Australia On Track – Our Conversations

Regular podcasts, or as we like to call them ‘Our Conversations’ have been referred to as two blokes sitting around a campfire, chewing the fat. Our ‘fat’ will include industry professionals, seasoned travellers and experts from all fields, near and far.

Join us around that campfire, as we get Australia On Track!


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.

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A trip up the Darling

A chat about a few things including a trip up the Darling … the studio … the Palais De Chook. We thought it was poultry in motion (sorry).

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Podcast / Workshop – INSURANCE

Insurance? Natural disasters? Are you covered properly? Do you understand your policy?
Are you restricted in the areas that you can go, the surfaces you can travel on and the length away from home (permanent travel)?

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Towing Mirrors

We spend heaps on a shiny new van, then often scrimp on the extras needed for towing it.
Let’s talk mirrors … strap on, magnetic or the big elephant ears, permanently mounted extendable style?

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Bit of this … Bit of that!

We chat about Strathalbyn and other van parks near capital cities, we cover gas ‘stuff’ including portable heating and bayonet fittings.
Then Chris asks me to name the best thing about 3 items, a billy, a water filter and wait for it … a dunny.

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Dual Batteries – Solar

Solar Power can get so confusing.
What do size do I need, what can I run, what about dual batteries, do I use a solid panel or a folding panel, the list goes on.

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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.

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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.

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4WD Weigh In

It’s time to weigh in on another subject!
A lot is discussed about caravans being overweight, but what about tow vehicles, particularly 4WD’s?
Please read on and listen to our podcast.

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Gadgets & Apps getting Australia On Track

Chris, the Gadget guy for 4WDs and I sit down to discussed some gadgets, apps and bits and pieces, that could be useful on your travels … or not ☺. I also write about this ridiculous new craze Pokemon GO … or is it ridiculous?
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Service


A few adjustments, wheel bearings re-greased, a good look over and a pretty good report, we were happy. But it does raise the questions of what happens in a service, how often should we get it done and what is one of the most common faults detected?

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Pre Trip Checks


Only one example … Check your wheel nuts before you go. Not to tighten them more, but that you can undo them.
Sometimes after a service the wheel nuts may be done up too tight using air tools such that you can’t undo them.

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Podcasts – Time to get upbeat and download!


I can’t stand it when we’re listening intently and the fade and crackle starts, eventually losing the station and hoping to pick it up on another frequency … doesn’t always happen. It’s time to get upbeat and download all sorts of podcasts. Press read more for some more information.

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Series 2 – Ep 5 – Aerials / UHF


Still working on my handle but … breaker, breaker … got your ears on? I’ll back it down and hope you copy, because I need some big ears as my chopped top isn’t doing it for me. Don’t want to go the big mama so I shot the breeze with DJ Cruise. He had some forty-fours before cutting loose.
Need the translation? … read more for that, plus some pics and handy channel information.

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