Campervan and car relocations are cheap alternatives to normal campervan hires. Relocation rentals are one-way hires that involve driving a car or campervan from one branch to another. This helps the campervan rental company to move vehicles to the branches where they are most needed.
The benefit to you is that you can quickly get from one location to another for a fraction of the cost of a regular camper hire. A lot of relocation rentals start from $1 per day, with fuel and travel allowances sometimes thrown in for free, depending on the particular relocation hire.
Relocation rentals are good for travellers who are looking for a cheap and quick way to travel from one city to the next. They are not suitable for people who want to take their time travelling between destinations. This is because you are given a set amount of time to complete the trip. For example, between Cairns and Sydney, you are given 5 days to collect the vehicle in Cairns and return it to Sydney. Normally you would want at least 10 days between Cairns and Sydney to take your time and enjoy the sights along the way. This is an important consideration with relocation rentals.
You are also given a kilometre allowance in which to complete the journey but if you go over this allowance, you do have to pay for any extra kilometres. All other costs like insurance, food and optional extras (bedding, chairs, etc) are your responsibility.
Campervan and car relocation hires are normally last-minute deals as well, so you have to be flexible with your travel dates. You can’t book relocation rentals months in advance because the rental companies won’t know what vehicles they need relocated until closer to the time.
So relocation rentals can be great if you are looking for cheap campervan hire or car rental, but just keep in mind that you have to fit into the requirements of the rental companies. Click on relocation rentals for a list of current relocation specials for Australia, New Zealand and the USA.