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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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The Reality of Off Road Caravanning

You hear all the time about how people buy an off road caravan and rarely, if ever, use it for its intended purpose. I would say that is true for a great many owners of off road caravans. Some of us actually do want to take our vans into the terrain they were designed. It sounds […]

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Surviving a rainy weekend

We spent last weekend at a very special place, Yackandandah Victoria. It was my birthday weekend and I was keen to show Kylie this beautiful little town in Victoria’s north east. Unfortunately, the weather was not so good. An East Coast Low which brought horrible weather to NSW and Queensland had ensured a steady stream […]

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Staying warm this Winter

Winter has arrived and, if the first few days are any indication, we could be in for a chilly three months.  Many will likely head off to the warmer northern parts of the country to escape the cold weather but some of us are not quite so fortunate.  That said, Victoria, Tasmania, SA and the southern parts of […]

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Why do Dual Cab Utes Bend…?

I reckon this guy is asking for trouble. Look at how far behind the rear wheels that pod extends. The stress on the chassis would be enormous. This question has been doing the rounds of the internet for some time now as more and more cases of bent dual cab utes are reported.  So what […]

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Sh!t my Wife Says…!

Kylie now has her own area on the website. For some time now, I’ve been asking Kylie to put some of her thoughts and ideas together for me to publish on the site.  Everyone who has met Kylie will know she has a very unique perspective on things but I have found that, quite often, what […]

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12v Solar Power Systems for Dummies

You have a 12 volt solar power system on your caravan and, for reasons you cannot explain, you keep running your batteries flat after a day or two.  Perhaps the system was fitted by the caravan manufacturer and they advised you that it would be sufficient for free camping.  You have a nice big battery […]

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