Heading East Via Opotiki

Leaving ANZAC bay was going to be hard after two wonderful days exploring the area and it was only late on the last day that we heard about the caves located at the bottom of the cliffs below the Pa. With this in mind we decided that we would explore these before we left the… Read More Heading East Via Opotiki

Memories of a Motorhomer

This week I realised that it’s 40 years since I first purchased a caravan and adopted or at least partially adopted the gypsy lifestyle. So I thought I would dedicate this blog to some of my memories in the hope that it might jog memories in some of the other people that read it. I… Read More Memories of a Motorhomer

The Fiat Recall

When we purchased our motorhome last year I was made aware of the warranty offered by Dethleffs who manufactured it. This covered both the inside and water ingress (water leaks) for a certain period of time. I was also told that the mechanical components of the vehicle are covered by the Fiat worldwide warranty. Having… Read More The Fiat Recall

The Pedersen Rating System

For those of you that have been following my blog you will know that Sarah and I have just returned from four months travelling the South Island during this time we have stayed at a number of different campsites. All of these campsites where unknown to us when we first arrived at them, and each… Read More The Pedersen Rating System

Christchurch to Rakaia

After coming down from the hill from the DOC camp at Godley Head we made our way into Christchurch central to get the oil cap issue sorted. Rocking up to the Fiat dealer I spoke to the parts person who had helped me the day before, he grabbed a mechanic who with one twist removed… Read More Christchurch to Rakaia

2017 A Year Of Change

2017 has been quite a year of change for me after being diagnosed with Follicular Lymphoma and spending the last few months of 2016 going through Chemo I had finished the treatment at the start of this year and was on the road to getting my hair back. It actually was quite cool not to… Read More 2017 A Year Of Change

Tickets Please

As you might be able to tell from the photo the camper van has not moved and we are still in Pururi Bay it’s just so nice here it’s hard to leave. Anyway I thought I would mention Jonas Ng and Acacia Motorhomes and let Jonas know that we should have been charging admission for… Read More Tickets Please

Dethleffs Dancing and Dinner

Sarah and I have never really been the joining sort but when I retired I was determined to become more involved in things and participate more, so when Jonas and the team from Acacia Motorhomes extended the invitation to attend the annual Dethleffs owners gathering I accepted. Although it was labour weekend, and who want’s… Read More Dethleffs Dancing and Dinner

The New Van

Things have changed a lot since 2002 when we brought our 6 berth 1995 Mitsubishi Canter. The number of motorhomes on the road these days has multiplied beyond belief, there are to date now more than 75000 members of the NZMCA compared to our number 18180 and of course the number of people selling motorhomes… Read More The New Van