This blog is about two older Australians (well one is a kiwi who now considers himself half and half) who wanted to document their big trek around Aussie for relatives to follow our progress and help others who are planning a similar trip. We left on 31st January 2015 and got back home after around 16 months. We had an amazing time exploring this huge and fascinating country.
I write about our experiences, review caravan parks, free camping sites, towns, events and the equipment and accessories we use in the van and tow vehicle we used. You can also view some of the hundreds of photos we took and this might help inspire you.
Caravan Diesel Heater Install – Part 2
Caravan Diesel Heater Install – Part 1
This is my experience of the installation process. I’ve tried to relate it as clearly as possible and I recorded the process with plenty of photos and kept a good list of the ‘extras’ and tools I needed for the job. This is part one and I […]
Kings 60l fridge revisited
I wrote a post a while back about installing our Kings fridge but at that time we hadn’t tested it out while travelling completely off-grid. We just got back from a two week trip to western NSW where we spent quite a few […]
Lithium vs AGM Batteries – which is best?
This would be the most often asked question on camping groups and pages and the answers given by commenters range from sensible to downright uninformed and silly.
So I feel it’s a good time to provide intelligent information – especially as Spring is approaching and many are getting ready to install or upgrade their batteries. […]
Caravan & Motorhome toilets
Let’s talk about the topic we don’t like to discuss but we all need when travelling – the loo.
When free camping or staying somewhere that has no public toilets, this essential facility is as important as the […]
Simple Caravan Airconditioner installation
Now we own an older poptop without airconditioning the better half and I decided this wasn’t going to be good if we spent time in the van in the heat of summer.
We had […]
How to monitor your battery systems
Most modern caravans and campers have some kind of monitoring meters installed from new, but for older models, 4x4s and those installing new systems often want to be able to check how their batteries […]
Doing it Yourself – It’s Easier than you Think
I’m sure many of you are saying, ‘sure easy for you with your experience’, but honestly you would be surprised how simple it can be to install your own DC electrical gear in your van, 4X4 or camper. If you […]
Victron Blue Smart Charger review
These are difficult times and most of us aren’t using our vehicles nearly as much as we used to. It’s easy to forget about the batteries – both the starting kind and our ‘house’ batteries that […]
Kings 60l Fridge Review and install
Finally got around to writing about the latest additions and updates on our tow vehicle, a 2010 NT Pajero. After we sold our big van and bought a poptop (as a do-up that we had thought about […]
The Electrical Guide is Here!
Here is a list of chapters in the guide and the beginning text of each. Most chapters also have a ‘Going Deeper’ section below with more technical details and information. […]
Here’s an easy way to monitor your 12V battery
Some modern battery chargers, like the Victron Blue series which I fitted to charge the caravan battery from the mains, have […]