We have decided to do a motorhome relocation from Brisbane to Melbourne. This will help us find out what travelling in a motorhome is like.
Not being able to relocate a motorhome from Darwin has worked out for the best as we may now get to say farewell to the rest of the family in Brisbane and Sydney on the way back to Mums in Hamilton Victoria.
David was kind enough to pick us up from Brisbane Airport and take us to his home in Kallangur, in the Northern suburbs of Brisbane.
We spent the night with the family and grandchildren and said our farewells the next morning. David was again kind enough to take us to collect the Motor Home at 10am and wait around to be sure all was OK. Relocation was for a Maui 4 berth motorhome on a Mercedes chassis. This has a double bed over the cab and a U shaped dining/sitting area at the rear that converts into a double bed at night. After completing all the paperwork and checking out home for the next 4 days we set off at midday for Melbourne via Sydney.
When collecting a motorhome allow plenty of time for the paperwork, waiting for other customers and watching the how to video!!
As it was a late start we decided to get as many miles up as we could early to increase the chances of calling in to say farewell to Trish’s family on the way through.
Koala Villas caravan park just south of Coffs Harbour for our first night. Chatting to the new owners who were very helpful when we said we had never used a motorhome before as they had never ran a caravan park before!
One reason for trying this motorhome relocation was to try out a motorhome before we buy one in the UK for our next big adventure around Europe.
So we could try both beds we made up both the double bed over the cab and the double bed made from the cushions in the dining sitting area. I slept over the cab as Trish’s back will not allow her to climb the ladder and twist onto the bed. This was very useful to know.
What will we learn tomorrow?