And Around We Go - Travelling around Australia - with the Bakers!

Welcome to our blog. This is more of a technical blog with hints and tips and modifications based on our car or caravan to make our trip even more enjoyable. Below is our last 5 blog posts, or scroll down for more.

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Our Van

Our van is a 2017 Essential Exceed Series II from Essential Caravans. The van is 21 foot, model 6.1, with a Queen bed up the front, kitchen with full oven, 3 way 190L fridge, microwave,...


Our Jeep

This is our chosen tow vehicle, a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk. A very comfortable and very capable vehicle. Engine: The Trailhawk features a 3.0 L V6 Turbo Diesel engine, with: 184kW (240hp) of power...


Meet the Bakers!

Hi everyone, we are Dave and Catherine and this is the story of our trip around this amazing country we call home! We are Digital Nomads, working while travelling around Australia with our Jeep Grand...


No water flow into the van?

We are currently at a Caravan Park with very low water pressure, in fact so low they actually recommend using their water to fill your tanks and use your onboard pump for showers! Well ours...


Interior Spot Light fix

We have interior reading and ambiance lights mounted on the wall Over recent travels one of them dropped it’s chrome ring and lens cover off due to the vibrations, but was easily screwed back on...


Rear Pole Carrier

We had a heap of poles for the awning and awning extension in the front boot, both adding weight to the drawbar and taking up space. So a pole carrier was in order. Normally I...


Roof hatch reseal

A water leak! Time to reseal the hatch… After the first shake down trip we noticed a few drops of water below the main hatch and investigated further. On looking at the hatch from above...


Towing Mirrors vs Rear Camera?

Do you really need extended mirrors if you have a rear camera? Short answer – yes. Longer answer – YES YOU DO… There has been several comments of late on social media by people stating...


BBQ and Slide out tray

Being on the road full time for a few years we wanted to make sure things like cooking at the BBQ would be easy, so I invested in a slide-out tray from Australian Direct. I...