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Tour the Jucy Champ (Video)

14 Comments 15 January 2013

Tour the Jucy Champ (Video)

The sun is shining, ocean calm calm and the Pacific Coast Highway empty. Sounds like a good day to start my Jucy road trip in Western USA.

The down-under rental company premiered in the States this past summer and after driving it for only one day, I can honestly say it’s a unique addition to the country’s roadways. Everywhere I stop people stare, ask questions and get excited about my adorable green Jucy Champ, a pimped out Chrysler minivan.

It’s easy to under stand why.

To start with, the van drives like a dream and isn’t too much to handle for people who aren’t used to driving big cars. It’ll get you more miles to the gallon than those massive RVs, but still has plenty of space to spread out and get comfortable.

And what does all that space include?

On top of all the basics of modern vehicles, power-steering; air conditioning and what not, this ride also includes:

  • penthouse bed on top with ladder to reach it
  • a fold out, standard-size bed inside, suitable for two people
  • sheets, pillow, towels and blankets
  • DVD player, CD player and radio
  • 41-liter fridge
  • sink with a fresh water tank
  • gas cooker
  • interior table as well as another fold out table for outside
  • dishes, cutlery, kettle, pots and pans
  • interior lighting, blinds and electrical outlets

The Jucy team in Los Angeles were extremely helpful in showing me how to use the all the Champ’s goodies. I’ve already assembled my bed for the night and am now laying down in it, parked up on the beach in Santa Barbara. Already loving my life on the road with Jucy.

Thanks to Jucy Rentals USA for sponsoring my trip out West. Visit their website to start planning your own US road trip. Use the code “BobbiUSA” to receive 10% off your booking. Follow my trip right here on Heels and Wheels, as well as on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. As always all opinions are my own.

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  • Heather

    Bobbi, you’ve done a great job with the video! So cute :-)

  • purplekat99

    Looks so cute! I bet you are getting a lot of attention in that thing. Unlike in New Zealand, decked out camper/mini vans haven’t really taken off here (yet!)

  • Caroline Eubanks

    Looks fantastic! Definitely might give them a try in the US as I didn’t get a chance to in Oz!

  • Bobbi Lee Hitchon

    For sure. They’re a great company. It’s definitely the most comfortable road trip experience I’ve ever had.

  • Bobbi Lee Hitchon

    So much attention. Everyone stares at me! It’s such a cute little ride. I’m loving touring in it.

  • Bobbi Lee Hitchon

    Thanks so much!! I’m glad you enjoyed it :)

  • Scarlett Wonderland

    This is awesome, I want to hire one now and tear it up across the US! xx

  • Isabelle Kenis

    That looks like a great way to cross the USA. I`ve just completed a beach road trip in Florida, but would love to cross the US from East to West. This looks like the perfect way to do it. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  • Bobbi Lee Hitchon

    Thanks for reading!! It’s the most comfortable road trip I’ve ever been on and coming out West-it’s stunning. I would love to do a proper road trip in Florida. So much to do there.

  • Bobbi Lee Hitchon

    Haha. You should!! The Champ is amazing and traveling out here-it’s beautiful and fun! You would love it. Thanks for commenting.

  • Ruth Rieckehoff

    Woahhh, this looks like what my husband and I have been dreaming of for a while. We kind of got the idea because one of our neighboors have a VW van customized in asimilar fashion. Will definetly check the Jucy Wheels website.

  • Bobbi Lee Hitchon

    It’s my dream to convert a VW bus one day! This is a very similar experience. My campervan gets so much attention!! Definitely have a look. Hopefully it fits into your travel plans. Use the code “BobbiUSA” and get 10% off you rental. Thanks for commenting.

  • Jeff Broman

    I did not even know that that type of van rental was available here in the U.S. Usually you just see the giant R.V.’s all over the roads. Looks like fun.

  • Bobbi Lee Hitchon

    Yes! This is something new to the USA. Very fun and a lot easier. Thanks for commenting. Hope you try out the campervan for yourself!

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