• 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

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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

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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 [...]

  • 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|Tags: , , , , , |

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 few months, travelling in their fifth-wheeler. Marie has contributed an occasional story to the magazine over the years detailing their travels here. They love their fifth-wheeler – it ticked all the [...]

Dethleffs Caravan – The Genius of Twin Single Beds

March 5th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

Hot off the boat, the latest 2019 models from Germany include an increased number of twin single bed layouts due to rising demand. For 2019, more stock of Dethleffs’ popular twin single-bed layouts will be available, as demand has continued to increase year-on-year. The Dethleffs Exclusiv 650RET and the equally popular Nomad 560RET both feature [...]

  • 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

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Just before we went to print, the latest in the UK Bailey caravans arrived in Auckland, and we took the opportunity to check out the latest layouts and first of the extra-wide 2450mm bodies. This model – the four-berth Grande Bologna – has a fixed island bed, rear bathroom, spacious lounge with the new G-shaped [...]

  • 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|Tags: , , , , , , |

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

  • Back lounge view – check out the size of the windows. The roman blinds are a great tidy window covering and very modern

ACM Platinum

May 4th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

This year was no exception with a range of large vehicles to wow and inspire the crowds when they came through, both imported models and custom-built bespoke quality Kiwi-built models. One in particular that took my eye on the Kiwi Autohomes and ACM stand was the big IVECO 70 – actually it was hard to [...]