Christchurch RV Centre have been voted Dealer of the Year for the last 18 years with the Leisure Line caravan brand, and accolades such as that meant we had to look through a nine-metre top-of-the-range Leisure Line Platinum on their yard. Boy, we were really impressed with the layout, and heard for the first time about the exclusive South Island package that Tony Stuart has built into his customers’ models, features that stood out straightaway.

The rear bedroom is spacious, the upholstered bed head really nice, lots of wardrobe space on each side, as well as overhead lockers and a separate storage cupboard with shelves in the left corner. A concertina door closes this area from the living space. The bedroom floor is carpeted for comfort. Lots of LED lighting in this area, and a bedroom TV is already fitted

The size of the kitchen and bench is very impressive. Nine drawer units with soft-close, and at the left end a pull-out pantry unit. Lots of overhead storage as well. Check out the lovely curve to the bench top. A full gas oven with separate grill and four-burner gas hob with glass lid will please any cook. The size of the separate Dometic 190L three-way fridge-freezer is fantastic

At nine metres long there is plenty of living space, what a great caravan

All of these SI include 300W solar panels, a grunty 2.8kW Truma gas heater for those cold southern nights, lovely pleated full-width curtains, and more as you will see in our photographs. On the outside there are features like the wireless reversing camera, wireless brake controller, twin awning tracks, a custom-built gas bottle box, and dark tinted windows for the ultimate privacy indoors.

The master control panel – this SI model has a 2000W sine inverter installed already, with 300W solar to support the two 110Ah batteries, 30Ah MPPT solar controller, auto smart charger system. All the power points go through the inverter

Dinette seating has a flippable back seat, adding an extra seating option to the rear lounge area

The full-width rear bathroom is well spec’d and spacious. A Camec washing machine is easily accessed. Porcelain vanity sink with quality fixtures, LED lighting, plenty of overhead and under-sink storage. Electric flush 12V pedestal toilet, power points in the en suite, easily accessed light switches – a very good bathroom

Large shower box with soap and shampoo dispensers fitted, overhead light and extractor, opening window

Tech Specs

Leisure Line Platinum 906 SE $127,990

• Towing length 10.5m
• Body length 9m
• External height 3m
• External width 2.4m

Exterior build
• New Zealand-manufactured for our unique conditions
• One-piece aluminium roof with centre pitch for maximum water dispersion, ACM dent-resistant aluminium cladding on external side walls. Wooden frame, polystyrene insulation. Quality one-way tinted windows and Heki roof vents for longevity
• 2 X Camec 2-way aluminium entrance door with electric foldaway step
• Cvana pull-out quality awning roof – side enclosed option available
• 2 x awning lights and weather-proof outdoor Bluetooth speaker’s
• 2 x external Thetford access side lockers on awning side

• Hot-dip galvanised full-grid box chassis with four Alko drop-down legs
• Rear protection bumper with spare wheel and tongue for bike rack use
• Alloy wheels with heavy-duty rated tyres
• Alko electric brakes on both axles with handbrake

Freedom camping and living
• 300W solar panel
• 2000W 12/240V pure sine wave inverter to all power points
• 2 x on-board 110Ah house batteries
• 172L fresh and grey fitted tanks
• Suburban gas/electric hot water 22L
• Thetford swivel cassette toilet with wheels
• Camec washing machine (674 model or larger)
• Dometic 190 litre 3-way fridge-freezer
• Thetford cooker, 4-burner gas hob, with grill and oven complete with 12V ignition
• Winegard G3 satellite TV Aerial with 2-way splitter
• 32˝ LED TV in lounge, 24˝ LED TV in bedroom
• Truma gas room heater with fan