Winter Safety Tips

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Heading out on the road over the winter period? If so, it’s a good time for a check-up. Let’s take a look at a basic checklist if you plan to drive your RV anywhere over winter, and of course these apply to any vehicle being driven over the winter period. 1. Brakes Have the brakes [...]

  • Welcome to Cheviot

Checking out Cheviot

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Extensive road works north and south of Kaikōura meant that it took more than an hour longer than we’d expected to travel to Cheviot from Picton but seeing the extent of the earthquake devastation and the amount of reinstatement work required was a real eye-opener, making the delay worthwhile. At Ohau Point, hundreds of seals [...]

  • The Maruia River Sluice Box is a narrow canyon of outstanding beauty

Stand astride the Plates

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If you happen to be in the Greenwich Royal Observatory in London, it’s possible to stand with one foot in the eastern hemisphere and the other in the western hemisphere. In the Indonesian city of Pontianak, you can stand with one foot in the southern hemisphere, and the other in the northern hemisphere. But at [...]

  • The rusted steel frame of the SS Gairloch

The Sea Question

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There is something about a walk on the beach that soothes the soul. I find if my mind is busy and I need to clear my head, a walk along Oakura Beach seems to work wonders. By the time I’m a short distance down the beach, the expanse of ocean stretching to the horizon with [...]

  • Such a joy to be in Queenstown where there are hardly any tourists there

Winter Woollies Time

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Weather-wise the last few months have been lovely in Pukekohe, nowhere near as cold as we are used to in the Wairarapa. It is almost fun to watch the weather and see a 10–12 degree difference in the overnight temperatures between here and there. We have been doing quite a bit of travelling recently, with [...]

  • Upon entry we have the dining and front cab seating to the left, kitchen opposite, fridge on hard right, bathroom between kitchen and rear island bedroom area

Review Roller Team Zefiro 696

June 30th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

A recent trip to Silverdale, north Auckland, saw us drop in to catch up with Ben Young, Sales Manager at Nationwide RV Silverdale. There has been a lot of work done to this site in the last couple of years with the demolition of existing older buildings, expansion of the display yard, a new office [...]

  • The lounge area can be made up into a large second bed. Heating vents are well placed, quality foam squabs and fabrics make for a comfortable seating area, colours can be chosen by clients to personalise your caravan

Leisure Line Nomad580

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A recent trip to Tauranga to visit Rob Axton at Country RV was timely as he was ‘pimping and priming’ the latest arrival from Hamilton’s Leisure Line Caravan manufacturer, the Leisure Line Nomad caravan. As luck would have it Colin Bates from Leisure Line was also there helping out with the setup of this latest [...]

  • This sized camper van offers more than you think for the size

Ci Kyros Duo Prestige

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When you’re out looking for an RV to enhance your life, it is easy to get carried away with size and must-have lists full of island beds, separate bedroom, separate shower and bathroom facilities, big garage storage and more. These types of hunts will usually involve a nice tidy $300,000+ budget. If that is what [...]

  • The aluminium exterior with curved tinted panoramic windows is modern, curvy and retro styled – guaranteed to catch many an eye on the road and in camping spots

Airstream Base13 from Aussie

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This package really is quite intriguing; built in the USA by Airstream and shipped to Jayco in Australia for some extras to be fitted for the Aussie market, this North American brand is iconic for its aeronautical look with a retro pop-riveted aluminium exterior. It was fun to check out this five-metre long caravan (or [...]

  • Stepping up into the caravan kitchen is full width to the left in the nose of the caravan, 241L fridge-freezer opposite; dining seating that converts to spare bed, another lounge opposite, bedroom separates by curtain, and full width rear bathroom

I Spy Jayco

June 30th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

While on the South Auckland Caravans yard checking out the Airstream I looked through a couple of other caravans they had lined up. In particular I looked at the Jayco Silverline Outback caravan, a full-width nose kitchen, massive 216L fridge/freezer unit, L-shaped dining area with separate wall couch, with a lounge and bedroom slide-out, to [...]