We met Simon and Kath at the happy hour shed at Vals POP just outside Clyde. They’ve been there off and on since November last year while they work to finish off the bus before their travels start this summer. They originally came from Invercargill so know the area well.
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They bought the bus last October from a couple of chaps in Clyde and it sounds like they bought well. Its a 1998 Hino Blue Ribbon A Class probably coverted to a Motorhome in the 90’s in Christchurch. It is powered by a Volvo V8 diesel which is in great shape.
Simon had a background in Classic Cars and is very capable with a crescent spanner and a scewdriver and has lots of good plans, which include new wheel rims and finishing off the paintwork.
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The battery bank is all housed tidily in one locker on the side and looks impressive. All the hatches down the sides are all well kitted out with everything any Motorhomer could want with sliding drawers and lift up covers. Great Storage.
The inside furnishings are all leather and he has a couple of TV’s nicely positioned partly in a great drinks cabinet and one in the bedroom.
They’re really looking forward to getting away over summer in it once they’ve finished the new work. A lovely Motorhome with tons of room.
6 thoughts on “Simon and Kath’s Bus”
Nice conversion, you probably know about Bus Life NZ ?
No. Wasn’t aware of this .. thanks
Lucky you got through Roxburgh before the major storm, could have been extremely upsetting. Went through the valley after the Midfield rally and it was so beautiful. Cheers
Exactly. I’m surprised given how close it is to the Clutha that the water didn’t just run into the river.
Ooooh we were camped at Clutha Dam … so disappointed we missed you! Hardly any rain the day of Roxburgh but next evening was different 🙂 Now at Tekapo.
We left yesterday from Lowburn. Catch up next time😄
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