The Battle of Caravan Air Cons: Dometic Ibis 4 vs Harrier Plus

Dometic is the brand to beat when it comes to caravan air conditioners. They make reliable, high-performing and forward-thinking products, like the Ibis 4, that Australian caravan owners know they can trust. The biggest challenge you face now is deciding which model is for you. The Dometic Ibis 4 was only released in Australia in early 2019, so it hasn’t been around for long. But it builds on everything Aussies loved about ...

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Our Guide to Caravan Toilets

A caravan toilet might not be the most glamorous item on your shopping list, but they are essential for a comfortable road trip. But buying a caravan toilet isn’t as simple as you think. With so many technologies, designs and features to choose from, how do you work out the best caravan toilet for your rig? Here’s our guide to caravan toilets: - Types of Toilets: There are three main types of caravan toilet: ...

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Essential Tips for Storm and Cyclone Safety

Have you noticed how there’s news of a cyclone or storm emergency every couple of months? It seems neither Australia – nor other countries in the world – can get a break from the fury of gales, rains and fires. And it shows no signs of abating. Try as we might, we cannot control the weather. But we can plan ahead for weather emergencies and reduce the risk to our homes ...

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What Size Battery Charger Do I Need For My Off-Grid Setup?

If you want to live or travel off-grid, you need to get one thing right first: the right size battery charger. So, how do you know which size charger you need? Work out your charger size based on the following factors: - 1. Battery Type For lead acid deep cycle batteries (AGM or Gel), ideally you want a charger with an Amp output of 10-20% of the total battery bank. So, for a 100Ah ...

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Caravan Battery Review: AGM vs Lithium

AGM or lithium? If you’re buying a caravan battery, this is one of the first decisions you need to make. Back when the only choice was lead acid AGM batteries, the answer was simple. AGM batteries provided everything you could want in a deep cycle and starter battery. Then along came lithium and everything changed. Lithium batteries promise higher efficiency, better life cycles and lightweight package – just for a much ...

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Dometic Review: Are They The Best Caravan Appliances, Or Not?

Millions of people around the world use Dometic products. But does that automatically make them the best caravan appliances on the market? Grab a cool drink, sit back and let our Dometic review to reveal all. Who is Dometic? - Dometic has been in the caravan game since the 1960s. It was originally set up as an arm of Electrolux, which started to make inroads into the leisure market in the post-war period. Now a ...

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Caravan Accessories: The Essentials You Need

The best way to prepare for your caravan trip is to ensure that you have all the right caravan accessories. Some of these help you create a home away from home, while others ensure you stay safe wherever you travel. Find out which caravan accessories you need: - Towing Electric Brake Controller Stay safe when towing with an electric brake controller. The brake controller is mounted to your tow vehicle and sends ...

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used generator

BEWARE: Don’t buy a used generator until you read this!

Second-hand cars are one thing, but when it comes to buying a used generator, there are a few things you should be aware of. Let’s be honest, nobody likes to part with more hard-earned money than they have to, which is why the second-hand market in Australia is big business. But just like when you buy a second-hand car, if you see a used generator for sale, it’s worth stopping ...

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Should I buy or hire a generator?

Hire vs. Buy: How to know when buying a generator is cheaper There comes a time in any camper’s/renovator’s/business owner’s/farmer's life when it simply makes better sense to stop hiring a generator every time you need remote power, and buy your very own set. So how do you know when to take the plunge? Here are some of the things you should know when you hire a generator. Crommelins have been a long ...

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Pimp Your Ride: Useful Vehicle Additions For Your Road Trip

When it comes to alluring vehicle accessories, the list is infinite -  there is no shortage of gadgets you can add to make your ride stand out for your road trip. Gone are the days when only vehicles accessorized with pricey Corinthian leather can afford useful and innovative devices designed to make the driving experience richer. With a flood of enhancements to pick from, choosing can become overwhelming. Get your ‘vehicle pimping’ off ...

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