Category: Caravan Posts

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Towing speeds around Australia

So how fast are you allowed to tow a caravan around Australia? Firstly though, lets have a think about the maximum speed we should be towing at. Speed wobbles or sway in a caravan is...

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Van wobble when parked

EDIT: Update at the end – 7th November 2022 OK, this is a post about reducing the wobble in the van when its parked and people are walking around inside, nothing going on, just moving...

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Caravan Awning and Annexe setup

Most vans these days have an awning attached to the side and are mostly fairly similar in design. Ours fitted to our Essential Caravan is a manual roll out style made by Aussie Traveller and...

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Our Inverter

To run 240 volt equipment when free camping, an ‘inverter’ is required. These connect to your 12v battery supply and step it up to 240v AC to suit your home style electrical equipment. This can...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...