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.
The coupling is the point of connection between the caravan and the tow vehicle. It is secured to the van’s drawbar by four or six high-tensile bolts that have been torqued to specific values. In Australia, there are two main types of caravan coupling: off-road and on-road. These couplings provide very different tasks, so it’s essential that you have the correct type for your needs. ON-ROAD COUPLINGS Virtually every coupling in Australia designed for
It is the bane of every caravanner’s life: un-level sites. You pull up only to realise that the ground tapers off to the side, leaving you with no choice but to find a way to level the caravan. Other than reasons of comfort, it’s important that a caravan is level if you have an absorption fridge – it probably won’t work otherwise. Why? Absorption fridges convert their refrigerant into gas (and back again into
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