Family camping trips are the perfect way to bring everyone closer together and create some great memories. Modern camper trailers have come a long way in recent years. When you’re looking to purchase the right one for your family, it’s important to make sure it has enough comfortable sleeping space for everyone. After all, you’ll have a much better time if everybody can get a good night’s sleep after all the fun family activities during the day.[Read more…]
There’s something about camping and caravanning that appeals to our sense of adventure and our love of the great outdoors. However, there are things you need to know before you can safely tow a camper or caravan anywhere. Hitching something to the back of your vehicle that can weigh several tonnes requires some extra driving skills and a new awareness of braking distances and height and width clearance.
With that in mind, here are some of our safe driving tips for towing campers and caravans.[Read more…]
Today’s modern camper trailers have features similar to caravans so there’s no need to sacrifice comfort for the sake of economy, and it’s quite common for people to live in their campers for weeks and even months on long trips. Compact and easier to tow, camper trailers are available in soft and hard floor types, and their ability to go off road has seen their popularity increase considerably in the last few years. If you’re planning to take a long trip with your camper trailer, here are some tips to smooth the way.[Read more…]
Summer in Australia is the perfect time to go caravanning while the weather is fine and sunny, and outdoor living is easy. The warmer months are also the time many are on holidays, including school children, and you’re likely to encounter more people wherever you go and higher prices for everything. When you’re ready to set off on a summer holiday adventure with your caravan, here are some tips to help you make the most of your time away.[Read more…]
A caravan provides the perfect opportunity to head off on an extended holiday to see all those places on your wish list. With a caravan in tow, you can travel on your own schedule and stop wherever and whenever you want with all the comforts of home. If you’re considering taking an extended break with your caravan, then proper planning can make all the difference in how smoothly your trip goes.
Assuming you’ve mapped out where you want to go, here are some other tips to help you get the most from your trip.[Read more…]
Australia has great weather, which is just one of many reasons why caravanning is so popular, but that weather can turn nasty and make for hazardous driving conditions. Wet weather presents its own safety hazards for any vehicle on the road, but doubly so if you’re towing a caravan.
Always check weather conditions and, if possible, delay your trip if heavy rain and lashing winds are forecast. However, if you’re already on the road when the rain starts, here are some tips to keep you and your vehicle safe in the wet.[Read more…]
When you buy an off road camper trailer, you expect it to be equipped to handle some rough, unsealed roads, but do you know what kind of off road conditions you can safely drive on while towing your camper? Do you know the limitations of your camper trailer? Will it be able to deal with all the conditions you expect to encounter on your trips?
These are the types of questions to ask your dealer before purchasing to ensure you buy the right type of camper for your needs, but here are some basic tips to get you started.[Read more…]
Winter is a great time to go caravanning if you want to avoid the heat, bugs and the crowds of summer, and many places in Australia have mild and pleasant winters, making them the perfect winter holiday destination. Whether you’re heading to the snow or a more tropical region like the north of our great state, winter presents its own set of challenges such as wild weather, freezing temperatures and rain. Follow these tips to make sure your winter caravanning holiday is memorable for all the right reasons.[Read more…]
Beachfront camping is the best way to make the most of summer. You can go swimming, snorkelling, fishing, surfing, stargazing and more. Even better, beachfront camping can give you a relaxed and peaceful experience, having you wish that summer will never end. There are some potential hazards that can be encountered, particularly if you go somewhere off-grid, so it’s important to do your research first, and this is a great place to start.[Read more…]