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Community RV weigh-in

A community RV ‘weigh-in’ will take place in Mount Gambier, SA, on June 17. Spearheaded by Matt Sutton of Everything Caravan and Camping, the weigh-in is principally designed as an educational effort. “The weigh-in will involve...
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Weight Distribution Hitch Dilemma

A towed caravan has to be heavier at its front than at its rear. If it is not, it will sway strongly, particularly if towed by a vehicle that is lighter. And as many...

Quick Guide: The Great Central Road

The Great Central Road is more than Australia’s longest shortcut. This mostly unsealed road is 1126km long and connects Yulara, NT, to Laverton, WA. Permits are required to travel on this road and to view...
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Jurgens Jindabyne Pop-Top Review

When we think about family caravans, we often think of 23-plus-footers – and that’s just the body length. These vans typically have a forward bed, a rear bedroom for the kids, a rear bathroom,...
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Tackling the Tanami Track

The Tanami Track is a ‘bucket list’ road for many. It puts your rig to the test, as well as your driving skills. It’s a relentlessly challenging, mentally exhausting, teeth-chattering, boob-jiggling, bladder-busting road, thanks to...
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Test: Little Caravan Company Optimiser Series 2

There’s something to be said for compact caravans. Typically, they’ll be light enough for a Prado, an older HiLux, or even an old Ford Falcon wagon. The Little Caravan Company has been on the scene...

Katherine to Alice Springs

I wanted to go Alice Springs again. I had been there twice before, once from the north and once from the south, both times via the Stuart Highway. I was in Katherine, NT, and I...
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Supreme Caravans: 30, Not Out

Brothers Frank and Karl Prosenik founded Supreme Caravans in an old shed on Sydney Road, Fawkner, Vic, 30 years ago. Today, Supreme is one of the most respected caravan manufacturers in Australia, with a large showroom, engaged...
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Drone On!

Drones seem to be the current 'in thing' – my friend, Rob Tudor, has one and took some great aerial shots of  camping by the side of the lovely Gwydir River at Bingara, NSW,...
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Essential Outback Station Stay

A few years ago – July 2011 to be exact – I was travelling up the west coast of Australia with my daughter, Jackie, and her partner and if we hadn’t met Dan the...