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Caravan World Issue 573

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.
insensitive error

I must applaud you for your care and also apologise for the lack thereof on my behalf. In the last issue, #572, we ran a fantastic story on significant rock art around Australia. I jumped at the opportunity to run it in Caravan World when first pitched to me by author Catherine Lawson and photographer David Barstow because I feel as a publisher of a title such as ours, we should be promoting the culture that defines so much of what Australia is today. Where I failed was in paying enough attention to what went to print and how we referenced what was seen. We ran an image depicting a burial site that may have shown deceased Aboriginal or Torres Strait elders with no mention of the fact. I am…

1 min.
tri-axle explorer goes offroad

Motorhome enthusiasts can fulfil their wildest touring ambitions now that the Discovery Explorer C-class is available in 6WD. Thanks to advancements in Multidrive Technology, the three-axle Explorer comes standard as a 4WD with an option for independent torque at each wheel. Encased in a 7m body and built on a 2.7L Toyota HiLux base, the Explorer features a full rear ensuite and a cafe dinette. The Explorer comes with air-conditioning, a 200L fridge-freezer and ample storage with off-the-grid comforts including 150L water capacity, three 105Ah batteries and four 115kW solar panels. Visit www.explorermotorhomes.com.aufor more.…

1 min.
acc branch commits to low-cost camping

NSW-based vanners who enjoy free camping can now find camaraderie at a newly-formed Sydney branch of the Australian Caravan Club (ACC). Although the 49th ACC branch to form Australia-wide, the ACC Sydney Freedom Seekers is the first dedicated to low-cost camping for the ACC in New South Wales. An events program is underway with a tagalong to the Stone the Crows Festival in Wagga Wagga set for March and a second planned in the Hunter Valley for April. “Members of the new branch are particularly interested in taking advantage of free and low cost camping facilities as we explore New South Wales and beyond,” said ACC NSW Membership Support Representative Lorraine Theodoros, herself an inaugural member of the new branch. According to Lorraine, members are advised of the facilities available on any given trip…

1 min.
news in brief

TVAN SCOUT AN INNOVATOR Innovation award winner Track Trailer has released a commemorative model of the Tvan Mk5 Canning van featured at Camper CTOTY 2018. The Scout weighs just 1045kg for easy work out on the tracks with the comforts, set-up ease and storage facility of a hardtop cabin. The celebratory model also features a full front boot to hold a 60L ARB fridge and the new pantry option optional roadside access. Visit www.tracktrailer.com.au for more. RV CAMPING SLATED FOR POINT NEPEAN Basic short-term camping suitable for 4WDs and self-sufficient RVs forms part of the Masterplan at the proposed $2.1M Quarantine Station redevelopment at Point Nepean on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. The RV-friendly campsites under consideration will cater exclusively to self-contained, low impact travellers with few service requirements for two to three days at a time. Visit…

1 min.
amarok named official tow for caravanning queensland

Caravanning Queensland has named the 2018 Volkswagen Amarok V6 Turbo Diesel its official tow vehicle by arrangement with Brisbane-based Austral Volkswagen. For 2018 and 2019, the Amarok will feature in all Caravanning Queensland activities requiring a tow vehicle, including film shoots, promotional activities and caravan show advertising. According to Jason Plant, Caravanning Queensland Trade General Manager, the Amarok is a ‘capable’ choice for the the association’s ventures. “The 2018 Volkswagen Amarok V6 turbodiesel has increased its tow rating from 3.0 tonne to a whopping 3.5 tonne towing capacity, making it one of the most capable vehicles in its class to tow caravans and enhance the outdoor and adventure lifestyle.” Mr Plant acknowledged Austral Volkswagen in a statement announcing the deal, which is said it was the first of its kind for the council. “Austral Volkswagen…

1 min.
aor gets water wise

In a bid to save water at camp and weight on tow, Australian Off Road (AOR) has devised a recycling system that directs shower water to a 20L macerator toilet tank installed in AOR vans. Compatible with all AOR vans fitted with internal showers, the system empties the recycle tank daily into the grey tank or bucket (as per normal) if no grey tank is installed. AOR says travellers will save on average 100L of shower water per 280L stored according to usage. The new system weighs approximately 5kg and sits behind the axle line thus reducing drawbar weight. In related news, AOR has also upgraded its shower options in the Odyssey with the release of a new optional powder-coated aluminium shower pod. The lightweight construction is quick to erect with the help of…