Meet our Staff
Rohan Marx, General Manager
I have been General Manager of Motorhome Rental Republic, the operators of this website, for 4 years and with the company for 6 years starting as a Sales / Account Manager. Previous roles have included account manager and software architect for a web design firm, advertising sales across multiple media and television production. I’ve been lucky enough to go motorhoming several times in Canada, USA and New Zealand so far and grew up going on caravanning holidays with Mum and Dad. The value and freedom motorhoming offers are its two main drawcards for me. That and the envy on the other campers’ faces when you pull into a State Park campground with no hook ups in a 31’ Class C with double slide outs, on board generator, side awning, exterior entertainment unit and smoker unit for a 10kg salmon caught earlier that day.
Best Motorhome Tips: Don't leave booking a motorhome until the last minute, especially if you are looking to travel during peak or busy seasons, as the chance of getting your first choice vehicle and travel dates greatly diminish as you get closer to your travel dates. So a second tip is not to book your flights before your motorhome. You may have to adjust your travel dates slightly if motorhome supply has become scarce and having flights in place may make it harder or more expensive for you to adjust these dates. Lastly, motorhomes are typically cheaper for peak seasons if booked earlier, so don''t try booking last minute in the hope of getting a last minute deal.
Doug Brown, Europe Motorhome Rentals Sales Manager
I have been in the motorhome industry for the best part of 6 years and with Motorhome Rental Republic for the last 18 months. I previously worked for the largest motorhome rental company in the world as the New Zealand Sales Account Manager. I’ve travelled the length and width of New Zealand in many different categories of motorhomes, in fact I don't think there is a main state highway I haven't driven. The love I have for motorhomes is one of freedom and flexibility, doing what I want when I want. If I have a hankering for a cup of coffee in a beautiful scenic spot I simply stop, boil and enjoy….
Best Motorhome Tips: People often overlook hiring a motorhome over the winter time. In my eyes this is the best time to hire a motorhome. Rates are generally the best you can get and you’ll have the pick of your choice from the various categories. If you’re worried about the cold, don't be!! Most campervans have heating, some with under floor heating and double glazed windows (mainly in Europe).
A motorhome in the winter time is ideal for those who want to have a ski holiday, travel from mountain to mountain until you find that special place with that magic white powder or anyone that simply wants to take in the wonders and sights of a scenic magic land set in winter….
Dot McBride, Deputy Reservations Manager
I have extensive experience (30 years) dealing in car and motor home rentals. My sound travel industry knowledge gives me confidence to encourage travellers to holiday in comfort and safety with family and friends - it''s the only way to travel and see the countryside. I have travelled extensively in a motor home and am truly convinced there is no better way to holiday. My experience as a car rental owner/operator gives me a realistic understanding of what can be expected and achieved to ensure your holiday is a memorable one.
I have travelled coast to coast across the US, around Australia and New Zealand and in the UK.
Let us take on the hassle of organizing the holiday of a lifetime and allow me to pass on first hand experiences and expectations!
Best Motorhome Tip: BOOK EARLY!!
Amie Blaze, Reservations Manager
I am from San Jose, California and I have been in the travel industry for over 12 years. I have always loved to travel, I live for it. Travelling allows you to expand your thoughts about what the world is like outside of your own. I have learned so much from the places I''ve travelled. One thing''s for sure, you''ll never return the same as these experiences enrich your life. I have had the pleasure to travel to the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, South Pacific Islands, Hawaii, France, Spain, Italy, Thailand, Australia and of course New Zealand. Travelling by motorhome is a wonderful experience and a great way to see a new destination. It is also an economical way for families to travel and the kids love it!
Best MotorhomeTip: This tip is for families - make sure the vehicle you want to hire will allow baby/booster seats. Most motorhomes have restrictions on how many seats they will allow.