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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

7 towing laws you need to know

Words & images Marty Ledwich So….you’ve decided to do that big lap around the country and you’ve bought yourself a nice new caravan and a 4WD to tow it. You’re all loaded up with everything...

Not all solar panels are created equal

Here’s how to tell them apart Words Collyn Rivers images Mark Allen & RV Daily Few things in everyday life fall in price as have solar modules. In 1977 they cost about $100/watt, limiting use mainly...

12 Pros & Cons of Lithium Batteries

It’s flexible but expensive, - is lithium power right for you? By Collyn Rivers PROS 1 - ENERGY LEVELS LifePO4 batteries will release energy at any level required in RV use. Given adequate inverter capacity virtually all your...

8 hot tips for selling your rv pronto

When it’s time to sell your RV you want it gone – fast. Here’s how. By Glenn Marshall Summer is an ideal opportunity to sell a caravan or camper-trailer. It’s when those folk that don’t have...

How to not blow your load

Tyres are your connection to the road but so many are run in much less than perfect pressure. This can lead to anything from poor handling to complete failure, and everything that entails. By Colin...

Sisters towing it for themselves

Not content with navigator status, our hero goes for her pilot's wings! By Mandy Farabegoli “What an achievement, that you have driven all around Australia,” was my answer to my husband’s question ‘When are you going...

Dual role solar panel

We take a Projecta 120W portable solar panel and turn it into a roof-mounted panel for a camper, offering dual-purpose flexibility for solar power. By Anthony Kilner It was November 2015 when Jane and I drove...

The 6 ways to improve your Christmas Presence

How to camp like a champ over the holidays (or anytime really…) By Melinda Uys We’ve struggled through the year, stretching out escapes from the rigours of work over four weeks of annual leave and the...

ESC it’s not a fail safe

Electronic and Dynamic stability systems are great safety features but don’t think that they will automatically save you if you get a huge sway up. Here’s how they work. By Collyn Rivers Snaking of the van...

Is your caravan safe and legal?

Follow our 20-point check list to make sure. Words by Colin Young, Caravan Council of Australia, photography by Morgan Lane You have invested a lot of money in your caravan or camper, and it is important...
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