What does a 2 berth campervan rental look like? High tops and low tops

Wendekreisen hightop 2 berth campervanMany travellers in New Zealand and Australia opt for smaller campervans such as the free 2 berth campervan relocations listed on Transfercar’s website.

Although  most rental companies have similar layouts for their vehicles, there can be some small variations between vehicle types. Let’s have a look at what’s generally on offer for the 2 berth high and low top camper range.

The first thing to note is that campervans are not the same as motorhomes. Motorhomes have a toilet and a shower whereas campervans don’t. They do however both have cooking and sleeping facilities.

Another thing to note is that campervans are not suitable for children under 8 years old or who can’t sit alone in a seatbelt without the use of a booster or child seat.

The 2 berth campervans range from low top to pop top, high top, 4x4s and compacts.  Each one has a different look so the layout changes a bit. Here we look at the 2 berth high and low top ranges, leaving the other 2 berth options for another article.

Roadrunner rentals 2 berth sportster

2 berth campervan low top

Many companies such as Roadrunner Rentals, Mighty Campervan Hire and Hippie Campers offer a Toyota, Mazda,  Mitsubishi (or similar) low top, 2 berth campervan option.

Being a 2 berth it sits and sleeps two people however the front seat may also accommodate three people, just not always.

roadrunner rentals 2 berth night layoutNearly all campervans are 5 speed manual, petrol engines and consume approximately 11 – 14 Litres of petrol per 100km driven. They are just like driving a manual car, but  are vans and you only need a standard car licence to drive them.

Vehicle dimensions are around 5m in length and 1.4m in height so can go on ferries under the van category.

They will often have a 20 – 30 litre Jerry can for cold water supply and a 50 litre Chilly Bin or Esky to  put cold produce in. Most 2 berth campervans will also come with all bedding, cooking utensils, gas cooker, often a solar shower, cleaning equipment and a sink to wash in.

2 berth high top campervans

The 2 berth high top campervans have all the similar accessories as the low top campers but are taller andbackpacker 2 berth campervan often longer in size. For example Wendekreisen’s Koru 2  berth and Kiwi Campers Toyota 2 berth are both around 5m in length and 2.5m high.

The roof is extended and fixed so the interior is more spacious than the 2 berth low top campers and there are more storage options often in compartments in the upper roof area.

These campervans often come with a fridge and hot and cold water, with some even including a portable toilet and a microwave and are again 5 speed manuals using around 11 – 14 Litres of petrol per 100km driven.

Wendekreisen high top 2 berth sleepingBasically all of these vehicles are easy to drive and you only need your regular car licence. Just be aware though that if you have a licence that is not New Zealand or Australian issued you may need your international licence to relocate or rent a vehicle.

For any other questions about a particular relocation deal on Transfercar’s website, please contact [email protected] and one of our team will happily assist you as best they can.

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