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Don't get caught out with Caravan and Camper Trailer weights

Nameplate weights for a camper trailerI'm tired of reading over and over again of weight issues that thousands of people are being caught out by. These relate to trailer weights, tow vehicle capacities and weight distribution, and if you don't take the time to carefully look into it, you'll be in a world of pain. Continue reading here.

 

 


Hamelin Station Stay near Shark Bay

Hamelin Station Stay campingI'd heard good things about Hamelin Station Stay, but never had the time to call in and check it out. Earlier this year though, we spent a night there, and loved it.

It's the perfect place to relax for a few days, or call in on your way to Denham. Continue reading here.

 

 


Our new 4WD; an Isuzu Dmax

Isuzu Dmax SX dual cabWe've got a new fourby!

We sold our 80 Series Land Cruiser a couple of months ago, which was an awesome vehicle. It was tough, capable and functional tourer, but the time came to move it on. I'd been eyeing off the Isuzu Dmax for some time, and after extensive research I paid a deposit on one.  Continue reading here.

 


Snowys; the best place in Australia to buy Camping and Outdoor Gear

Snowys OutdoorsThe outdoor lifestyle is hugely popular in Australia, and for good reason. We have some of the best places to camp, hike, 4WD and fish on the planet, and with today’s fantastic products you can do it in comfort.

The problem we all have is finding the right product for the job at a good price and with amazing customer service. I find that often you’ll get a business that sells cheap products, but it comes at a cost to their customer service and obligations.

That is, until I found Snowys; an Australian owned and run camping and outdoors shop. They started in 1995 in Adelaide, and soon moved into a 2000m2 store within a kilometre of Adelaide’s CBD. Just a few months ago Snowys opened its second store in Brendale, Brisbane. Continue reading here.

 


Our 80 Series Land Cruiser on a tow truck

Tow Truck Land CruiserLand Cruisers have a pretty good name when it comes to reliability, and even at 27 years old we never really had any major issues with our 80 Series. I spend a fair bit of time and money maintaining my vehicles to a high standard; you look after them and they look after you. I guess a background in maintenance planning and mechanical fitting does come in handy. Continue reading here.

 

 


12 ways to wear your 4WD out faster

4WD on corrugationsWhen you are bouncing your way along a corrugated road in the middle of no where, spare a thought for what is happening to the many bits and pieces that make up your 4WD. Punishment is a word that would accurately describe the life of many 4WD's, and they do an exceptional job overall. Continue reading here.

 

 


Moving from an Oztent to a Camper Trailer

Fire pits at night Bell GorgeOver time the way in which you camp slowly evolves. For me, some bunky old tents and a cheap swag were the start of my camping experience, and I had some truly amazing trips with them. Eventually we lashed out and bought an Oztent RV5, which we have been absolutely wrapped with. We'd just put it on the roof racks, and take the rest of the gear with us in our 80 Series Land Cruiser. Continue reading here.

 

 


Murchison House Station in Kalbarri

Camping at Murchison HouseKalbarri is a fairly well known holiday destination on the mid WA coast. However, most people only ever see south of the Murchison River. What if I told you there's a station north of the river that's twice the size of Singapore, and you can access pretty much every single bit of it? By access, I mean camping, brilliant 4WD tracks, untouched history and incredible natural beauty like you've never seen before. Continue reading here.

 


The ultimate guide to buying a camper trailer

There was a time not so long ago where I could give you a basic run down of the different camper trailers sold in Australia. Believe me, those days are long gone; now there are hundreds of different makes and models, with more differences than you can poke a stick at. So, where do you start? Continue reading here.

 

 


Dirk Hartog Island; a 4WD, camping and fishing paradise

Incredible beaches at Dirk hartogThe WA coastline is well known for it's untouched beauty, with some of the best beaches in the world. Over the years I've covered a fair bit of what it has to offer, and loved every minute of it. However, every now and again a place appears that stands head and shoulders above the rest. I thought Carrarang Station was as good as it got until visiting Steep Point, and then I went to Dirk Hartog Island, which blew them both out of the sky. Dirk Hartog Island is an incredibly special place; if you haven't been before, put it on your bucket list! Continue reading here.

 


Buying a 4WD; is stock or modified better value?

Buying a 4WD isn't a cheap exercise, no matter how you look at it. When you browse through potential 4WD's, you'll see some have huge lists of modifications and accessories and others have none. It begs the question; should you buy a 4WD in stock condition, or one that's been modified? Continue reading here.

 

 


Where can you safely attach a shackle in a 4WD recovery?

A 4.75T Shackle4WD recoveries generally involve a lot of force, and if something breaks it can do a lot of damage. There's been more than a handful of people killed in Australia over the years when 4WD recoveries have gone wrong. One of the biggest risks in a 4WD recovery is that something metal breaks. If this happens, and its under tension (like a winch rope or snatch strap), its going to take off faster than you'll be able to see. Continue reading here.

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