• The bridge across the Viaduct lifts when a boat needs to come through, we enjoy watching this when it happens

Embracing Change – rock’n’robyn Chronicles

May 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Readers who follow Caspar’s Capers will know that we have relocated our lives from Martinborough to Pukekohe for a while. You will also know [...]

  • The 180hp Fiat Ducato on the heavy duty ALKO chassis is packed with features. Big garage storage and locker storage accessible outside and in The seat lifts up to accommodate high items, such as bike handle or similar

Review – Carthago Liner-for-two

May 11th, 2019|0 Comments

A recent stop off at RnRV in Silverdale to see the latest Carthago motorhome really got us going. It’s not often we step into [...]

Dethleffs Distinction Range

May 11th, 2019|0 Comments

The team from UCC in Christchurch hit Auckland with what they called the deal of the show, a range of 2018-model motorhomes with only [...]

  • A Good times going walkies at the Viaduct in Auckland

Autumn Whirlwind

May 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Woof woof friends I have been so busy since my last column, I am exhausted woof. We have been visiting so many places I [...]

  • Exterior walls and roof made of torsion-resistant double-sided aluminium sandwich construction with 30mm Styrofoam insulation. Aluminium roof profiles with rainwater channels, styled to prevent accumulation of roof water, and the roof can be walked on

Niesmann+Bischoff Arto 88F

March 7th, 2019|0 Comments

New-model caravans and fifth-wheelers are appearing weekly. While some are destined for new clients that have been waiting on their order, others are arriving [...]

  • Aerodynamics are a prime design feature of these vehicles, lots of locker storage, a great awning, habitation entry door on this driver side of the vehicle

Spotlight 2019 Le Voyageur 7.8CL

March 7th, 2019|0 Comments

The DeLuxe Group in Blenheim have distribution rights for this classy French-built motorhome. We have featured the brand before in issue 70 of this [...]

  • Love the light blue and contrasting stripes with lines of green to add life, goes really well with the existing dark blue floor, bench and table, and light blue cupboards- so no more work to do there. The blinds are blackout as well and super happy with them

Rock’n’Robyn Chronicles – Rosie Reno Interior

March 7th, 2019|0 Comments

Straight after the Christmas issue of RV went to print we drove to Auckland and headed to Starfish Interiors in Avondale. We had been [...]

  • The reviewed four-berth Celtic Rambler on the right, the smaller Dream Seeker on the left is a five-berth model

Luxury UK Fifth-Wheeler

March 7th, 2019|0 Comments

It’s been a long hot summer this year so far, and our friends Marie and Neil are over from north Queensland again for a [...]

Dethleffs Caravan – The Genius of Twin Single Beds

March 5th, 2019|0 Comments

Hot off the boat, the latest 2019 models from Germany include an increased number of twin single bed layouts due to rising demand. For [...]

  • A full oven with storage underneath, four-burner hob on top with glass cover as well as a bench cover that is level with the main bench. Utility drawer and cupboards under the sink

Divine Pegasus

March 5th, 2019|0 Comments

Just before we went to print, the latest in the UK Bailey caravans arrived in Auckland, and we took the opportunity to check out [...]

Spotlight Everland R705

March 5th, 2019|0 Comments

In the last issue (74) of this magazine we looked at the new motorhome being developed by Action Manufacturing in Albany. This company has [...]

‘KISS’ Towing Rules

December 12th, 2018|0 Comments

When faced with something to tow – whether it’s a small trailer full of rubbish or a multi-axle caravan, boat or horse trailer – [...]

Woofy Woofy Xmas

December 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Well mama tells me this is my last column for this year and say that by the next one I will be over the [...]

Buying that First Motorhome

December 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Wendy and I have enjoyed a number of holiday homes over the years we’ve been together, including a converted Coromandel motel, a former Presbyterian [...]

Action Manufacturing

December 12th, 2018|0 Comments

First: CI Munro was established in 1948 in Otorohanga originally building caravans, then began building motorhomes in the 1970s. The company was purchased by [...]

Pilote Essentiel Galaxy 740C

November 11th, 2018|0 Comments

As we wind into summer, the 2019 models coming from the UK and Europe will be exciting arrivals for new owners waiting for them [...]

Bailey UK Celebrates 70 Years

November 11th, 2018|0 Comments

In the last issue (RV72) we reviewed the latest arrival at Bailey New Zealand, the first of the 2018 Bailey Autograph motorhome range for [...]

  • The slide-out gives a lot of interior space for the dining-entertainment-kitchen areas in the middle of the caravan

I-Spy Adria

November 11th, 2018|0 Comments

A newcomer spotted at both the July and September motorhome shows was the Adria brand of motorhomes and caravans. These models are built in [...]

  • Watching Pete play with the ball, I wasn’t allowed to join in, it looked like great fun

Are We Home Yet?

November 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Woof woof, it is good to be home. I have been relaxing under a tree today watching uncle Pete throwing the red ball around [...]

  • Kaikoura - with a sunrise like this over the ocean you can see why this area is so captivating

Who Said Roadie?

November 11th, 2018|0 Comments

November is here in all its glory. It’s a lovely warm sunny day in Martinborough as I write this. We’ve had a seriously busy [...]

  • The master bedroom is flooded with natural light

Switch It Up

September 10th, 2018|0 Comments

With two already sold by day two of the Covi Supershow, Rhys and Michele Hunter from Sunliner’s New Zealand dealership were pretty confident the [...]