ABOUT US

Here at Merit RV in New Plymouth, we offer one of the largest selections of lifestyle vehicles in New Zealand. Established in 2003, Merit RV is owned and operated by Nathan and his wife Nicola. With their extensive travel experience and keen interest in motor vehicles they were inspired to be part of the growing motorhome and caravan industry.

We pride ourselves on offering quality new and pre-owned motorhomes, caravans and campervans and providing excellent customer service. Our core business is selling brand new Swift Motorhomes and Swift Caravans to customers throughout New Zealand. These come direct from the Swift factory in United Kingdom. Swift Group, UK are the largest recreational vehicle manufacturer in the UK and they have an exceptional range of quality motorhomes and caravans.

Our Team

Our knowledgeable friendly team are here to help find the right RV for you. Whether you are a first time buyer or an experienced RVer. Nathan and his dedicated salesman Ken have a wealth of knowledge and many years of experience in the RV industry. Their professionalism and down to earth friendly approach makes customers feel at ease. Nicola has a background in marketing and management and worked in the travel industry for many years. She is passionate about providing personalised customer service and supporting their invaluable Merit RV team members. Neil and Christina complete the yard team. They attend to the finer details, ensuring RVs are presented to a very high standard.

Top quality Caravans and Motorhomes

Merit RV sells many different caravans and motorhomes from the fantastic Swift range including the Sprite, Challenger, Eccles, Conqueror and Kon-tiki. As an authorised Swift agent and our long term affiliation with Swift Group we are now able to offer our customers an exclusive build of specialised Voyager Motorhomes and Explorer Caravans direct from the UK factory. These RVs have customised features particular to our New Zealand market.

The Voyager Motorhomes have three different layout options, run on a Warrant of Fitness, and have lots of ‘bells and whistles’ which makes them fantastic value for money.

Merit RV are the exclusive North Island agents for the Swift Explorer caravans. These caravans are built on the extra heavy duty ALKO “Aussie” chassis, with higher ground clearance and larger payload making them more conducive for freedom camping. The ever popular island bed layout is available in a single or twin axle unit.

Excellent Customer Service

With all our new Swift RVs we offer an extensive package so there are no ‘extra on road costs’. As an approved Swift agent we are able to offer comprehensive warranties with our new Swift RVs. This gives our customers’ peace of mind.

Something special we do for our clients of new Swift RVs is offer two nights’ accommodation at a local campground. This is so we can do a comprehensive hand over and run through with the owners.

We offer servicing of RVs to our clients. If you would like further details please contact us.

Merit RV can look after you for all your additional extras and supplies. We offer TVs, solar systems, toilet chemicals and any other items you may require to improve your camping experience. We have a selection of accessories on display in our Camec Shop for purchase and can order from our suppliers should there be anything else you may require. Parts for your RV can also be ordered in (simply email us your requirements) and we have workshop facilities that we arrange these items to be installed. An Electrical Warrant Of Fitness and self-containment inspections can also be arranged upon request.

We welcome trade-ins if you are considering changing your vehicle. Give us a call or drop in and discuss your options.

Our selection of vehicles is constantly changing so please contact us to enquire what RVs we have on display and what’s due in.

Office hours:

Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

Saturday 10am – 3pm

Closed Sundays and Public Holidays