Anyone growing up during the 80s and the 90s will have experienced the IT revolution and the computerisation of our lives. Everything became digital and, because prices for electronics was so cheap, our houses were full of computers, home theatres and other gadgets. These were usually connected with a myriad of wires which were unreliable, […]Read More
Farewell to Our Nissan Patrol
Well….last weekend we bid farewell to our noble steed. Edwin….our Nissan Patrol has gone to a new owner after 120,000 km and 11 years trouble free ownership. The Patrol has been utterly reliable from day one and it had done everything we’ve ever asked of it. It towed our camper trailer and it towed our […]Read More
No More Broken Trailer Wiring.
If someone asked me what my biggest bugbear is with caravanning, I wouldn’t hesitate to answer. Broken trailer light wiring….! ARGH…! They would easily be the biggest pain in my substantial rear end. On just about every trip we’ve done with either the camper or caravan, I’ve had to repair the wiring to the trailer […]Read More
Celebrating 12 Months of Towing Safety Awareness
A year ago today, in the Victorian township of Newmerella, Victoria Police and Vic Roads conducted an operation that subjected drivers towing caravans, campers and boats to weight checks. It was the first time in Australia such an operation had been conducted by law enforcement authorities and it kick started a year in which […]Read More
Christmas Competition Time
Thanks to REDARC Australia, we have 2 REDARC Tow-Pro Elite Electric Brake Controllers to give away just in time for Christmas! REDARC’s range of Award Winning Electric Brake Controllers provide ultimate safety when towing, offering a smoother trailer braking response suitable for 12 or 24 volt vehicle systems. To enter, visit our facebook site (CLICK […]Read More
Are Caravans the Greatest Single Hazard on our Roads?
Well according to Paul Syvret of the Courier Mail we are. Who is Paul Syvret…? I have to admit that, up to about a week ago, I hadn’t heard of him. That was until I read his article about the menace that caravanners are on Australian roads and where he states that we are the […]Read More
Spreading the Word on Towing Safety
Ever since Acting Sargent Graeme Shenton ran the trailer weighing operation in Newmerella, Victoria, caravanners around the country have started to take a serious look at the weight of their rigs. Many have been left scratching their heads after discovering they are overweight, some by a very disturbing margin. Since then, Matt Sutton from Everything […]Read More
Independent Caravan Weigh – In Day MtGambier 2017
Four months ago, Matt Sutton, owner of the Everything Caravan and Camping Facebook Group, came to me with an idea. He wanted to run independent caravan weigh-ins across the country, starting in his home town of Mt Gambier. I thought it would be a good idea, but I didn’t think we would get too many […]Read More
After 30,000 KM – We Still Love the Toyota Landcruiser.
Recently, we were driving home along Victoria’s Goulburn Valley Highway after spending a relaxing weekend with friends in Gough’s Bay, near Lake Eildon. For anyone unfamiliar with this road, it is a fairly typical B grade highway in Victoria, with a single lane in each direction and dotted with occasional overtaking opportunities, tight sweeping bends […]Read More
The Truth about Towing Mirrors
One of the most common questions asked my novice caravanners is “do I need towing mirrors?” If this question is placed on a caravanning forum or Facebook group, the ensuing responses, usually numbering in the hundreds, would confuse anyone posing this question. Most responders would say the answer is yes but a staggering number […]Read More