motorhome

Yemmy the Motorhome is Back!

My motorhome, Yemmy, was damaged a few months ago in an accident, but when he arrived back following the repairs on a tilt truck, I couldn't believe it was him! They had done a...
Mt Buller

Off Season: Mt Buller Touring

You’ve settled into the year, you’re working, your kids have been sick of school from day two, your wife is going insane and the dog has just eaten something it threw up five minutes...
caravan park

The Perfect Caravan Park

I met Jonathan and Jennifer Luth last year just after they – and their Sprinter motorhome – had arrived in Australia. Their bright blue Sprinter had travelled in a cratave from the US,  and they were...
Caravan safety

Police Roadside Caravan Safety Inspections

Every now and again, social media catches fire with news of a police blitz on caravan safety and towing compliance. Invariably, it goes that on a certain highway, police are pulling over caravanners, weighing...
easter caravanning

Easter Caravanning Tips

Being on the road full time, we often lose track of times such as Easter, school holidays and public holidays. We freedom-camp at these times as this means we can avoid taking up space...
Weight distribution hitch

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...
caravan

This Caravan Life

What is it about a caravan that is so appealing? I think I fell in love with them as a child, sitting rugged up in bed listening to my dad reading The Wind in...

Camper Trailers vs Tents

If you’ve ever been camping, you’re probably familiar with tents, whether a $20 A-shaped wonder or a more expensive unit that takes only 30 seconds to set-up. You might have even gotten off the...
D-shackles

D-Shackles Hoax Raises Head. Confusion Reigns

An image of a poster claiming new D-shackles regulations are now in force has been causing confusion on social media. Again.The poster – a hoax dating back to 2014 but which has recently resurfaced...
Kokoda Caravans

Kokoda Caravans Tribute – Take A Peek!

When Graham and Allana came to stay with me at my Australian Caravan Club Farm Stay, I thought their Kokoda Caravans Tribute looked a bit special. It wasn't until I'd shared happy hour with...