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After many years of sailing, we decided on a change by way of touring NZ in a motorhome.  We spent some time looking at motorhomes to ascertain what would bets suit our requirements.  The  Sinfonia 65 xt stood out for us, both in terms of value and quality.  The deciding factor however was Shane – from the moment we first contacted Shane he was a delight to deal with.  In the first instance, he came in specially on a Sunday to show us the Sinfonia.  What struck us was his knowledge and passion for motorhomes, Shane took some time in explaining what we should be looking for in a motorhome.  Once we made the decision to purchase the Sinfonia he went the extra mile to ensure it was ready for us prior to Christmas even though the time frame was very tight.

In my typical bull at the gate manner I considered arranging for several extras for the Sinfonia to be fitted at the time of purchase, however Shane talked me out of doing that until we had used the motorhome for a period of time and we were certain that the extras were needed.  That epitomises Shane’s integrity in my view.

Shane has a huge infectious laugh (we enjoy cracking funnies just for the joy of hearing it) and nothing is ever too much trouble.  The after sales service has been nothing short of exceptional, I often (particularly when we first got the Sinfonia) phone Shane for advice; given his years of experience and industry knowledge, I find his recommendations invaluable.

We have grown to love our Sinfonia more and more as time has gone on and highly recommend Walkabout Motorhome Sales.  I can’t reiterate enough how service orientated and knowledgeable Shane is.  If you are looking at purchasing a motorhome, my advice would be to talk with Shane in the first instance – you won’t be disappointed.

Allan and Barbara Bluett

Living in Europe, I was a bit concerned about the idea of buying a  NEW motorhome in New Zealand. I didn't know which model would suit our needs, which company would be reliable enough to buy one from, or if I could make the investment in a safe and clear transaction.
I then compared every single company selling RV's in the country, and I'm happy I chose Walkabout!
First of all, they really know their business. I got all the advice I needed, and could then make my decision : a Kyros Prestige Duo. This is, in my opinion, the perfect choice, in regard to our way of traveling! It is a very comfortable and well-equipped vehicle, that has led us safely on many roads & campsites in New Zealand.
Last but not least, Shane, the owner, is a very honest, available and ... friendly person! He helped us in several occasions, even after we had purchased the motorhome!
10/10 kiwi quality service!!

Shane thanks sincerely for meeting our wishes, to purchase this really amazing Motorhome. It was very recent that we found Walkabout Sales, and were taken with all the many features that we loved in this unit.

Shane, you have been amazing to deal with, answering our many queries regarding things we didn’t quite take on board the day we took delivery of our dream home on wheels.

We think we shall call her “Magical Magis” (Hope no-one pinches this name.)

Shane arranged for us to view one in Lyttleton, and as soon as we entered the home, we fell in love with this one. The people were amazing, so proud to show the many features, that sold it to them. What really caught our eyes, was the separate living, shower, and sleeping areas. This was a dominate feature for us. After searching  four or five years for the right one , we knew immediately, the Magis 66 is it, and much more!

It has that ‘Wow’ factor and for me especially, the house part is extremely well appointed, with a large Fridge/Freezer to house many meals we catch on the way.

Shane, from the moment we spoke firstly on the phone, until we met you, your laughing voice told us you are extremely proud to sell these models.

Pretty unbelievable was the Christmas parcel, and bottle of fine N.Z. Wine, and then two fabulous outdoor chairs, with small tables attached! O.M.G. we are blown away by the kindnesses and generosity of this company, ‘Walkabout Sales’ and won’t hesitate to highly recommend them to anyone showing an interest in the model.

Oh, hubby just loves sitting in the driving seat, and looks like the cat who got the cream, as we drive around. He is suitably impressed with the Fiat Ducato motor, and all the features this vehicle has.

Blue Tooth, aligned to our mobiles. I was amazed when a text message came through the radio, and as I accepted it, was read the message out! What vehicle has this technology? That was so funny, I had to hear that again.

In all, this has been a wonderful experience Shane, and an absolute pleasure to deal with you, we look forward to so many holidays and exploring our beautiful country, and calling to say ‘Hello’ Shane, when next in Auckland!

Thank-you Shane, and we wish you,  your wife and family, a Blessed Christmas, and a wonderful 2016!

Dianne & John Homan.
South Island


We owned a campervan in Australia for a while and had been renting  campervans for 4 years to explore around NZ and then decided to buy one as we had many more places to go and knew what we wanted in size, layout and features. We spent six months looking at every brand available in NZ, attending motorhome shows and talking to other owners before deciding on buying from Walkabout. Their campervans ticked all the boxes and Shane was such a pleasure to deal with that it was easy to take the plunge and buy the Magis 66P . We are very happy with our decision, it suits our needs perfectly. Shane answered all our questions (pre and post sale), he is a great ambassador for the CI campervans.
Bruce & Carole - Auckland

Shane found time in his busy schedule to fit around our needs and always responded quickly to queries without ever leaving you feeling you have wasted his time. The Magis66p has a superb layout, a stylish interior and is competitively well-priced. Further, you know the price from day one. "Extras" in other dealers' eyes are included, a few minor requests were met at no charge and only significant, genuinely optional extras involved additional cost.
This is the second new motorhome we have purchased. We have had dealings with all the main players in NZ. In our opinion, Shane is easily "head of the class", a delightful man who understands customers' needs and really wants to satisfy them. We couldn't imagine working with anyone better."
Paul Stannard


Just writing to THANK YOU so much for making the purchase of our new motorhome a delight. We searched for over 6 months to find ‘The One’ , looking at both New and Used vehicles. It took some time to actually figure out what was important to US and then it was hard to stick to that as some had some of the features we were after but not others. So it was a big learning curve and we had to find patience as we did want to own our own as soon as possible, after finally making the decision to purchase one. We found that dealing with you Shane made the whole process a delight. It was fantastic to have our new motorhome delivered to us in Taupo on Valentine’s day (This one is going to be tough to top). We have owned her for a month now and already been away 3 times. You have shown us great after sales support and been extremely helpful at the end of the phone, when we have needed some advice. The Motorhome itself has worked out perfectly for us and we are looking forward to many trips away, relaxing times and fun social adventures. Thanks again for the wonderful service you provide and we would recommend dealing with WALKABOUT SALES to anyone interested in buying/renting or even after any advice.

Lee & Ken (Kinloch).

My wife and I decided to trade in our Motorhome, Shane drove down to Palmerston North, collected our old one and took it back to Auckland where he sold it on our behalf.  It sold in around 8 weeks at which point we confirmed our order for a  new one to be imported from Italy.  Shane delivered the new one to our home in Palmerston North and has been extremely accessible since then and nothing has been too much trouble.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Shane as a person of honesty, integrity and a pleasure to deal with..
Malcolm & Linda Plimmer

To Shane and Team
I had been looking for a Motor-home for sometime to suit my needs.
From the moment I met Shane from Walkabout and he had shown me through the new 2015 Sinfonia I knew I would be purchasing one.
Even though Shane was extremely busy on the day I visited , he took the time to explain every detail and gave me plenty of information, I was able to go home and think things over which was great.
When Shane and Noleen delivered My new CI , Shane spent a couple of hours here going through everything we needed to know. Shane said he was a 100% behind the sale and was only ever a phone call away if I needed to talk to him.
I have been away in my new Motor-home and love it, it is everything Shane had said it would be.
Thank you to Shane and the team at Walkabout great people and great service
Regards Yvonne Theobald

We had been seriously looking for a motorhome for the last 6 months. Having owned a variety of motorhomes over the last 12 years we knew what we were looking for, we had a budget; all we had to do was find the right vehicle!

We looked under every possible avenue, went and inspected a few that looked promising, but they did not measure up for a variety of reasons. We had been in contact with Walkabout Sales but thought they would be out of our budget range. We sent our daughter along to view their motorhomes and she came back with glowing reports about how helpful Walkabout were and she thought that one in particular would come extremely close to what we were looking for.

So we made a call to Walkabout  enquiring about Ci Motorhomes, then a trip to Auckland (cheap air seats!) and Shane met us at the airport with the vehicle. We were able to drive it back to their depot. Lovely vehicle to drive. After discussion Shane agreed to add some good extras and offered free delivery that made the difference. A flight home and a week later the vehicle was delivered to our door (just north of Wellington). Shane again went over the features and made sure we were happy with everything. Just before he left he re-stated that he was behind the sale 100% and for anything we only had to contact him.

We would whole heartedly recommend Shane and Noeleen at Walkabout Sales for helpful unpressurised deals. We are very happy having spent our first weekend away in our Brand New Ci motorhome.

N  Wagener

We have just purchased a CI Prestige Campervan from Shane at Walkabout Sales.
Our previous motor-home was a Fuso 6 Berth also from Shane.After down-sizing our property and looking at smaller vans we didn't hesitate in making contact again.
Shane is a friendly, honest person who continues to provide advice and service long after the sale (in our case 7 years!!)
The Prestige is so compact but has ample storage and the swivel seats perfect for relaxing in. The extra wide single berths, dining area with added bonus of another smaller berth for grandchildren. Totally impressed with clever ideas to utilize space in the toilet/shower area as well.
The total layout and decor has already been admired by everyone who has viewed....we look forward to more travelling in our new van.
Once again thanks Shane for your ongoing excellent service and delivering van to Whangarei for us.
Kind Regards,

Warren and Liz James
We purchased our Motorhome from Shane a couple of months ago. We are absolutely thrilled with it.
Shane was fantastic to deal with during the purchase and still continues to help us out.
We highly recommend you visit Shane if you are thinking of buying a motorhome because he really knows his stuff.
Thanks again Shane.

Maurice and Sheryl
Walkabout Sales - Attn Shane
Just would like to say a big thankyou for the excellent service and extremely personal service we received from you on the recent purchase of our CI Motorhome from Walkabout Sales. Cannot speak highly enough of you. We would thoroughly recommend that anyone looking for a new motorhome to look no further than Walkabout. Great service, attention to detail and great communication. We had the pleasure of using our motorhome for the first time just three days after receiving it and had a great experience and just can't wait to use it again this weekend. These motorhomes are absolute luxury. Well Done.
Dawn & Grant Marshall


I couldn t have brought my  motorhome from more obliging, genuine, and continuously so, people.
they  presented the vehicle well with many extras within and also were more than willing to address
anything I felt needed a little titivating.
Anything extra I wanted doing out of the boundaries and more for my benefit they had contacts who were very efficient 
and excellent work was completed.
The vehicle has more than proved how work efficient and comfortable it is especially on the interesting and challenging roads in New Zealand.
The standard at Walkabout Sales n Rentals I would say are excellent and their after care and their warranties are very good
 covering 2 years, most are seeminly 1 year so that was very beneficial.
Many Thanks for your help and going the extra mile with no worries.
More than that continuing to do so.
Kindest Regards.

Jennie  Chaddock

After looking at many motorhomes / campervans we visited Shane at Walkabout to view their selection of homes, we were very impressed with the open plan of the 6 berth and the very high quality of the finish inside and out.
We had looked at Fiat, Mercedes and Ford but we were sold on the Mitsubishi Fuso based on our own reviewing and feedback from people in the transport industry.
Whilst we blew out our budget and bought the low km 2008 Fuso 6 berth we are very pleased with the investment and are very proud owners, you would not know that this motorhome has been a rental. The whole vehicle is in immaculate condition.
During the pre purchase period Shane replaced the front tyres without question and followed up with a new DVD player which was on order at the time of purchase.
Shane was very pleasant and professional with the entire purchasing process and follow-up , I would have no hesitation in recommending Walkabout Sales.

Don & Carol Stuart

Dear Walkabout Sales
As first time Motor home owners Beverley and I were concerned at making the right decision about our purchase. We pursued the net, looked at for sales yards and visited several private For Sale Motor homes. It wasn't until we discovered Walkabout Sales .Shane that we felt comfortable with making a decision. Shane sat down with us for over 2hrs and went through all sorts of scenarios of what we needed and how he could help, it was for us very assuring to have a real genuine person whom we had just met giving us un bias advise on such a large capital investment. We certainly have NO regrets with the purchase we subsequently made. We purchased a  Mitsubishi  Fuso 6 berth Motor home because of the décor, the roomy layout and the practicality of the whole home! (The grand kids just love the D V D).Everything Shane promised was done, even down to the delivery time and date.Since delivery we have had several text messages and emails just as follow up by Shane to see if things are all well. We have only owned our Motor home for 3 weeks and already are realising the opportunities that a Motor home gives us. Thanks Shane for selling us a product that we know will serve us well and we feel that we have made a great friend that is truly genuine. Keep up the good work,

 Edwin & Beverley Smith

We have no regrets whatsoever about buying our motorhome from Walkabout Sales and Rentals. They have proven themselves by always being friendly, ready to help us promptly with any situation that may occur, providing us with helpful advice and hints etc and taking an interest in us and our travels. They are genuinely honest, decent people to deal with and we highly recommend them. We love our motorhome.
Faye & Neil Way

 I purchased a vehicle of you on the internet.  Sight unseen from Scotland,  I wish to thank shane for his Great help and advise  , The vehicle is immaculate ,we love our motorhome ,thankyou Walkabout sales keep up the Great service -
Brian Detmar
I just thought i would drop you a line to thankyou for all the help you gave myself and my wife ,we are glad we picked the 6 berth , we love the motorhome ,you people know your stuff and it is good to see , you did everything you said you would ,even deliver to us , once again many thanks  -
Derek Turner
Now that our fine weather has returned, I have been able to go over the camper more thoroughly, after purchasing it at the beginning of July  08, And we have been very impressed with the overall standard, especially under the couches etc, where obviously  Walkabout  Sales  took the time to impart into the vehicle a standard of workmanship that is rarely seen these days. Again, thanks very much for your personal touch  Shane , and for the chopping board, which Lyn thinks she will frame, rather than use it.
Dave & Lyn Taylor
Having recently taken delivery of one of your latest six berth Luxury motorhomes . We wish to thank you for your excellent service in supplying it delivered almost to our home ,also in the way you have built it and fitted out the vehicle to such a very high standard. The features are almost to numerous to mention & us having had two previous motorhomes  & done extensive research we found that Walkabout Campers was best suited to our needs , especially the extensive exterior lockers , & most important for extended motorhoming . Once again we thank you for your excellent service to us -
Don Mc Millan
I have hired a motorhome of you  4 times now as i come to new Zealand to see your fabulous country , Thank you for helping me every time  , your vehicles  are so clean and and every time i have a vehicle under 3 years old , I know i am a customer and not a number , that is why i come back to see you everytime . There are a number of people i speak to in camper parks not happy with their camper , i am returning again next year  to your fabulous country , keep up the good  work Walkabout  I see you soon .
  Henk  Koning
We have just purchased a 6 berth motorhome  9/11/08 from Walkabout. Having previously owned both caravans and motorhomes were impressed with the roomy layout and amazing storage.. especially the outside lockers. Shane is informative,helpful and a super friendly guy to deal with. Our van was delivered to Whangarei and the after sales service continues. We would throughly recommend anyone wishing to buy a motor-home contact Walkabout first.
Warren & Liz James 

* Thankyou Walkabout you where the only ones that came back to me when i was looking for a campervan, so in my book that  makes WALKABOUT  The best to deal with and as for the campervan ,! We Love it ! very nice and good people to work with Regards 
David A Mckay

Hi  Walkabout Sales - Attn Shane
Martin and I would like to say a big thankyou to you for all your help and support through our journey of buying a motorhome on 15/11/08 .Your service was outstanding and always done with a smile or shared laughter even when I asked some ridiculous questions.  Your continued support during the purchase process and organising of our solar panel and awning along with the installation was greatly appreciated.

We are really happy with the motorhome we purchased from you and would not hesitate in recommending you  and your motorhomes to others. We wish you all the best for the future and thank you once again for going the extra mile to ensure we were happy with our motorhome. Regards
 Karin  King

Fiat ducato proffesional

Friday, November 17 2023

Truma  iNet X Panel  -  Error Update 503  - Sensor Timeout


Download - Truma inet X  on  App store 

New updates for the Truma iNet X Panel and the Truma iNet X Pro Panel are made available via the Truma iNet X Cloud. With the Truma iNet X App, these can be played on the panel with a mobile end device. An Internet connection and a Bluetooth connection are required for this.

Step-by-step instructions for the software update:

  1. Establish an Internet connection with the mobile end device.
  2. Install or update the app on the mobile device.
  3. Switch on the control unit and establish a Bluetooth connection between the control unit and the mobile end device.
  4. If a software update is available for the control panel, this is displayed in the app. In this case, connect the mobile end device to the corresponding power supply or ensure that the battery is sufficiently charged.
  5. Stay within Bluetooth range of the control unit during the update.
  6. Follow the instructions in the app and on the control panel.
  7. The update may run in the background and take up to 15 minutes.
  8. As soon as the update has been completed successfully, a corresponding message is displayed. If the update is not successful, the last installed software will be used to ensure safe operation of the control panel.

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Wednesday, November 01 2023


Why are payloads on motorhome  so important  ?

motorhomes with the highest payload nz


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Friday, October 13 2023

Ci Motorhomes NZ  - Parts

For a Full range of spare parts for a Ci Motorhome NZ  is easy to order online
The most advanced  way of  ordering the parts you require .

Take a photo on your mobile of part required
Fill out form  , upload photo 





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Saturday, October 07 2023


With the New 9  Speed Fiat Ducato 7.4 metre motorhome with a Garage  , You can NOT have  the vehicle on a light chassis  as there will be NO payload
The Fiat 9 speed transmission and also engine is so much heavier than the 6 speed Automatic
A Light Chassis means  manufacturers  specifications is 3500kg  Maximum -  then it can be extended to 3650kg to save diesel carbon tax 



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Saturday, October 07 2023

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Friday, June 17 2022

TRUMA  ERROR  CODE  503  or  NE315   -     ( Only  applies to    2022  models with new control panel   )

TRUMA  iNet  Panel  ( X  Panel  )   Error  code  503 / 315

Currently, the error message E503V - "FW1 Sensor-Timeout" is sporadically displayed.
This is an error in the system, which has no effect on the functions of the panel.

Truma are currently working on a solution, which will be available in one of the next update releases.
As a corrective measure, you can "clear" the error message by restarting the panel, and this way reactivate the display of the fill level.
To do this, please press both keys of the control panel simultaneously for approx. 5sec.
After the screen has turned black, restart the panel by pressing the button again.


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Monday, June 13 2022

YES  !!!     
Ci  Motorhomes  NZ  or  (  Walkabout  Sales  )
Carry a Range of spare parts  for Ci Motorhomes 

Sorry but  in 2022  it is all about the  web  , which makes life so much easier

on the web you enter your  Name, rego number , and upload 2 x  photos  if you want  ,
this saves alot of  wrong explanations and  confusion  , as a picture tells a thousand  words ,
and your request  can be done 24 hours of the day

SO USE  YOUR PHONE , Take a photo  of your part 

then go click on this link

(Click on parts in Menu) 

Fill out all the  information  online  , upload  your photo and we will email you  within 24 hours
 Pricing and  availibility .!!!!
Simple  As   !!!

2024 ............MAKING   LIFE   EASIER   !!!!

We do Not accept  phone calls  or  emails  for spare parts ,
and we are not part of  Ci Munro
  - (which closed years  ago )


Ci Motorhome  Spare parts  NZ 


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Thursday, May 05 2022


  • New Fiat Ducato  2.2  litre  facelift  ... New Front Grill
  • New Dashboard
  • Electronic  display


  • New Design  Luton
  • New  tail lights
  • New Graphics
  • New colour scheme

  ***OPTIONAL  ******

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Monday, May 02 2022


Motorhome Seat Belt rules NZ
(Introduced  May 22)  

Rules and Regulations have changed  for motorhomes .. (  these are new regulations  as of  01/05/22) 
These items below must be adhered to  otherwise you could be refused your WOF/COF  

  • Only the number of berths in a motorhome justifies how many seat belts  ( so 4 berth only is only  4 seatbelts ... NOT 5   ) 
    If you have more seatbelts  than berths in your motorhome  , you will be asked to remove the safety belt  by land transport or testing station
    when you go for your new wof or cof  after the 01/05/22    .
  • Seat as you come in the cabin door to the right   ..... Now must have a hinged board  new regulation introduced after 01/05/22
    to be able to change to support  cushion for rear facing option  ONLY 
    (  with cushion in front of  it  )  available  as an option ... enquire for price from our main service centre   .......  (as pictured  below)
  • You will also need  after 01/05/22 an insert  headrest  into the drop down bed track 
    available  from our service centre .. as pictured below  ( enquire for price)

    And of course  if your in Auckland  we reccomend  VTNZ  Manukau .......... after these items above have been modified 
    to get  your renewal of  your Wof  or Cof


    (correct  operation with support board behind and headreast   ....illustrated  )  

    (Magis 66xt front facing seat correctly  illustrated  ...  unaffected  )
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Wednesday, April 13 2022

With Winter  coming on it is  important  to maintain your batteries  correctly.

( Unless you have paid for an upgrade when the motorhome was new for a Lithium Battery  )   

With your motorhome   Battery  it is important to  :
*Leave the orange light on the control panel all the time
*Plug your motorhome into power at least twice a month for a couple of days at a time minimum,
otherwise you will destroy  your  Agm Battery  .

*Do NOT exhaust  your battery lower than  80%  otherwise you will destroy your battery life and it will never
 recharge fully  again ,
Once this happens  the operation time of  using  the  battery is  reduced  .
(  so your watching tv  with lights on and all of  sudden lights go out  -  battery has  died  ) 
when  this  happens  throw the  battery out  and  replace  with lithium


WHAT   WE  NOW   RECCOMEND    !!!    


At the time of sale for your New motorhome .
you will be offered the option of a Lithium battery upgrade,   

Which is a No Brainer  as soon as the vehicle arrives in the country !!!
  It  will work out far  cheaper as soon as it arrives into NZ  , as modifications  are required in electrical in
workshop, and will  cost you far more if you get it fitted later  !!,
it is  also important with the new 9 speed Fiat as there is more power required to run electronics .
And you can almost Guarantee you will end up destroying an AGM battery  by exhausting it  ,
and low batt voltage will cause  electronic issues .

The  benefits  are
You will have double the  battery  power  to  one 100 amp Lithium  to  2 x  100amp  AGM Batteries 
You can exhaust your lithium battery  so the lights  go out  and it can fully  recharge back to normal - (minimum 24 hours to recharge fully) 
Your lithium battery life  will be up to  5x  more than a  AGM  Battery 

Your  older Ci motorhome  can be upgraded to a Lithium battery  at our service centre  ... it is well worth it .

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Wednesday, December 08 2021

Adblue for motorhomes nz 


Every 1000km  it  pays to check and fill the  adblue  tank  ( BLUE  CAP ONLY  )  
on your  Fiat Ducato  9 speed automatic  and at the same time fill with diesel  .

So best best is to click on this link 
North Island truckstops and truck friendly service stations (

Here  you will find  all the  truckstops  with adblue  diesel available  on above link


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Wednesday, December 01 2021

IS  YOUR  CI MOTORHOME  ...........Due  for a  NEW   COF  OR  WOF   ????

All our  Ci Motorhomes  have had there compliance  done  by  VTNZ   -  Auckland   
The  compliance  centre  specialises  in motorhomes

There are  different  ideas  some  garages have  when you go for a new wof  or  cof   due to regulations 
Some may be not up to the play with latest standards  , and some may be trying to clip the ticket for that extra dollar  
at  your expense  while trying to get that New Wof  or  Cof  

We have heard of  some  horror  stories out  there   !!!


ONLY  GO  TO    



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Thursday, July 29 2021


We have received a large number of enquiries from concerned customers regarding an NZTA directive around cab cut certifications. There have been reports regarding this in the news today, sparking an increase in concern and phone calls to our service team.

While we support the overall theme of the work and the intended safety benefits, unfortunately some of the information available on this subject has caused confusion and unnecessary concern which generally relates to horsetrucks and some motorhomes that have not been built by proffesionals.

All Ci Motorhomes comply when they come into the country  as they already have a Fase 2 sticker  on the passengers side footwell  (  issued  by the  factory in italy  ) 

All our Mitsubishi  Fuso  3.9  turbo vehicles comply  and already have a LT400 

Which is surrendered to the testing facility on the vehicles first entry COF.  The testing facility registers the details in the NZTA database and it becomes part of the permanent vehicle file.



We are not  Ci Munro  Motorhomes  or have no affiliation with Ci Munro  in NZ  
We  are  Ci  Motorhomes..   Italian made  for over 37  years  

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Monday, May 10 2021

Is your motorhome sitting round  ??
While its not being used  it is important to prolong battery life 
of both the start battery and also  inhouse battery 
Yes you will have a solar panel  but this is only a surface charge  on your batteries

A deep charge  is required which means  you must plug into mains power  at least  twice a month 
for a couple of days at a time  ...  this  gives all your batteries a deep charge  - and long life
when batteries  fully charged  the  smartcharger in the motorhome  will switch off  .

If you dont do this  then you will have battery issues  sooner than later  

Please note  :
You can  Not put a cover on your motorhome  .. No solar panel  and  it will damage Duraseal  
And when parked inside a shed or under carport you will need to be plugged in to power all the time  

Dont forget  to Leave  your  Control  panel left on all the time  ( so it shows the orange light ) 
and light in middle is plugged in charging 

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Monday, May 03 2021

Fiat  Ducato  9  SPEED  AUTOMATIC   (  Start /  Stop  )      

The introduction of the  smooth  Fiat Ducato
9 speed  Automatic  is  certainly  Brilliant  !!!

But it has  for the European Market  a  Start  / Stop  -   
Which is ONLY  designed  for  European Market  -   NOT  NZ  
( so when you stop the vehicle  with the brake  , the engine turns off 
and when you release brake engine starts  and you can drive off  ) 
This is not only annoying  , but reduces the life of  starter motors  , battery life   ,
and  more  engine wear  in any brand of  vehicle 


In  New Zealand  we  Do Not  use  this ....   
as soon as you start the  engine  you must  deactivate  this  as per photo 

And  Then when deactivated  orange light comes up and 
on the  dash a  symbol comes  up  on dash momentarily  to indicate 
Start - Stop has  been deactivated  .

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Monday, February 15 2021

SIDE  DOOR  CENTRAL   LOCKING  - (  Lubrication required  )


This  is  an easy  Fix  and part of  normal maintenance  required which is  just  CRC 
On the edge of  your cabin door you will see 2  pins  as pictured  ( this is the contacts  for central locking ) 
And  after a while  they stick with usage  and dont move  freely .
so all you do is undo  the  2  philips  screws  and it will slide  out   ,( making sure  you dont  turn it upside  down when you put it  back  )
on the back  are two pins  spray each one  with crc  from the back and  move  pins  in and out from front and  back  to make sure sliding freely
put it  back into place  and  screw  the  2  philips  screws back in ......  and you are  then all sorted 

PLEASE  REMEMBER  TO NEVER  ....  use the remote key fob to try and unlock door and at the same time try to open the cabin door
otherwise you will break the  lock .......
Not covered under warranty 

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Sunday, December 20 2020


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Monday, June 15 2020

Winter is  Here  and  you dont  want to run out of  gas  !!    ( in the middle of the night when it is  freezing  )
Only to find  out  also your Truma  Heater  displays  a fault code  - which is  sometimes  very hard to reset

This is the answer  !!


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  • The free Check app allows connection to multiple sensors

  • Bluetooth signal updates monitor or Smart device with LPG levels (fuel level is updated every 5 seconds)

  • Sensor can be connected to both the app and standalone monitor at the same time

  • Sensor magnetically mounts to bottom of tank

  • Comes with a Quick Start Guide

  • Standard sensors use a single CR2032 battery

  • 3 Year Warranty


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Sunday, May 24 2020



In Your Ci Motorhome you have a Truma Frost Valve  -  (  very clever device )
What is the correct operation of this   ???

  • this is like a relief valve for your water cylinder - very similar to ajax valve in house
  • If the temperature drops outside to below 5 degrees the blue button will pop to prevent water freezing  in tank  thus preventing damage - this will mean you will have water pouring out under your motorhome


  • Do Not Leave water pump on  all the time - turn off when your not in motorhome or going to bed
  • Do Not Leave Hot water turned on longer than 1 hour otherwise pressure will pop reset button .
  • Do NOT  try to  Operate  Truma with gas bottle turned off -  this wiill lock truma unit and go into error code - ( not covered under warranty )
  • Do Not Run out of gas while heater or hot water system is turned on  as it will lock the Truma system and go into error  code  ( not covered under warranty )
  • If your motorhome is equipped with a window switch make sure window is completely closed otherwise heater or hot water will not work

  • When Blue button has popped out at bottom of frost valve - 
  • push blue button back in  
    it will not reset until  outside temperature has reached 7 degrees and above 
    ( as illustrated above is correct setting )  

    If you are away  in your motorhome , it can help if you turn on your hot water late at night for about half  an hour  , then turn it off
    This will keep the  temperature  of  cylinder  warm  and less likely  to  reset the frost valve and drop the water .
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Saturday, May 23 2020


When you see this light  come on  it means  generally you have carboned  up the  diesel engine  from driving too slow, or  you have been doing short  trips ,or  letting it  idle... which will carbon the engine up   

In a world today  with emission standards  on diesels  being  stricter in european countries  than the western world .
There comes  a criteria you must follow  to respect the  diesel engine  . otherwise it will not  respect  you !!!

Diesels produce lots of soot (particulate matter) that can cause respiratory problems and contribute to the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Modern diesel vehicles  (since 2010) have to be fitted with a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) in the exhaust to stop this soot passing into the atmosphere.
To maintain performance a DPF has to be emptied regularly.  This is usually done passively in a process called 'regeneration': when the exhaust temperature’s high enough, on motorways

Active regeneration will be initiated every 300  kilometres  or so depending on how you use your vehicle  and will take approx  15 minutes to complete.
(Depending on how you have been driving) 
But it’s a problem if your journey’s too short and the regeneration doesn’t finish.
During active regeneration you may notice:

  • Faster engine idle speed
  • Increased fuel consumption
  • A hot, acid smell from the exhaust.
  • The engine sounds different

Don’t Ignore a Warning Light

It is  already  very  bad  of  carbon in the  engine  to get  the light  to come  on 
So if you get a warning light showing that the filter’s blocked, it may be possible  ( if  your lucky)  to complete an active regeneration cycle and clear the warning light by driving the vehicle  hard for 20 minutes minimum or so at speeds over  95kph.  -  Down the  motorway  or  highway

If you ignore a DPF warning light and keep driving in a relatively slow, stop/start pattern, soot will build up in the filter until your vehicle goes into ‘restricted performance mode.

If you let it get this bad:

  • Driving at speed alone won’t be enough.
  • You’ll have to get a dealer to do a  manual inspection
  • In extreme cases they may have to replace the DPF  filter which can cost a lot of  money

In most cases there’s only a short time between the DPF being partially blocked and it getting so blocked it needs replacing , at the owners cost



  • All CI customers at the time of  collection of  there vehicle  are advised  to never  let the motorhome idle  to warm it  up  or to charge batteries,  traffic lights are fine
  • Do Not do short trips all the time  it will carbon up the engine  ,  drive it hard  !!!    so you drive it  hard  from takeoff  up to the legal speed limit  .
    If you  drive around  like a snail it will carbon up the engine, not a fault of the Fiat , it is a fault of the driver !
    All Diesel vehicles work the  same  
  • Dont  use cheap Diesel  , or diesel stored in farm tanks to avoid  contamination  .... Any of the major brands like  BP, Caltex, Z  or Mobil.... are  fine 
  • Dont  buy diesel from  remote  country  service  stations  , fill up  at main cities  where  tanks are regularly  refilled  to avoid  the  possibility of  contamination 
    with water in the storage tanks  etc 

PLEASE  NOTE  :  This  works exactly   the  same  prinicipal  for any late model  diesel engine , this is NOT  solely  for  Fiat  Ducato

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