Imotorhome Australia - June 2018

(Barré) #1

A bit of total American trivia here, did you know
that the U.S. Department of Defence operates
its own campgrounds and RV parks, which
anyone can use? Some are on/near military
bases and some aren’t. Can you imagine the
fireworks from local caravan parks if the NZ
or Aussie Armies decided to open their own

In the ‘why is it so’ category are the sockets
and plugs used on power leads for RVs on
either side of the Tasman. In NZ there are
specific ones that have to be fitted that are
solid, well-built and weatherproof. In Australia,
domestic-style plugs and sockets are normally
used, with the only difference being that 15
amp fittings are required (the clue being the
larger earth pin) instead of the domestic 10
amp. The odd thing about all that is that both

countries use the same electrical standard, AS/
NZ S3000. LPG systems have similar oddities.

Further up the scale is the rather interesting
question, given our multiple similar and shared
standards, of why there are German/Italian/
Spanish/British/French built motorhomes in NZ
that you cannot purchase legally in Australia, at
least not without difficulty? One wonders...

Stay safe in your winter time travels, hopefully
I’ll be joining you down Wanaka/Queenstown
way soon!


Haere ra!

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