offroad caravan

What Makes a True Offroad Caravan?

Sit around a campfire or any happy hour discussion and ask about what constitutes an offroad-capable caravan, and watch the fireworks. Some people will tell you that a true offroad caravan does not exist...
caravan prep

Is Your RV Trip-Ready? Essential Caravan Prep

Heading off on a trip with your RV in tow provides the freedom to go wherever you like. But before you hitch up and pull out of the driveway, a little maintenance on your...
fuel

Fuel Test: Caravan Versus Pop-Top

Fuel. It is the biggest hip-pocket burden of all RVers, especially those who are not stopped in one place for a significant period of time.  Pop-tops, therefore, have long been an object of appeal. Because...
Axle

Caravan Axle Advice

The axle is, arguably, one of the least-considered components of any caravan, though they’re also one of the most important. After all, the weight of the entire van, minus the ball weight, rests on...
caravan power

Caravan Power: Why RVs Use 15-Amp Electrical Circuits

You’re new to caravanning and you’ve packed the car and the van and hit the road. At the powered site, you unpack the extension lead, ready to plug the van in and get the...
ball weightvideo

Caravan Ball Weight Test

Hitch up a van and a couple of things happen. One, the anticipation of the journey ahead will build. And two, a transfer of weight occurs – the weight previously resting on the jockey...
Lithium batteries

12V Troubles

It’s 1am and suddenly you’re woken by an alarm in your caravan. Groggily, you search for the source of the alarm and realise it’s coming from your battery management system. It’s telling you that your...

Caravan Roll Over: The Facts

Caravans and their tow vehicles rarely jack-knife and roll over. But when they do, the consequences are severe. SUBSCRIBE TO GORV FOR FREE! While countless ‘explanations’ are rife, the cause has long been known. It is...
Hitch-Ezyvideo

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...

Rules of Safe Towing

It’s every caravanner’s worst fear: a sway that quickly gathers steam until, like an unpredictable double pendulum, it jerks out of control. On the eve of the festive season, this dash-cam footage acts as...
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