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 […]

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 […]

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 selling but ended up loving it so much we kept it) we decided that getting a portable […]

The Electrical Guide is Here!

I’ve been receiving many questions about my upcoming eBook guide on caravan & motorhome electrical systems. Most want to know what is in the guide, so I’ve prepared a quick list of chapters and the beginning text of each. Most chapters also have a ‘Going Deeper’ section below with more technical details. […]

Problems / Solutions / Great Ideas

It’s been a while since I wrote about our trip preparations and a couple of people who visit the blog have mentioned that they are about to do a similar trip to us, so I’ll write a quick summary of problems / solutions / great ideas etc.
Problem 1:  The Fridge. This has finally been […]

Worth every cent : Clearview Mirrors

I had been ‘hinting’ to Carolyne for some time that I was concerned about the mirror setup on the Pajero. We have the ‘clip on’ type mirrors, which are a pain to setup correctly (and securely – we’ve had them fall off before, luckily they weren’t damaged) and preventing them from folding back whenever a truck passed would have involved duct tape or some other Heath Robinson contraption.
We had seen on other forums how popular […]

Finally. Success!

It’s been a long time, a fair bit of lost sleep but we have finally won with the Pajero rust problem. If you aren’t up with the problems, here’s a quick recap: We discovered rust at the top of the rear doors of our 2010 Pajero and soon found out it was a known […]

Damn. Bit of a setback…

Well, we had our new tow vehicle, a 2010 Mitsubishi Pajero diesel for two weeks, took it for a drive to Canberra to see how it went when – bang – an idiot somehow didn’t see us stopped at the lights and ran into the back of us doing around 50km/h.
No injuries luckily – we were hit by a Prado which isn’t a light vehicle, so we are impressed with the Pajero’s toughness. […]