Double Drop-Down Delights – Review Bürstner Lyseo TD Harmony Line 745 Motorhome

September 8th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Sales at SmartRV have been pumping, as with most of the RV dealers around the country. There is no doubt owning a caravan, motorhome or RV of some type is the goal of many across the country. We checked out a couple of models, then got the keys for a test drive of this four-berth [...]

  • The front cab area with storage pods in the front dash, Zenec Xzent 9.5” LCD display touch-screen head unit, drink holders on both sides. Steering wheel with cruise control, head unit control paddles, easy view heating controls and manual gear stick

UK Tribute F70 MH 2-Berth Motorhome

September 8th, 2020|Tags: , , |

To give you a brief history, the UK-based manufacturer Auto-Trail Company started manufacturing motorhomes in 1982, after many years as a motor-caravan repair business. In 1984 they had a distributor established with Brownhills, a small retailer at the time but now one of the country’s biggest retailers. The ‘Navajo’ model with its squared Luton body [...]

Cougar Captures the Attention.

September 5th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

For us a trip to Tauranga usually involves dropping in to see various colleagues in the RV industry to catch up on new products and innovations. In early August (prior to Level 3) we rang Nick Blair at BOP RV in Katikati. Nick and his father John have, for nearly 10 years, specialised in the [...]

  • This vehicle drives like a car, great side mirrors plus it has a rear camera.

Compact Campervan Surprises

July 5th, 2020|Tags: , , |

We may have been in lockdown for weeks, but ships kept arriving and new RV stock rolled off regularly. One of the latest models to arrive at Nationwide RV in Drury is this long-wheel based two-berth campervan, fully fitted for self-containment offering a rear lounge. Nationwide RV was originally set up as a car yard [...]

  • Storage cabinets under the large window opposite the bed end, TV mount on this side, with another mainly Australian feature, a 12V fan for air flow. Overhead storage lockers, at the end two large wardrobe storage areas. Privacy curtain to the front

Smart, Sexy and Spacious

July 5th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

The Jayco-brand caravan is well known in New Zealand. The company has been producing caravans and motorhomes for nearly 45 years now, so there have been models arriving here from over the ditch for quite a long time. Every year at the Covi Motorhome and Caravan Show in Auckland, a building at the carpark entrance [...]

  • 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 [...]

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