Winch V Lockers

Winch V Lockers

Of course it would be nice if we could just be like the little girl in the Mexican Nachos TV advert and with a shrug of the shoulders say “Who not have both?” But sometimes it’s just not possible.
Inspirational Memories

Inspirational Memories

Not too many kids will remember their best weekend watching TV, but you can bet they’ll tell all their friends about the weekend by a billabong. So what drives us, inspires us, or incites us to want to travel the open road?
Weight … What about the water?

Weight … What about the water?

Something that can be often overlooked is the water content simply because it is a necessity of life and its importance usually outweighs its actual weight. But at a kilogram per litre it can soon add a significant amount to the laden weight of your van. But there is in fact a greater impact water is having on vans than just sheer weight. Its force!
Water Filtration

Water Filtration

We prepped our filter appropriately, hooked up the water supply and walked away happy in the knowledge we would have an endless flow of crystal clear water from the van tap system for the duration of our stay. Until it stopped after just a few days.
Refrigerators – Compressor or 3 Way

Refrigerators – Compressor or 3 Way

Refrigerators - Compressor or 3 Way Do you have adequate solar? 3 Way was in your van at time of purchase … why change? Is gas more reliable? What’s the cheapest to run? Well … our preference is a compressor fridge, and in our podcast you’ll find out why. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/295985534" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=false" height="120" iframe="true" /]
Understanding Mechanics

Understanding Mechanics

It might just save you a bundle and add to some fun on the tracks.   Gday, Chris here again. There’s been a few drinks between yarns, as the wife and I have been busy making some plans to travel a bit more, down the road a little though. I guess you could say...
Roof Racks

Roof Racks

It might be towing your van to your favourite fishing spot for the weekend, or exploring and travel as many miles as possible, maybe heading off into the deep wilderness or far outback with a group of mates. Everyone is different, but common amongst each pursuit is where to pack all the ‘necessities’ of travel and camping. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/282538345" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=false" height="120" iframe="true" /]
Burns … Are you prepared?

Burns … Are you prepared?

Every experience is a learning opportunity, and in this case Chris has picked up a few tips on treating burns properly and added a little more knowledge to the memory bank for future travels. Read more for full story, burns treatments and first aid kit information. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/282094518" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=false" height="120" iframe="true" /]
Bush Welding

Bush Welding

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Petrol v Diesel

Petrol v Diesel

This old campfire argument has been going on for years and will probably never let up. Everyone has their own opinions and reasons for choosing what they buy. Well for now they do.
Compressors

Compressors

This essential item for your 4WD has been flogged to death in the market. There is so much junk around now it’s near impossible to tell the rubbish from the reliable. So here are a few tips on selecting your next compressor and what to avoid.
Communications Spectrum

Communications Spectrum

Mobiles phones and Satellite phones do have their place in travel, but each has their drawback. The modern smartphone has taken the consumer world by storm and it's almost a basic necessity of modern life and social interaction.
Chillin’ Time

Chillin’ Time

The insulation is absolutely critical to any fridge performance and the same applies to the little one shoved in the back of your 4WD with the sun glaring through the window to add a little challenge to the compressor.
The Shocking truth!

The Shocking truth!

Now to clear up a little bit of myth on leaf springs before we go too far, there is a particular aspect of this spring design which is sometimes misunderstood as self-dampening.

Series 1 – Ep. 4 – Service & Maintenance

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/234329690" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=false" height="120" iframe="true" /] Service and maintenance ... How often do you get your van serviced, what do you need to look for, is there any regular maintenance checks that you could do? Find out these ... and more!