Growing up with Queensland’s rugged wilderness on his doorstep, Bryce Mahoney has always felt a strong pull towards the great outdoors. Whether it’s with family and friends or as a solo adventurer, this Brissy local explores the Sunshine State whenever possible!
But if you’re heading out on up to ten camping trips a year without your own setup, expenses can add up quickly. So when the time came to find a van rental for his Christmas holiday last year, Bryce had a lightbulb moment: ‘I saw how much it was per night and cross-referenced it to what it costs to purchase my own, and I figured it might be a bit cheaper for me to just buy it and then rent it out!’
His theory was bang on. After investing in a Patriot X1 camper trailer and listing it on Camplify, Bryce received his first booking within a week. And they just keep on coming! With thousands of extra dollars earned so far, Bryce has not only been able to pay off a portion of his van but also embark on even more adventures:
‘Thanks to all the hires, I haven’t had to use any of my own personal money to fund any repayments, repairs or equipment. I’ve also financed a few of my own camping trips!’
It’s a win-win situation, too. While Bryce enjoys easy bookings and an extra income through Camplify, hirers get to experience the magic of off-grid camping - his trailer offers the versatility and toughness to explore anywhere a 4WD can access. And that’s basically everywhere, including the state’s most spectacular beaches. It’s lightweight, compact and easy to tow, whilst providing all of the comforts needed for an unforgettable holiday!
‘My general demographic are families and couples looking for a quick weekend away or extended road trip in a comfy van.’
If your heart is set on a Queensland camping trip but you just can’t settle on one spot (each destination is as incredible as the next!), then Bryce has a few recommendations. For those starting in Brisbane, nearby Stradbroke Island and Moreton Island are both local favourites. Alternatively, check out Fraser Island or Double Island, either of which offers a full dose of tropical paradise. Yep, the beauty of being this far north is it’s year-round beach days!
‘That’s one of the great things about Queensland, you can go camping in any season.’
So if you want an epic rig for your upcoming adventure, check out Bryce’s Patriot X1 camper trailer
! Judging by just a handful of his five-star reviews, this 4WD camper trailer has it all:
‘We hired Bryce’s camper for a 4 day getaway to Teewah Beach. It turned our trip into a 5-star holiday. From the handover and pickup to the dropoff, communication with Bryce was exceptional. The camper had everything we needed for our glamping trip, was easy to tow and a breeze to set up and pull down - would highly recommend!’ Tracey
‘Camper was awesome. Perfect layout which made every task easy and accessible. Great pantry/kitchen/prep area. Big fridge. Tent fits my big family of 4 kids and 2 adults. Setup was quick and relatively easy for setting up the first time. Almost intuitive. Heaps of storage space. Loved this camper!’ Patrick
‘Well, I wanted to see what all the hype was about with the patriot. And turns out it's unreal in every way possible. Our family of 6 fit in it no dramas at all. Thanks, Bryce for hiring it to us - made our trip effortless. Till next time guys thanks again.’ Dale
‘I've just returned from a 21-day 7,500km road trip, Brisbane/Uluru with my two kids. This camper trailer performed outstanding when towing on the road, and was efficient and practical to set up and pack up each day. Thanks Bryce for our use of your trailer, so many priceless memories!’ Cameron
And if you’re ready to get in on the action like Bryce, making extra money and sharing the thrills of van life through Camplify, call our team today on 1300 416 133.
So what is Camplify?
We are Australia’s largest caravan and motorhome sharing community, helping connect holidaymakers with thousands of local van owners.
What does that mean?
Essentially, we provide a unique sharing platform where local owners of caravans, camper trailers, motorhomes, and campervans list their van for hire while not in use. As a van owner, this enables you to earn up to $10,000 - $20,000 a year by sharing with others
As a holidaymaker, Camplify helps you find a van that’s perfect for your next adventure, so you can experience the freedom & joys of caravanning - without having to own one yourself.
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