The very first Mercedes-Benz DCB Lincoln Motorhome has enjoyed some great feedback over the last few weeks and the built quality is second to none.
Click on the link below to check out the detailed listing.
Daryl visited the Design Coach and Body workshop over the weekend and we currently have an opportunity to get a Lincoln motorhome custom build on a 4WD Mercedes-Chassis.
This is a great opportunity to get a motorhome build on a 4WD chassis and customise the layout and design to your specifications.
Please feel free to contact us now to discuss your options and any further questions you may have!!!
Our team ventured to Avon Valley Safaris for this year’s Christmas function and all of us enjoyed the experience.
We started the day with clay bird and rifle shooting followed by a very nice smoked meat lunch at the hunting lodge. The location is absolutely beautiful and well worth the visit.
Feel free to click on the link below and check out what Avon Valley Safaris have on offer.
We also managed to visit Pete on the way back and have a beer with him...
Last month we explored the Taranaki region. This time we are travelling 3 hours north from New Plymouth to visit the mighty Waikato.
The region is close to Auckland and is a great weekend destination for many living in the city and the North Island in general.
I have only visited Hamilton for work and can't wait for a leisure visit and tick it off the list soon.
Enjoy the read!!!
"Just south of Auckland lies the Waikato region; a land of lush pastures that was chosen to play The Shire™ in The Lord of the Rings™ and The Hobbit Trilogy™.
Well-known for its underground wonders, black sand surf beaches and rolling green hills, the Waikato region offers a wealth of nature-based activities and attractions surrounding a vibrant city hub."
"Experience the real Middle-earth with a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set, featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films.
Your guided tour starts with a drive through our picturesque 1,250 acre sheep farm with spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges.
Take a look at Bag End, where Frodo and Bilbo’s adventures began. Get lost among the hobbit holes and visit the Green Dragon Inn, the mill and the Party Tree. Listen to spell-binding tales of how Hobbiton came to be.
Tours depart daily from the Shire's Rest Café, 501 Buckland Road Matamata."
Waikato is home to a number of scenic walks which travel through nature and sometimes traverse mountains. Travel a short distance from Hamilton to Te Aroha to try the Te Aroha Mountain Track.
A return trip takes just under 5 hours, on a fine day you’ll be rewarded with 360-degree views of the sprawling countryside...
Home to two cycling trails that are part of the 18 Great Rides on The New Zealand Cycle Trail, the Hamilton Waikato is a great place to hop on a bike.
The Waikato River Trails extend 100km along the ‘Mighty Waikato’, New Zealand’s longest river. An off-road mountain biking experience, the trails wind through the heart of the Waikato region and range from grades 2-4. In addition to this ride, the area’s timber logging history is showcased in The Timber Trail, a 77km off-road experience that winds through 800-year-old trees and historic milling sites. The region is also full of quiet country lanes if you’re after a bit of scenic road cycling...
A while back Gary, Janette, Dave and Vicki explored the Timber Trail. Check out the pictures below.
The green hills and fertile soil of the Hamilton - Waikato region is home to a collection of stunning gardens and passionate green-fingered locals.
The Hamilton Gardens is a must-see for those passionate about all things botanical. With a focus on having a story for each of the collections, enjoy themed gardens from Japan, Italy, America and more...
As mentioned in previous months international logistics and shipping has thrown many challenges at us throughout the last few years.
It seems however that we are finally seeing improvements and are currently receiving many brand-new vehicles from overseas. Some are sold whilst others are stock units, and we are still able to have vehicles ready for a December collection.
Feel free to contact us if you are keen on a brand-new RV and have a chat about current options and availability!!!
In April this year I wrote an article discussion bike rack options for RV's and concluded that whilst there are many brands and options to choose from, most customers are best to future proof the system and opt in for a winddown option to avoid having to lift heavy bikes up high.
Check out this video explaining how the Thule Electric Bike Rack works and feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions.
Tip: The operation of the manual version is very similar and seems to be a bullet proof system only relying on the manual wind down system.
Click on the link below to check out the article in our April Issue...
Many of us here at Deluxe RV have been making the most of Spring and took the opportunity to spend some quality time with family and friends away from work. Check out the pictures below and feel free to share some of your own adventures with us!!!
The Nelson Rotary Motorhome show is back!!!
After the show has been forced to be cancelled for the last 2 years the event has returned last weekend with a bang and we were treated with 2 days of sun and good visitor numbers.
It’s great to see the event up and running again as the only RV show in the top of the South Island and we always appreciate any opportunity to meet our customers and showcase our much-loved vehicles.
After such a great success I am sure we will return next year!!!
PS: If you are interested in visiting the largest motorhome and caravan show in New Zealand, check out the link below and book some tickets to Auckland for March 2024...
Let me introduce you to the very first New Zealand built Mercedes-Benz DCB Lincoln motorhome. Designed and built by Design Coach and Body in Christchurch the Lincoln is finished to the highest standard, suited to New Zealand conditions, drives like a dream and we are exclusively selling it here at Deluxe RV in Blenheim.
I have had the joy of showcasing the vehicle at the Nelson Motorhome Show and the feedback was amazing. I am more than happy to share the information below and invite everyone to ask questions, view the vehicle and provide feedback. We are physically selling this unit and I can't wait to hand this beauty over to the new owners when the time comes!!!
Click on the link below to check out the listing...
Let me tell you it drives amazing and the lack of noise from the rear is a testimony to the built quality and finish.
A Complete Redarc Battery Management System including 720w Solar, 3000w Inverter, 400aH Lithium Batteries, Monitor and Regulator provides the motorhome with plenty of power when camping off grid for extended period of times.
The Fusion media and sound system is a great addition and allows you to control radio, Bluetooth, TV audio and internal and external speakers.
Garage lighting, rails and fixing points all come as standard.
Finer touches like the lighting, quality headboard, wireless charging for your phones and large memory foam mattress make the difference and elevate the bedroom to the next level.
The separate ceramic toilet, Basin and full shower are all well designed, practical and showcase the stunning finish.
The kitchen is built with high quality materials, heavy duty benchtop, full oven and grill, heavy duty sink and features a large 32" Avtex Smart TV.
Lincoln black bowls, cups, plates, wine and whiskey glasses add a further luxury touch.
Leather upholstery on all seats ensure you are comfortable during your travels or when watching TV.
The lounge seat backs are extra high and provide a nice level of comfort. I found that these are the only lounge seats in a motorhome I could happily lean into and have my neck supported.
To be honest, I am not just raving about the Lincoln motorhome because we sell it and it will suit many customers perfectly, I am falling in love with the idea of a powerful and smooth German Mercedes-Benz Engine paired with a NZ built RV to the highest standard possible.
I simply think that Design Coach and Body have not only built a luxurious, well equipped, and functional motorhome for two, they have out done themselves on the finer details and design and should be immensely proud of the finished product.
Check out the full listing and get in contact directly for any further questions!!!
Driving 350kms north from our last destination Wellington, we arrive in the Taranaki region, best known for Mount Taranaki, New Zealand's most perfectly formed volcano.
"From world-class surf breaks to a picture-perfect ancestral mountain, Taranaki has so much on offer all year round."
I must admit that Taranaki is a region in New Zealand that I personally have never had the opportunity to visit and therefore I had a lot of fun researching the destination. As we have family living in New Plymouth it needed to be added to our list and we are hoping to visit Mount Taranaki next year.
"Located halfway between Auckland and Wellington on New Zealand’s west coast, the Taranaki region is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, families, foodies, and those wanting to indulge in arts and culture.
With a beautifully pristine coastline that is home to more than 12 world-class surf breaks (four of them are nationally significant), the symmetrical volcanic cone of ancestral Taranaki Maunga, bloomingly beautiful gardens, endless tracks and trails, rich culture and arts, vibrant events, and decadent dining, Taranaki has something for everyone.
Visit historic sites, discover contemporary art, explore world-recognised parks and gardens, and take a hike through native forest, sample a sumptuous local restaurant dish, or surf and snowboard in the same day.
Walk the 12.7 km New Plymouth Coastal Walkway and stop off at pioneering artistic Len Lye's Wind Wand, treat yourself to an art trail, or one of the many festivals throughout the year (including the annual TSB Festival of Lights extravaganza), immerse yourself at an award-winning museum or gallery, or pay a visit to one of the last working lighthouses in New Zealand - the Cape Egmont lighthouse."
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"Visit the Taranaki region for the full mountain-to-sea experience. Catch surf-breaks and visit art studios while catching a glimpse of Taranaki maunga."
Visit the Taranaki Gardens
Taranaki is fierce in colour and vibrancy, so it’s no wonder the region dazzles with spectacular world-recognised gardens.
The annual Taranaki Garden Festival showcases more than 50 of the region's best every spring. Discover highlights such as Te Kainga Marire, Tūpare homestead, Hollard Garden, family-fun King Edward Park in Hāwera, and Pukeiti - the rainforest garden nestled in the foothills of Taranaki Maunga.
The TSB Festival of Lights is a free event held every summer, showcasing magnificently colourful light installations in the natural backdrop of the sprawling inner-city sanctuary of Pukekura Park.
Play a round of golf
"Breathtaking scenery, tree-lined fairways, a long coastline and the gaze of Taranaki Maunga make this region a stunningly scenic and thriving golf destination. See panoramic views of the North Taranaki coastline, New Plymouth city, and Taranaki Maunga at Fitzroy, or tackle Strathmore in rural Eastern Taranaki. Whatever the skills, or ambition - Taranaki has the course for you."
Discover the region's heritage
"Explore the region’s greatest treasures and stories, learn about the geological, Māori, and pioneering past of Taranaki. Whether you’re looking to inspire creativity, engage with heritage, or connect with local people - Puke Ariki has it all - it's a museum, library, heritage site and information centre all in one. And entry is free for everyone!
Book yourself into the guided historical walk around New Plymouth at the Puke Ariki information centre. Or take a stroll through yesteryear and experience the life of Taranaki pioneers in the 19th and 20th centuries at Pioneer Village. Further down the road in Hāwera, Tawhiti Museum and their Traders & Whalers experience offers scale models and life-size displays depicting Taranaki history, plus a train ride to showcase the region’s logging history."
Click on the link below to read the full article "Top Ten Things To Do In Taranaki"...
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