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The Budget Escape

3.7 stars in 8 Reviews

Four people can enjoy excitement, adventure and all the comforts of home when travelling around New Zealand in this campervan. The vehicle features a permanent double bed over the driver's cabin, and large queen size bed that converts from the dining area. The vehicle offers many quality features including fridge, gas heater, gas stove, microwave, pressurized hot and cold water, shower and toilet. The living equipment is all on board as well, with crockery, cutlery, duvets, linen, towels, pillows and more all provided. A CD/radio in the driver's cabin and heating throughout add to the enjoyment. It's a great way to see the real New Zealand.

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  • 2.4L Turbo

  • Manual


4 Persons

Toilet & Shower
Hot and cold pressurized water in shower cubicle with separate hand basin and amenity cabinet.

Located in cubicle with shower. Flush toilet waste goes into cassette holding tank which is accessed from exterior compartment door. Toilet is full of chemicals on pick-up of vehicle, with a small complimentary supply. Toilet cassette holding tank must be empty and flushed out on drop-off.
Air Conditioning

Driver's Cab only


Rear cabin heating operates on gas for heating at any time (other than when driving) and also a 240V fan heater is supplied for when plugged in at a camping ground.

Child Seats

Child seats can be fitted in the rear dining area and are sideward facing with lap belts and tether clip.

Note: For infants this vehicle is not suitable as infants require to be rear facing in car seats not sideways.

Water Tank

Holding capacity of 100 litres. It is recommended to fill this tank daily.

Waste Water Tank

Holding tank for grey waste water generated from the shower and kitchen sink. Disposable at all camp grounds and dump sites. Holds 100 litres grey water. Grey water hose is in the step weld of the side door.


Hot & Cold Water

Hot and cold pressurized water in shower cubicle. Water heater works on gas and is operated by a switch. Water will be heated after approximately 15 minutes.

Fly screen

Placed on all windows in the living area of the vehicle.

Internal Access

between driver's cab and living area.

Exterior Access: Side door with pull out doorstep. Ensure this is pushed in when driving.

Fire Extinguisher


Seat Belts
6 on
2x Driver's Cab
4x Main Cab

Fridge Freezer: The fridge operates on 12V battery whilst driving and on 240V mains when plugged in at a camp ground. The fridge will automatically switch over between the two supplies. Fridge capacity 60 litres.
Gas cooker: 4 ring cooker with griller, ignited by match.
Gas bottle: A 9kg gas bottle. The gas bottle is located in the external storage locker on the passenger's side of the vehicle. Bottle has an 'ON/OFF' tap on it. Please ensure it is in 'OFF' position when not in use and when driving.
Microwave: The microwave operates from 240V only so the vehicle must be plugged into mains power to operate.


AM/FM Radio, CD Player
12V Cigarette Lighter which is suitable to charge up video camera batteries.


Ample cupboard space, storage under seats at rear of vehicle and hanging wardrobe.

Sleeping Configuration

2 Double Beds: 2.00m x 1.90m; 1.90m x 1.24m
1 Single Bed: 1.75m x 0.63m (above the rear double bed)

Transmission :

Power Steering
Power Assisted Brakes



Fuel Capacity:

80 Liters

Fuel Consumption (approx)

16 L/100KM
This may vary due to the use of air-conditioning, temperature and terrain

Dual Battery
Power Supply:

240V mains and 12V battery. The 240V mains power operates when the exterior power cable is plugged in at a camp ground. There are two 12V batteries, one for starting the engine, and the other for domestic 12V system. This system includes water pump and fridge. Batteries are recharged by engine alternator while driving and when connected to a powered site.

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Exterior Width


Exterior Height


Interior Height


Additional Info

Tyres: Dual rear wheels for stability
Spare Tyre: The spare tyre is located under the rear of the vehicle. External access only.

Equipment Provided: Crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils, pots, frypan, grater, chopping board,colander, potato peeler, salad/serving bowls, storage containers, toaster, kettle, teapot, coffee plunger, bucket, brush and shovel, teatowels, heater, electric jug, cloths pegs and line, toilet chemicals, maps and camping ground guide book.

Linen & Bedding Provided: Bed Sheets, 1x Duvet, 1x Blanket. Items provided per person 1x Pillow, 1x Pillow Case, 1x Bath Towel

Certified Self Contained

Please Note:
lllustrations and text in any of the brochures or website are a representation only of the vehicle depicted. Variances in the vehicles offered for rental may occur due to substitutions made by Freedom or modifications and/or upgrades to the vehicle design made by the manufacturer.

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Ohr vehicle had over 500k on clock an interior looked the ...



“Ohr vehicle had over 500k on clock an interior looked the same. Exterior was pretty trashed we used gaffa tape to exterior to prevent further damage”

We liked our camper van very much. It's not a new one so a ...



“We liked our camper van very much. It's not a new one so a few things might be fixed, as the dump tube, and the indikator for fraisch and dirty water. We loved our 9 Days in the van and it took us 2500 km without any problems. Thank you for good support.”

Vehicle and Service Rating ...



“It was just what we expected. An old, basic motorhome with a good motor-engine. A bit more cutterly would have been fine, but all together we were happy with everything. Thank you.”

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“It was a high cost for a very old vehicle 1998. On booking it said that the vehicle would be over 6 years old so I expected that it would be still reasonably modern. The vehicle we had was 16 years old. Although it had no mechanical problems the noise and vibration were extreme, this made it not very enjoyable to actually drive it anywhere for long. There were also no real safety features on the vehicle such as airbags and poor seating for kids (even with child seats). ”

Budget campervan November 2014 ...



“The campervan, while obviously not new, worked perfectly and was utterly reliable all through a 6-week tour of both islands and 6,000+ km. Excellent value!”

awesome trip ...



“We has a great time in our camper and it never let us down, even with some of the difficult weather we experinced. The six weeks were fabulous.”

Far North Experience ...



“Enjoyed our holiday in the Camper, might try a bigger one next time. Wine glasses would be welcome, and also a dish cloth!! Thank you”

Never again... ...



“We didnt even take it out of the yard it was so bad...It will teach me to book something that only has a computer composite picture of the outside.. Beware!!!!”


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