Our trip last week to Matamata had many highlights including finding the delightful park over property run by Ron and Gayle Arnott, that I wrote about in my previous blog. But our real reason for the trip was to visit Matamata Saddlery to have a cover made for the front windscreen of the motorhome. In… Read More All Wrapped Up For Xmas
Back in late 2021 while we were away exploring the country we noticed that the bathroom window wasn’t sitting “flush” in it’s frame. It appeared to us that it was coming out of the hinge that holds it into place. After a little bit of difficulty we managed to get it shut and sealed, leaving… Read More A Slight Misadventure.
When we purchased our motorhome in 2017 one of the things we wanted fitted to the motorhome was a towbar. both as protection for the rear and if needed so we could take a car around the South Island. In the end we made the decision to head to the South Island without a tow… Read More What A ridiculous Situation
Such an innocent question. Yet one that brings terror to many. The mere thought of vague directions to some mystical spot is enough to make some adults quiver with fear. Obviously, there are those amongst us who drive into a camp turn off the motorhome, and they are there. Then there are the others, many… Read More Where do you want to Park?
During our trip, BTL (before the lockdown) to the Waikato River, we experienced the failure of our flyscreen. There is a design flaw with the shape of the door in our motorhome. If the wind blows the door shut, it closes onto the flyscreen stretching the internal strings beyond their limits. This causes them to… Read More The Frigging Flyscreen
Earlier this week I took our Fiat Ducato based motorhome for its second service. This requires getting from home to the far reaches of West Auckland to collect it, a 30-minute drive. Before driving to East Auckland to the service agents. Given the madness of the traffic usually around in Auckland, it’s not a prospect… Read More Another Fiat Recall
By some estimates 50 to 60% of motorhomes in the 3000 to 6000 kg’s range are driving around whilst over their allowable weight. How long do you think it will be that the NZTA can continue to ignore this issue and potential source of revenue.… Read More Is Your Motorhome Weight Legal On The Road?
When I retired in 2017, I figured that would be the end of my working career, but after spending 4 months in the South Island in early 2018, I returned home to find myself at something of a loss as to what to do. I looked back at what I had done over the previous… Read More Downtime – Keeping Busy
As I said in part one of this blog photos are a window into the past and a chance to look back on what you have done, where you have been and who you have met. With the south island covered in the part one it’s time to try and squeeze the north island into… Read More 2018 In Photos Part 2
Although we don’t live on the road in our motorhome we have over the last year spent probably over half the year on the road in ours and during that time we have met a large number of people who do live full time on the road. Some of these people have sold their house… Read More Swapping your Home for a Motorhome