• 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|Tags: , , , , , |

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 in time for the upcoming Covi Motorhome Show in order to entice and delight those looking to purchase a new model RV. Zion Motorhomes in Pokeno south of Auckland have an [...]

  • 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|Tags: , , , , , |

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 magazine where we learnt that the French manufacturer Pilote produce these luxurious motor-liners with a high level of craftsmanship – there are many features to drool over and ‘ooh la las’ [...]

  • View inside the Moog, looking from the kitchen

Living in a Tiny House on Wheels – Our First Nine Months on the Road

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

Where did that nine months go! We can’t quite believe it but we’ve been on the road for over nine months already. Sometimes it feels like we’ve been doing this for years, and then in another instant it feels like it was only yesterday that we were stuck at my parents, waiting for the repairs [...]

Spotlight Everland R705

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In the last issue (74) of this magazine we looked at the new motorhome being developed by Action Manufacturing in Albany. This company has built over 15,000 motorhomes over the last 20+ years for the New Zealand and Australian rental markets, and their experience has resulted in the production of vehicles with greater durability and [...]

Buying that First Motorhome

December 12th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

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 Church in Albury (South Canterbury) which we adapted into a stylish, comfortable open-plan holiday home, and more recently, we tried tenting with a multi-roomed Zempire inflatable tent that we bought at [...]

Action Manufacturing

December 12th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

First: CI Munro was established in 1948 in Otorohanga originally building caravans, then began building motorhomes in the 1970s. The company was purchased by Tourism Holdings (thl) in 1995 and relocated to Hamilton in 2007, expanding into a much larger factory to cope with increasing demand of rental campervans for their Maui and Britz rental [...]

Pilote Essentiel Galaxy 740C

November 11th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

As we wind into summer, the 2019 models coming from the UK and Europe will be exciting arrivals for new owners waiting for them to reach their dealers. Those who have been waiting for something new to tempt them, might need to get out there and go shopping now. Classy models like the French Pilote [...]

Bailey UK Celebrates 70 Years

November 11th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

In the last issue (RV72) we reviewed the latest arrival at Bailey New Zealand, the first of the 2018 Bailey Autograph motorhome range for this country. The second model, the Bailey Advance, is arriving at dealers around the country thru November and December this year, giving a range of floor plans in both models from [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • The master bedroom is flooded with natural light

Switch It Up

September 10th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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 Sunliner Switch was going down a treat. I was keen to find out why these Aussie motorhomes were proving so popular with Kiwi buyers. Michele invited me to sit “in the [...]