• The extra-large Sky-roof panoramic window and large side- and nose windows make this area so light and offer incredible views when parked up – just what you want to see. This area also makes up into a large bed

Hot off the Boat – Adria Adora Caravans

November 9th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Newly arrived at Country RV in Mt Maunganui are the new range of Adria Adora caravans from the UK, offering models to suit families wanting bunk beds for kids, or couples wanting single beds for themselves. Rob Axton at Country RV tells us these models will tick the boxes for many buyers. Adria is a [...]

  • On the kerb side we see the large awning, grab hand rail at the entry door, storage and service openings along the side. Up high on its galvanised twin-axle chassis. Stone guard and window cover over the front. I like the flashing over the front window – excellent for keeping water away from windows as well as hiding the window cover fixtures

I-SPY Leisure Line Freedom Off-Roader

November 9th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Well-known caravan manufacturers Leisure Line in Hamilton are constantly meeting the latest trends in design, listening to their customers and trying new ideas. We have seen already this over the last few years with the Leisure Line Hi Rider that did away with the wheel arch in the layout design of the Platinum models. They [...]

I-Spy – Dethleffs Nomad Caravan – The Reinvention of a Classic

November 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

From the outside, the true extent of the redesign of the popular Dethleffs Nomad series is hard to gauge as the caravan’s proven shape has been preserved, apart from the inclusion of a new rear moulding with integrated lighting, lateral chrome trim and chrome manoeuvring handles (identical to the rear of Dethleffs’ top-of-the-line Exclusiv range). [...]

Levin is Home to Royalty

September 10th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Range There is a bit of a buzz around Levin, Gipsy RV Centre are undertaking a rebrand to Levin RV Centre. When owners Brian and Varee Anderson purchased the motorhome and caravan sales side of Gipsy Caravans in July 2018 this business became Gipsy RV Centre. Robin and Wendy Croot still own Gipsy Caravans [...]

  • This is a spacious vehicle at nine metres, with an airy U-shaped rear lounge and a separate dinette area with a double facing seat – a great idea and use of seating space. There is carpet in the living area for warmth and comfort, but vinyl in the entrance and work space area as far as the bedroom. The leather upholstery is luxurious. The windows have fly-screens and pull-up shades, shades, these models are also fitted with quality curtains. A 24˝ Smart TV is also fitted in this area.

I-SPY – Leisure Line Platinum SI

September 9th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

  • The lounge area can be made up into a large second bed. Heating vents are well placed, quality foam squabs and fabrics make for a comfortable seating area, colours can be chosen by clients to personalise your caravan

Leisure Line Nomad580

June 30th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

A recent trip to Tauranga to visit Rob Axton at Country RV was timely as he was ‘pimping and priming’ the latest arrival from Hamilton’s Leisure Line Caravan manufacturer, the Leisure Line Nomad caravan. As luck would have it Colin Bates from Leisure Line was also there helping out with the setup of this latest [...]

  • The aluminium exterior with curved tinted panoramic windows is modern, curvy and retro styled – guaranteed to catch many an eye on the road and in camping spots

Airstream Base13 from Aussie

June 30th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

This package really is quite intriguing; built in the USA by Airstream and shipped to Jayco in Australia for some extras to be fitted for the Aussie market, this North American brand is iconic for its aeronautical look with a retro pop-riveted aluminium exterior. It was fun to check out this five-metre long caravan (or [...]

  • Stepping up into the caravan kitchen is full width to the left in the nose of the caravan, 241L fridge-freezer opposite; dining seating that converts to spare bed, another lounge opposite, bedroom separates by curtain, and full width rear bathroom

I Spy Jayco

June 30th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

While on the South Auckland Caravans yard checking out the Airstream I looked through a couple of other caravans they had lined up. In particular I looked at the Jayco Silverline Outback caravan, a full-width nose kitchen, massive 216L fridge/freezer unit, L-shaped dining area with separate wall couch, with a lounge and bedroom slide-out, to [...]

Norma Jean Steals the Show

May 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

The small town of Whangamata bursts into life every year when the annual Beach Hop event revs into gear. This year marks the 19th running of an event that is now reputed to be one of the biggest of its kind in the world; petrolheads from all over the globe aspire to come over to [...]

  • 1959 Ford Country Sedan tow car with 1954 Airstream Flying Cloud

Iconic Vintage 1954 Airstream Flying Cloud

May 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

Across much of the western world there is a revival happening and it is showing no signs of slowing down. Throughout Canada, USA, Great Britain, much of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand people are finding, restoring, showing and using vintage and classic caravans. There are online forums being created in all of these countries [...]