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If you’re thinking about taking out a loan to buy your first RV, but have some questions about how finance works, you’re not alone. Claire Smith caught up with the team at MTF Finance to seek out answers to some common questions around financing an RV.
There’s no better way to immerse yourself in nature’s beauty than watching the sunrise paint the sky with its glorious colours. Keen to do a bit of sun-chasing yourself? Keren Sim finds some stunning spots to visit.
More people on the road are choosing solar panels to generate their own electricity. MCD columnist Liz Dobson has the lowdown on what you need if you’re thinking about installing it in your motorhome or caravan.
So many of us love our animal companions, but taking them on the road with you can be stressful if you don’t know what to expect. MCD writer Lisa Jansen explains all in this extract from her new book, The Nomad’s Ultimate Guide To New Zealand.
By now, we’re all pretty well versed in Covid etiquette; mask wearing and keeping social distance is becoming our new normal. But do you know what to do if your home is your van or RV, and you’ve been advised to isolate? Full-time vanlifer and MCD writer Lisa Jansen lifts the lid on what self-isolation in an RV might look like.
Buying a motorhome entails doing your research, and getting expert advice where it matters. Claire Smith spoke with the finance specialists at MTF Finance about some of the ongoing costs of RV ownership so you can plan your budget around the basics.
From cooking on the gas burner to toasting marshmallows on a fire pit, if you’re out on the road, it’s wise to hone up on your fire safety skills. Liz Dobson shares some helpful advice for your next RV adventure.
It wouldn't be a classic Kiwi summer without tucking into that old favourite - fish and chips. Keren Sim finds some tasty takeaways that are well worth a visit.
Even if you consider yourself a towing expert, there will still be times when things don't go quite according to plan. Motoring expert Liz Dobson shares her tips.
Whether you did your OE in an old van and you’re upgrading, you’re buying for the first time, or you’ve decided it’s time to downsize, buying a motorhome is a big decision. Liz Dobson asked Mary Hamilton from Wilderness Motorhomes to show her the ropes.
Unlike most of the rest of the world, Christmas in New Zealand is (hopefully) a sunny affair. Yes, we still sing about Frosty the Snowman, we hang snowflakes on the trees and we make sure the cranberry sauce is on hand – but while we enjoy those traditions, we have a fair few of our own too. Have a very Kiwi Christmas!