia, or simply want to travel north to end your trip in the warmer weather, it’s possible with CampAbout Oz.

Best Deals

The best deals for 4WD rental from perth, Broome or Darwin are for extended trips… i.e. more than a few days. When you rent for a longer period, you get a better deal, so please ask and we’ll provide a custom quote to suit your needs.

Call us today about campervan rental with collection/drop-off in Perth, Broome or Darwin. We’re here to give you all the help you need, so if you’ve got questions, feel free to ask. We look forward to helping you plan your perfect Australian holiday!

Campervan Rental Reviews Perth

CampAbout Oz received this lovely review of our campervan rental in Perth, Western Australia…

From Sabine –

dear Terry and friends ,
I wanted to thank you for help and attention . it was great
to have someone to explain everything when we took the van
and not only a DVD as our friends had with another rental
society. We recommand Campabout warmely to our friends! ...
see you again next time!

You’ll notice the difference between CampAbout Oz and other campervan rental companies. Our service is second to none and as long as you’ve got the time, we’ll personally talk you through your van, showing you how to use everything that’s on board.

Come and visit us in the Perth office, or request a quote via this website. We’re sure to have the perfect van for a wonderful Aussie holiday… and we’d love to add your comments to our long list of happy campervan rental reviews!

Best Campervan Rental Perth

At CampAbout Oz, we try to be the best campervan rental in Perth, Western Australia.

When we receive thank you letters like this one, we’re proud of our family business.

Dear Campabout Oz Gentlemen,

Oh what a great campervan is our lovely Mercedes 1DOB282 !

You have really given us a fantastic experience - she is A GEM!

And we haven't even used any of your following great bits of kit:

 the awning
 the hotplates
 the shower
 the toilet
 the hot water system
 the television and antenna
 the cd player
 the toaster, the kettle, or most of the cooking equipment

We are too busy HAVING FUN!

I am keeping your luxury vehicle clean and sparkling for you, of course.

Thank you so much for a unique holiday.

We are currently in Esperance, enjoying every day.

 . . .   

and THANK YOU AGAIN for A WONDERFULLY ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE!

(Chocolates all round again for you gentlemen!!!)

Campervan Rental Bond and Deposit Info

Today we’d like to remind you about CampAbout Oz’s fantastic deals on campervan rental – and our fair, affordable deposit/bond requirements. Most companies in Perth ask for upwards of $6000 deposit before you can drive away in a rental campervan. The bond covers insurance excess should an unfortunate accident occur.

At CampAbout Oz, we try to make the bond more affordable. Our bond is usually much, much lower than other campervan rental companies in Perth.

You can always read our current terms and conditions for more information. Generally:

  • we offer flexible insurance excess options, so you can reduce the up-front bond by paying a little extra rental per day.

If you’re battling with expensive bonds/deposits on campervan rental, give CampAbout Oz a call. We’ll be able to arrange perfect daily rental pricing to reduce your upfront bond.

Call today, or request a quote on this website. We look forward to speaking with you.

Last Minute Campervan Rental from CampAbout Oz

Need Last Minute Campervan Rental?

Are you stressed out trying to find last minute campervan rental? As the hours are closing in on your holiday, don’t waste time trawling through large aggregator and agency sites. We welcome you to call us direct.

When you call our phone number, or use the contact form on this website, you contact us direct. There’s no middle-men or agencies to deal with, so you’ll know sooner whether a last minute campervan rental is available for your holiday.

Last Minute Campervan Rental Made Easy

1 – Pick up the phone. It’s faster to pick up the phone and call us. That’s because we’ll tell you immediately whether we have vehicles available.

2 – After Hours? If you need to organise your last minute campervan rental after hours, feel free to contact us via the easy booking forms on this website. We’ll get back to you within a few business hours.

3 – Have Your Deposit Ready To secure bookings, we require a deposit. The exact amount depends on the vehicle you book. If you want no doubts about your last minute campervan rental booking, we make it easy for you to pay a deposit and secure your dates.

So, when you need last minute campervan rental, go ahead and contact us via this website. Any contact will go direct to our offices… where we keep our vehicles. Rest assured we have a large fleet of vehicles and, whilst most of our campers are booked in advance, there may be a cancellation or availablility that’s just right for you. Give us a call today.

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