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South Islanders get ready for summer

by Mary Hamilton | Nov 24, 2014
Crowds on SmartRV stand at Christchurch Show 2014

Early November is a perfect time to hold a motorhome show with fine weather and long days just around the corner. If the number of people who came to the 2014 Camper Care Motorhome & Caravan Show in Christchurch earlier this month was anything to go by, there’ll be even more motorhomes on the road this summer than ever before. People came from as far away as Invercargill in the south and the Waikato in the north to check out what was on offer. The response to SmartRV stand was overwhelming.
Bürstner Grand Panorama on show at Christchurch 2014

Our Bürstner Ixeo IT664 was voted (albeit unofficially) “best value in show” and our Bürstner Grand Panorama was voted most glamorous motorhome in show (also unofficial).

The brand new Bürstner Ixeo Time IT586 which arrived from Germany just days before the show was a real show stopper. People were astonished by the innovative layout - the fixed double bed tucks away in the ceiling during the day leaving a huge uncluttered living space - more living space than you’ll find in any 6M motorhome. At this stage, the Ixeo Time IT586 is only available as a rental through our sister company Wilderness Motorhomes, but we expect to have some for sale in 2015.

We were quite taken by the number of Christchurch residents who were introduced to motorhoming courtesy of the EQC (Earthquake Commission). We met several couples who took their first motorhome trip while their earthquake damaged house was being repaired and loved it so much they were back to buy a motorhome of their own.

Our next show is the Covi Motorhome, Caravan & Outdoor Supershow 13 - 15 March 2015 at the Epsom Showgrounds in Auckland. Mark it your diary now!

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