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Here’s a guide to the jargon used in the Recreational Vehicle market in reference to weight, tow vehicles and/or both. Towing weights whether they be for a tow vehicle, caravan or 5th wheelers are becoming a subject of increasing interest to a number of groups these days, not the least of which being the state road authorities. A problem for many RV owners is that despite the need to stay legal and safe, they don’t understand the relevant legal requirements. Most...

Can you travel with your pet? Can you leave home without them? We investigate the issues involved. If you have a pet, you’ll likely want to include it in family holidays. Here’s how to make travelling with pets a happy experience.  Travelling with pets: Yes or No?  Sometimes it’s better to leave your pet with friends or family while you’re away. If it’s an old or timid cat, an arthritic dog that has trouble getting around or a pup that barks at everything,...

Planning a caravan trip around Australia? Avoid financial blowouts with our guide to creating a travelling budget. Caravanning around Australia is a big commitment, and you don’t want to blow your budget with half the trip still to go. Everyone’s costs are going to be different, but there are some key things you need to consider.  1. Location and duration  From a budgeting perspective, it’s ideal to know where you’re going. Divvy up your costs according to locations and legs. For example, heading...

We look at a question that has occupied caravan owners since the 1960s: is fibreglass or aluminium a better option? The question of whether your caravan should be made from aluminium or fibreglass dates back to the 1960s when fibreglass was first put to serious use by manufacturers such as Roadmaster and Spacemaster. Materials and manufacturing methods have taken great strides since then, but it’s still useful to know how they differ in terms of strength, durability and other factors. Here’s an overview.  Benefits...

There’s actually a lot going on when you're hitching up a trailer. We cover all the details step by step. Hitching up a trailer is actually a simple process, and the experienced trailer owner will take it for granted.However, for those new to trailer towing, it’s important you observe safe practices. So let’s break down the process step by step.  Check Your Equipment  If the trailer is unknown to you, check that the electrical socket on your towing vehicle matches the plug on...

Caravan Insurance GuideDid you know there are 2,620 holiday parks in Australia? So go on then – carry on camping! There aren't many things better than the open road ahead of you with all your home comforts along for the ride. And these days not much is left at home with travellers taking all their mod cons with them!Think about all the gadgets you have in your caravan – dvd player, ipad, speakers, kettle, stove, even a microwave perhaps. The list...

In the market for a second-hand caravan? It’s a good idea to have a look at the locally made options available. Before you buy  If you’re looking to buy a pre-loved van, consider spending upwards of $10,000, as caravans tend to hold their value. You may be able to find a bargain for around $5,000, but for that price you’ll probably struggle to find a van that’s in reasonable condition, with up-to-date registration, a complete maintenance history and good features. Consider purchasing from...

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