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Fiat Ducato Motorhome Owners NZ

Ian Read 

Our very first Fiat Ducato owners rally was held at Lakes Ranch, Rotorua, November, 2022. 

We had 42 vans stay and a couple of day visitors. 

The idea was for owners to help one another with problems, issues and share experiences and knowledge. We had a couple of general chat sessions which provided answers for those with questions on all aspects of maintenance and error messages that rise. I certainly learnt plenty myself. 

A fabulous shared meal was held Saturday and the food variety was amazing. Lakes Ranch provided dessert. 

There were a couple of raffles held and it was great to see a first time rally attendee win one. There were also prizes awarded for a ‘furthest traveled to rally’, ‘shortest length of ownership’, ‘most spent in the last 12 months’, ‘highest total kms’ and ‘longest ownership’. 

In the free times between events people could go kayaking, swimming, hiking, play tennis, relax and chat, or head into the city. On Friday night we watched a couple of videos on the making of the Alko chassis and the construction of the habitation area. 

After the Saturday pot luck we all headed over to the fire pit area, sang some tunes and roasted marshmallows over the coals. A few also wandered along the Burma Trail in the dark and found the glow worms. 

Many stayed on an extra night and we've set the date for another rally over ANZAC weekend 2023, same venue. 

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3 Autumn 2023

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