• Jonas Ng from Zion Motorhomes, relaxing enjoying the Waikato river views while we climbed in and out of the MORELO discovering all it has to offer

Morelo Palace 93MB Review

March 7th, 2020|Tags: , , |

I don’t have a Class 2 licence, nor does the Rock, so I jumped in with Jonas and we headed to the Tuakau Bridge to take a few photos of the beast. First, lets take a look at the Morelo’s technical details. Cab Chassis and Construction The IVECO cab chassis is substantial and incorporates all [...]

Le Voyageur 8.5CL Review

March 7th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

We caught up with Laura and Brett from DeLuxe RV Group in Blenheim recently. They are a premier supplier and seller of caravans, motorhomes and RVs in New Zealand, dealing in prominent brands such as Bailey, Pilote and Le Voyageur, with sub-agents in Levin and Mt Maunganui carrying their Pilote brands. They pride themselves on [...]

  • 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 [...]

Levin is Home to Royalty

September 10th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Range There is a bit of a buzz around Levin, Gipsy RV Centre are undertaking a rebrand to Levin RV Centre. When owners Brian and Varee Anderson purchased the motorhome and caravan sales side of Gipsy Caravans in July 2018 this business became Gipsy RV Centre. Robin and Wendy Croot still own Gipsy Caravans [...]

  • 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 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 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

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