Budget Escape

The Budget Escape 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.  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.

Supplied in the camper you will find linen and bedding, kitchen essentials including crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils plus all the general living gear you’ll need. Don’t forget to pack soft bags instead of a suitcase – much easier to store in the camper!

Please browse our Accessories for great rental rates on awning kits, outdoor furniture, solar showers and other great products for camping in comfort and style.

Please note the Budget Escape has lap seat belts in the rear that are sideways facing. There is an anchor point on the floor to attach the likes of child seats. For infants this vehicle is not suitable as infants require to be rear facing in car seats not sideways. 

Rental Rates

Days 1-30
1 May -
30 Sep
1 Nov -
15 Dec
16 Dec -
10 Jan
11 Jan -
28 Feb
5-20 $150 $60 $125 $185 $278 $268 $215
21-35 $145 $57 $120 $180 $273 $263 $210
36+ $140 $55 $115 $175 $268 $258 $205

Vehicle Specifications

  • Make/Model: Ford Transit
  • Vehicle Age: 2000/2001 year
  • Pax Capacity: 4 Adults, 1 Child
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Fuel Capacity: 80 Litres
  • Fuel Consumption: Approximately 16 litre per 100km. This does depend on how the vehicle is driven.
  • Engine Specifications: 2.4 litre turbo
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Power Equipment: Power steering, power assisted brakes
  • Tyres: Dual rear wheels for stability
  • Spare Tyre: The spare tyre is located under the rear of the vehicle. External access only.
  • Air-Conditioned: Driver's Cab
  • Seating Configuration: Seatbelts for two in the driving cab and seatbelts for four in the living area
  • Entertainment: AM/FM Radio, CD Player
  • Cigarette Lighter: 12V, which is suitable to use a Power inverter 12v-240v, Allows you to run mains powered devices from your car battery. Ideal for recharging small appliances such as mobile phones, laptop computers and cameras.
  • Baby/Booster Seat Info: Rear seat belts are lap only and sideways facing. We recommend upgradng to the Pathexplorer when travelling with small children.
  • Sleeping Configuration: 1 double bed 2.00 x 1.90m, 1 double bed 1.90 x 1.24m and 1 single bed 1.75 x 0.63m (above the rear double bed)
  • Gas Cooker: 4 burner cooker with grill
  • Microwave: Yes, operates from 240V only so the vehicle must be plugged into mains power to operate.
  • Gas Bottle: 9kg gas bottle
  • Fresh Water Tank: 100 litres
  • Waste Water Tank: 100 litres. Holding tank for grey waste water generated from the shower and kitchen sink
  • Lighting: Interior lights operate off both 12V batteries and 240V mains supply.
  • Heating: 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.
  • Fridge Freezer: 60 Litres. The fridge operates on 12V battery whilst driving and on 240V mains when plugged in at a camp ground
  • Shower/Toilet: Yes
  • Power Supply: 240V mains and 12V battery. The 240V mains power operates when the exterior power cable is plugged in at a camp ground.
  • Dual Battery: There are two 12V batteries, one for starting the engine, and the other for domestic 12V system. Batteries are recharged by engine alternator while driving and when connected to a powered site.
  • Storage: Ample cupboard space, storage under seats at rear of vehicle and hanging wardrobe. Additional luggage storage at Freedom Branches.
  • Exterior Access: Side door with pull out doorstep. Ensure this is pushed in when driving.
  • 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.
  • Internal Walk-Through Access: Yes
  • Certified Self Contained: Yes
  • Fire Extinguisher: Yes
  • Linen & Bedding Provided: Bed Sheets, 2x Duvet, 2x Blanket. Items provided per person 1x Pillow, 1x Pillow Case, 1x Bath Towel
  • AA 24 hour roadside Assistance: Yes
  • Internal Height: 2.06m
  • External Height: 3.20m
  • Width: 2.20m
  • Length: 6.0m
  • Insurance is included in the rates.
  • Unlimited kilometres and GST (15%).
  • All charges are calculated on a daily basis, not a twenty-four hour day.
  • For all rental vehicles, there is a minimum period of five days.
  • Courtesy airport transfers before and after your hire are included in the price.
  • Your standard excess/deductible is NZ$3,500 (NZ$4,500 for drivers aged under 25 years)  included within our standard rates.
  • The bond can be reduced by purchasing one of the following Reduction Options:
    Reduction Option 1:
    This option can be purchased by paying an additional NZ$25 per day (NZ$30 per day for drivers under 25 years) reduces excess to NZ$1,200 and only a credit card imprint is required.  Maximum charge is for 50 days.
    Reduction Option 2:
    This option can be purchased by paying an additional NZ$40 per day (NZ$45 per day for drivers under 25 years) reduces excess to NZ$0 and only a credit card imprint is required.
  • Free hire if GPS, Baby and/or booster seat, Picnic table and Chairs, Snow Chains, windscreen and chip reapairs, tyre punctures and replacent x2, Road tolls, Toilet chemicals, LPG bottle and lost/damaged key replacement are included in the excess reduction option.
  • Windscreen/Tyre Insurance (WTI) can be purcahsed by paying an additional $9 per day to provide protection for damage to the front windscreen and tyres.  Included is two tyre replacements, multiple tyre punctures, one windscreen and multiple windscreen chips. (included in Reduction Option 2)
  • We do not charge for extra drivers.
  • Free starter pack, regional and activities guide.
  • Comprehensive road atlas supplied on loan.
  • Nationwide AA road side service.
  • Rates and conditions may be subject to change. Rates are available only to customers booking directly through Tui Rentals.
  • Special discounted rates apply for rentals of more than 50 days. Details are available on application.
  • Consecutive campervan rentals from New Zealand Budget Campers and Australia Tasmania Campers can be combined to earn generous long-term rental discounts.
  • Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge of 2% for Visa or MasterCard.