Weighing Caravan Payload

Caravan payload. There’s no getting around this crucial aspect of caravanning. Everything you load into your van, from the water in the tanks to the flour in the cupboard, will erode the payload allowance...

Caravan Roll Over: The Facts

Caravans and their tow vehicles rarely jack-knife and roll over. But when they do, the consequences are severe. While countless ‘explanations’ are rife, the cause has long been known. It is not how rigs behave...

Top 10 RV Modifications

So you’re thinking about giving free-camping a go. You would like to travel without having to pay for caravan parks every night but you’re not sure whether your camper is equipped to do so. Well...

Offroad Caravans: Five Key Features

Offroad caravans come in all shapes and sizes. But the truth is, offroad caravans are not created equally. Many caravans badged ‘offroad’ are genuine bush-thumping beasts that will follow the tracks of your 4WD...
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Jayco’s Exclusive BMPRO BMS

BMPRO has released a new battery management system, the J35D, exclusively for Jayco. According to BMPRO, the lithium-compatible J35D has a charging current of up to 15A in ‘bulk’ mode and 30A in ‘boost’ mode....
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Caravan Repairs: Dos and Don’ts

No matter how enthusiastic you are, or how developed your DIY skills, there are some jobs that shouldn’t be tackled by the home handyman. And that includes certain caravan repairs and maintenance jobs. It should go...

Legal Towing Essentials

It’s a common question: how do I know if my car can tow that caravan? As you’ve probably noticed, there is a lot of advice on this topic, in printed magazines and in online forums....
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CNC Router in Action

Shopping for a new caravan? If so, you've probably come across the term 'CNC cut'. But what does that mean? Essentially, the term 'CNC' stands for 'computer numerical control'. It's a sophisticated milling system that will,...
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Hitch-Ezy Coupling Review

An offroad caravan needs an offroad coupling. Obviously. But they’re not all created equally. While the principal characteristics remain the same – 360° articulation on the horizontal and vertical axes – there are key...

Advice: Caravan Suspension

The suspension is what rests between the vehicle and the vagaries of the terrain. It cushions the ride, making it more comfortable. But more importantly, the suspension absorbs road shock and prevents these forces...