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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 …

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ATM vs GTM

Caravanning. It’s Australia’s favourite pastime but to do it safely and legally requires an understanding of some essential terminology. Weights are a case in point. Tare, GTM, ATM, ball weight… and those are just for the caravan. The vehicle that tows it has weight limitations that can’t be exceeded, too. And did I mention Gross Combined Mass? Nothing causes more confusion within this alphabet soup of ratings than the difference between Aggregate Trailer Mass

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Why Ball Weight Is Important

Of all the accessories, knick-knacks and odds and ends in my garage related to caravanning, none are more frequently used than my portable ball weight scale. It’s nothing special, nor was it expensive. But it’s accurate, and it’s saved me from overloading my towbar more than once. UNDERSTANDING BALL WEIGHT What is ball weight? Glad you asked. Every trailer imposes a downward force, measured in kilograms, at the coupling. When hitched to a vehicle,

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Caravans vs. Camper Trailers

If money grew on trees, we’d all be travelling in Lexus 4WDs towing top-end caravans, with satellite dishes, chandeliers and personal chefs. For many of us, that is sadly a pipe dream. A limited budget, however, does not have to mean limited adventures. If you are prepared to adjust your expectations and to explore your options among the thousands of rigs developed each year, you’re sure to find the right van for you. In

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Share and Share Alike

The trend of renting your van to fellow adventurers when you aren’t using is taking the caravan world by storm. If you’re interested in joining the sharing economy, here’s everything you need to know. Of course, renting out assets isn’t a new concept, and caravan rental services have existed almost as long as caravans have. The difference is that now technology is enabling individuals to do it for themselves and compete with the big

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