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Caravan World Issue 565

Caravan World is the definitive guide that gives caravanners the know-how and confidence to pursue their touring dreams. At its heart, Caravan World is committed to enabling caravan travel in Australia, through informed testing of RV products, helpful tips and advice and showcasing great destinations and activities.

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2 min.
the long road north

Here at CW HQ, in Melbourne, Vic, there’s a newfound nip in the air. The first morning frost has arrived, woodfires are burning around the clock, the High Country has received plenty of new season snowfall, and the so-called ‘Grey Wave’ has started heading north. In other words, winter has well and truly arrived! For many RVers, this time of year signals the time to hit the road - time to throw the dust cover off the caravan or motorhome, pack the shorts and swimsuits, leave the winter woollies behind and join the queues flooding up the east and west coasts to warmer climates such as the Kimberley, Port Douglas, and Cape York. For some, it’s the perfect opportunity to cruise into their favourite site in their favourite caravan park, catch up…

1 min.
bright future ahead for cmca

With the rapid growth of the RV industry in Australia, the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia (CMCA) understands that we have the responsibility to ensure government and industry bodies recognise the potential social, economic and environmental benefits of this sector. In the past, the CMCA has hosted a number of forums designed to provide policy makers, suppliers, industry bodies and the media, with an opportunity to learn about the trends of the RV industry, the role technology plays within the industry, sustainability initiatives, as well the ways in which these professionals can maximise the benefits of engaging with the sector. In May, the CMCA hosted an RV Futures Forum in Brisbane. This successful event attracted over 60 key government, industry and consumer representatives. With presentations from Phillip Pearce (James Cook University),…

1 min.
new models for winnebago

Winnebago has launched three new motorhome products this year, to join its first rough-road X-Country caravan which was launched earlier this year. The new range of motorhomes boast fibreglass exteriors, quality internal cabinetry, and an innovative design that provides variety for buyerst. The expansion of the motorhome range complements Winnebago’s current product offering bringing it to a total of eight models. The four-berth additions of the Coogee, Kirra and Jervis are built on the Iveco chassis.…

2 min.
al-ko launches new enduro touring suspension for onroaders

AL-KO has unveiled a new trailing arm suspension system for on-road caravans and camper trailers. The new suspension, called Enduro Touring, is the third product in the popular and hugely successful Enduro range of suspension systems in as many years, joining the fully offroad Enduro Outback and rough-road Enduro Cross-Country. While Enduro Touring is aimed at on-road vans and campers, it can also be used on graded dirt roads. AL-KO’s managing director Peter Mannfolk said Enduro Touring was created to meet industry demand for a trailing arm suspension system for on-road vans so they can enjoy the same benefits and comfort as offroad vans. Previously, all AL-KO on-road suspension systems have consisted of beam axle and leaf springs. AL-KO says Enduro Touring will be more efficient at absorbing road shocks, leading to “a much…

1 min.
help for road and rest stop users to ‘coexist’

The Caravan Industry Association of Australia has welcomed National Heavy Vehicle Regulator support for an education and awareness campaign to help road and rest stop users to ‘Coexist’ as part of a wider initiative to deliver safer roads. The Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative called for value-for-money initiatives that deliver significant heavy vehicle safety benefits. Stuart Lamont, Caravan Industry Association of Australia chief executive, said the ‘Coexist’ initiative was one of 12 programs approved for a share of the $3.9 million by the NHVR, supported by the Federal Government. “The Coexist initiative will be a partnership education program with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator and others, designed to address growing conflicts between RV users and heavy vehicle drivers at rest stops and on the road,” Lamont said. “The campaign will inform RV travellers about…

2 min.
slr’s desert trek to help fight depression

For those who battle mental health issues, everyday life can be gruelling with no end in sight. In an attempt to ease some of the burden for those who fight the ‘black dog’, Stewart Boswerger from SLRV Expedition Trucks and Callie Le Roux from Brisbane Truck Centre, will cycle across the Simpson Desert to raise money and awareness. They’ll be cycling as part of the gruelling DesertMAN Can event in August. Its primary focus is fundraising for beyondblue which helps Australians who suffer from anxiety and depression. In preparation, they took part in the recent overnight LunarC eight hour mountain bike ride. As tough as it was, the pair supported each other to make it through. “It was a great achievement for us both, especially being amateur cyclists who haven’t participated in…