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Christchurch New Zealand National Motorhome and Caravan Expo helps support earthquake victims

September 15, 2010
Christchurch New Zealand National Motorhome and Caravan Expo helps support earthquake victims

Michele Connell Managing Director of Classic Events the Expo organisers said today that the New Zealand Motorhome & Caravan Expo will support earthquake victims.

A caravan or motorhome can take you almost anywhere in this great country of ours, and show you experiences youll never forget, taking you away from it all, she said.

The New Zealand Motorhome Caravan Expo shows all the possibilities, under one roof over 3 days, and on Friday Oct 1, one dollar from each ticket sold will go to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.

So people can take some time to relax, help the earthquake victims do something different, make the most of the school holidays and visit us at the show.

The kids get in for free and we have food, entertainment and great prizes to be won.

As New Zealandss only premier National event, we specialise in providing a complete experience for all visitors interested in owning a Motorhome or Caravan, renovating the one they have or simply after that special accessory to make the outdoor lifestyle complete, Michele Connell said.

www.GoSeeNewZealand.co.nz is on the road next week bound for the New Zealand National Motorhome and Caravan Expo in the South Island at Canterbury Agricultural Park Christchurch October 1,2,3.

The grounds and the buildings of the Canterbury Agricultural Park, venue for the Expo, are unaffected by the recent earthquake and it is business as usual for the Expo.

All industry leaders, plus an array of industry related accessory providers will be at the Expo, many with new products and the latest technology to be debuted at the Christchurch Expo. There is everything imaginable to make the outdoor lifestyle complete, under one roof for three days.

GoSeeNewZealand has a new touring rig and we will head south staying at Holiday Parks along the route to Christchurch and the Expo. The new GoSeeNewZealand Leisure Line Elite Special Edition 2010 6.5 metre is about 1700kg tare and 2000kg loaded according to the New Zealand builders.

GoSee is proud to say that the Leisure Line caravan is a traditional Kiwi design with contemporary styling. Leisure Line is a Expo sponsor and their range will be on show in Christchurch. www.leisureline.co.nz

Leisure Line builds to handle all weathers. Leisure Line caravans have 30mm of insulation in the walls 20mm in the floor and 40mm in the ceiling. The roof is one-piece with no joins to guarantee water seal.

The 6.5m Special Edition Elite caravan has four berths.

The layout provides a great touring home and is popular throughout New Zealand. Leisure Line Caravans says its Kiwi built caravans are built to last in New Zealand conditions. Layouts, installation, materials and finish have been chosen to give the maximum amount of product life.

Leisure Line has been involved in the manufacturing of caravans since 1973 and has taken all the best features of previous New Zealand built caravans and improved on them. The one-piece water sealed roof used in caravans is just one example.

Leisure Line says its caravans are built to the highest standard and represent value for money.

Leisure Line custom build caravans from 4.2 metres to 8.9 metres. to fit the buyers needs as they recognise people as individuals.

The Leisure Line factory is in North Island Hamilton on 22B Kaimiro Street, Pukete. It a New Zealand family owned and operated business.

Leisure Line Elite Special Edition 2010 6.5 metre Specifications:

Berths 4, Towing length 7.7m, External body length 6.5m, Exterior width 2400. Total height 2550.

Standard features: External outside awning locker, electric step, stone guard with optional window guard, double dipped galvanised chassis, outside light and power point.

The Leisure Line Elite Special Edition 2010 6.5 metre has big laminated tinted windows, opening rear window, 12 Volt DVD/CD system, solid Oak cabinetry, luxurious inner spring mattress, slide out kitchen storage pantry, flyscreen door with security grill, underfloor 83 litre water tank with electric pump, bumper bar with spare wheel, lockable water filler.

Television comes via a 15in LCD screen.

GoSeeNewZealand gets ready rooad
GoSeeNewZealand gets ready rooad

The Leisure Line Elite Special Edition 2010 6.5 metre has free standing dining table, TV aerial and wiring, numerous double power points, full bathroom including shower, muller shower vent, basin and cassette toilet, internal divider curtain, gas oven, expeller, grill and cook top, separate his and hers wardrobes with mirrors, quality furniture.

Leisure Line Elite Special Edition 2010 6.5 metre has glued and screwed furniture for maximum strength and a one piece aluminium roof, stylish 12 volt halogen lights, insulated roof, walls and floor, full Insulation, electric or hydraulic brakes, smart charger and battery.

There is an adjustable jockey wheel, dual 12V and 230V wiring systems, angled parking legs on all four corners, dual water mains, 12V and 230V 90 litre gas electric fridge, gas and electric 21 Litre hot water system.

The four mag wheels are shod with 8 ply truck tyres, and the caravan has powder coated aluminium finish.

There is front through to rear vision for easy towing, treated timber framing, seating at front for maximum sun and vision, microwave, peaked roof for maximum water dispersion.

The GoSeeNewZealand tow tug is a Toyota HiLux 2007 4WD 3l diesel turbo.
Max towing load (braked) 2500kg.
Max towball load 250kg.

Toyota's HiLux has a reputation for reliability, resale value and quality.

It is a versatile weekday work vehicle and weekend getaway machine. The diesel is a class act.

Five-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission switches the cogs.

The direct-injection turbo-diesel engine appeared in 2005 and could be matched to an automatic transmission in 4x4 HiLux models for the first time.

Leisure Line  Elite  has Front to rear vision
Leisure Line Elite has Front to rear vision

The new turbo-diesel delivers 120kW of power at 3400rpm.

It it has strong long flat torque profile.

The HiLux 4x4 turbo-diesel delivers a steady 343Nm of torque from 1400 to 3200rpm in a flatter torque profile than any of its competitors.

It meets Euro III emission requirements.

The engine delivered 41 percent more power and eight percent more torque than the superseded HiLux 4x4 turbo-diesel.

2009 numbers on the Toyota HiLux and its nearest competitors:

Editors note: Number correct at time of writing. All figures should be checked with dealers.

Toyota HiLux SR5

Engine: 3.0-litre 4-cylinder turbo diesel

Power: 126 kW at 3600 rpm

Torque: 343Nm at 1400-3400rpm

Transmission: 4-speed auto, part-time 4WD

Weight: 1900kg

0-100km/h (tested): 12.4 seconds

Fuel consumption (claimed): 9.3L/100km

(CO2) Emissions: 245g/km

Safety: Two airbags, ABS

Tow rating (Braked): 2250kg

Payload: 940kg

Nissan Navara ST-X

Engine: 2.5-litre 4-cylinder turbo diesel

Power: 126kW at 4000rpm

Torque: 403Nm at 2000rpm

Transmission: 5-speed auto, part-time 4WD

Weight: 1995kg

0-100km/h (tested): 13.8 seconds

Fuel consumption (claimed): 10.5L/100km

(CO2) Emissions: 283g/km

Safety: Two front airbags, ABS

Tow rating (Braked): 3000kg

Payload: 810kg

Mazda BT-50 SDX

Engine: 3.0-litre 4-cylinder turbo diesel

Power: 115kw kW at 3200rpm

Torque:380Nm at 1800rpm

Transmission: 5-speed auto, part-time 4WD with dual range

Weight: 1887kg

0-100km/h (tested): 13.7 seconds (manual gearbox)

Fuel consumption (claimed):10.4L/100km

(CO2) Emissions: 239g/km (manual)

Safety: Two front airbags, ABS

Tow rating (Braked): 2500kg

Payload: 1172kg

Mitsubishi Triton GLX-R

Engine: 3.2-litre 4-cylinder turbo diesel

Power:118kW at 3800rpm

Torque: 343Nm at 2000rpm

Transmission: 4-speed auto, selectable rear-wheel-drive/full-time 4WD

with dual range

Weight: 2020kg

0-100km/h (tested): 13.7 seconds

Fuel consumption (claimed): 9.9L/100km

(CO2) Emissions: 261g/km (manual)

Safety: Two front airbags, full-time 4WD for any speed or

surface,ABS, optional side and curtain airbags $850

Tow rating (Braked): 2500kg

Payload: 944kg

Isuzu D-Max LS-U

Engine: 3.0-litre 4-cylinder turbo diesel

Power: 120kW at 3600rpm

Torque: 333Nm at 1600-3200rpm

Transmission: 4-speed auto, part-time 4WD with dual range

Weight: 1920kg

0-100km/h (tested): 12.5 seconds

Fuel consumption (claimed): 9.0L/100km

(CO2) Emissions: 237g/km

Safety: Two front airbags, ABS

Tow rating (Braked): 3000kg

Payload: n/a

GoSeeNewZealand HiLux tow tug
GoSeeNewZealand HiLux tow tug

New Zealand National Motorhome and Caravan Expo in the South Island is at Canterbury Agricultural Park Christchurch October 1,2,3.

Every ticket holder showgoers has the opportunity to win a seven-day KEA motorhome holiday and a string of unique New Zealand experiences.

KEA began business in 1995 in Auckland, as a small family company named after New Zealand's cheeky native alpine parrot. What started as a small two-family business is now an award-winning internationally successful manufacturing and tourism operation in New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.

There are many Expo prizes.

They include a nights free stay on the Stainable Yealands Vineyard with a tour of the carbonzero winery and wine tasting plus a twin pack of the wine of your choice.

There is also the Expo deluxe destinations package which offers a chance to win a variety of once in lifetime experiences for two people.

Experience the sheer magic of hot air ballooning over the Canterbury plains with Aoraki Balloon Safaris, Methven. Recognised as a principle leader in safety and innovation, Aoraki Balloon Safaris has been operating since 1992 from their Methven base, and has a team of highly experienced pilots and crew who will make the experience unforgettable, right from tranquil ascent to the Champagne style breakfast on landing.

There are unique glimpses of local life as the homes lining the lakeshore flash by, before KawarauJet boat passengers take in stunning views of the remarkables mountain range and natural land formations.

Expos rally motorhome club members
Expos rally motorhome club members

But its not just the views and river gardens the excitement begins in the Shotover River, where the KawarauJet drivers skills are challenged as he navigates the shallow channels of this world-renowned river. At speeds of up to 85 kph, in water often less than 10cm deep this is where the Jet boat comes into its own.

With specialist nature guides on board, Real Journeys Nature Cruises offer a close-up experience of Milford Sounds rainforest, soaring rock walls, and wildlife.

Throughout the cruise, the guides share stories of the fiords history and are happy to answer your questions. Cruise so close to waterfalls that water soaks the foredeck, or drift gently while watching out for dolphins, seals and penguins.

The Hamilton Expo in the North Island in March , produced record attendances and industry sales which exceeded many exhibitors expectations.

The Motorhome and Caravan has come of age and now has recognised that a united front will achieve and breed success in the whole motorhome and caravan Industry.

Once again a motorhome and caravan rally is linked to the Expo, with members staying on the grounds over the weekend of the show. This has proved to be a tremendous success and more than 600 RV's are expected to attend the rally in Christchurch.

www.nzmotorhomeandcaravanexpo.co.nz

Camper from KEA
Camper from KEA
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A now for breakfast. GoSeeNZ pic
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Big rigs attract all age groups
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