Help – I only drive an automatic (which campervans and RVs have automatic transmission?)

At Salamanda Travel we get quite a few enquiries from customers who are only licensed to drive vehicles with automatic transmission. So we thought we would list here which vehicles are an option for drivers who want to hire a campervan or motorhome that is guaranteed automatic.

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All Apollo and Star RV vehicles in the USA have automatic transmission.


All vehicles in the Canadream fleet are automatic.

Australia & New Zealand

If your campervan hire is for Australia or New Zealand, the following vehicles from the Apollo Motorhomes and Star RV range are automatic:


  • The 4 berth Endeavour Camper
  • The 4 berth Apollo Euro Star
  • The 4 berth Apollo Euro Slider
  • The 4 berth Apollo Outback Camper

Star RV

  • the Aquila 2 berth
  • the Phoenix 4 berth
  • the Pegasus 4 berth
  • the Hercules 6 berth


The following vehicles consist of a fleet that is a mixture of automatic and manual (we can request an automatic vehicle, but it can’t be guaranteed):

  • Apollo Euro Deluxe 6 berth
  • Apollo Euro Camper 4 berth
  • Cheapa Campa 4 berth motorhome
  • Cheapa Campa 6 berth motorhome

Manual transmission only

In Australia and New Zealand, all Hippie Camper vehicles are manual transmission only.


Questions? Feel free to call Salamanda Travel.