2 of 2 Motorhome Republic reviews

SCAM ALERT****BE VERY, VERY CAUTIOUS DEALING WITH; PURE RV CANADA or MOTORHOME TRAVEL CANADA both are operated by MOTORHOME REPUBLIC**** operating out of Auckland New Zealand.The websites are very misleading re: which company you are dealing with.

I was starting booking process for trip to PEI with this company when I needed to cancel due to family emergency. It was basically 3 days from start of booking process to finish (I e-mailed them to cancel entire process) Never once did I ever confirm booking through their confirmation link and it did not matter. I was still charged deposit $$ + 80 % of total cost of RV directly on my credit card, cost me about $1200.00. I am currently trying to fight it legally.

Please the only way to prevent other people from being caught up in these shady dealings is if you e-mail company, or post comments on these types of consumer web sites or add comments to trip advsior to warn other consumers etc..Thank you

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2 of 2 Motorhome Republic reviews

Nov 01, 2013 #736291

So true! :(

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Oct 23, 2013 #732387

UPDATE: Still fighting for my consumer rights- MOTORHOME REPUBLIC clearly does not care about the consumer. I told them initially that treating people like this would eventually bankrupt them. The cost of doing business with this company is not worth all you have to lose. Unscrupulous, unethical business practices. :(

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Unhappy camper

Jul 13, 2013 #680154 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

We hired a motorhome from motorhome republic for 3 weeks in June / July 2013. It was a completely unsatisfactory experience. It was a term of our contract that we would receive instructions in English on pickup, have bedding and basic kitchen equipment available and receive a clean vehicle in good working order. No one spoke English when we collected the vehicle and because they had lost the power cord to the DVD they couldn't even show us an instructional DVD. The vehicle was dirty. The pots and pans still had food on them from the last users. Dirty second hand bedding was offered to us. The utensils, glasses and crockery were old and didn't even match. It was as if they had stocked the van from a second hand op shop. The vehicle also had smaller cheaper tyres on it that made the speedometer inaccurate. We ended up cleaning the vehicle ourselves and purchasing bedding and kitchen equipment ourselves. This cost us 300 Euros. Apparently motorhome republic seem to think that people who hire motorhomes are looking for a pack packer experience and will accept substandard vehicles and equipment. I suggest that you should not use motorhome republic ( or any of their other website aliase organisations ) when renting a motorhome. Ps all the items we purchased were kept by the motorhome company when we returned the vehicle! This is a grubby company to be avoided. :cry

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Mar 08, 2013 #620154 Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Steer clear of MOTORHOME REPUBLIC. Their online reservation process is, in my opinion unethical and borders laws. Do yourself a favour. Drive Away from any transaction with this company!!

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Motorhome Republic

Feb 12, 2013 #608010 Burlington, Ontario, Canada

In my opinion they are motivated by open wallets, sunshine on credit cards, bird-song cash registers, sunsets viewed from deckchairs while counting their money they have ripped from honest consumers hands. :(

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Feb 05, 2013 #604457

Motorhome Republic's position is- if you enter your credit card information into online reservation form they can charge it...plain and simple. Does this seem ethical to you? :(

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Vacation Specialist

Jan 27, 2013 #599842

As the upcoming vacation season is fast approaching. Please be careful when booking online for an RV. First, if the company you are originally dealing with suddenly changes to Motorhome Republic.......STOP and BAIL OUT. This is your first clue that something is not right.

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Jan 27, 2013 #599838

This complaint has also been added to in an attempt to get refund from the company Motorhome Republic- so far this company has been unwilling to settle with this customer.

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Jan 25, 2013 #599052

Motorhome Republic has declined comment on below case. This particular case has been filed as a complaint with the Better Business Bureau of Canada as well as the Consumer Protection Agency.

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Jan 25, 2013 #599049 Georgetown, Ontario, Canada

I have since found out that many, many customers have been dupped by MOTORHOME REPUBLIC. Steer clear and save your money- once they have your money it's too late!!

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Dec 30, 2012 #587606

MOTORHOME REPUBLICS online booking process is very unethical

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Consumer Protection Agency

Dec 20, 2012 #584713

A full investigation into MOTORHOME REPUBLICS online application process, terms and conditions as well as a review of cancellation policy and automatic confirmations is warranted.

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Dec 19, 2012 #584410

As soon as you submit RV booking request, MOTORHOME REPUBLIC has authority to finalize and confirm your booking AND stack charges upon charges on your credit card. Seem right to you? Stick up for your consumer rights. Stay away from this company.

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Other Companies

Dec 19, 2012 #584407

Here is a list of companies/websites that use MOTORHOME REPUBLIC as their reservation agents 1) PURE RV CANADA, MOTORHOME ROAD TRIP.COM, CAMPER VAN HIRE SALE FINDER, CHEAP MOTORHOME RENTAL, FETCH CAMPER VAN HIRE AND SENIOR MOTORHOME RENTAL. My recommendation would be deal directly with RV dealership and cut out the middle man completely- which in this case is MOTORHOME REPUBLIC. No need to deal with a company based in AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND. Drive AWAY from any website "powered by MOTORHOME REPUBLIC" You and your money will be easily parted.

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Jan 12, 2013 #592747

we booked a motorhome for australia online through Real Value campers, which suddenly turned into Motorhome Republic. Paid top dollar, Motorhome Republic ordered a Cheapa Camper from Apollo. Paid top dollar, got a terribly, shabby, filthy van that had several faulty items. Recommend any consumer just sticks with Britz or Maui.

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Dec 18, 2012 #583606

Atleast now the consumer protection agency is attuned to MOTORHOME REPUBLICS tactics, which helps pave the way for other consumers who may have been wronged by this company.

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Dec 18, 2012 #583598

Sounds like MOTORHOME REPUBLIC is synonymous with BAD BUSINESS, and UNSCRUPULOUS website reservation tactics. STEER CLEAR and keep you hard earned money safe from unauthorized charges.

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Dec 18, 2012 #583296

Use ANY OTHER company that is NOT affiliated with MOTORHOME REPUBLIC. Planning your magical vacation should not add more stress to your life. Protext your money and your consumer rights.

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Dec 16, 2012 #582663

I wonder how many people have actually been charged/billed by MOTORHOME REPUBLIC for services/products that they were unaware of? OR did not authorize? I would not enter any website "powered by MOTORHOME REPUBLIC" Protect your money. People should be able to create the vacation package they want, submit for cost and availability, and confirm when happy. That would be the logical, stress free way. Planning vacations is tough enough without the threat of unauthrorized charges piling up on your credit card. FIND ANOTHER CREDIBLE REPUTABLE COMPANY THAT DOES NOT USE MOTORHOME REPUBLIC AS THEIR BOOKING AGENTS.

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Dec 15, 2012 #582463

It breaks down like this.....MOTORHOME REPUBLIC is not acting in a responsible manner, they count on people entering their websites and completing application to rent an RV and then hit them with unauthorized charges right on their credit cards. GOTCHA!! Unbenounced to you they have already confirmed your booking.

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