• 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 [...]

House and Dog Sitting – This is the RV Lifestyle

September 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Today it is a beautiful sunny day and I am sitting in my camp chair looking out over the Southern Alps behind Kaikoura – [...]

  • The Roller Team Pegaso is a 7400mm length, fully integrated model on the Fiat 150bhp 2.3L diesel with 6-speed Comfortmatic transmission

Italian Pegaso Wows Crowds in Christchurch

September 10th, 2018|0 Comments

The latest arrival at Nationwide RV around the country is the latest and greatest from Italian manufacturer Roller Team, the Pegaso 740 A-Class motorhome. [...]

  • A home on wheels, plenty of storage lockers, the 6m awning comes standard, dual wheels and large storage boot at the rear

Fabulous Frankia

September 10th, 2018|0 Comments

A stop in Pokeno recently gave me the opportunity to check out the new Zion Motorhomes Sales and Service site, and meet Jonas Ng [...]

  • I like when we have visitors, we do lots of visiting to my favourite places, thanks Marty and Barb

North to South

September 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Woof woof welcome, it has been a couple of months since my last column, and boy have we been so woof woof busy. It [...]