• Habitation entry door is behind the driver’s cab seat. The gas locker is past that door, with waste water tap between the electric step and this locker. Further back we have the kitchen window above and toilet cassette locker toward the rear. Panoramic sunroof above the cab, offering light to the dining area – looks good on the vehicle front profile as well

Pilote P600P

December 18th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

The latest model has arrived at DeLuxe RV Group in Blenheim – the most compact length to date within the Pilote semi-integrated range they have chosen for the New Zealand market. We take a peek into the Pilote under-6m motorhome, with three-berths, French bed, good bathroom situation with separate shower and cassette toilet, 20˝ TV [...]

  • I loved this layout immediately, especially the sliding door on the bathroom area, big kitchen bench, rear lounge area with electric drop down bed in the ceiling

Illusion 650 XMK 4 Berth

December 18th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

This low-profile semi-integrated model took our fancy – why wouldn’t it with its U-shaped rear lounge, a front dinette, two drop-down ceiling electric beds and a bathroom with separate shower even. Surprisingly spacious throughout – a good kitchen with lots of storage options, a dinette area with two front-facing seats with belts for guests, adjustable [...]

Profile – Carthago Chic C-Line 5.3

December 17th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Earlier this year we dropped in to visit Paul and Rochelle Cook, owners of RnRV in Silverdale, north of Auckland – and were in time to review the Carthago ‘Liner for Two’ luxury motorhome just before it headed off to its new owners. This time we got a call to visit before a new model [...]

  • Designed for those who want two single beds, but providing the option to pull out the extension and realign the area to a large double. Storage underneath, and overhead with lockers and shelving options

Dethleffs Globeline Profile

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

Classy motorhomes are a speciality for Zion Motorhomes, who operate from their equally classy sales centre in Pōkeno south of Auckland. If you attend motorhome shows you will know what we mean about classy. Jonas Ng at Zion is the authorised distributor in New Zealand for some of the best quality German-built RV brands on [...]

  • Upon entry we have the dining and front cab seating to the left, kitchen opposite, fridge on hard right, bathroom between kitchen and rear island bedroom area

Review Roller Team Zefiro 696

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

A recent trip to Silverdale, north Auckland, saw us drop in to catch up with Ben Young, Sales Manager at Nationwide RV Silverdale. There has been a lot of work done to this site in the last couple of years with the demolition of existing older buildings, expansion of the display yard, a new office [...]

  • The Britz eVolve almost back home. With the Remarkables as a backdrop we complete our nearly three days with the vehicle

Road Trip – Queenstown to Dunedin

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

The offer of a test drive in a new EV motorhome recently added to the Britz rental range was a golden opportunity. This was the proverbial killing of two birds with the one stone. The first being I have never driven an EV on an extended run and I was curious to see how it [...]

  • The 180hp Fiat Ducato on the heavy duty ALKO chassis is packed with features. Big garage storage and locker storage accessible outside and in The seat lifts up to accommodate high items, such as bike handle or similar

Review – Carthago Liner-for-two

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

A recent stop off at RnRV in Silverdale to see the latest Carthago motorhome really got us going. It’s not often we step into a motorhome these days and see something that is new with regard to layout design and one that rings our bells as much as this model did. Paul and Rochelle were [...]

Paradise Found – Anaura Bay

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

Nestled between Tolaga Bay and Tokomaru Bay on the East Cape north of Gisborne, is the beautifully rugged Anaura Bay. It’s about 7km from the main highway, down a winding road that is often only wide enough for a single vehicle. Luckily there is not much traffic out this way, and the view that awaits [...]

  • Lovely Onemana Bay

North Island Beauty Spot Wins Over Biased South Islander – Coromandel Roadie Part II

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

Shakespeare Cliff Scenic and Historic Reserve, a promontory above Lonely Bay, offers a breathtaking panorama of the vast Pacific Ocean studded with islands, and the Coromandel Peninsula stretching for miles to the north. The information boards at the summit were so absorbing, I lost track of time. I was fascinated by the story of Kupe’s [...]

  • 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 [...]