Weighty Matters – Discussing Trailer Mass

The Road Vehicle Standards Act (RVSA) is set to come into effect on July 1 2021. Replacing the Motor Vehicle Standards Act (1989), the RVSA includes a raft of measures designed to improve the...

Avoid Disaster!

When planning a caravan holiday, most people think about what they need to take with them, the tourist attractions they want to visit, how much money they will need to spend, and generally just...

2001 Jeep Cherokee: My Favourite 4WD

While I’ve spent the last 15 years tow-testing all manner of vehicles with a caravan behind, from a Fiat 500 (yes, really) to a RAM 2500, I have also owned a few tow vehicles,...
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A Novel Idea

Have you ever wondered what happens to vehicles that have been in a front-end crash? I spotted just such a vehicle – a VW Kombi that was since converted into a lovely little caravan. The...
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The Van Life! A Daily Cost Breakdown Of Your Road Trip

With more than 823,000km of road, vastly contrasting landscapes, and affordable options for accommodation, food, and more, Australia is a caravanner’s paradise. But unless you have unlimited finances, travelling with an RV is something...
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Gear Review: Eco Billy

When heating water for a cuppa, washing dishes, or even washing yourselves while on the road, most of us would generally use the usual options like gas, a butane burner, or even a traditional...
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Ten Tips To Clean Your Van

Taking care of an RV is part of being an owner, and there’s no shortage of products available on the market to do all those jobs. But in some instances, the are alternatives that...
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Cracked!

Somewhere along the track to Far North Queensland, my windscreen was hit by a stone in the bottom left corner. Each day, the two cracks that it started crept further and further across the...
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Fuel Tips For Your RV Road Trip

A road trip is undoubtedly one of the best ways to see the country. However, it comes with certain costs involved, the biggest almost always being the fuel needed to get from A to...
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Road Vehicle Standards Act in Effect

Australia’s new regulatory framework governing the manufacturing and importation of RVs and other road vehicles is now in effect. The Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018 (RVSA) came into force on July 1 2021, following...
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