Looking back on the motorhome show

It’s now been a few days since we attended the NZMCA Motorhome show in Hamilton and I have had time to take stock of what we saw both from the exhibitors and the attendees. So I thought it was time to write a few words about the show, the people, the motorhomes and the coffee.… Read More Looking back on the motorhome show

Is your motorhome ready for summer?

Daylight saving (yes there is no S on the end) begins next weekend and for a lot of people, that’s time to think about the warmer weather starting, brushing the cobwebs off the BBQ and maybe even thinking about heading away in the motorhome. If however, like a lot of people you have left your… Read More Is your motorhome ready for summer?

How to survive the motorhome show

Last year when I retired we decided that we would upgrade the 1995 Mitsubishi Canter that we had owned since 2001 with something that was a bit more modern,  a bit more spacious, has a decent kitchen and big garage but most importantly one that would have a fixed bed in the rear. So we… Read More How to survive the motorhome show

A guide to buying your first motorhome

Because we had to come home unexpectedly from the trip to the East Cape, I thought I would put this article together. It’s been banging round in my head for a while and with summer approaching rapidly now seemed like a good time to write this. Sounds simple like any fool could do this, but… Read More A guide to buying your first motorhome

Heading East Via Opotiki

Leaving ANZAC bay was going to be hard after two beautiful 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