The Trusty VW

I bumped into Russell and Pearl at the Kaikohe Equestrian Centre. They were behind me as we drove in so it was nice to have someone else around in that huge carpark.

It wasn’t long before it we introduced ourselves and had a quiet cold one while we watched the local Pony Club pack things up.

Russell and Pearl

They’re Ex Publicans from Alexandra in Otago and are following a book called the Great Kiwi Pub Crawl which they were given for Christmas. So far it has been 3 months and they’re really enjoying themselves. They’re both veteran Motor homers and Caravanners with their current LT35 VW being their 5th recreational vehicle of any sort.

The galley

They bought the VW 3 years ago as an ex renter. Russell was telling me that its done over 300,000 k’s and apparently their engineer was telling him, they don’t touch them until at least 800,000k’s.

Plenty of k’s left there then.


They are coming up to their 25th year membership of the NZMCA!!. their number is 6000 something  .. I think the current new members are around 75000.

With their 25 years in the NZMCA, they get another badge to add to the 7 they’ve already got.  Well done!