Caravan Diesel Heater Install – Part 2

As promised, here’s the next installment of the eBay diesel heater fitting process, if you haven’t read it already, I suggest you start at part one. Weather and a small DIY accident delayed the job (sliced a finger with the Stanley knife, proceeded to do the ‘man thing’ after the doc patched me up […]

Caravan Diesel Heater Install – Part 1

Our plan is to travel to Tasmania next year and even though it will be in the summer months we expect some chilly days and nights. As we want to free camp as much as possible, a way of staying warm will be essential and a diesel heater seemed to be the best and […]

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 nights free camping without power so I thought an update on […]

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. […]

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 previously taken our portable unit away and I had tried to get the hot air exhaust out of the van – […]

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 and solar chargers are performing. I often see questions posted on social media platforms like Facebook, asking about the best […]

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 are reasonably skilled with a screwdriver and a cordless drill, you don’t really need […]

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 provide our caravans, campers and motorhomes with power when we need it. If they aren’t maintained and kept […]