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It's that time of year: the Perth Caravan and Camping Show is on again! Starting on Wednesday 22nd of March and running through until Sunday the 26th, there's plenty of opportunity to head down and look around. Find out more here.
If there's one thing that frustrates me to no end, its poor quality advice. We live in a world where information is so easily accessible, but the quality of that advice varies greatly.
The 4WD, camping and travel industry is massive, and you can spend an absolute fortune setting up how you travel. What you buy and how you set the system up relies on good quality information and advice or you are in for a world of pain in lost time, frustration and money. Continue reading here.
We are on a mission to find more amazing camp sites within a couple of hours of Perth, and with nothing more than a screenshot from Google Earth and some basic maps, we headed off towards Dwellingup. We've stayed at camp sites along the Captain Fawcett Track which were amazing (and free), but Western Australia is a big place, and there are camp sites everywhere if you are prepared to put the time in. Continue reading here.
We've been camping out of our Oztent for several years now, and thoroughly enjoy it. However, with the addition of a little boy to our family, we decided it would be better suited to purchase a camper trailer.
After many hours of research we picked up a second hand camper trailer, made locally here in Western Australia. Continue reading here.
There's something about riverside camping that just does it for us. Combine it with free camp grounds and under 2 hours drive from Perth and you are onto a winner for any weekend of the year. We picked up a camper trailer a few weeks back, and took it on its second trip away, to Pumphreys Bridge in the shire of Wandering. Continue reading here.
4WD Tyres are one of the hardest things to compare accurately for a whole range of reasons. You'll have heard some people rave about a particular brand, whilst others rubbish it and say another brand is the best. Whilst there is often some truth to what they are saying, you should take 4WD Tyre comparisons with a grain of salt as there are far too many variables to accurately compare without digging a lot deeper. Continue reading here.
These days, 12V batteries are the heart of many camping setups. Whether you are using a dual battery system in the back of a 4WD, or you have batteries in your camper trailer, caravan or RV, they are used everywhere for running a heap of different appliances. A good 12V system makes camping much more comfortable, but they aren't cheap to setup and install.
I'm always on a mission to help people travel easier, cheaper and better, and one of my pet frustrations is seeing people damaging their 12V batteries through a lack of understanding. Batteries cost a lot of money, and if more people understood what they were doing was expensive and a waste, they'd think twice! Continue reading here.
Another week, and more video's on social media of people recovering 4WD's using their tow balls. It sickens me to think that at any moment, another person could be killed because of a lack of knowledge, care and respect for 4WD recoveries.
Many 4WDer's are well aware of the huge risk taken when a tow ball is recovered off, and avoid it like the plague. However, there are still those who don't know better, or who simply don't consider the drastic consequences of such a decision. Continue reading here.
Owning a 4WD is an absolutely brilliant way to see this country. However,they aren't always the most enjoyable things to drive around as a daily driver.
I did the maths and decided it would be cheaper to buy a second vehicle to drive to and from work. If you've been considering this, read on; I'll cover all the pro's and con's, along with the maths to help you make a decision. Continue reading here
We are lucky in Western Australia to have some truly epic places to camp. From stunning beach camping through to amazing dams and pristine rivers, WA has infinite camping options.
A few weeks back we covered 7 Fantastic Camp Sites Near Perth, which were all within around 2 hours drive of the city. This week, we look at 7 Amazing Camp Sites from 3 - 5 hours away from Perth. Continue reading here
There are many things that affect fuel economy in a 4WD which regards to tyres. One of the more common questions is whether changing tread pattern affects fuel economy.
If you don't know how to work out your fuel economy properly, have a look at this; How to work out your 4WD's fuel economy.
Changing your tread pattern to one that is more aggressive will almost always result in more fuel being consumed, although there are lots of variables to consider. Continue reading here.
The Kimberley is found in the northern most part of WA, and covers some 423,000 square kilometres. It's often referred to as Australia's last frontier, and is a remote region covering some of the most spectacular sights Australia has to offer. From stunning beaches through to beautiful inland gorges and swimming holes, the Kimberley is an incredible place. It's almost impossible to convey its true beauty in words, so I'll let the photos do most of the talking in this post. Continue reading here.
Annual leave; its a precious commodity! I'm never one to have more than a couple of weeks of annual leave saved up, and that's only when we have something planned!
If you use the public holidays well, you can turn 15 days of annual leave in 2017 into 34 days off. After all, there are so many places to take your 4WD, and so little time! Continue reading here.
4WD’s put up with a lot. Whether you’re bouncing your way along a corrugated gravel road or climbing out of deep ruts, maintenance is vital. Over time, parts wear out and need to be replaced to keep your 4WD working safely and at peak performance.
It’s wise to keep an eye on the condition of your 4WDs’ components and to repair any worn or damaged components before it causes you to break down, or an expensive failure. Keen to know more? Continue reading here.
Jed Currey, owner of Explore WA 4WD Adventures has had a gut full of people giving 4WD owners a bad name, and has something to say about it: Read more here.
Western Australia is home to over 100 National Parks, from the beautiful Purnululu in the Kimberley all the way down to Cape Le Grande near Esperance. They include some of the most stunning places in the world; from pristine white sandy beaches with turquoise water to ancient gorges and waterfalls that will burn into your memory forever. If you want to save 50% via RAC, now you can! To keep reading, click here.
There's nothing better than throwing the camping gear in your car and getting away from the city for a couple of days. There are so many amazing places to camp at, and you don't have to travel for hours on end to get to them. Here are 7 fantastic camp sites near Perth, where you can literally pack on a Friday afternoon, head away and still get a great weekend in. To keep reading, click here.
The Perth 4WD and Adventure Show in 2016 was another great event. We called in for a few hours and had a good time looking around. This year, we were particularly keen on checking out the camper trailers. Here's some photos from the day: Read the full post here.
4WD insurance varies hugely in price and quality. Unfortunately, too many people get caught out with poor quality policies; this post covers the main ways 4WD insurance can catch you out. We've just swapped to Club 4x4 Insurance for a number of reasons, which you can read about here.
With a Guinness Book of Record to be broken, 448 4WD's headed to Lancelin for a quick show and shine and then the 'Biggest Convoy of 4WD vehicles'. Read more...
Western Australia has some of the best beaches in the world. Many of them are accessible by 4WD, and even the busier beaches are much less packed than the alternatives on the Eastern coast of Australia.
I've had the privilege of exploring plenty of them, from the cold waters of the south east right around to the balmy northern beaches at the top of WA. If there's one thing you should be doing with your 4WD, its exploring more of our Read more...
There's a lot to learn about 4WDing. Whether you are new to the scene, or you've been exploring this magic country for many years, you can still pick up something new. In this post, we look at 15 things that you may not know about your 4WD. Read more...
Water crossings are an everyday part of 4WDing. Whether its a puddle, long mud run or river crossing, if you are out and about in your 4WD you will come across water. Read more...
If you are looking for some like minded people to chat to, and explore this amazing state of ours in your 4WD, you've come to the right place. Western Australia has a heap of official 4WD clubs, along with even more unofficial 4WD groups. Whether you've got a family, partner or its just yourself, there's a 4WD club out there for you. Read more...
We've been through Margaret River plenty of times, but never really spent much time there, up until recently.I guess a part of the reason was I always thought that there were very limited 4WD tracks in the area. How wrong I was!
Our most recent stay down at Margaret River saw us drive some fantastic little tracks that lead to some of the best beaches we've ever been to, along with stunning Karri forrests and amazing wildlife. I'm sure there are heaps of tracks we missed too, especially inland. Read more...
We spend a lot of time sitting in our 4WD's. Whether you are bouncing along a corrugated track in the middle of the desert, or just heading down to the local beach, wear and tear from the daily use is a natural part of owning a 4WD. One of the most overlooked part of wear and tear on your 4WD is the interior, and specifically, the seats! Read more...
Imagine pulling into a beautiful property only 3 hours from Perth knowing it backs onto the Blackwood River, has toilets and showers, plenty of firewood and no one else to disturb your peace and quiet for the duration of your stay. Sound like paradise?
Over the WA day long weekend, we left Perth on Friday at about 4:30PM, bound for just that. We didn't have much of a plan, except to get away from the big smoke with some mates.Read more...
Located along the Gibb River Road, El Questro station is a one million acre tourist magnet. Each year, its visited by thousands of tourists from all over the world. It's developed quite the name for itself. The thing is though, is it really worth the visit? Read more...
If you've got an ARB Bull Bar, you may have noticed the two holes in the plate at the front of the bar. Due to the design, you might easily mistake these as somewhere to put a shackle through for a 4WD recovery. Read more...