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Real Value NZ Domestic

Real Value NZ Motorhome Holidays is a family-owned business specialising in the rental of quality leisure vehicles throughout Australia and New Zealand.

The company began operating in 1985 and since then have grown to become one of the largest and leading recreational vehicle operators in the Southern Hemisphere.

This growth has not been to the detriment of Real Value NZ's renowned personalised service. Staff continue to offer friendly and efficient service to every Real Value NZ client. They have helped tens of thousands of people enjoy the wonders of travel in Australia and New Zealand.

Their campervans and motorhomes are built in their Brisbane factory and also in partnership with Winnebago and Swagman. They operate a very modern fleet of vehicles with constant fleet servicing and updates.

Real Value NZ Domestic Rental Terms

Payment Terms
*Deposit will be collected upon confirmation.
*The balance payment due will be collected 28 days before pickup. Please ensure there are sufficient funds available at this time.

*Please note that the Total amount will be collected in full, upon confirmation if you have elected to process your booking in a currency different to NZD.

Credit Cards
Supplier only accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club. Visa and MasterCard will incur an additional non-refundable 2% surcharge on any transaction. American Express and Diners Club will incur an additional non-refundable 4.5% surcharge on any transaction.

Cancellation Fees
The initial deposit paid is non-refundable. In addition to forfeiting your deposit, the following charges also apply:
If cancelled 93+ days prior to pick up: No fee. 
If cancelled 92 to 24 days prior to pick up: 10% of Total Rental (minimum $250). 
If cancelled 23 to 10 days prior to pick up: 20% of Total Rental (minimum $250). 
If cancelled 9 to 4 days prior to pick up: 50% of Total Rental (minimum $250). 
If cancelled  3 days prior or on the day of pick up or no show:  100% of Total Rental (minimum $250). 
Original date of pick up will be used to calculate any cancellation fees.
There is no refund for late pick-up or early return of the vehicle.

Lions Tour Conditions
Applicable for hires with a collection date between 26 May 2017 and 08 July 2017. 
If cancelled 152+ days prior to pick up - No fee. 
If cancelled 151 to 93 days prior to pick up - 50% of Total Rental (minimum $500). 
If cancelled 92 days or less prior to pick up - 100% of Total Rental (minimum $500). 
There is no refund for late pick-up or early return vehicle. 
Special payment conditions applicable with a collection date between 26 May 2017 to 08 July 2017. At all other times, normal payment conditions apply. 

Travel Insurance
We strongly recommend that renters ensure they take out the highest level of Travel Insurance.

Rates quoted are in New Zealand dollars
• Rental days are calculated per calendar day.
• Rates are in New Zealand dollars and include 15% Goods and Services Tax.
• Rates exclude one-way fees and all Liability Reduction Options and Extras.
• These rates and terms may not apply to group bookings (any rental that consists of 3 or more vehicles travelling together). Requests for group bookings should first be directed to reservations.
• Please specify the correct number of pax on all bookings.
• Rates are subject to change without notice.

Rates Include

  • Unlimited kilometres
  • 15% GST
  • Kitchen Kit
  • Personal Check Out and Check In Service
  • Personal Kits
  • Vehicle Consultation Fee
  • 24hr Roadside Assistance
  • Camp Ground Guides
  • Complimentary Airport Transfers
  • Skoot Camper Tablet

Value Pack

Hitop and 2 Berth ST
- The maximum amount payable per rental segment for a Value Pack is 50 days rental.
- The minimum amount payable per rental segment for a Value Pack will be based on the minimum rental period applicable for your rental.

4 and 6 Berth
- The maximum amount payable per rental segment for a Value Pack is 50 days rental.
- The minimum amount payable per rental segment for a Value Pack will be based on the minimum rental period applicable for your rental.

The Value Pack includes
VIP Cover, 3% Vehicle Registration Recovery Fee/Taxes/Admin Fee, Extra Driver/Renter Fees, Pre- purchased Gas Bottle, Initial set of Toilet Chemicals, Snow Chains (on request), Camp Chairs and Table and Baby or Booster Seats (on request).

Booking Amendments
If you wish to make any changes to your booking (including voluntary downgrade) the booking will be calculated by using either the original flex rate or the flex rate that is valid at the time of the booking change, depending on whichever rate is higher. There are no exceptions to this rule. The following situations are classified as booking alterations:
- Change of date for vehicle pick-up or drop-off
- Change of location (depot) for vehicle pick-up or drop-off
- Change of vehicle category
- Name change
If an amendment is made to the rental dates within 17 days of collection, no refund will be made if the length of hire is shortened (that is; the rental will be charged at the number of days originally booked). A relocation fee may apply if the collection or return location is amended within 17 days of vehicle pick up or if notification occurs during the hire.

Booking Amendment Fee
The first change only is at no charge. The first change may involve several aspects of the reservation. The second and subsequent changes are at NZ$25 per aspect, per change.

Rental Extension
If the guest wishes to extend the rental whilst on hire, they must first obtain authorisation from the Supplier's Reservations. This is subject to availability. The extra cost of an extended rental must be paid by credit card over the telephone or at a Supplier's Branch immediately on confirmation of the rental extension.

Whilst on hire if you decide to extend your rental duration (changing the drop-off date) by 2 days the same flex rate is used that applied on the day when you made your original booking. If you extend by 3 days or more, the booking change rule applies as outlined above.

Failure to obtain authorisation will result in the renter being charged double the daily applicable rental rate.

Rental Charges
Rental days are charged per calendar day. The day of pick-up is calculated as the first day of rental and the day of return is calculated as the last day of rental. Vehicles must be returned within branch hours.

Branch Locations
Real Value has branches in Auckland and Christchurch.                

Branch Hours
Branches are open seven days a week, 8am to 4:30pm. Latest pick-up is 4pm. Branches will be closed Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday.

Public Holiday Surcharge
An NZ$100 surcharge will apply to all rentals picking up and/or dropping off on National public Holidays:

  • Easter Monday (02 April 2018)
  • ANZAC Day (25th April 2018)
  • Queen’s Birthday (4th June 2018)
  • Labour Day (22nd October 2018)
  • Boxing Day (26th December 2018)
  • Day after New Year’s Day (2nd January 2019)
  • Waitangi Day (6th February 2019)

*Dates are correct at time of release. Dates subject to change. 

Vehicle Condition
Vehicles must be returned with the interior cleaned and holding tanks emptied. The vehicles exterior does not require cleaning unless it is difficult to ascertain the condition of the vehicle on return. Fees will apply if the vehicle is not returned in the required condition.

Transfers
Vehicles must be collected and returned to our branches (not airports). A transfer to the branch from the Airport and vice versa is provided free of charge.

Kilometres
Rates include unlimited kilometres.

Taxes
Our rates include GST of 15%.

Payment at Branches
For security reasons, the supplier will only accept credit card or debit card for rental charges paid on vehicle pick up or drop off. Cash payments will not be accepted at rental branches. The bond on the vehicle is only payable at pick-up by credit card or debit credit card. The bond cannot be paid with a pre-paid credit card.

Vehicle Registration Recovery Fee (Included in the Value Pack)
A charge of 3% of the total cost will be levied to cover vehicle registration, duties, other associated costs and administration fees.

Road User Charge Recovery Fee
The Road User Charge Recovery Fee will be calculated and collected on return of the vehicle based on the kilometres travelled during the hire
The fee per 100km is as follows:
Hitop: Nil
2 Berth ST: NZ$6.82
4 Berth: NZ$7.22
6 Berth: NZ$7.22
We reserve the right to amend the Road User Charge Recovery Fee upon Government intervention.

Exchange Rate / Currency Variations
All credit card transactions are conducted in New Zealand dollars. Due to exchange rate fluctuations, there could be some variance in the amount refunded compared to the amount initially charged. We do not accept any liability for variances up or down. Refunds by credit card can take up to 21 working days depending on the renter’s Financial Institution.

Rental Duration
The minimum rental for all vehicles is five days.
Between 15 December 2018 and 10 January 2019, a minimum rental period of 14 days applies.
Between 1 February 2019 to 12 February 2019, a minimum rental period of 10-days applies for all vehicles with shower and toilet.
Minimum rental periods are subject to change during peak periods.

One Way Rentals
One-way rentals are available between the North and South Islands and vice versa.
The following one-way fees apply:
    North to South Rentals
        - Pick-up 01 April 2018 to 30 September 2018 a one-way rental fee of $100 applies.
        - Pick-up 01 October 2018 to 31 March 2019 a one-way rental fee of $300 applies.
    South to North Rentals
        - Pick-up 01 April 2018 to 31 October 2018 no one-way rental fee applies.
        - Pick-up 01 November 2018 to 31 March 2019 a one-way rental fee of $250 applies.

Driver’s Licence and Minimum Age:
A current and full motor vehicle driver’s licence is required. If the driver’s licence is not in the English language then an international driver’s licence is also required. An accredited English translation will be accepted in lieu of an international driving permit. The driver’s licence must have been held for at least two years and be valid for the whole length of the rental. The original driver’s licence must be shown at the time of pick-up when the driver is present.

Drivers must be 21 years of age or over.

Campground Guides: 
Each vehicle is supplied with complimentary campground guides.

Vehicle Consultation: 
On pick up of the vehicle, our staff will provide a complimentary vehicle consultation. This includes an explanation of all the interior and exterior features of the vehicle as well as driving tips.

General Equipment:     
Each vehicle is supplied with complimentary general equipment (such as pegs and clothes line, dustpan/brush, fire extinguisher, bucket/hose, broom, matches, ice cube tray, coat hangers and toilet chemicals).

Kitchen Equipment:
Each vehicle is supplied with complimentary kitchen equipment (such as plates, bowls, knives, forks, spoons, bottle/can opener, mixing bowls, colander, saucepans, frying pans, cooking utensils, chopping board, kettle, teapot, toaster and tea towel).

Pre-purchased Gas Bottle (Included in the Value Pack)
The gas bottle(s) is supplied full. A service fee is payable on pick up of the vehicle:
$25 – Real Value Hitop, Real Value 2 Berth ST
$35 – Real Value 4 Berth Motorhome, Real Value 6 Berth Motorhome
The gas bottle can be returned empty to the supplier at the completion of the rental. The fee applies for each part of a multiple rentals.

Additional Products:

  • Extra Driver/Renter Fee (included in the Value Pack) - $3 per day, per driver/renter listed on the contract, per rental capped at 15 days.
  • Camp Chairs (included in the Value Pack) - $17 each per rental
  • Camp Table (included in the Value Pack) - $24 per rental
  • Skoot plus GPS - $10 per day up to a maximum of $150 per hire (GPS activated whilst on hire). Price subject to change without notice.
  • Skoot plus GPS plus WiFi (1GB) - $15 per day. Price subject to change without notice.
  • Heater/Fan - $15 per rental
  • Toilet Chemicals - $2.50 each
  • Baby Seats (included in the Value Pack) - Baby seats (must be pre-booked) suitable for children from 6 months to 3 years of age can be fitted to the Motorhome Range. Cost is $35 per rental. Baby seats cannot be fitted in the Real Value Hitop and Real Value 2 Berth ST. Children under 6 months of age cannot be accommodated in any of the Motorhomes.
  • Booster Seats (included in the Value Pack) - A booster seat (must be pre-booked) suitable for a child between 3 and 8 years of age can be supplied for the Motorhome Range. Cost is $35 each per rental. Booster seats cannot be fitted in the Real Value Hitop and Real Value 2 Berth ST.
  • Snow Chains (included in the Value Pack) - $50 per rental (must be pre-booked)
  • First Aid Kits - A First Aid kit is supplied in every vehicle. If the seal is broken or the kit is not returned the kit becomes the property of the renter and a $50 fee is charged when the vehicle is returned.
  • Extended Roadside Assistance - $4 per day capped at 25 days. This includes opening vehicle on lock out, lost key replacement up to $120, emergency towing up to 25km, jump start, flat tyre change using spare located in the vehicle, fuel delivery up to 20 litres.
  • Windscreen and Tyre Protection Plus Extended Roadside Assistance - $7 per day capped at 25 days. This includes 1 windscreen, 2 tyres, opening vehicle on lock out, lost key replacement up to $120, emergency towing up to 25km, jump start, flat tyre change using spare located in the vehicle, fuel delivery up to 20 litres.

Additional packages may be offered on pick-up.

Child Restraints
Child Restraints - Guidelines for the safe travel of children

Berth Vehicle Option 1: 1 Baby Seat & 1 Booster Seat Option 2: 2 Baby Seats Option 3: 2 Booster Seats No Child Restraints allowed
2/3 Hitop Camper X X X X
2 Real Value 2B X X X X
4 Real Value 4B -
6 Real Value 6B -


Age Restrictions

 

Not Permitted to
travel in vehicles
Baby Seats
(Anchor Point required)
Booster Seats
(High backed versions do not
require an anchor point)
No Restraints
(No restraints required)
0 to 6 months 6 months to 4 years 4 to 7 years 8 years or older


Multiple Rentals
Consecutive Motorhome/Campervan rentals can be combined to qualify for a long-term discount rate. Rentals in the United States of America, Australia and New Zealand on Star RV, Apollo, Real Value and Hippie Camper can be combined to obtain a long-term discount rate, providing travel is within a 3 month period. If drop off of a vehicle and pick up of a new vehicle occurs on the same day then a day each will be charged per respective vehicle. Multiple rentals are treated as separate rentals under the one-way fee and minimum rental period conditions. This discount does not apply to completed bookings.

Travel Restrictions:
Two Wheel Drive Vehicles can only be driven on sealed/bitumen roads. The only exception to this is the loose road surface on any major ski field access roads or any recognised campground access road less than 12 kilometres in length.
No vehicle shall be driven on Skippers Road (Queenstown), The Crown Range Road/Cardrona Valley Road from Cardrona to Arrow Junction (Queenstown), Ninety Mile Beach (Northland), Ball Hut Road (Mt. Cook) and North of Colville Township (Coromandel Peninsula).
Real Value reserves the right at its sole discretion to restrict vehicle movements in certain areas due to adverse road or weather conditions, and the distance to nominated destinations in relation to the length of the rental period.

Change of Drop Off Destination:
If the renter wishes to change the drop off destination after the rental has commenced, they first must obtain authorisation from Reservations. Subject to the change being approved, a minimum additional charge of $750 will apply.

Repairs:
Although the supplier runs late model vehicles, it may happen that small repairs are required. Repairs up to $100 may be affected without authorisation and will be reimbursed unless the damage is caused by the renter. For amounts over $100, the supplier will need to be informed in advance. All vehicles are enrolled in the New Zealand Automobile Association and 24hr emergency roadside assistance is available.

Holiday Disruption Coverage
Should the hirer’s motorhome holiday be disrupted by a mechanical breakdown as defined below (which does not extend to accident or damages caused by the renter), for more than 12 working hours after reporting to Real Value, the renter will be reimbursed up to a maximum of the gross daily rental rate for each day affected until the problem is rectified. Failure of mechanical and accessories which includes living cabin air conditioner, water pump, shower/toilet, refrigerator, stove/grill must be assessed by a branch or authorised repairer. Reimbursement is only possible when Real Value has been contacted to rectify the problem and the hirer cooperates to do so. Failure notify Real Value acknowledges that the issues is of such a minor nature that the hirer makes no claim for loss of time in respect of their rental. Defects and repairs of Wi-Fi, travel devices, radio, TV, CD or DVD player, awning, cruise control, etc. are not considered mechanical breakdowns and are excluded from Holiday Disruption Coverage.
The following conditions results in the compromised performance of accessories and as such Real Value will not be held liable for financial compensation:
- Air conditioners in temperatures over 36 degrees Celsius
- Electric and Propox Gas heaters in temperatures under 4 degrees Celsius
- Freezing of water pumps in temperatures below 2 degrees Celsius

Infringements and Administration Fees:
The supplier reserves the right to charge the renter for any speeding, toll way or parking fines not reported on return of the vehicle.

Change Of Vehicle:
Should the vehicle booked be unavailable through unforeseen circumstances, the supplier reserves the right to substitute an alternative vehicle without prior notification and at no extra cost. This shall not constitute a breach of contract and does not entitle the renter to a refund.

Vehicle Category:
Vehicles cannot be requested by make or model, only by vehicle category.

Voluntary Downgrade:
Should the renter decide to take a lesser vehicle than booked then they will not be entitled to any refund.

Limit of Liability:
In the event of no alternative vehicle being available to the renter the supplier's liability is limited to a refund of the hire charge or in the case of mechanical failure (unless caused by the renter) the remainder of the hire period.

Important:
The supplier reserves the right to refuse any rental at their discretion.

Animals:
Service dogs are permitted to travel in vehicles with prior permission from the supplier. No other animals are permitted in vehicles.

Smoking:
Smoking is not allowed in vehicles.

PROTECTION PACKAGE

Personal Injury:
New Zealand legislation provides limited coverage for personal injury. The supplier strongly recommends that all people travelling in New Zealand take out their own personal travel insurance.

Property Damage:
The Vehicle is insured for damage to it or damage to the property of a third party. However, the renter is responsible up to the amount of the applicable Liability for the cost of such damage to third party property, or to the rented Vehicle. The renter is also responsible for the cost of demurrage for the period the Vehicle is unavailable due to repairs. The Liability applies in respect of each claim, not per rental. In addition to the Liability, an administration fee of $75 will be charged per claim.

The Liability is applicable regardless of who is at fault and must be paid at the time the accident is reported to Real Value , not at the completion of the rental Period. Real Value reserves the right to charge the renter for any vehicle damage including Third Party property damage not reported on return of the vehicle.

The below Standard Liability and Reduction Options do not include windscreen and tyre damage (the renter is responsible for windscreen and tyre damage at all times).

Bond:
For security purposes, only a debit or credit card can be used to provide a Bond. With the Standard Liability, the bond will be debited to the debit or credit card account immediately. When the bond is debited a non-refundable credit card administration fee will apply to 4.5% for American Express and Diners Club and a refundable 2% for Visa, MasterCard, Visa Debit and MasterCard Debit. With Liability Reduction Option (VIP cover) the Bond is payable to Real Value by an open signed credit card imprint with an authorisation obtained (sufficient funds must be available) for $250. The credit card holder must be present and able to sign for the Bond upon vehicle collection. The credit card holder is jointly and severally liable for any damage to the rental vehicle.

The Bond is fully refundable when the vehicle is returned to the correct location on time, is full of fuel and all other terms of the Rental Contract have been complied with. If there is damage to the vehicle on its return, the Bond will be used to cover the cost of such damage up to the amount of the relevant Liability. However, if the terms of the Rental Contract are breached and the Bond is insufficient to cover the damage then any extra cost will be charged. Refunds by credit card including bond refunds can take up to 21 working days depending on the renter's Financial Institution.

Bond Roll Overs are permitted for multi hires only within the same brand and same country when the bond is banked.

Full Responsibility:
At all times the renter is responsible for:
• Damage caused where the terms of Rental Contract have been breached.
• Damage caused by negligence.
• Damage caused to the Vehicle in any way by part or total water submersion or salt water.
• Damage caused due to a single vehicle roll over.
• Damage caused to tyres and windscreen.
• Damage caused to the Vehicle by the renter’s wilful conduct.
• Damage caused to the Vehicle when using the Vehicle in contravention of any legislation or regulation controlling vehicular traffic.
• Damage or loss caused to any personal belongings.
• Damage caused due to a use of incorrect or contaminated fuel.
• Damage to the awning, overhead or underbody of the Vehicle.
• Damage caused to the Vehicle by the use of snow chains.

Rates/Terms/Conditions
Are subject to change without notice.

Terms of booking on this website 

Information disclaimer
The rates on this website are often heavily discounted. This is due to our negotiated rates and bulk buying power. On very rare occasions, a rate may be displayed incorrectly due to our, or a vehicle supplier's error. In such a case, if you book with us at a quoted rate that is incorrect, we will notify you of any price change and give you the option to proceed or cancel. We make every effort to keep information on our site up to date, but we cannot guarantee this website is free of errors or omissions and retain the right to update or change the information published at any time.

Liability
To the extent permitted by law we/the owners of this website will not be liable to you or to any third party (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage (including but not limited to any accident, injury, delay or loss of enjoyment) arising out of your reliance upon information contained on this website, including but not limited to your use (or inability to use) any products or services described or procured through this website.

When you pick up your vehicle, you will be required to sign a rental agreement with the supplier of the vehicle. Your rental and use of the vehicle will be governed by the terms of the rental agreement and any other documentation or information provided to you by the supplier at the time you pick up your vehicle. The rental agreement is between you and the supplier and we will not be liable to you or to any third party in relation to the terms of the supplier’s rental agreement or any other documentation provided to you by the supplier at the time of pick up.

While we will make reasonable efforts to ensure we are representing only reputable suppliers, we make no warranty about the fitness or suitability of any third party (supplier) product or service and will not accept responsibility for the quality or fitness of any vehicle. If you encounter issues with the vehicle whilst on hire, you MUST report these issues directly to the relevant supplier at the earliest possible time. This will allow the supplier to remedy any issues and minimise any inconvenience to you.  If you fail to report any vehicle issues during your rental, it is likely that compensation will not be offered. We welcome feedback from our customers on their experience with our suppliers. We may, at our discretion, provide you with reasonable assistance in resolving any dispute you may have with a supplier.

Our total liability to you in relation to your use of this website and the information contained on this website will not exceed the dollar amount of the deposit we have received from you in relation to your booking/rental. Refunds will not be made for bookings cancelled due to inclement weather. Again, we strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance. Your use of this website is governed by the laws of New Zealand and the jurisdiction of the New Zealand courts.

Booking information
To make a booking you must complete our booking form which is easy to follow and secured with the latest encryption technology. Once we receive your form, we will, subject to availability, confirm your booking by emailing you a confirmation voucher and invoice. The deposit required to secure your vehicle (as shown on the secure booking page) will only be processed on your credit card when your booking is confirmed. Please note that a 2% credit card or debit card surcharge will be added when your payment is processed.

A booking is confirmed when you have been emailed a confirmation voucher and at this stage the deposit is processed on your card and becomes non-refundable and any cancellation fees stated in the supplier's terms apply. Upon receipt of your confirmation, please check your details carefully and notify us immediately if there are any incorrect details, as it may not be possible to make changes at a later date.

If you are booking via phone, please make sure you have read the terms and conditions of the vehicle you wish to rent first. Our reservations consultant will ask you if you have read the terms and agree to them before proceeding. The onus is always on the renter to ensure they make themselves fully aware of the terms displayed on our website.

Information disclosure
In booking on this website you acknowledge that we disclose your information to your selected Supplier in order to provide the requested rental services.

Amendments
Please note that some suppliers treat an amendment as a new booking and apply the rate current at the time the amendment is made to recalculate the entire booking amount (not just the days changed). If the rental period is increased, an additional deposit may be required. If the rental period is shortened which results in a reduction of the rental charges, the deposit amount will remain unchanged, and the difference between the original and revised deposit is forfeited (it cannot be used towards remaining rental charges). To request a change to a confirmed booking, please use the alterations request link on your confirmation. Any alterations are subject to availability and the approval of the supplier. In addition to the alteration policy of the supplier stated in their terms, the following charges will apply:
Motorhome rental alterations (all charges stated in local currency): 25.00
The alteration fee will not be charged if your alteration request is not possible.

Vehicle Capacity and fitness to drive
Under no circumstances are you permitted to carry more passengers than the vehicle you rent is legally registered to carry, and if you do your insurance may be invalidated. The number of seatbelts (and passengers) is indicated next to each vehicle on this website. Luggage capacity where shown is an indication only and we will not be responsible should you be unable to fit your entire luggage into a vehicle. It is your responsibility to choose a journey that is within your capabilities. A vehicle supplier can refuse to rent a vehicle to any person who is in their opinion unfit to drive or does not meet eligibility requirements. In such circumstances we will have no further liability to you.

Refund Policy
We are committed to providing a quality service and aim for complete customer satisfaction. In the event of cancellation, any refunds or penalties are detailed in the terms and conditions of your selected vehicle that you are asked to read and accept at time of booking. In the event you are unsatisfied with our service, please contact us within 48 hours of placing your booking or request and we will work to resolve any issues and determine if compensation is due. In the event you have completed your rental and are unhappy with your vehicle, we are happy to assist you in seeking compensation from the operator of the vehicle.


This website is owned and operated by Motorhome Republic Ltd. Our financial centre and marketing office is based at Level 5, 12 Madden Street, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland, New Zealand. In Australia, we are based at Suite 3.01, 11 Queens Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004. Thank you for booking with us.


Real Value NZ Domestic Rental Terms for travel between 01-Apr-2019 and 31-Dec-2019

Payment Terms

*Deposit will be collected upon confirmation.
*The balance payment due will be collected 28 days before pickup. Please ensure there are sufficient funds available at this time.

*Please note that the Total amount will be collected in full, upon confirmation if you have elected to process your booking in a currency different to NZD.

Rates quoted are in New Zealand dollars

  • Rental days are calculated per calendar day.
  • Rates are in New Zealand dollars and include 15% Goods and Services Tax.
  • Rates exclude one-way fees, all Liability Reduction Options and Extras.
  • Not all rates and terms apply to group bookings. Group bookings consist of 4 or more RVs travelling together and should be directed to reservations.
  • For ease at pick-up please specify the correct number of guests (and ages of children if applicable) and include correct guest contact details on all bookings.
  • Rates are subject to change without notice.

Driver Licence and Minimum Age

For the safety of our guests a current and full motor vehicle driver licence is required to be shown at pick-up and the driver needs to be present. If the driver licence is not in English then we require accredited English translation or an International Driver Permit. Drivers must be over the age of 21, have a full motor vehicle driver licence that has been held for at least two years and the licence must be valid for the entire booking duration.

Rate Inclusions

To make things as comfortable as possible for our guests, our rates include: 24hr Roadside Assistance, Unlimited kilometres, kitchen kit, personal linen kit and general equipment. Inclusions comprise;

  • Kitchen kit: plates, bowls, knives, forks, spoons, bottle opener, can opener, mixing bowls, colander, saucepans, frying pans, cooking utensils, chopping board, kettle, teapot, toaster and tea towel. Electrical appliances are supplied in vehicles that have 240V.
  • General equipment: pegs and clothes line, dustpan & brush, fire extinguisher, bucket, hose and broom.
  • Personal Linen kit: complimentary bedding (including sheets, blankets, pillows, pillow cases and towels).

Rate Exclusions

We’re cooking with gas! A gas bottle is necessary for cooking in the RV. A full gas bottle(s) needs to be pre-purchased and can be returned empty to Real Value at the completion of the road trip. Fee applies for each booking of a multiple rental.

Gas bottles for the compact RVs (Real Value Hitop, Real Value Endeavour, Real Value 2 Berth) cost $25. Gas bottles for the 4 Berth and 6 Berth RVs cost $35.

Road User Charge Recovery Fee

The cost of using New Zealand’s roads is recovered from road users via levies in the price of some fuels or through road user charges (RUC). The Road User Charge Recovery Fee will be calculated and collected on return of the RV based on the kilometres travelled during the hire. The fee per 100km is as follows:

  • Real Value Hitop and Real Value Endeavour: $0
  • Real Value 2 Berth ST: $6.22
  • Real Value 4 Berth and Real Value 6 Berth: $6.62

We reserve the right to amend the Road User Charge Recovery Fee upon Government intervention.

Discounts

Guests who love road trips as much as we do and travel for more than 21 days receive 5% off daily rates. This is also available to guests with multiple bookings that total 21 days or more.

Booking Alterations

At Real Value we understand that sometimes things change. If this is the case, any changes made to a booking will be calculated by using the higher one of two rates, either the original Flex Rate or the Flex Rate current at the time of booking alteration.

The following are considered as a booking alteration:

  • Change of name
  • Change to pick-up or drop-off dates
  • Change pick-up or drop-off branch location
  • Change of RV category
  • Change of rate scheme including special rates

If the rate scheme or RV category is changed, this is considered a new booking and cancellation fees may apply to the original booking.

If there are any last-minute alternations made within 14 days of pick-up we will be happy to accommodate these, however due to the short notice if the holiday is shortened the number of days originally booked will be charged.If the pick-up or drop-off location is altered within 14 days of pick up, a relocation fee may also apply.

Change to the Drop-Off Location after Pick-Up

If your guest changes their drop-off destination after pick-up, they should get in touch with our friendly Reservations team at +800 3260 5466 (international free call) who will be happy to help. Our team will advise guests if the change is possible and if a relocation fee applies.

Extending a Road Trip

If your guest gets swept up in the adventure of a road trip and wants to extend their booking whilst on the road, they should first contact our friendly Reservations team who will be happy to advise if the extension is possible, and the costs associated. To secure an extension, the extra costs (calculated on the current rate of the day), will need to be paid by credit card inclusive of all taxes and surcharges, either over the phone or at a Real Value Branch at the time of extension. Of course, any long-term discounts in place, will continue to apply to the booking.

We will always do our best to accommodate any extensions however it is subject to availability of our fleet.

Change of RV

We understand guests’ needs are different and therefore our RVs can be requested by category, however not by make or model. We always do our best to accommodate requests, however should the RV booked be unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances, we will substitute the booked RV with an alternative available RV at time of pick-up, at no extra cost. Any changes made to the booked RV and agreed to by the guest do not entitle the guest to a refund.

In the event of no alternative RV being available to the guest, Real Value Camps's liability is limited to a refund of the hire charge or in the case of mechanical failure (unless caused by the guest) the remainder of the hire period.

Getting to and from the Airport

Branches are conveniently located near major airports and we offer complimentary airport transfers to make it even easier for our guests.

Branch Hours and Public Holidays

Our branches are conveniently open 7 days a week;

Location Dates and Hours of Operations
Auckland
Christchurch
1 April - 31 March
8am to 4:30pm
7 days a week

Our staff enjoy a holiday as much as you do and all of our branches are closed on public holidays for Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.

RV Introduction and Show Through

On pick-up, our staff provide guests with a thorough RV show through. This can take up to an hour and includes all the necessary information guests need to know about the interior and exterior features of their RV. This ensures guests are comfortable and confident with their RV before they start their road trip.

To ensure guests have a thorough RV show through before starting their road trip, they will need to pick up their RV from the branch by 4pm.

Booking Duration

A road trip allows guests to travel at their own pace. To ensure our guests get the most of their holiday a minimum five-day booking applies, when pick-up and drop-off is from the same branch location. Minimum booking periods may also apply during peak periods such as Christmas, Easter, etc. Updates will be included with the weekly Flex notifications.

One-way Bookings

Road-trips don’t always finish where they started, some of the best adventures don’t. If a guest drops-off at a different branch location from which they picked-up, a $150 one-way fee applies.

Travel Restrictions

Not all RVs are suitable for all driving situations, so it’s important the right RV is chosen for the travel planned. For the safety of guests, certain travel restrictions are in place.

Our RVs aren’t equipped for the rougher terrain and cannot be driven on unsealed roads. Well maintained access roads which lead to recognised campgrounds and are less than 12 kilometres long are allowed. Real Value, at its discretion may restrict RV travel in certain areas due to adverse road or weather conditions, and the distance to nominated destinations in relation to the length of the rental period.

For the safety of our guests, RVs cannot be driven on Skippers Road (Queenstown), The Crown Range Road/Cardrona Valley Road (between Arrow Junction to Cardrona), Ninety Mile Beach (Northland), Ball Hut Road (Mt. Cook) and North of Colville Township (Coromandel Peninsula).

Kilometres

For the safety of guests please don’t underestimate the time it will take to get from one point to another. While our RVs include unlimited kilometres we recommend travelling a maximum of 300 kilometres per day or the equivalent of 4-5 hours driving.

Returning the RV

The RV is a home away from home and for comfort, we recommend it’s kept tidy throughout the road trip. The RVs need to be returned to the branch as they were taken, with the interior cleaned and holding tanks emptied. The RV exterior does not require cleaning unless it’s covered with excessive dirt or mud, making it difficult for our team to see its return condition.

Repairs

We understand that while on holiday the RV may require small repairs. So not to disrupt the road trip any further, if the damage was not caused by the guest, repairs up to $100 can be completed without authorisation and will be reimbursed. If repairs over $100 are needed, the Apollo Assist team should be informed prior to repair being completed.

All RVs are enrolled in the New Zealand Automobile Association and 24hr mechanical emergency roadside assistance is available if needed simply contact Apollo Assist at 0800 234 567.

Infringements, Tolls and Fines

Real Value will pass on any charges the guest receives for traffic infringements, toll way or parking fines during their road trip. No one likes unexpected surprises or additional administration fees, so we’ll only pass on to guests the exact amount of the fine or charge received.

Animals

We believe fur friends can only make a road trip better and both service animals and pet dogs are allowed to travel in our RVs with written permission from Real Value at time of booking. There is a $200 pet service fee for each pet, this excludes service animals. Our full policy can be viewed on the Real Value website.

Smoking

Our RVs are a smoke free zone, smoking is not allowed in any of our RVs.

Payment at Branches

For security reasons, Real Value accepts Credit card and Debit card for charges paid on RV pick-up and drop-off. We do not accept cash at Real Value branches. The Bond is payable at pick-up by Credit card or Debit card and cannot be paid with a pre-paid Credit card.

Credit Cards

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club and Union Pay. The following fees apply for the rental and any additional products (irrespective of chosen account e.g. savings, credit, etc.):

  Rental/Extras
Visa/MasterCard Debit/Credit card 2.0%
Amex/Diners 4.5%
Union Pay 2.8%

 

Fees are subject to change without notice

Protection Package

Personal Injury

The RV has third party insurance cover and it is likely that any other vehicle involved in an accident also has third-party insurance. Depending on the circumstances of an accident, the guest may be entitled to claim for their personal injury against the third-party insurance of the party responsible for the accident. The extent of such third-party insurance may vary and Real Value strongly recommends that all passengers take out their own Personal Injury Travel Insurance.

Property Damage

The RV is insured for damage to it and damage to the property of a third party. However, the guest is responsible up to the amount of the applicable Liability for damage to third party property, or to the RV. The guest is also responsible for the cost of the daily rate for the period the vehicle is being repaired. There is no refund for unused portion of the rental period. The Liability applies to each claim, not RV.

The Liability is applicable regardless of who is at fault and must be paid at the time the accident is reported to Real Value by telephone on a credit card, not on return of the RV. Real Value reserves the right to charge the guest for any RV damage including Third Party property damage not reported but identified on return of the RV.

Bond
To keep this simple - the bond payment will depend on the liability option chosen. If the guest chooses to take ‘The Low Road’ or ‘The Middle Road’ the total bond will be debited to the Credit or Debit card immediately. When a Visa or MasterCard is used a 2% fee will apply; when an Amex or Diners is used a 4.5% fee applies or when Union Pay is used a 2.8% fee will apply.

If the guest chooses to take ‘The High Road’ the Bond is payable to Real Value by an open signed credit card imprint with an authorisation for $250. The credit card holder must be present to sign for the Bond when they pick-up the RV and is liable for any damage to the RV.

The Bond, and associated fees when a Visa or MasterCard is used, is fully refundable provided terms are met. The RV simply needs to be returned on time and full of fuel to the Real Value branch location booked. Credit card refunds including bond refunds can take up to 14 working days depending on the guest’s Financial Institution.

If there is damage to the RV on its return or any other terms of the rental contract have not been met, the Bond will be used to cover the cost up to the amount of the relevant Liability. If the terms of the Rental Contract are not met and the Bond is not sufficient enough to cover the damage, extra costs will be charged.

If a guest is continuing on with another Real Value RV booking, the Bond can be transferred to the next booking within New Zealand.

Exchange Rate / Currency Variations

All transactions are conducted in New Zealand dollars. Due to exchange rate fluctuations, there could be some variance in the amount refunded compared to the amount initially charged. Refunds by credit card can take up to 14 working days depending on the guest’s financial institution.

Cancellation Terms

We hate for road trips to be cancelled however understand that sometimes it may be necessary. In case of cancellation, the
below terms apply:

  • If cancelled 94+ days prior to pick up – No fee (booking deposit refundable)
  • If cancelled 93 to 25 days prior to pick up - 10% of Total Rental (minimum $250)
  • If cancelled 24 to 10 days prior to pick up - 20% of Total Rental (minimum $250)
  • If cancelled 9 to 4 days prior to pick up - 50% of Total Rental (minimum $250)
  • If cancelled less than 4 days prior to pick up or no show - 100% of Total Rental (minimum $250)
  • There is no refund for late pick up or early return of RV.

Original pick-up date or the earliest confirmed pick-up date is used to calculate the cancellation fee. Refunds by credit card can
take up to 14 working days depending on the guest’s financial institution.

Other Things You Need to Know

Real Value reserves the right to refuse any rental at our discretion. While on their road trip guests are responsible for:

  • Damage caused where the terms of Rental Contract have not been met of the guest (other than when a third party admits fault and provides full contact and licence details).
  • Damage caused by negligence and/or wilful conduct.
  • Damage caused to the RV in any way by part or total water submersion or salt water. It’s true, our vehicles can’t swim.
  • Damage caused to tyres and windscreen except where ‘WAP’ has been purchased and applies.
  • Damage caused to the RV when using the RV in contravention of any legislation or regulation controlling vehicular traffic.
  • Damage caused due to a single vehicle roll over.
  • Damage or loss caused to any personal belongings.
  • Damage caused due to use of incorrect or contaminated fuel.
  • Damage caused due to the incorrect use of snow chains.
  • Damage to the slide out, awning or roof top tent of the RV.
  • Damage to the underbody or overhead of the RV.

Rates/Terms/Conditions are subject to change without notice.

Enjoy the adventure, wherever it takes you.

Terms of booking on this website 

Information disclaimer
The rates on this website are often heavily discounted. This is due to our negotiated rates and bulk buying power. On very rare occasions, a rate may be displayed incorrectly due to our, or a vehicle supplier's error. In such a case, if you book with us at a quoted rate that is incorrect, we will notify you of any price change and give you the option to proceed or cancel. We make every effort to keep information on our site up to date, but we cannot guarantee this website is free of errors or omissions and retain the right to update or change the information published at any time.

Liability
To the extent permitted by law we/the owners of this website will not be liable to you or to any third party (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage (including but not limited to any accident, injury, delay or loss of enjoyment) arising out of your reliance upon information contained on this website, including but not limited to your use (or inability to use) any products or services described or procured through this website.

When you pick up your vehicle, you will be required to sign a rental agreement with the supplier of the vehicle. Your rental and use of the vehicle will be governed by the terms of the rental agreement and any other documentation or information provided to you by the supplier at the time you pick up your vehicle. The rental agreement is between you and the supplier and we will not be liable to you or to any third party in relation to the terms of the supplier’s rental agreement or any other documentation provided to you by the supplier at the time of pick up.

While we will make reasonable efforts to ensure we are representing only reputable suppliers, we make no warranty about the fitness or suitability of any third party (supplier) product or service and will not accept responsibility for the quality or fitness of any vehicle. If you encounter issues with the vehicle whilst on hire, you MUST report these issues directly to the relevant supplier at the earliest possible time. This will allow the supplier to remedy any issues and minimise any inconvenience to you.  If you fail to report any vehicle issues during your rental, it is likely that compensation will not be offered. We welcome feedback from our customers on their experience with our suppliers. We may, at our discretion, provide you with reasonable assistance in resolving any dispute you may have with a supplier.

Our total liability to you in relation to your use of this website and the information contained on this website will not exceed the dollar amount of the deposit we have received from you in relation to your booking/rental. Refunds will not be made for bookings cancelled due to inclement weather. Again, we strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance. Your use of this website is governed by the laws of New Zealand and the jurisdiction of the New Zealand courts.

Booking information
To make a booking you must complete our booking form which is easy to follow and secured with the latest encryption technology. Once we receive your form, we will, subject to availability, confirm your booking by emailing you a confirmation voucher and invoice. The deposit required to secure your vehicle (as shown on the secure booking page) will only be processed on your credit card when your booking is confirmed. Please note that a 2% credit card or debit card surcharge will be added when your payment is processed.

A booking is confirmed when you have been emailed a confirmation voucher and at this stage the deposit is processed on your card and becomes non-refundable and any cancellation fees stated in the supplier's terms apply. Upon receipt of your confirmation, please check your details carefully and notify us immediately if there are any incorrect details, as it may not be possible to make changes at a later date.

If you are booking via phone, please make sure you have read the terms and conditions of the vehicle you wish to rent first. Our reservations consultant will ask you if you have read the terms and agree to them before proceeding. The onus is always on the renter to ensure they make themselves fully aware of the terms displayed on our website.

Information disclosure
In booking on this website you acknowledge that we disclose your information to your selected Supplier in order to provide the requested rental services.

Amendments
Please note that some suppliers treat an amendment as a new booking and apply the rate current at the time the amendment is made to recalculate the entire booking amount (not just the days changed). If the rental period is increased, an additional deposit may be required. If the rental period is shortened which results in a reduction of the rental charges, the deposit amount will remain unchanged, and the difference between the original and revised deposit is forfeited (it cannot be used towards remaining rental charges). To request a change to a confirmed booking, please use the alterations request link on your confirmation. Any alterations are subject to availability and the approval of the supplier. In addition to the alteration policy of the supplier stated in their terms, the following charges will apply:
Motorhome rental alterations (all charges stated in local currency): 25.00
The alteration fee will not be charged if your alteration request is not possible.

Vehicle Capacity and fitness to drive
Under no circumstances are you permitted to carry more passengers than the vehicle you rent is legally registered to carry, and if you do your insurance may be invalidated. The number of seatbelts (and passengers) is indicated next to each vehicle on this website. Luggage capacity where shown is an indication only and we will not be responsible should you be unable to fit your entire luggage into a vehicle. It is your responsibility to choose a journey that is within your capabilities. A vehicle supplier can refuse to rent a vehicle to any person who is in their opinion unfit to drive or does not meet eligibility requirements. In such circumstances we will have no further liability to you.

Refund Policy
We are committed to providing a quality service and aim for complete customer satisfaction. In the event of cancellation, any refunds or penalties are detailed in the terms and conditions of your selected vehicle that you are asked to read and accept at time of booking. In the event you are unsatisfied with our service, please contact us within 48 hours of placing your booking or request and we will work to resolve any issues and determine if compensation is due. In the event you have completed your rental and are unhappy with your vehicle, we are happy to assist you in seeking compensation from the operator of the vehicle.


This website is owned and operated by Motorhome Republic Ltd. Our financial centre and marketing office is based at Level 5, 12 Madden Street, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland, New Zealand. In Australia, we are based at Suite 3.01, 11 Queens Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004. Thank you for booking with us.


Real Value NZ Domestic Insurance

PROTECTION PACKAGE

Personal Injury:
New Zealand legislation provides limited coverage for personal injury. The supplier strongly recommends that all people travelling in New Zealand take out their own personal travel insurance.

Property Damage:
The Vehicle is insured for damage to it or damage to the property of a third party. However the renter is responsible up to the amount of the applicable Liability for the cost of such damage to third party property, or to the rented Vehicle. The renter is also responsible for the cost of demurrage for the period the Vehicle is unavailable due to repairs. The Liability applies in respect of each claim, not per rental. In addition to the Liability an administration fee of $75 will be charged per claim.

The Liability is applicable regardless of who is at fault and must be paid at the time the accident is reported to Real Value , not at the completion of the rental Period. Real Value reserves the right to charge the renter for any vehicle damage including Third Party property damage not reported on return of the vehicle.

The below Standard Liability and Reduction Options do not include windscreen and tyre damage (the renter is responsible for windscreen and tyre damage at all times).

Hitop and 2 Berth ST:

  Cost Per Day Bond Liability
Standard Liability Included $3500 $3500
Liability Reduction Option 1 $22*
(max charge $1100
i.e. 50 day rentals)
$1500 $1500
Liability Reduction Option 2 (VIP cover)
(Included in the Value Pack)
$29*
(max charge $1450
i.e. 50 day rentals)
$250 $0


4 and 6 Berth:

  Cost Per Day Bond Liability
Standard Liability Included $5000 $5000
Liability Reduction Option 1 $32*
(max charge $1600
i.e. 50 day rentals)
$2500 $2500
Liability Reduction Option 2 (VIP cover)
(Included in the Value Pack)
$39*
(max charge $1950
i.e. 50 day rentals)
$250 $0

* The minimum amount payable for each reduction option per rental segment will be based on the minimum rental period applicable for your rental.

Bond:
For security purposes, only a credit card can be used to provide a Bond. With the Standard Liability the bond will be debited to the credit card account immediately. When the bond is debited a non-refundable credit card administration fee will apply of 4.5% for American Express and Diners Club and 2% for Visa, MasterCard, Visa Debit and MasterCard Debit. With Liability Reduction Option (VIP cover) the Bond is payable to Real Value by an open signed credit card imprint with an authorisation obtained (sufficient funds must be available) for $250. The credit card holder must be present and able to sign for the Bond upon vehicle collection. The credit card holder is jointly and severally liable for any damage to the rental vehicle.

The Bond is fully refundable when the vehicle is returned to the correct location on time, is full of fuel and all other terms of the Rental Contract have been complied with. If there is damage to the vehicle on its return, the Bond will be used to cover the cost of such damage up to the amount of the relevant Liability. However, if the terms of the Rental Contract are breached and the Bond is insufficient to cover the damage then any extra cost will be charged. Refunds by credit card including bond refunds can take up to 21 working days depending on the renter's Financial Institution.

Bond Roll Overs are permitted for multi hires only within the same brand and same country when the bond is banked.

Full Responsibility:
At all times the renter is responsible for:
• Damage caused where the terms of Rental Contract have been breached.
• Damage caused by negligence.
• Damage caused to the Vehicle in any way by part or total water submersion or salt water.
• Damage caused due to a single vehicle roll over.
• Damage caused to tyres and windscreen.
• Damage caused to the Vehicle by the renter’s wilful conduct.
• Damage caused to the Vehicle when using the Vehicle in contravention of any legislation or regulation controlling vehicular traffic.
• Damage or loss caused to any personal belongings.
• Damage caused due to use of incorrect or contaminated fuel.
• Damage to the awning, overhead or underbody of the Vehicle.
• Damage caused to the Vehicle by the use of snow chains.

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