We used rankers.co.nz to find a motorhome to rent for our 8-day trip to NZ. Pacific Horizon were the only company to respond with a message addressing our requirements. Maryann recommended a GEM 4 berth motorhome because the king sized bed can be left made up and with a toilet and shower, we could easily free-camp. Communicating with Maryann was easy; she's quick to respond to our questions, happy to accommodate our date changes and made recommendations which were super handy being first time motorhome renters.
We loved that the motorhome was delivered to our accommodation and Eddie gave us a very thorough run through of how everything works (hot water, refilling fresh water, dumping grey water, emptying toilet cassette, etc...). He clarified appliances that would/wouldn't work while we were free-camping and gave us tonnes of really helpful tips for travelling around NZ.
On our first night, a pretty heavy storm hit and rain found its way in through the skylight. My feeling is this would've been incredibly difficult to detect in a pre-hire check. We called Maryann in the morning and she arranged for it to be repaired as soon as we stopped that night. We've heard of some motorhome companies not wanting to repair leaks and other minor faults during the hire period but Maryann didn't hesitate and the guy who repaired it stayed back until we got there and couldn't have been nicer. What could've been a problem for the subsequent 7 days of rain turned into a really pleasant experience thanks to Maryann and her network of repairers.
The van was clean, everything was in good working order and there's plenty of cutlery and crockery. We'd happily rent a motorhome from Maryann next time we visit NZ.