Full-timing, insurance, licensing, medical, pets etc
 #160005  by NeilV
 Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:14 pm
So what happens to fulltime MH’s if we go into ‘lockdown’ in NZ?

Very few parks have fulltime ‘hookups’ for sewage and water (like the US) so would we be ‘essential services’ when visiting a dumpsite (mines roughly weekly) and filling/dumping tanks?

If not allowed to travel... what options do fulltimers stuck on the ‘wrong’ island from family, or stuck in a campsite (like the NZMCA ones that don’t have onsite dump stations) have?

Interesting times ahead!
 #160019  by mattn
 Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:26 am
There will be ways and exemptions, but its a relatively small group of the population so will not be high on anyone's priority list right now. Expect it to become a problem and plan accordingly.

For those in this situation, being proactive is by far the best thing to do. Plan for the worst, hope for the best. If you are away from support networks of home, head home now. There are some commercial camp grounds have on site hooks ups, dumping though a macerator pump and hose means mean commercial sites could host a few in your situation. NZMCA Pops and private properties (mates, families etc) are also an option, especially if you have the ability to dump to a point 20 or 50 meters way though a pump. Ultimately it comes down to you taking responsibility. Doing nothing now, expecting 'someone' to come to your rescue at the last minute is not a great plan. 'Someone' is currently really busy with higher priorities.
 #160022  by Harvey
 Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:26 am
The biggest campground in Kerikeri has posted this to its website:

"Camper Van and Tent sites will not be available from the 4th of March until the 30th of September 2020. We apologise for any inconvenience. …" http://kerikeriholidaypark.co.nz

It maybe that campgrounds are not available to full timers and if they do not have a home or are renting out their home, then they may have to take to some freedom camping site?
 #160044  by mattn
 Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:30 am
https://www.facebook.com/waiaumotorcamp/ has a good approach to this
We hope everyone is holding up ok - Covid 19 is presenting new challenges to us all as each day passes.
We want to make sure everyone is safe when they visit so we have been busy working on procedures and plans to make sure we can achieve this.
A number of our regular guests (particularly those full-time on the road) may be looking for a safe place to park-up for now. We have Powered Sites available (most with water connections), and can offer a safe, quiet place for you to call home as long as required. Waste Dump station and free, unlimited wifi is available on-site too.
Within the township, we can arrange for prescriptions, grocery deliveries, Hot Coffees & of course great food from the Laughing Goat delivered right to your door. Chargeback options are also available, meaning personal contact is not a necessity and can be eliminated completely.
Talk to us about how we can help make Waiau your Sanctuary during this difficult time. Phone us on 03 315 6672.
(No connection to this business, only re-posting what they have come up with.)
 #160057  by Harvey
 Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:57 pm
Have stayed at Waiau Motorcamp. Would recommend them as they have a good approach to people on the road.
 #160059  by david 60
 Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:21 pm
So what happens to full time MH when we go into lock down.
They find a place to park, shut their doors and go no where, just like the rest of the country is expected to do full stop...
 #160060  by scubadoo
 Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:48 pm
Except waste liquid disposal, water replacement, connection to mains power if necessary etc. unlike the rest of the country. :TU
A place to park for potentially 6-12 months will be a financial or impractical challenge for a few (thousand) full-time travellers and the multitude of remaining RV based tourists.
The 8 or so small camper vehicles here at Otaki Beach tonight and the 24 at the free Otaki Waipawa DOC camp over the previous 2 days have nowhere to "stay put". Local council bylaws and potential fines put paid to that. $40 a night at any nearby caravan park just won't happen.

Interesting times ahead for us as well.
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