Issue 39 Gear News

ByRV DailyJune 5, 2019
Issue 39 Gear News
There’s plenty of new gear to check out this month, including a couple of books to assist you on your travels, an alarmed lock that will keep your caravan safe from would-be thieves, and a clever kitchen storage solution…


Dometic PLB40 Portable Lithium Battery Pack
If you want to escape civilisation and stay off the grid for longer, you’ll need a great battery that you can rely on. This is where Dometic comes in, with their PLB40 Portable Lithium Battery Pack. The lithium-iron phosphate battery promises high levels of mobile power, making it perfect for powering portable fridge/freezers and other 12V appliances while you’re off-grid. It’s also lightweight and compact. In fact, it won the 2019 iF Design Award – impressive, considering there were 6375 entries from 52 countries! RRP $1199
For more information: Dometic


Travelling with Kids Travel Journal and Log Book
Travelling with Kids have created a Travel Journal that allows the kids to record their memories on the road, so they can look back on their travels over the years to come. The 92-page book has space for them to write about their daily experiences, and also has numbers, writing and drawing activities to help keep young minds active. There’s also a handy plastic-coasted address book to keep in touch with friends and family, and a checklist that can be used again and again; simply use a non-permanent marker and rub off when you’re done. Why not grab a Log Book too; the two-part A5 book allows you to keep track of the places you stay and the kilometres that your caravan or camper-trailer does. Both books are proudly designed, developed and printed in regional Victoria, Australia.

Travel Journal RRP $24.95
Caravan/Camper Log Book RRP $10.95

For more information: Caravanning with Kids

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100 Things To See In The Kimberley by Scotty Connell
The Kimberley is an iconic destination on most Aussie travellers’ bucket lists, but do you know how to make the most of your trip to its 423,517km² of untamed wilderness? Well, you’ll want to get your hands on 100 Things to See in the Kimberley by Kununurra local and award-winning tour guide, Scotty Connell. The 180-page, A5-sized book can easily fit it in your backpack or glovebox, and each page includes space for you to write your own notes. Within its pages, Connell spills the secrets of the Kimberley, so you can see as much of it as possible – whether you’re towing a caravan or just taking the 4X4. RRP $29.95

For more information: Travelling the Kimberley

Kovix KVH Alarmed Trailer U Lock
Keep your trailer, caravan, boat or jet-ski secure with the new Kovix KVH trailer lock. It’s made from high-strength 304 stainless steel, so it’s capable of withstanding tough conditions. Its 96mm width means it can fit a range of coupling types, including standard 50mm and 70mm ball, AL-KO off-road 2T and 3.5T, and most ball couplings. The lock includes a built-in 120dB alarm system with on and off functions, CR2 long-life lithium battery and water-resistant electronics, so you can have peace of mind knowing your caravan is safe and sound! RRP $224.95

For more information: Kovix 


Rhino-Rack Compact Batwing Awning
Offering 270 degrees of shade and a quick and easy set-up and pack-down, the new Rhino-Rack Compact Batwing Awning is perfect for solo travellers or couples with small to medium vehicles or short-wheelbase 4WDs. It’s made from heavy-duty material that is water and mould-resistant, tested and rated to UPF 50+ and endorsed by Cancer Council, so you can be assured of maximum sun protection. Everything you need is included in the PVC awning bag: poles, ropes, pegs, plus a fitting kit to help you mount the awning to your roof rack. Available in left and right-hand models. RRP $769

For more information: Rhino-Rack


The Navigator Kitchen and Awning Buddies
The Navigator Kitchen and Awning Buddies have changed the game for outdoor cooking while you are caravanning or camping, promising the perfect storage solutions for your cooking utensils and pantry items. With eight sleeve pockets, four mesh pockets, a large lower zip pocket and two large sleeve pockets, the Kitchen Buddy can house everything from spatulas and spices to aluminium foil and chopping boards. The Kitchen Buddy folds in half for easy storage, and can attach to the Navigator Awning Buddy which slides into the awning track of your caravan or 4WD awning. Or, you can simply attach it to gazebos, camper-trailers, tent ridge poles and caravan awning cross bars using the eyelets or webbing buckle loops. Navigator products can be purchased online or at ARB 4×4 Accessories stores.

Awning Buddy – from RRP $29.99
Kitchen Buddy – RRP $89.99

For more information: Navigator


KAON 30L Stainless Steel Underbody Water Tank – Prado 150
KAON have made an underbody water tank especially for the 150 Series Prado, 2009 – 2019 models. It holds 30 litres of water, keeping the weight down low and doesn’t take up precious space inside your boot. It comes with all fitting hardware, quarter-turn lockable tap and water level sight gauge. The water tank is made in Australia from laser-cut and TIG welded stainless steel, so you can be assured of an excellent quality product. Note that the tank will only fit Prado 150s with genuine tow bar and door-mounted spare wheel. RRP $575 (includes shipping in Australia)

For more information: KAON