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Camper Trailer Australia Issue 163

Relaunched in May 2017, and specialising in the world of campers and adventure trips, CAMPER magazine is for those who ‘have a penchant for good banter around the campfire and beer tasting in five-million star locations’. With a bold new design and revitalised content line-up, CAMPER will showcase the best in campers, feature characters, hero destinations, gear and technology, DIY hints and techniques and a celebration of an adventurous lifestyle through Aussie eyes.

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1 min
domestic travel is on the rise

COMMISSIONED BY Tourism Australia, TripTech’s road trip dashboards have seen strong evidence in a renewed interest for regional getaways in South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia. TechTrip’s Summer Report on the In-Trip behavious of the Domestic Traveller and the Evolution of the Australian Road Trip reveals the Australian Independent Traveller’s behaviours and travel patterns over summer 2020/21. The report shows a 43 per cent increase in app engagement over the summer compared to the previous year, highlighting the domestic market’s contribution to the recovery of tourism in Australia. TripTech and CamperMate CEO, Nick Baker, said that the analysis of the unique pre and in-trip behaviour of domestic travellers helps show trends in travel. “[It] pinpoints exactly where domestic travellers have stepped up to fill the gap left by international travellers, what regions have benefitted…

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cruisemaster recall

CRUISEMASTER, known for its all-terrain towing technology, has recalled its 10in and 12in Electric Trailer Brakes shipped from Cruisemaster between 4 February 2021 and 20 April 2021. The company has stated that the cable operated Park Brake Lever has been manufactured in a way that may cause it to fail in some circumstances. It is still safe to tow a vehicle fitted with the Brake as the electronically activated Service Brake is unaffected by the fault. When disconnecting the trailer from the tow vehicle, extreme caution should be taken as if the Park Brake is being applied and the Lever fails, the trailer may move in an uncontrollable manner. It is highly recommended that the trailer is not attached to the tow vehicle that wheel chocks are used to secure the vehicle, until the…

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travel planner

Stay and dump Winton Dump Point located in Vindex Street, Winton. [-22.387290, 143.032195] Within the township there are three caravan and camping parks. Long Water Hole Located 4km south-west of Winton, Long Waterhole is a picturesque, free campsite on the banks of a man-made billabong. Good for birdlife, bush walking, canoeing, kayaking and watching the sunset over the water. Suitable for everyone from 2WDs to big rigs. No facilities, some mobile phone coverage (depending on your carrier) and pets are welcome. Drive down Winton-Jundah Road for 2km then turn left and travel along a dirt road for another 2km. [-22° 24' 42.96", 143° 3' 29.47"] Ayrshire Hills The ancient, eroded hills are covered in stunted Gidgee and this area by the side of the highway on the way to Kynuna is often used for an overnight stay.…

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specs opus op4

Tare1370kg (or 1455kg with roof rack) ATM 1990kg Payload 620kg (or 535kg with roof rack) Ball weight 140kg SuspensionIndependent trailing arm with coil springs and dual shocks Brakes 12” electric, plus handbrake and electrical breakaway CouplingArticulating polyblock Chassis/drawbarGalvanised steel Frame Aluminium frame with composite panel exterior Wheel/tyre15” alloy wheels, 235/75R15 offroad tyres Tentcanvas 340g Micro-Weave Polycotton (tough tent) StyleInflatable dual fold DIMENSIONS Dimensions (closed) 5600mm inc. spare tyre (L) x 2150mm (W) x 1450mm (H) Dimensions (set-up) 6140mm (L) x 2100 (W) x 3200mm (H) Approximate footprint (setup with annexe) 6190mm x 4215mm Optional Accessories Water 2 x 80L tanks plus with 2 x 12V pumps, plus 2 x 20L jerry can holders Gas 2 x 9kg holders Kitchen Stainless steel with four-burner, wind guards, sink, rack, extendable working space and cutlery drawer; separate slide for 61L fridge (soon there’ll be room for a 95L model, plus pantry space)…

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fast facts

Where: 350km north-west of Windorah, 260km east of Bedourie, 290km south-west of Winton When: Best time to visit is March–October How: All access roads to and within the park are unsealed and often impassable in wet conditions; suitable only for 4WD vehicles and high clearance vans and trailers What:Indigenous culture, pastoral history, birdwatching, fishing, canoeing, scenic driving, sightseeing, bush camping Stay:Hunters Gorge and Gum Hole campgrounds; toilets only; camping permits required — $6.65 per person per night, or $26.60 per family per night Bring: Be self-sufficient, bring lots of water and extra fuel. All supplies are available at the nearest towns…

4 min
flexibility when travelling

MANY OF US are about to head off travelling this year after last year's somewhat disrupted or non-existent travel. And, as we head deeper into 2021 and snap closures are still happening in different states at random, we’re all probably realising that this is the way it’s going to be in the near future. We actually got caught in Victoria’s last lockdown while travelling in the Victorian Alps east of Omeo. At the time, we were camped at one of our favourite campsites when we heard the news from a couple of other travellers that a lockdown was due to start that evening. With not much choice for a re-supply, we headed to the nearest town and bought some essentials and then headed for the bush again, finding a pleasant little spot…