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

Welcome to the technical talk blog with Dave.

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

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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...


BOS 3 Rib Jockey Wheel

I was having problems with the original standard ALKO 8in Jockey Wheel, in it was getting stiff to turn. So I whipped it apart (punch out the roll pin in the handle) to clean it...


Internet and Communications

As we work 3 days a week online, we needed to have reliable communications and the best Internet connectivity we could afford. After some looking around, it was decided we had to bite the bullet...


Diesel Heater

Well with travelling south in the winter (something we swore we would never do) we decided a diesel heater would be a good option for the colder nights.. I looked around and with the size...


Weight Distribution Hitch (WDH)

Let me preface this post by saying a Weight Distribution Hitch (WDH) is not a solution for a poorly loaded caravan or a vehicle with sagging suspension. They are also not suitable for every situation,...


Bike Rack

We looked at adding a bike rack to the rear of the van, as the the rear bar already came with a tow ball adaptor specifically for bike racks. However, after discussion with the manufacturer...