Why is Gross Combined Mass (GCM) So Important?

When it comes to trying to reduce your rig’s load, finding a place to start can be very confusing. We recommend looking at your tow vehicle’s GCM and working your way from there. Following on from the police operation at Newmerella, lots of discussions have taken place on social media and various caravanning forums.  That is an excellent […]

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Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

With less than a week to Christmas, are you struggling with some last minute gift ideas?  Or are you being asked for gift ideas for yourself and you’re struggling to come up with suggestions that are family budget friendly?  Well here’s a few ideas that may fit the bill especially as they are very much […]

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Christmas Holiday To-Do List

It’s hard to believe that another year has gone by and we are fast approaching the holiday season. Like many others, we’ve planned to take the van away for a quick trip to the coast and our thoughts have turned to getting the van and car ready for the trip. It has reminded me that […]

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Why I Love Caravan Parks…!

I just know there are going to be a great many caravaners and campers out there who are going to be mortified by this, but I have to admit it, I really do love Caravan Parks. To pinch a line from Forest Gump, they are just like a box of chocolates. You never know what […]

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New additions to Olaf

With our impending trip to Stradbroke Island rapidly approaching, I thought it was about time I got busy with some additions to our Landcruiser, Olaf. First off was the installation of a ScanGuage to monitor Olaf’s vital information like transmission temperature and fuel use. Next was to put some 12v power outlets in the rear […]

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Kylie’s Lego Caravan

You probably saw in the news how someone had built a full size working caravan out of Lego? Well this must have inspired something in Kylie. One thing she never played with when she was a child, but recently we saw a Lego caravan and 4wd on one of the caravan Facebook groups and she […]

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RV Pre Holiday Checklist

It’s that time of the year again when all the cobwebs are dusted off the caravan or camper in preparation for that annual family Christmas holiday. Unfortunately, with everyone’s busy lifestyle, it’s quite likely that the van hasn’t been used since last Christmas and, for many people, the only pre-trip preparation they will do is […]

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My encounter with Brutus the Crocodile

If you have a spare moment, do a Google search for pictures of Brutus the Crocodile.  He’s a 80 year old, 5.5 metre long one armed giant that lurks in the waters of the Adelaide river and stars in the Jumping Crocodile show, thrilling tourist with his amazing display.  He was recently seen (and reported in the local press) […]

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