RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Truck Campers: Truck Camper from New Zealand with everything

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Help and Support  |  Contact

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Truck Campers

Open Roads Forum  >  Truck Campers

 > Truck Camper from New Zealand with everything

This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Sponsored By:
RobertRyan

Australia

Senior Member

Joined: 03/16/2008

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 05/11/11 11:02pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think this has slightly more than the Kitchen sink!
A New Zealand house truck.


sabconsulting

High Wycombe, UK

Senior Member

Joined: 10/10/2010

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 05/11/11 11:44pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

He's obviously taken concerns about having enough truck for his camper seriously

Steve.


'07 Ford Ranger XLT Supercab diesel + '91 Shadow Cruiser - Sky Cruiser 1
'92 Suzuki Samurai 4x4 1.6
'09 Fiat Panda 1.2
'10 Citroen DS3 1.6 turbo


Golden_HVAC

Fulltime, CA, USA

Senior Member

Joined: 08/19/2003

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 05/11/11 11:54pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I like the three axle design.

How does he tilt the cab forward to get a good look at the engine?

The spare looks a bit bald, is it on a winch system to pick it up?

Does the truck have a maserator pump? So it might not have everything afterall! LOL

Fred.

SooperDaddy

Southern California

Senior Member

Joined: 08/13/2004

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 05/12/11 12:44am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

More like an updated "Gypsy Caravan"! Anyone need their fortune told? Madame Gazelle will help you zee the future!






My posts shouldn't be taken for factual data, and are purely fictional, for entertainment purposes, should not be constituted as related to scientific, technical, engineering, legal, religious, spiritual, or practical advice. After all it's FREE! Amen.


RobertRyan

Australia

Senior Member

Joined: 03/16/2008

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 05/12/11 01:09am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

sabconsulting wrote:

He's obviously taken concerns about having enough truck for his camper seriously

Steve.

Yes, then again it might be a bit on the light side. Like the balcony. These house trucks are made out of New Zealand hardwoods, like Kauri. The alternative lifestyle people have them. Real baths, sunk into the floor and yes that is a working chimney. Gypsy type lifestyle it is.

RobertRyan

Australia

Senior Member

Joined: 03/16/2008

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 05/12/11 01:20am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Golden HVAC wrote:

I like the three axle design.

How does he tilt the cab forward to get a good look at the engine?

The spare looks a bit bald, is it on a winch system to pick it up?

Does the truck have a maserator pump? So it might not have everything afterall! LOL

Fred.


Fred you be amazed at what is inside, to put it mildly. Yes it would have a fully working septic system. House truck is not a misnomer.
Each of them are individual works of art. Each owner has their own way of dealing with problems.
Quote:

There are few places left in the world where housetrucking can be an uninhibited lifestyle with the kinds of simple home made rigs New Zealand boasts. In other countries stringent laws regarding the roadworthy standards of older vehicles have forced many old housetrucks and buses from the roads and into graveyards of isolated farm paddocks and wrecking yards. Other laws concerning where one may park or camp have seriously restricted life on the road. The Kiwi housetrucker, living within a culture which popularizes the benefits of preserving these old motor relics, appreciates their truckers' haven. That New Zealand transport law requires that all vehicles submit to a thorough mechanical Warrant of Fitness every six months ensures that these old motor-homes remain roadworthy.

Many housetruckers choose to travel in convoy, and in New Zealand there are trucker groups of families who travel together from city to city, and who assemble most weekends in different parks to hold markets from where they sell their wares. There are two separate groups who travel New Zealand today selling their market goods; these are Gypsy Faire and Gypsy Travelers.

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s many housetruck conventions and grass-roots festivals of all themes were held throughout New Zealand where housetruckers would converge, not only for the event, but for the opportunity to connect and share information with other truckers from across the nation

The ultimate slideout TC


sabconsulting

High Wycombe, UK

Senior Member

Joined: 10/10/2010

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 05/12/11 05:47am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

fordsooperdooty wrote:



I actually saw one of those recently. Was parked on the grass by a busy road junction. The owner sitting in a deck chair reading - he was clearly living in it. I think he had the horse tied up there too.

Steve.

valhalla360

No paticular place.

Senior Member

Joined: 08/19/2009

View Profile



Posted: 05/12/11 05:54am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Did anyone else notice he has mud flaps ahead of the front tires? How fast does it go in reverse that he needs those?


Tammy Mike & the Bilge Rat (AKA: Diego)
Ford F250 7.3L
1997 Sunnybrook 27' 5er
1995 Gemini Sail Catamaran 34'
Full Time spliting time between boat and 5er


This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 

Open Roads Forum  >  Truck Campers

 > Truck Camper from New Zealand with everything
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Truck Campers


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2014 RV.Net | Terms & Conditions | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS