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Old 17-10-2019, 12:23 PM   #2836
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Most campsites have a base fee for 2 adults and additional fee for every adult/child. I signed up for a membership with Top10 Holiday Parks which then gave me discounts, effectively paying for the membership fee and more. I didnít try freedom camping because my family members are huge water and electricity consumers, so didnít feel confident about lasting the night out there
So they calculate based on how many heads and not the campervan itself? So let's say i have 8 adults and 1 big campervan, meaning i'll just pay for 8 adults?

From your point of view, worth getting the membership?
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Old 17-10-2019, 01:04 PM   #2837
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So they calculate based on how many heads and not the campervan itself? So let's say i have 8 adults and 1 big campervan, meaning i'll just pay for 8 adults?

From your point of view, worth getting the membership?
In the first place, there isn’t a campervan big enough for 8. The biggest that I know of is only 6. Assuming 6, the fee would be base fee plus 4 extra people. You would need to calculate the number of nights you plan to stay at Top10 to know if the discounts would offset the membership fee.
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In the first place, there isnít a campervan big enough for 8. The biggest that I know of is only 6. Assuming 6, the fee would be base fee plus 4 extra people. You would need to calculate the number of nights you plan to stay at Top10 to know if the discounts would offset the membership fee.
Thank you. 8 people, might need to get 2 campervan (4 ppl each). Read that May is the cheapest month for campervans.

Any recommendations on which company should I go for? Apollo ?
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Thank you. 8 people, might need to get 2 campervan (4 ppl each). Read that May is the cheapest month for campervans.

Any recommendations on which company should I go for? Apollo ?
I used Wilderness and Maui for my past visits. In fact, I booked Britz but was offered a Maui at pickup as they are under the same parent company. There is a 3rd brand which I cannot recall now. So the vehicles are the same but branded differently due to age. Consider the items offered under each quote and the vehicle configuration you like.
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I used Wilderness and Maui for my past visits. In fact, I booked Britz but was offered a Maui at pickup as they are under the same parent company. There is a 3rd brand which I cannot recall now. So the vehicles are the same but branded differently due to age. Consider the items offered under each quote and the vehicle configuration you like.
I've seen the youtube videos for Wilderness and Apollo. Wilderness price is on the high side, but they look more premium.

What was the price you paid per day for your wilderness and Maui campervan?
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Old 18-10-2019, 10:45 PM   #2841
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I can't recall the daily rates but there was a very good promo offer from Wilderness in June 2017 because the British & Irish Lions rugby team was touring NZ too. The discounted rental and insurance rates further included unlimited data and unlimited road usage charge. I discovered the differences when I was planning my return trip in July 2018
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Old 20-10-2019, 01:44 AM   #2842
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Thank you. 8 people, might need to get 2 campervan (4 ppl each). Read that May is the cheapest month for campervans.

Any recommendations on which company should I go for? Apollo ?
There are reasons why the prices are low during May and leading towards the winter seasons.
a. day light savings will be gone by then that means, the days will be getting shorter.
b. the temperature will be getting colder.

Given that you have a group of 8, you will have to hire 2 campervans. In my opinions, having two campervans will slow down the journey as it will be either the back car driving too slow and/or the front car driving too fast.

My advice for you when comes to hiring a campervan is not to look at the price but when it offers. Safety and comfort should never be comprised.

Questions you might want to ask are
a. Do you intend to sleep in the campervans for transport only and sleep in motels all nights,
b. or do you intend to sleep some of the times in the campervans.

Remember 8 people going means, at least 8 big luggages. Where are you going to park the 8 luggages. If you say you are staying in motels each night, then you only need to hire a 8 seater van and a station wagon to carry the luggages.

Do the maths, sometimes campervans hiring could be more expensive than motels.

If you elect to sleep in the campervan, the main driver must have a good sleep. Driving the next day with a lousy sleep is asking for trouble in an unknown land.
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Old 11-11-2019, 12:45 PM   #2843
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Hi. Anyone using Youtrip card during New Zealand trip? Is it recommended and convenience to use?
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Do I exchange New Zealand currency in Singapore?

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May I check whether it is better to exchange Nz money in Singapore before I travel to NZ, or is it better to exchange at NZ?

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