Caravanning. It’s Australia’s favourite pastime but to do it safely and legally requires an understanding of some essential terminology. Weights are a …

Of all the accessories, knick-knacks and odds and ends in my garage related to caravanning, none are more frequently used than my …

If money grew on trees, we’d all be travelling in Lexus 4WDs towing top-end caravans, with satellite dishes, chandeliers and personal chefs. …

The trend of renting your van to fellow adventurers when you aren’t using is taking the caravan world by storm. If you’re …

Before the advent of the house battery, there was a period when appliances in most caravans and motorhomes relied on the alternator …

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Radio Antennae: Does Length Matter?

Australia is a very large country with a very small population, mostly living around the east and southern coastlines, which results in a number of challenges with different communicating systems. Just about everyone has a mobile phone these days but there are large areas of outback Australia where there’s no reliable service. Satellite phones are now more readily available but they are expensive to own and to operate. Which, for those who like to

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AL-KO EnduroX Reviewed

AL-KO introduced the Enduro trailing arm suspension family back in 2015, specifically designed variants to suit the nature of Australian caravanning. The range includes options for on road touring, semi off-roaders, right up to a long-travel version designed with serious off-road caravans and campers in mind. The Enduro range quickly became one of the best-selling independent suspensions on the market. AL-KO have taken the learnings and redefined a new, simplified-but-better-in-every-way version – Enduro X.

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Batteries: What Is Best for Each Situation

As far as RV’ers are concerned there are two types of batteries. There are those used for starting engines and those used for everything else, usually covered by the overall term, “deep cycle”. Starter batteries are lead acid-based and are designed for high current, short-time operation, whilst deep cycle (and derivative) batteries are used where the 12V load is more constant. The clue to easily tell the difference is in the way the batteries

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Snatch Straps Explained

The humble snatch strap is an important part of any off-road travellers go-to bag. A simple yet effective recovery device, they require careful consideration when used but offer a quick and easy way to recover a bogged vehicle. Why you need them The only recovery device cheaper than a snatch strap is a shovel and where the snatch strap shines (in mud and sand), digging is probably the least preferred method of retrieval. How

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