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...
BMPRO

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....

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...

Solar Myths for Caravans and Motorhomes

The issue of solar for caravans and motorhomes is surrounded by innuendo and outright untruths. Here, we bust 10 of the most common myths. Myth 1: All solar modules are much the same so buy...

Caravan Weight Myths

Myth 1: It is fine to have end weight (like toolboxes and spare wheels) as long as the front end is heavier than the back. Reality: This is commonly believed. It is a very dangerous...

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...

Caravan Frame Guide

When it comes to caravan frames, is there any greater debate than timber versus aluminium? On the one one hand, aluminium doesn’t rot. On the other, neither does timber if it’s not exposed to...

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...
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