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?
During our recent trip North, we again ran into Bill McMurray who we had met at Bland Bay back in August. Bill is one of the many “solo” travellers that you may encounter on the road here in New Zealand. Although in Bill’s case, he is accompanied by his gorgeous Border Collie, Abbie. Not long after we… Read More Are you lonesome tonight?
A corny joke told hundreds of times already but one that’s rather apt for the Hamilton Motorhome Show. Although my van is silver, not white and also not in this photo. We have been to the show for the last two years, but this year Sarah had decided that since we weren’t buying a new… Read More I’m Over There In The White Fiat!
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
For those of you who follow my blog, you will know it’s been a few weeks since my fingers have danced across the keyboard to bring you our latest adventures. All going to plan it would have been within the next few days that we would have again hit the road as we did at… Read More Missing the Motorhome
If like a lot of people you live in a city it’s also more than likely that you barely know your neighbours. The chances of sitting down with some of them each night for a round of drinks and a discussion about the day are just about non-existent. For those in the motorhome community getting… Read More It’s the people that make the difference!