The Covi Motorhome & Outdoor SuperShow list of exhibitors and map of venue. March 15-17, 2019

This Covi Motorhome & Outdoor SuperShow is the biggest motorhome show in New Zealand, and it starts this Friday. We feature an array of new motorhomes and caravans on display at the show this weekend, a map of the venue and list of major exhibitors to familiarise yourself before your visit. Come and visit Rock and Robyn on the RV Travel Lifestyle magazine stand in the Travel & Destinations area in Hall 1, Stand SS48, we are selling magazine’s and have a great offer for RV Travel Lifestyle, NZToday and NZ Classic Driver subscriptions. See you there.

Robyn Dallimore and Bruce Mountain.
Publisher – Editor

Country RV on stand AO6 at the Covi SuperShow.

Check out the display of the EXCLUSIVE Mobilvetta 79 A-Class motorhome and the Caravelair 480 SE, a limited-edition caravan produced specifically for the show.

Also displaying a wide range of Leisure Line and Southern Star caravans, together with the Ford AutoHaus and the BRAND NEW VW Crafter 7m AutoHaus.

Caravelair 480 SE caravan

Manufactured in France and exclusive to Country RV, is the Caravelair Antarès range of caravans. Here we look at the 480 SE model that offers a generous living area, compact kitchen, separate bedroom with rear full-width bathroom. This is a four-berth model and at 7310mm overall length (6250mm body) it is the biggest in the range. There are multiple other models and layouts in the Caravelair range to meet customers’ needs including the Antarès 455, which is 6410mm total length (5350mm body) and the Antarès 406, a compact bed conversion model at 5510mm total length, (4450mm body).

Based on AL-KO chassis, fitted with AKS 3004 stabilizers that significantly improve the smoothness of a journey and provide the driver with the confidence and control required to handle critical driving situations.

Fully self-contained with roll-away freshwater and grey water tanks, Thetford cassette toilets, full-sized showers, 85L three-way fridge, dual fuel TRIPLEX hob, oven and grill and a Truma Combi 6 water and blown-air heating system operates on gas and electric – features common across the range.

Construction is innovative IRP construction: 29mm XPS roof insulation, 42mm XPS insulation on floor, 30mm XPS insulation on sidewalls achieves a Grade-3 insulation rating.

Lots of modern fixtures and fittings in these 2019 models, USB charging ports, electric control panels, LED lighting, TV-capable units, built to be lightweight and with the habitation door on the popular left passenger side of the vehicle.

Mobilvetta K-Yacht 79 Motorhome

Looking for a luxury A-Class fully integrated motorhome with the habitation door on the left passenger side, then check out the Mobilvetta K-Yacht range from Country RV.

Italian designed and built, they have lots of cool features with under-floor heating, Grade-3 fully insulated, and built using iTech insulating technology, the range is constructed 100 per cent wood free.

Based on the Fiat X290 2.3L 150bhp Euro 6 chassis with automatic gearbox and LED daytime running lights. In the cab a ZENEC DAB radio with touchscreen and rear observation camera system with Bluetooth and USB, ergonomic, swiveling captain-style cab seats.

Lots of sexy marine styling in these models, eco leather with classy cupboard finishes and packed with latest technology controls. This model has 120L freshwater, 110L grey water tanks that are insulated and have an exhaust valve offering anti-freeze protection. Solar panel complements the electrical system. Truma Combi 6 gas/electric space and water heating system all work through the 7″ touchscreen control panel for lighting, water levels, battery and temperature control.

The kitchen boasts a three-way 150L fridge/freezer unit, two burners and electric induction hob cooker with Dometic gas oven/grill unit with extractor hood. Bathroom is mid-ship, the separate shower is large with Tek duckboard, and en suite has plenty of storage options.

There are models offering rear island bed (1400mm x 1920mm), or twin singles (820mm x 1920mm) to meet customers’ needs. Secondary beds are drop-down ceiling bed in the front cab area, sized 1350mm x 1900mm.
GVM 4400kg, tare 3303kg, giving a payload of 1097kg, towing 2000kg. Length 7440mm, height 2890mm, width 2350mm. Large rear garage storage 910mm x 1170mm.

Check out Country RV on stand A06 at the Covi show, or check out the website W:

RV Mega

RV Mega, who are based in Mt Maunganui, will be displaying the ADRIA brand 2019 motorhome and caravan models on stand OS43 at the Covi SuperShow.

These models are built in Slovenia, but to Australian and New Zealand specifications to meet the challenges of the different road and usage conditions in these countries. They involve a thicker chassis spec’, habitation door on our ‘kerb’ left side, higher ground clearance and the like, to suit our conditions. Once in New Zealand the vehicles are certified to local requirements with respect to gas, electrical, self-containment, EWOF, registration, etc. There are also upgrades that can be done with diesel heaters, solar power, and locally suitable TV and aerial solutions finalised to the client’s needs.

The brand has plenty of pedigree behind it, being one of the leading RV manufacturers in Europe that has won multiple design and product awards (during 2016 and 2017 in particular) for their motorhomes and caravans.

ADRIA Coral XL 660SCS Motorhome

Fiat Ducato 180hp automatic, front-wheel drive
Tare weight 3490kg, GVM 4400kg, payload 910kg Self-containment, five berth
Length 7379mm Width 2375mm Height 3130mm Internal height 2040/2350 mm

150W solar, 120Ah AGM battery, 150L freshwater 75L grey water, 177L auto 3-way fridge
Rear N/S island bed 1920mm x 1500mm, Front luton bed 2100mm x 1400mm Front make-up lounge bed 2100mm x 1300/740mm (Single)
Five seatbelts

Adria Altea 552PK Caravan

AL-KO chassis
Tare 1495kg, GVM 1920kg, payload 425kg
Total length 7610mm, body 6312mm Width 2356mm Height 2680mm
Internal height 1950mm

Self-contained, seven people, 150W solar, 100Ah AGM battery, 130L freshwater (on board) 2 x 46L rollaway grey tanks
190L fridge 3-way manual
Front French bed 2000mm x 1400mm Dinette conversion 2030mm x 970mm, 3 kids bunks 1960 x 760mm.

See these and other models on the RV Mega stand OS43, or check the website W:

UCC Dethleffs

UCC Motorhomes will have on display and available a range of island-bed, and single-bed Dethleffs Distinction range motorhomes. The Dethleffs Distinction range are all 2018 models and come with the balance of the Dethleffs and Fiat warranties. They all have approximately 20,000km on them.

These motorhomes all come with automatic satellite dishes, TV/DVDs, solar panel, reversing cameras and external awnings. The low-profile models all come with large garages and an additional electric drop-down bed over the lounge.

The Dethleffs Distinction range comprises motorhomes released from the McRent fleet and will be exclusively available nationwide through UCC.
The 2018-registered motorhomes are based on automatic Fiat Ducatos, and can be driven on a standard car licence. All the low-profile motorhomes run on a WOF.

These motorhomes all have full NZ electrical and gas compliance. They are fully self-contained, they have 142-litre three-way fridges, gas/electric Truma 6E combi heaters, and ovens.

The full range of 2018/19 Dethleffs Distinction motorhomes will be available for sale at the show. Please feel free to discuss your requirements with us and put your name on one for delivery in 2019! We are in Hall 2, stands 284 and 286.
Any enquiries, please feel free to call UCC directly on 0800 222108, 021 658116 or to

Zion Motorhomes – Dethleffs Pulse Motorhome

The new Pulse range caused the biggest stir at the launch, revealed at a glitzy ceremony, with senior Dethleffs staff presenting details of the thinking behind the design. It took 18 months to complete, and the result is a stunning range of four low-profiles and six A-classes.

Layouts include the compact 6651, featuring a comfortable island bed and drop-down bed over the lounge, as well as the fixed single bed option.

Dethleffs explained to journalists that the concept of light was very much behind the interior design of Pulse. 
A lighting expert, Gabriele Allendorf, was called in: “Usually, light in leisure vehicles is there to help for orientation or safety … But we were concerned with the topic of light [as a] mood barometer, balance-bringer or health factor,” she said. The result is a new, three-level lighting format that features in all Pulse models.

Dethleffs explained to journalists that the concept of light was very much behind the interior design of Pulse. 
A lighting expert, Gabriele Allendorf, was called in: “Usually, light in leisure vehicles is there to help for orientation or safety … But we were concerned with the topic of light [as a] mood barometer, balance-bringer or health factor,” she said. The result is a new, three-level lighting format that features in all Pulse models.

Merit RV

Merit RV from New Plymouth can be found on stand 398. On display will be the latest 2019 model Swift Kon-tiki, Escape, Sterling, Sprite and Bessacarr caravans and motorhomes.

Nathan Butler has been the face of New Plymouth’s Merit RV since the family business opened its doors in 2003.

Merit’s long-established relationship with Swift Group UK enables the company to buy Swift’s

Kon-tiki, Escape, Sterling, Sprite and Bessacarr brands direct. Swift is, of course, the largest manufacturer of recreational vehicles in England, and Merit RV is the exclusive dealer for the Swift Explorer range of caravans and the Swift Voyager range of motorhomes.

“We’ve been dealing with the new Swift products for over 10 years now. It impresses us that Swift spends a lot of money on research and development to refine their product, and to keep them at the top of their game. That certainly gives us the confidence to know we’re dealing with one of the best in the World,” Nathan explains.

Construction methods on Swift RVs are common across the range, offering enhanced SMART Plus construction with GRP body panels which offer:
• Strong, moisture-proof ‘PURe’ Polyurethane timberless framed body shell with polystyrene insulation core
• Balanced panel side walls with GRP outer and inner skin
• 44mm ‘sandwich’ floor construction with GRP outer skin, ply upper and high rigidity Styrofoam core
• Hail-resistant exterior GRP roof, fully bonded for extra strength and flatness
• Fuel-saving aerodynamic front in closed-mould GRP with wide front door
• Full-height closed-mould GRP rear panel with LED high-level marker lights which provide better visibility in poor weather.

2019 Swift Caravans
Recently landed are the 2019 Swift Caravan Explorer 580, 645 and 650 models with options of separate bedroom with island bed, single beds and dinette conversions. The freshwater and grey water tanks are fitted; entry door is on the left (kerb) side. GVM weights range from 1250kg up to 2000kg, something to suit all towing capabilities.

2019 Swift Motorhomes

The 2019 Swift Escape 664, Swift Voyageur 674 and the Swift Voyageur 694 are hot off the boat. With pricing ranging from $136,995 to $144,995 for these three models, lengths vary from 6400mm to 7400mm long, all at the 3500kg GVM.

Cab chassis all 2019 Fiat Ducato diesel turbo, 150hp, 2300cc, 6-speed Tiptronic auto transmission. Habitation entry door is on the left (kerb) side, always popular in New Zealand. Check our the caravans and motorhomes from Merit RV at the Covi SuperShow, on stand 398, or


or visit Nathan in New Plymouth.

DeLuxe Group Pilote Range

The latest 2019 French-built Pilote motorhomes will be on display with the DeLuxe Group on stand 255 at the Covi SuperShow, alongside the Winnebago and Le Voyageur brand motorhomes the company imports. Let’s look at two of the 2019 Pilote models that have arrived, the four-berth A-Class G740C and the P740C four-berth, both 3500kg GVM vehicles on WOF, so drive on car licence.

2019 Pilote new features include 16″ alloy wheels, air suspension and the Xperience touchscreen control system. Cab chassis is Fiat Ducato FWD upgraded to 150hp, 2.3L turbo diesel engine. Extra-low-profile 2.85m high Fiat chassis with wider track. GVM 3500kg, 600kg payload. Length 7400mm, width 2300mm, height 2750mm.

North–south island beds 1500mm(W) x 1900mm(L), and lounge area can convert into second sleeping area. L-shaped lounge and panoramic sunroof, double partition doors in bathroom. Separate shower and cassette toilet, three-burner hob with oven and grill, Extractor fan in kitchen, Dometic 160L three-way fridge/freezer, 130L freshwater and 95L grey water tank, 120W solar panel, 100Ah battery, Truma Combi 6kW gas heating and hot water, automatic satellite dish, 19″ flat-screen TV with Freeview and DVD, radio with Bluetooth, meets self-containment standards, wide-angle reversing camera, swivel cab seats, cab carpet mat and cab blinds, cab electric windows, double-glazed windows.

Construction: Assembly on aluminum rail, thermal acoustic insulation Styrofoam (28mm sides and roof/50mm floor). The polyester roof is hail and impact resistance, and a polyester skin under the floor. Flush-fitted double-glazed windows.

These motorhomes have many notable features such as a wide-angle reversing camera, extra-wide rear track, double partition doors in the bathroom, large boot storage, double-glazed windows and 6kW Truma Combi heating. The G740C is an A-Class motorhome that gives you magnificent vision, whilst being a pleasure to drive around New Zealand on your RV Lifestyle journeys. The A-Class option makes the motorhome the same width from the rear garage to the front windscreen. This gives you a wonderful generous lounge, driving position and views through the massive front windscreen. Everyone who owns one of these raves about how wonderful these integrated/A-Class motorhomes are to own, drive and relax in.

The French-built Pilote motorhomes have a floor plan to meet most customers’ needs, from a compact two-berth campervan, up to a luxury A-Class motorhome at 7900mm long. Check out these and others in the range at the show or

W: in Blenheim

and available in Silverdale Auckland

Featured RV Travel Lifestyle 75

These models were featured in RV Express 6 and in the latest issue 75 of RV Travel Lifestyle magazine. From Zion Motorhomes the latest Niesmann+Bischoff luxury motorhome, from Fifth Wheel Tourers the stunning fifth-wheel Celtic Rambler from Wales. The UK built Bailey Pegasus caravans that are extra-wide will be of interest to many, and the French Le Voyageur from the DeLuxe Group will tickle the fancy of many, see them all at the Covi SuperShow.


RnRV have just had new arrivals from Ilusion and Rapido and are expecting a magnificent rear-lounge Carthago to arrive around the 26th of March. They will be displaying these quality built motorhomes at their yard in Silverdale over the Covi Show weekend and will be open both Saturday and Sunday show hours. Check out the website W: for all the 2019 models available from Paul Cook and the RnRV team.

Promotional Name Stand No.         Promotional Name Stand No.
AA Solar 510         Majestic 506
ACM Motorhomes 344         Maunga Hikurangi SS35
Adjusta Mattress 715         Merit RV – Swift 398
Adjusta Mattress 715         MI Systems 704
Advance Tridant Auckland 527         Micro Scooters 705
African Touch Safaris SS21         Mighway SS50,SS51
ALM Group 333         Motorhomes Caravans & Destinations 734
ALM Group 333, 320         Nationwide RV Ltd 260,270
Andrew Simms Motorhomes Storage 703         New Zealand Bed Company 720,722
Apollo 537,541         NZMCA 100
Aquapick New Zealand 702         Oceanview Marine 700
Auckland Motor Homes 310, OS2         Outland Living SS32
Autoterm Diesel Heating 731         Oztent 294
Awakeri Rail Adventures SS31         Patney SS33,SS34
Barz optics NZ 726         Pod Trailers amd Campers OS1
Bessemer Cookware 706,708         Polarised Sunglasses OS72
Bionic Bikes 212         Pop Top Campers Ltd 201
Bioptron Light SS28         Positive Paeroa SS23,SS24
Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries SS43,SS44         Power Produts 645
BOP RV OS19         Q – Marine OS74
Brand Developers 730         RCFinders 701
Busy Body Auto Refinishers OS76         Real Journeys SS46,SS47
C.I.Motorhomes OS32         RSE (NX) Ltd 544,549,552
Carters Tyre Service Ltd SS4,SS5,SS6         RV Super Centre 375, OS63
Central RV / Dethleffs Caravans NZ 330         RV Lifestyle Magazine SS48, SS49
Coastal Motorhomes 300         RV Mega OS39,OS43,OS45
Cornerstone USA Imports OS90         RV Supplies Ltd 500,501,505
Country RV A06 (Arena)         Savvy Touch 724
Covi NZMCA Insurance 110         Shuzi NZ 705
Credit One Limited SS13         SimPower Ltd 713
D & E Outdoors OS35         Smart RV OS51,OS59
Deluxe RV Group 255         Snapper Clips 709
EBO Bikes Ltd 217         Southern Cross Promotions 716,710,721
Eden Juice SS26         Starfish Interiors 729
Ekkomagicwipes 211         Step Forward Orthotics 223
Elddis Motorhomes & Caravans 220,240         Sun Marketing Rockwood 390
Enertec Marine & RV 515         Sunliner OS64
Explorer Motorhomes Ltd 366         Sweet Solutions Ltd SS29
Fifth Wheel Toureres Ltd OS50 200
Fridgetech Marine & Outdoors 515         Taraua District SS37, SS38
Gallivanting OZ 536         The Companionist 717
Gateway Caravans OS 68         The Quarter Acre Pot 712,728
Generator Place OS83         Thetford New Zealand S16
GFAB Trailers OS80         TOP 10 Holiday Parks SS18
Goodday Outdoors Limited OS70         Tourism Waitaki SS25
Great Journeys of NZ SS1         TrailLite Motorhomes & Caravans 301
HCB Technologies Ltd 530         Tranztec RV Motorhomes 360
Hikobike OS74         True Kit Inflatables 208
Horowhenua District Council SS36         UCC Motorhomes 286,284
Inside Out RV OS 28 & OS 34         Urban Adventure (NZ) Limited 714
Instand Baches OS13         VTNZ SS3
Jayco 600 Jayco P         Wendekreisen Travel OS23
Kiwi Fuelcards SS12         West Built RV OS38, OS42
LDV New Zealand Village Green         West Built RV OS54
Liner Supply 520         Whale Watch Kaikoura SS19
Luxxio 732         Wireless Nation SS2
Magiclock Bag Sealers 719         Zeropak Vacuum Sealers 725,727
        Zion Motorhomes Ltd 120,130,140,150