SmartRV has given the ‘mix and mingle’ a helping hand with a VIP event for owners at the recent Camper Care New Zealand Motorhome, Caravan & Leisure Show in Christchurch on 5 November, the first ever for Carado owners in the South Island since the brand was launched at the same show last year.
Meanwhile, the Bürstner Owners Club is flourishing, and has grown over its two years to nearly 500 members. As well as annual VIP drinks and nibbles’ events in Auckland and Christchurch, the club fosters a unique connection for Bürstner owners to compare notes, swap tips and advice, share photos or even plan their next adventure, sometimes with brand-new friends made through club networking via newsletters, a dedicated Facebook page and of course, at the events themselves.
Recommendations from club members helped convince Grant and Wilma McGregor to become proud owners of an Elegance i840G and they all bonded further when the McGregors’ first freedom camped. “We pulled up and there were four other Bürstner owners gathered around a pot-belly stove; we joined them for cocktails,” they report.
The club welcomes all Bürstner owners and membership is included free with any motorhome or caravan purchased through SmartRV. It comes with a welcome pack featuring exclusive Bürstner merchandise and regular newsletters keep members up to date with special offers and the latest SmartRV and Bürstner developments. Other Bürstner owners may join for $199 and can find a membership form on the SmartRV website.
Carado owners will be pleased to know that as their numbers steadily climb, SmartRV is looking at creating a similar club for them.
For Grant and Wilma McGregor, belonging to the club has added another dimension to their motorhome experience. “It’s really fabulous. You get so much handy information and other Bürstner owners are very friendly and helpful,” they say. “We tell people it’s like being part of a big family.”
Which is music to the ears of John Managh, SmartRV Managing Director (and devoted family guy). “We really love hosting events and helping people to connect over their passion for the open road,” he says. “The Owners Club has given us a great way to share in their lives and ongoing adventures.”
For more information on what SmartRV can offer, call their team on 0800 007 627.