Managing Your Weight – Caravan That Is

10 weight mistakes we all make – especially novices Marketing is the villain when it comes to many RVs being overweight. We are all tempted to all those “must have” upgrades that are apparently essential and at bargain prices. No wonder we all fall foul and buy things we don’t actually need, which so easily…

Camping Safely With Gas

The great outdoors is the place to be this summer – and it’s also where portable gas appliances must be used. Western Australia’s energy safety regulator has issued a reminder that outdoor gas-fuelled equipment, such as barbecues, cookers, heaters and fridges, must only be used in the open air to avoid potentially lethal exposure to…

Buyer beware — Caravan scams on the increase

Buyer beware — Caravan scams on the increase Since the Coronavirus forced caravan yards to close for public viewing, buyers have been looking online for new and used vans and recent experiences in Victoria could be replicated here in Western Australia. Alas, the scammers are also noting this increase, especially those in Victoria. There have…

Loading the Caravan

Don’t throw you weight around Everything weighs something. All those little things can add up quickly and before you know it, just like me as I place another piece of chocolate into my mouth, you and your caravan are overweight. How did that happen, you ask? Then comes the start of the divorce procedures. Discovering…

Essentials For A Trip

There are some items that you simply must pack before heading out in a campervan or caravan. Here are the essentials: First-aid kit – always double-check your first-aid kit before every trip to ensure all items have been restocked, and emergency medication is up to date. Face-masks and hand sanitisers – while not a must, it’s always…

Clean Water

Here is a story from R D (Chad) Chadwick, the RV Guru, that has resonance. “I get numerous RV owners complaining about the taste and odour of the water in their tanks? What can we do about it? “Firstly, RV manufacturers install high-quality tanks suitable for holding drinking water, so it’s not the tank at…

Do The Right Thing

Being a Recreational Vehicle (RV) tourist brings with it certain responsibilities Sadly, there are those travellers who do not do the right thing, and they subsequently give this industry and all RV tourists a bad name. They also make it very difficult for those who work so hard negotiating with local Councils for new and…

UHF CB Radios

Understanding UHF CB Radio Max Erskine, a member of the Bi-Tone West Coast Caravan Club, has written this article with the hope that it will explain in laymen’s terms the intricacies of the UHF Radio which is growing in popularity among caravanners in Western Australian Clubs. Max spent 12 years in the RAAF as an…

So You Want To Buy A Caravan

So you want to buy a Caravan? Some people rush in and get carried away by the sheer brilliance and splendour of a potential new caravan without heeding the fact that they must do some homework first. The legal ratio is one to one and a half. (e.g. Allows a one tonne car to tow…

LPG Gas Safety

Extract from WA Energy Safety website A summary of LPG Cylinder safety. This summary has been provided through the WA Government Energy Safety website. Quick Summary   LPGas cylinders — storage and handling cylinders, regulators and pigtails. Cylinders must be in test to enable the cylinders to be refilled, When transporting, cylinder must be restrained and provided ventilation.   Regulators…