Nothing deflates the excitement of a motorhome holiday like returning to your RV to find it’s been broken into — and your valuable items have been stolen. Even worse is seeing an empty parking space where your motorhome used to be.
Taking preventive measures to avoid such an experience is well worth the investment.
In this blog, we discuss the theft of motorhomes and campervans — and how you can best avoid becoming a statistic. We look at increasing your motorhome’s security with stronger door locks, alarms, GPS trackers and plenty of common sense.
Nothing deflates the excitement of a motorhome holiday like returning to …
As we embrace the warmer summer weather, longer or more frequent RV trips are often on the cards. For those with fur babies, Catherine Milfordof Motorhomes, Caravans and Destinations, has compiled some tips for ensuring your pet can travel in comfort and with minimum fuss in your RV.
As we embrace the warmer summer weather, longer or more frequent RV trips …
Summer promises long days full of relaxation in New Zealand’s great outdoors — but only if you’ve prepared your motorhome for the holiday season.
The lead-up to Christmas, the New Year and the summer break often gets busy. It can be easy to forget to inspect your motorhome’s tyres or prepare your RV for bugs. However, if something goes wrong on holiday, it may not be an easy fix, can be more expensive and you could even face delays getting the right part.
To ensure that your RV is road ready, we’ve put together this informative blog and downloadable checklist. We highlight safety inspections, maintenance jobs and essential summer items — to help you remember to do all the important pre-summer tasks.
Summer promises long days full of relaxation in New Zealand’s great …
Most motorhomes leave their showrooms with absorbent glass mat (AGM) batteries. Forming the backbone of 12 volt power supplies, they help make it possible for you to enjoy electrically-enhanced camping independent of the national power grid.
But are AGM batteries your best option for freedom camping — or do lithium-ion batteries give you more power for longer?
In this blog, we talk about the advantages of both AGM and lithium-ion batteries. We also discuss why you should consider upgrading your energy storage to the latter — and your charging system to suit.
Plus, we cover how to choose the right lithium-ion battery for your motorhome and how to monitor your battery’s charge.
Most motorhomes leave their showrooms with absorbent glass mat (AGM) …
Your motorhome electrical system is your lifeline to modern civilisation, comfort and convenience. When connected to mains power, it will distribute 240 volts (V) to the three-pin sockets located throughout your motorhome cabin.
But what about when you’re not connected to mains and you have to rely on battery power to camp in comfort?
In this article, we talk about motorhome batteries, where their power comes from, and how to safely recharge them from different sources.
Your motorhome electrical system is your lifeline to modern civilisation, …
The advent of motorhome appliances that run on LPG has greatly improved the ability to enjoy off-the-grid camping. However, LPG is a dangerous liquid that has the potential to cause significant harm if not handled correctly.
Explosive LPG can leak from a gas cylinder or gas appliance — or carbon monoxide (CO) can silently snuff out your breathing while a faulty diesel or LPG heater warms the cabin.
The advent of motorhome appliances that run on LPG has greatly improved …
Hop inside any vehicle and the first action you’re most likely to take is clipping in your seat belt. It’s almost a subconscious movement — and one that keeps you a lot safer on the roads.
In this blog, we take a look at how motorhome seat belts work and what seat belts are legal in motorhomes in New Zealand. We’ll also discuss whether RV seat belts differ from those in cars and how your onboard kids and pets can travel safely.
Hop inside any vehicle and the first action you’re most likely to take is …
When a lightning bolt struck Ben Franklin’s kite in 1752, it sent a direct current of energy to the key he’d tied at the end of the kite’s string. Ever since then, we’ve been looking at ways of generating, transmitting, storing, and using that energy — and modern human eƒxistence is now totally dependent upon it.
Our motorhomes, caravans and campervans are obvious examples of this dependence. They all need a source of electricity to function.
Even our gas appliances and diesel heaters are reliant on having some form of electrical power to ignite their burners. It’s therefore important to know how much 12 volt (V) energy your motorhome has stored before settling into a long stretch of freedom camping.
When a lightning bolt struck Ben Franklin’s kite in 1752, it sent a direct …