Australian Caravan Club

An Irish Festival Muster

I was a bit apprehensive about going to an Irish festival with my nemesis, Murphy, along but he kept his head down most of the time. Our Australian Caravan Club branch, the Gippsland Gypsies...

Thermal Cooking: Apple and Cinnamon Dumplings

Thermal cooking. Could there be any more convenient a way for caravanners to do dinner or dessert? It’s just a matter of doing some basic prep before hitting the road for the day, and...

RV Packing Secrets!

Some people get a bit nervous about packing their RV for a trip. They are keen to go but a bit unsure about how everything will survive the road. It comes down, mainly, to common...
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...
Adelaide

A Quick Trip? Not So Fast

I left you last week as I headed to Adelaide for a few days with my son Chris and daughter-in-law Marijana. At least, it started as a few days but Yemmy managed to turn...

Traveller Caravan Obsession

Ken and Sylvia Pilkington, my next door neighbours at the Walkamin Central Van Park on the Atherton Tableland, Far North Queensland, are a long way from what used to be their home in Christies...
Outback travel advice

Outback Travel Advice: Medical Emergencies

I’ve just finished travelling around Australia with my wife and three daughters. We spent more than three and a half years on the road. Here is my outback travel advice and how we handled...
Hall's Gap

A Hall’s Gap Park and a Pressure Cooker

Regular readers would know I’ve been waiting for a sticker to arrive from Mercedes Benz in Germany following repairs to Yemmy. It has finally arrived and I've stuck it on as requested, and I'm...
freedom camping

Freedom Camping Advice

Free camping. We all love the idea of it. The trouble is knowing what free camping is and understanding how to get the best of it. Here’s the word: the best way to approach free...
RV

Be Prepared

Have you ever tried to get duplicates of precious documents such as marriage certificates and proof of citizenship? Getting involved in government departments is a frustrating business. There have been many natural disasters early this...