Here's a cheap and comfortable twist on camping, New Zealand style. Jucy Rentals offers customized campervans -- minivans tricked out to sleep four -- for rent in L.A., San Francisco and Las Vegas. Prices start at $35 a day for November and December getaways.
The deal: Jucy (not to be confused with Juicy Couture) transforms Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Caravans into RV-like campers. The vehicles have sinks with tap water, water tanks, tables for picnicking, a gas cooker as well as CD and TV/DVD players.
Here's how it works: There's a three-day minimum rental to get the low rate. It comes with 100 free miles per day (not unlimited mileage) as well as cutlery/cookware and linens. Drivers must be at least 21 years old.
When: The offer is good through the end of December.
Tested: I checked online and found a campervan available from Nov. 9 to 12 for $35 per day from the L.A. office at 13820 Hawthorne Blvd. (Note: Offices are open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, closed Sundays.)