Caravanning Tips

 

As caravan travellers for a long time, we love being able to travel and take things slow and enjoy the journey as well as the destination. Just like all caravan newcomers, we had heaps to learn along the way, and while some of our mistakes have been doozies that’s all part of the learning process. Well that’s what we tell ourselves! You have to learn to laugh at yourself sometimes and not take things too seriously. That said, anything here we’ve written is from our own personal experiences. So take a look around as we cover all sorts of topics. 

 

Our Guide to Battery Maintenance

We tend to define batteries by putting them into one of two categories in the RV world. The first type is a starter battery, which is predominantly used to turn your vehicle’s engine over and supports the electrics associated with driving. The second type is the house...

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Our Tips for Long Term Camping

The RV lifestyle lends itself to being nomadic as we travel from place to place - but there comes a time for most of us when we think, “I’d like to find lovely spot and just stay there for months!” You want a place that you can call home whilst out on the road;...

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5 Long Term Travel Myths

Many of us long for that extended break where we pack up and head out for weeks or months, or perhaps a lap of the map that takes a year or longer. But if you’ve ever listened to anyone that said it’s “too hard, too expensive, too dangerous, or you’ll simply get...

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Breadmaking in Style

As we spend a lot of time travelling which often includes to the more remote regions for weeks at a time, it’s not a simple exercise to just whip down to the local shops to pick up a loaf of bread. Nor do we have the room to travel with a dozen or so loaves. But this...

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Our Guide to Trip Planning

If you’re sitting back and reading this, you’re probably thinking, how hard can it really be? You know - you want to go on a trip, you decide where to go, and you just go. Right? While that might be ok for some, and if that’s you, then great. We’re not quite that free...

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How To Avoid Trip Disasters

Whenever you hit the open road, it’s only natural to think nothing will go wrong when touring. But as we all know, things can, and do happen. We’ll be the first to admit that we’ve had a few clangers over the years, and spoken to many others who shared their not so...

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Our 10 Tips for Saving Water While Travelling

It doesn’t matter where you live around the country, we all recognise that water is a precious commodity. So much so, that you may have even experienced the devastating effects drought has had in many parts of Australia first-hand. It’s for this exact reason we take...

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Our Top Tips for Saving Money On The Road

Whether you’re off for a relaxing weekend getaway or packed up to do a lap of the map, most of us need to stick to a budget of some sort. But that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the good stuff because your backyard money tree looks like it’s ready for the...

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10 Tips for an Easy Easter Getaway

If Easter is a time that excites you as much as it does us, we start counting the weeks down before our getaway once March arrives. And while some of us may have a favourite yearly getaway, others may look to head somewhere different from year to year. One sure thing...

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Our Guide to Free Camping Security

Many travellers like the safety of staying in caravan parks when travelling, but others enjoy free camping in free or low cost sites, such as those in National Parks, rest areas, and other recognised campgrounds. These sites certainly offer freedom, but they do come...

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Our Guide to Waterside Camping

When you’re planning your next caravan trip, it’s worth taking the time to locate a campsite near or around water - this can make a good camping experience into a great one! Search for locations near either fresh water (a river, creek or lake) or a beach, and you’ll...

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10 Tips for Setting Up Your First 4WD

When setting up a 4WD, you pretty well have the choice of going anywhere from mild to wild as far as what you do to it.  But as today’s 4WDs are pretty well ready off the showroom floor to tackle beach runs, National Park tracks and dirt roads in general, you don’t...

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Using Solar

With the technology that’s available today, travelling within Australia has been made much easier, especially when it comes to 12v electrics. These days, we have the ability to recharge all sorts of portable devices; from phones to cameras, to portable and fixed...

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Calculating 12v Requirements

When we first started out setting up a vehicle for touring many years ago, our approach was very hit and miss. We spoke to a lot of salespeople who all pushed their ideas and products, and we ended up with a very mixed bag of products that sort of worked. But we still...

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4×4 Apps

There is little doubt these days that travelling has been made a lot easier through the use of modern technology, and no longer do you need to travel with a bundle of books and paper maps to get out and enjoy what Australia has to offer. But while some destinations...

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