Scotty the transit van is a luxury vehicle, suitable for one or two people wanting to relax and explore the beautiful countryside of Northern New South Wales and South East Queensland. It has seatbelts for, and sleeps up to two people.
This newly fitted motorhome is built on the Ford turbo-diesel engine (6-speed manual) and is easy to drive but you do require a manual licence.
Scotty is very tall and you will need to take care driving anywhere with height restrictions. For example low bridges, shopping centre car parks, and petrol stations. Scotty is 6.4m long and you will need to mention his length if you book a powered site at a van park or decide to take him to North Stradbroke Island (approval required).
If you are planning to drive further than 1000km from Queensland/NSW border at Tweed Heads please let me know at the time of your booking enquiry as the trip will need to be authorised by us.
Each day you are permitted to travel 200km free of additional charges. This an average of 200km for every night booked.. You can travel further, but a fee of $0.77c/km will need to be paid for any excess kilometres travelled.
Scotty the transit van will be supplied at the commencement of hire with a full tank of Diesel and should be returned with a full tank of diesel when you return him at the end of the hiring period.
PETS only on approval and any damage will be deducted from the bond held sorry...
No SMOKING is allowed within Scotty
NO off-road driving... sealed roads are only allowed by our insurance policy.Also, please don’t drive after dusk or before dawn. There are loads of kangaroos, koalas and other wildlife that come out to feed in the twilight times and therefore there is a higher risk of collision - the skippies can do a load of damage to the vehicle and to you... we also ask you to drive responsibly and take a break every two hours – enjoy the scenery and a cuppa while you are at it!
There are a few islands off the coast of NNSW and QLD. However, Scotty is not suitable to take to Fraser, Moreton or South Stradbroke Island or any of the Bay Islands. If, however you would like to take Scotty to North Stradbroke Island, let us know and we can likely approve this depending on your park-up plans.
For your safety, Scotty is fitted with GPS tracking device which allows us to track his location at all times.
You will be provide with 2 x 4kg LPG gas cylinders for use in cooking and hot water heating. Please notify us on return of the vehicle if you finish a cylinder so that we can have it refilled for the next holidaymaker.
The on-board toilet is a Thetford flush toilet with a removable waste cartridge which requires regular emptying and cleaning at an appropriate dump point. These are available at many public parks and all paid van parks in Ausralia.. We supply toilet chemicals free of charge. You are required to empty the toilet cartridge before returning the vehicle at the end of your hiring period. Alternatively, for an additional charge, we can do this for you.
Scotty has a large refrigerator and freezer which runs off a solar powered 12v batter system. Plenty of room for your beers and snags for the barbie.
Early Pick-up/ Late Drop-off
The pick-up time for the Scotty the transit van is 2pm, and drop-off time is 10am on the return day. There is an option for early pick-up from 12pm on pick up day, subject to availability, or a late drop-off. Just check with us a few days before you are due to collect him and we will do our best to help you out!
Licencing and Insurance
All drivers must have at least 2 years of driving experience, must be aged over 25 years old and hold a valid Australian Open Drivers Licence (or International equivalent) suitable for driving a manual transmission vehicle.
Scotty the transit van is comprehensively insured through Camplify. The basic excess for any insurance claims is $1,000 (within a 250km radius of hire) or $2000 for damage sustained beyond 250kms from the collection point. If there is an insurance claim, you, the hirer will be required to pay the excess to the insurance company.
Scotty has a GoVia Toll tag fitted. However, all toll charges, for example Gateway Bridge, Logan Motorway, and Clem 7 tunnel, incurred during your rental time will be charged to you.
Please ensure that Scotty is parked legally and responsibly and driven following the Australian road rules during your hire period. Please educate yourself regarding both NSW and QLD road rules as there are variations and, depending on your plans, you may travel in both states. In the event you incur a fine during your rental, including parking fines, unmanned speed cameras, red light cameras etc these fines will be forwarded to the hirer for payment, with an additional processing fee of $50.
Contracts (the boring legal bit)
Before we authorise any hire we will ask you to supply
1. A copy of your Australian manual transmission Drivers License (or International equivalent)
2. Let us know your travel plans and where you plan to park-up during your holiday
3. Sign a Camplify standard hire agreement, a copy of this agreement is available prior to collection of Scotty, on request.
Cleaning on return of Scotty to his home
We take pride in keeping Scotty in pristine condition for your holidaying comfort. He will be thoroughly clean both inside and out when you collect him and we expect that he will be returned to us in the same condition. If you don’t have time, or don’t want to worry about cleaning on your holiday, we can clean him for you. Just let us know at the time of booking. Otherwise, just make sure that Scotty has a final clean and tidy before you return him to his home. If he is not clean on his return, including emptying of the toilet waste cartridge, we will need to charge you according to the charges listed in our hire options.
Would you like to book Scotty the Transit Van?? Just submit a booking request on the Camplify system and let us know a little about you and your rough travel plans. We know plans change, so an indication is all we need at this stage. We can usually confirm your booking within 24 hours so you can comfortably plan your holiday.
We look forward to hearing from you and helping you plan the getaway - beam me outta here!!