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Guide: Trailer Axle Alignment

Wheel alignment is crucial for your tow vehicle – but for towing nirvana apply the same detail to your trailer too. By Colin Young, Caravan Council of Australia Everything has to be right, to enable a...

Is LPG the forgotten fuel?

Did the turbo-diesel onslaught kill what’s really an economic fuel choice? With diesel priced on par with (or more than) petrol, we re-examine LPG. Words Colin Young  LPG – Liquefied Petroleum Gas – has long been...

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...

Top 10 FAQs by novice caravanners answered

If you don’t’ know your jockey wheel from a Melbourne Cup horse pilot* help is at hand! Words & images Marty Ledwich I remember the day we went to pick up our first caravan. We had...

Don’t Buy a Lemon

Buying second-hand can be fraught with danger. Here are 10 things you’ll want to consider to avoid a world of citrus-tainted heartache. By Anthony Kilner Not everyone can afford a new product, so the second-hand market...

Stop contaminated fuel killing your engine

Just by using this simple device. Words Grant Hanan & images My Aussie Travel Guide Imagine how you’d feel if you filled up at a roadhouse while on an outback odyssey, when less than 50km up...

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...

Towing Mirrors – How not to cop a ticket

You can’t just hitch up and head off without a clear and legally-enforceable view behind you. Words & images Marty Ledwich Ask someone who spends a lot of time on the roads what is their biggest...

Living In The Passed

Overtaking is not an exercise in proving your superiority as a driver, nor is being overtaken a threat to your pride. Last month we showed you what can happen with caravan sway – and...

How to Pick the Right Tow Vehicle

How do you know that the vehicle or van you've chosen matches the other in terms of safe and legal towing? Here's help... by Colin Young, Caravan Council of Australia Choosing the right tow-vehicle for a...
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