- #120656GwynyMemberMember since: September 4, 2011
Replies: 20Gwyny July 1, 2013 at 5:44 pm
It was an empty van originally, like the couriers or painters etc, but the rental company who owned it originally did the conversion, hence a permanent bed in the back, so the chap at VTNZ had a quick look and said, yes it can be changed to a self-propelled caravan. Perhaps the rental company had to register it as a commercial van. You can move the mattress and put up part of the base as a table but it’s not very good and there are no seatbelts in the back, just 3 front ones. It certainly needs looking into, but as I had been told, Land Transport doesn’t advertise this because they’d lose money. I’ve been told motor homes qualify too. Good luck everyone.#120657KeitsMemberMember since: May 27, 2009
Replies: 239Keits July 1, 2013 at 7:12 pm
Whatever you do Gwyny, keep it simple…#120658dynaMemberMember since: February 14, 2007
Replies: 429dyna July 1, 2013 at 11:32 pm
anon while your in the canturbury area get in touch ,im usually about somewhere.
Ive just had my motor home painted now it needs a little tidy up inside .I have had two years with bad health so I haven’t been doing as much to keep the old girl in top shape#120659GwynyMemberMember since: September 4, 2011
Replies: 20Gwyny July 2, 2013 at 3:45 pm
Oh Dyna! We could of had a coffee! Just went thro Canterbury on the weekend, on way to Hanmer Springs and a nice hot soak. Blimmin gorgeous! Back in gloomy Dunners and longing for the sun again, even the snow! But yes, getting expensive to go on lots of trips and now JK and his gang of thieves are at it again, hitting us with fuel hikes so it’ll be a while before I get going again. Oh well, something to look forward to.#120660dynaMemberMember since: February 14, 2007
Replies: 429dyna July 2, 2013 at 7:38 pm
gwyny I might ring and check out this change to self propelled caravan .Mine is a double cab heavy trade truck so I don’t think I will be that lucky. Sorry I missed you#120661drlivingstoneMemberMember since: October 22, 2006
Replies: 34930drlivingstone July 2, 2013 at 9:16 pm
Gwyny, Desi & I are members of Canterbury Grownups with Dyna our much loved friend and we spent 6 nights in Hanmer in the snow Came home on Monday morning July 1st…A Magic place.Keep in touch with Dyna and all and next time we may all meet for a coffee in or around Christchurch Best wishes.
Peoples Republic Of Christchurch#1734031ChristineMemberMember since: May 22, 2007
Replies: 90Christine October 5, 2019 at 9:29 pm
Gosh….I have just come back to the group, after a long absence, it has been 12 yrs since I started this post, and finally I have achieved my dream….a 7 mtr Toyota Coaster bus…..and who scoffed at the notion that good things take time!!!…Definitely for me, it did!
A few false starts with vehicles that I wasnt confident with, and finally my dream has been realised.
2 yrs before retirement, now, bus brought & being moved into, as a permanent home….exciting times, ahead!!
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