Lately it seems every week there is a new dash-cam video of a caravan coming to grief on the road, usually as a result of an uncontrollable sway or fish-tail incident. These videos get plastered all over social media and they attract hundreds of comments usually questioning the skill of the driver involved or the […]Read More
10 Reasons to Keep a Spare iPhone in Your Caravan
Have you got an old smartphone or two lying around and you’re wondering what to do with them? Well…if you’re like Kylie and I, and you love upgrading to the latest gadgets, you’ve probably got at least one sitting in a drawer in your home. I know I find it very difficult to just get […]Read More
Aussie Traveller Rafter DIY Installation.
Today I had a bit of spare time to install a set of Aussie Traveller Awning Rafters. Yes….I did it myself. I’m reasonably handy with most DIY projects however the prospect of drilling holes into our near new caravan was not a task I was looking forward to. One stuffed up measurement and I could […]Read More
Why I Love Caravan Parks…!
I just know there are going to be a great many caravaners and campers out there who are going to be mortified by this, but I have to admit it, I really do love Caravan Parks. To pinch a line from Forest Gump, they are just like a box of chocolates. You never know what […]Read More
Make Better Use of your Webber Baby Q
Everywhere we have travelled we have seen many campers using a Webber BBQ, usually the Baby Q. It seems to be the perfect size for portability as well as being capable of cooking a sufficient quantity of food for two to four people. So when we ordered the new van, we opted to fit a […]Read More
The Value of Pre-drive Checklists
At the moment, Kylie and I are one week into our first big trip in the new van and you would be forgiven for thinking we are on our first caravan trip. We’ve made all the classic mistakes. Perhaps after all these years we’ve become a tad complacent or we’ve just been a bit unlucky. […]Read More
The Dangers of Facebook and Forum Electrical Advice
Having a keen interest in all things caravanning and camping, I spend a bit of my spare time scrolling through various facebook groups and caravanning forums. More often than not, they are a great source of information as well as ideas for this blog. Recently I have noticed a troubling increase in the number of posts that […]Read More
New additions to Olaf
With our impending trip to Stradbroke Island rapidly approaching, I thought it was about time I got busy with some additions to our Landcruiser, Olaf. First off was the installation of a ScanGuage to monitor Olaf’s vital information like transmission temperature and fuel use. Next was to put some 12v power outlets in the rear […]Read More
Petrol or Diesel for Towing Big Loads?
Having previously owned both diesel and petrol vehicles and also having towed with both, I thought I had this question well and truly sorted out in my own mind years ago. These days, I think the answer is not so clear cut. Let me explain: I once owned a Land Rover Discovery V8 petrol 4WD. […]Read More
Staying warm this Winter
Winter has arrived and, if the first few days are any indication, we could be in for a chilly three months. Many will likely head off to the warmer northern parts of the country to escape the cold weather but some of us are not quite so fortunate. That said, Victoria, Tasmania, SA and the southern parts of […]Read More