• 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

Spotlight Everland R705

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

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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Comfortable seating, adjustable swivel table area, which also converts to the second large sleeping berth

European Elegance

July 8th, 2018|Tags: , , |

Reviewing vehicles during a show can be dicey. There’s a never-ending stream of potential buyers moving in and around the vehicles and the vendors are inevitably busy answering their questions. With all of that going on, first impressions assume an even greater role in assessing a vehicle under review – I take great store by [...]