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 [...]

  • The Roller Team Pegaso is a 7400mm length, fully integrated model on the Fiat 150bhp 2.3L diesel with 6-speed Comfortmatic transmission

Italian Pegaso Wows Crowds in Christchurch

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

The latest arrival at Nationwide RV around the country is the latest and greatest from Italian manufacturer Roller Team, the Pegaso 740 A-Class motorhome. Having the habitation entry door on the left passenger side of the vehicle will tick the box for many Kiwi purchasers; we do like the convenience of the door being on [...]

  • A home on wheels, plenty of storage lockers, the 6m awning comes standard, dual wheels and large storage boot at the rear

Fabulous Frankia

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

A stop in Pokeno recently gave me the opportunity to check out the new Zion Motorhomes Sales and Service site, and meet Jonas Ng on-site just in time to watch the best of the best of his Morelo, Frankia and Dethleffs motorhomes being driven in and positioned in the new purpose-built showroom. It was very [...]

Ready to Roll – Merit RV Swift Voyager

July 8th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

My first impression of the new Swift Voyager 664 was that this was a vehicle designed with quick getaways in mind. Not only is it compact – coming in at less than seven metres in length – it’s also packing a permanent bed among the many features on offer. I felt as if this was [...]

  • The rear area bed set up takes just a minute or two, the TV is in the perfect viewing position for this area

Slick Shift – Leisureline Autohaus 2 berth Review

July 8th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |

With a nod to the European vehicles that have no doubt inspired it, the AutoHaus from Leisure Line is a welcome addition to the options local buyers have for a multi-functional, go anywhere RV. I’m a huge fan of vehicles that are as at-home in the country as they are in the city, and I’ve [...]

  • External view of the Olantas 531

Double The Fun

May 5th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Olantas 531 is a new addition to the Olantas series of Sunliner motorhomes. It was launched in time for the Victoria Caravan and Camping Show earlier this year, and stock was secured by the New Zealand dealership, Road Life, just in time for our Covi SuperShow in March. What sets the Olantas series apart [...]

  • The flip-top table seats eight for a 
banquette du jour

Ooh La Lah Luxury-Liner

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

Knowing the all-new Le Voyageur was going to be introduced to the public at the Covi Supershow, I had done my homework and checked out the beautiful behemoth online. Ooh la la! I liked what I saw, and felt as if la belle époque of Kiwi motoring had finally arrived on our shores. But nothing [...]