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  • #92348
    katee
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    Member since: March 9, 2007
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    katee

    they are the BEST, travel ,meet new friends,cities , bush, beach, anywhere you like.

    #92349
    Ros
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    Member since: April 20, 2007
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    Ros

    We have bought a caravan 2 mnths ago, cant wait for the w/ends to be able to get out of the city!!!! Two adults, two cats and one doggie!!!! Best of all we can park just about anywhere enjoy the views and do not have to pay a few million$$$$$ for it!!!! We intend to become grey nomads by early next year!!!!

    #92350
    Vee21
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    Member since: February 21, 2007
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    Vee21

    Hi there Ros. Hopefully you will bring your caravan and cats and doggy down to spend a few days with us in Whatamongo Bay. I am sure my doggies will help entertain your doggy. {Not so sure about the cats!} And it will be nice to check out your new van.
    Cheers, Vee

    #92351
    Ros
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    Member since: April 20, 2007
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    Ros

    Only a few days? HAHAHAHAHAH You can do with some help around your “garden” which will sort of if I work slowly…. need a few mnths!!!!! Then there’s the small matter of teaching you photography and PS Elements.
    Cats will love the bush (and birdies!!!)

    #92352
    rosie
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    Member since: June 28, 2006
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    rosie

    I would just love to pack up everything and tour round NZ for a few months. It’s my dream when we retire (if!). Not so sure if hubby feels the same way as he drives for a living. I can think of nothing better than to stop when you like and for as long as you like wherever you like – heaven!

    #92353
    oldkiwikid
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    Member since: November 26, 2006
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    oldkiwikid

    We had a caravan for years when the boys were small but ended up selling it for a deposit on a house. We plan to buy another soon and take to the road for a while. I have several questions for those of you who have done it.

    Is it best to hold on to the house, rent it out or sell and put items in storage?

    What do you do about mailing addresses?

    I would have to sell my PC and buy a laptop, what are the prices like for wireless?

    Hope someone can help me with these.

    #92354
    anon8376
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    Member since: December 1, 2007
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    anon8376

    Hello old k k, As you may have seen on another thread, I am in the process of trying to sell the house and take to the road full time in our bus/mhome. Many people rent their house out so they have a small income, maybe to cover the mortgage, but my own experience of renting, I had three rentals at the same time, was hassle, hassle, hassle. No peace, just agro. That’s why I’m selling. The down side of selling is it is nearly impossible to get back in to the housing market later if you want to. I am selling everything so I am burning my bridges behind me. A radical step. Storage costs so unless your items are top class or irreplaceable consider having to rebuy another day. Mind you, you did say ‘take to the road for a while’, I am planning permanently. a big difference. If you join the NZMCA to be able to use their park over properties etc, you can use them as your mail address and send them a large addressed envelope every so often, and they will send you your mail. If you don’t know about them Google NZMCA and all will be revealed. We are going to sell our PCs and get lap tops for our emails and international photo groups. Checked out wireless internet two days ago. Telecom is the only viable option because of their signal coverage. 0800108010 or 0800800070. Their 100 plan as they call it, Data card free, $59/month for 100meg, or $67.45/month for 1GB, or $77.45/month for 2GB. You would need some sort of aerial, I haven’t looked into that yet. OK for a start?

    #92355
    Drummer1
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    Member since: October 3, 2007
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    Drummer1

    We are selling our farm and taking to the road fulltime. Bit of a scary prospect but new challenges. We would like to know if anyone out there is travelling in an american motohome. We are looking at one with the slideout and would like to hear of anyone who has converted one to NZ conditions ie electrical and driving positions, what are the pros and cons of this type of vehicle.

    #92356
    oldkiwikid
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    Member since: November 26, 2006
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    oldkiwikid

    Drummer1 if you are going to use a bus and tow a small vehicle, be careful you don’t put a diesel car behind your bus as you will have to pay Road User Charges on the mileage regardless of whether your vehicle is being towed or not. It is taken on mileage, not diesel bought.

    #92357
    autumn
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    Member since: August 17, 2007
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    autumn

    hi,
    I am thinking of buying a motorhome again I would like to do the fruit season and as i am a widow safety is a issue. Can some one out there give me some info on the seasons and what is a good automatic van to by.
    Actually any info from any one who has done it

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