Helpful Hints

  • 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.
  • Check, Repair, Replace, Relax
    • Your caravan is your home away from home. That is to say that things won’t go perfectly – and these tips might help to make your life on the road easier. Extended travelling (caravanning) usually means extended preventative maintenance before you leave, thus ensuring a trouble-free journey. Many of these tasks are merely check points and can be done by you, but if in doubt your local caravan service man should become involved.
  • Do the Right Things
    • 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 better rest areas and new dump point installations. So we thought it timely to address some of the issues that confront us, and to hopefully get the message across to those who do not do the right thing when ‘on the road
  • Essentials For A Trip
    • There are some items that you simply must pack before heading out in a campervan or caravan.
  • Highway Courtesy and Sharing With Big Rigs
    • When you’re travelling on the open highway, be mindful you are not the only ones out there and some people make a living driving every day
  • Keeping the Water Clean
  • 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.
  • LPG Gas Safety
    • A summary of LPG Cylinder safety.
  • 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 a one & half tonne caravan).
  • Understanding UHF CB Radios
    • UHF CB Radio is a designated part of the Radio Frequency Spectrum, administered by the Australian Communications Authority (ACA) that has been designated to operate on a ‘class licence.’ This means any individual has the privilege to purchase and operate an approved transceiver under the conditions specified by the ACA without requiring an operator’s licence.