We’ve busted plenty of myths here at Without A Hitch. This time, we’re turning our attention to the compliance of used caravans, towing at the speed limit, and the manoeuvrability of single-axle caravans.

If you’re in the market for a new caravan, you might be wondering what fire-fighting equipment is required to be fitted by the manufacturer.

It is the bane of every caravanner’s life: un-level sites. You pull up only to realise that the ground tapers off to …

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Why I prefer pop-tops

I’m going to admit to something that some caravanners might find unusual: I prefer pop-tops over full caravans. I believe that pop-tops offer many benefits in comparison to their fixed-roof cousins that make them the better choice. This doesn’t mean, of course, that full caravans aren’t the better choice for you – as we often say at Without A Hitch, a lot depends on your personal circumstances and your travel preferences. However, by sharing

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Caravan Tyre Placards Explained

A caravan’s tyre placard, which is usually incorporated within the van’s compliance plate, is an important part of a caravan or camper trailer. The intent is to provide an assurance from the manufacturer to a potential buyer that the selected tyre size and load rating, along with the recommended tyre inflation pressures, have been professionally determined, so as to provide the optimum caravan handling and stability performance, at both the empty and the fully-loaded conditions. UNDERSTANDING THE PLACARD

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Carvanning Lessons

I’ve been caravanning for… many years. My life with caravans began as a young kid. Our family would head to Rosebud, Vic, most summers with a Viscount that we eventually sold. When it was time for me to take my own family on caravan holidays, I realised that I should have spent more time watching my dad hitch up, reverse the caravan, tow it and level it on site. You see, I had spent

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Three Potential Caravan Failures

Caravans are not like cars, with their complex and vast electronic systems and mechanical components. No engine, transmission or diff oil changes to worry about, and no filter changes or complex electronic software issues to sort out. A quick adjustment of the van’s brakes and bearings every year or so and you’re good to go, right? Not really. There are plenty of parts on a caravan that can go wrong and cost you plenty

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