Double Drop-Down Delights – Review Bürstner Lyseo TD Harmony Line 745 Motorhome

September 8th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Sales at SmartRV have been pumping, as with most of the RV dealers around the country. There is no doubt owning a caravan, motorhome or RV of some type is the goal of many across the country. We checked out a couple of models, then got the keys for a test drive of this four-berth [...]

  • Antiques and prams abound in the main street

Winter Road Trips – RocknRobyn Chronicles

September 8th, 2020|Tags: |

July saw us heading off to Tauranga to catch up with RV industry players again, checking out the fabulous Cougar fifth-wheeler as featured later in these pages. Unfortunately rain followed us, so our trip was a short one. Tauranga is one of those places that makes you think ‘which way will we go’ – Paeroa-Karangahape [...]

  • Rosie - just picked up from Marty’s Panel and Paint and looking gorgeous

RnR – Rosie’s Make-Over

September 8th, 2020|Tags: , , |

Lockdown got everyone making lists; we must tidy this, paint that, plant gardens, bake or learn to cook – something. The Rock and I pondered painting the interior of Rosie (our 1998 Ford Transit four-berth ex-rental motorhome), but ordering a paint colour online was not going to work for me and with literally no tools, [...]

  • The front cab area with storage pods in the front dash, Zenec Xzent 9.5” LCD display touch-screen head unit, drink holders on both sides. Steering wheel with cruise control, head unit control paddles, easy view heating controls and manual gear stick

UK Tribute F70 MH 2-Berth Motorhome

September 8th, 2020|Tags: , , |

To give you a brief history, the UK-based manufacturer Auto-Trail Company started manufacturing motorhomes in 1982, after many years as a motor-caravan repair business. In 1984 they had a distributor established with Brownhills, a small retailer at the time but now one of the country’s biggest retailers. The ‘Navajo’ model with its squared Luton body [...]

New RnR 5 – Profile 2013 Bürstner Nexxo T687

September 8th, 2020|

You won’t miss us on the road – our new RV has been graphic wrapped all over and we are looking really good. RnR 1 was our four-berth 2005 ex-Maui rental motorhome 6 months RnR 2 TrailLite gave us a treat with a 1997 model for 6 months RnR 3 Kea Dreamtime from RV Supercentre [...]

  • Interesting walkies in Whakatāne

Road Trips Galore

September 5th, 2020|Tags: |

We are stuck at home again and working, with the vehicles all parked up, woof woof a bit sad. For a while there, we were away so much I didn’t know where I would be sleeping next. I got that winter haircut I talked about last issue. So nice it was too, and good to [...]

Cougar Captures the Attention.

September 5th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

For us a trip to Tauranga usually involves dropping in to see various colleagues in the RV industry to catch up on new products and innovations. In early August (prior to Level 3) we rang Nick Blair at BOP RV in Katikati. Nick and his father John have, for nearly 10 years, specialised in the [...]

  • This vehicle drives like a car, great side mirrors plus it has a rear camera.

Compact Campervan Surprises

July 5th, 2020|Tags: , , |

We may have been in lockdown for weeks, but ships kept arriving and new RV stock rolled off regularly. One of the latest models to arrive at Nationwide RV in Drury is this long-wheel based two-berth campervan, fully fitted for self-containment offering a rear lounge. Nationwide RV was originally set up as a car yard [...]

  • Storage cabinets under the large window opposite the bed end, TV mount on this side, with another mainly Australian feature, a 12V fan for air flow. Overhead storage lockers, at the end two large wardrobe storage areas. Privacy curtain to the front

Smart, Sexy and Spacious

July 5th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

The Jayco-brand caravan is well known in New Zealand. The company has been producing caravans and motorhomes for nearly 45 years now, so there have been models arriving here from over the ditch for quite a long time. Every year at the Covi Motorhome and Caravan Show in Auckland, a building at the carpark entrance [...]

  • This house in Buckland had different displays every week, pyramids, race track, farming, boats, rescue helicopter and fireman and other displays - so much fun for everyone

Lockdown, Walkies and
 Road Trips

July 5th, 2020|Tags: , |

Woof woof ruff arf yip yip woof woof grrrr, bow wow bow wow ruff ruff arf arf. Pass that on to your pets please, a little note from me to them. What a great time we have had lately – we got to stay home for weeks and weeks, I got big walkies every day [...]

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