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Caravan World Issue 577

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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in this issue

2 min.
kirstie bedford

I am excited to be taking the helm of Caravan World, but alas it will be short-lived as I’ve decided to go more 'glamping' than 'camping' and have taken on a new role (outside of Adventures Group) launching a new luxury travel magazine. Caravan World is an institution and it was a difficult decision to make, but you’ll be left in great hands within the Adventures family. In this issue, we give you the second half of the AL-KO Toughest Tow Test content, and you’ll see much from former editor Tim Van Duyl and field editor Peter Quilty, who have tested practically everything possible to ensure a smooth run on your next travels. I have also continued my investigative features on topics of significance to the industry, which impact your travelling experience.…

1 min.
bailey brings more jobs to manufacturing

European Bailey announced it will be assembling its Pamplona vans in Australia. Bailey, which says it builds the lightest caravans in its class, already designs and builds the Rangefinder and Coastal range in Australia. It was importing Pamplona, but says it'll now assemble the vans in Australia, creating more jobs in RV manufacturing in Melbourne. National marketing manager Lance van Geelen says they can't say how many jobs at this stage but, “we will be setting up a separate production line and we'll need to employ new jobs for that”. He says the original Pamplona had some limitations in the design and it will adjust it to a chassis designed and manufactured in Australia with greater ground clearance, large water tanks, greater payload capacity and a new entrance door.…

1 min.
caravan club calls for summit with truckie

Australian Caravan Club (ACC) is calling for a summit to resolve issues between truckies and RVers on the road. Chairman Craig Humphrey says the ACC and other recreational vehicle clubs and trucking organisations are running individual campaigns to educate both truckies and vanners, but a summit could pool ideas together, save on each individual organisation’s resources, and see a targeted and more effective campaign. He wants to see protocols developed for both road-user groups. “All affected stakeholder groups need to collaborate together, be working off the same page and at the same time, be delivering the same message. At the moment we are seeing several stakeholders including our own club using individual resources, at times with slightly different messages, that are not reaching the full targeted audiences. “Collaboration between all stakeholder groups including transport…

1 min.
world's largest caravan show set to wow

The world's largest caravan show, Caravan Salon, kicks off in Dusseldorf, Germany, next month (25 August), promising to be even bigger and better than last year. More than 600 exhibitors will show more than 130 caravan and motorhome brands, as well as more than 2,100 leisure vehicles at the largest international trade fair for motorhomes and caravans in the world. The event focuses on not only showcasing new RVs, but also giving visitors a complete market overview with new products and innovations including electronic tools that make using RVs easier Its technology section was so popular last year, it opened a second technology hall to facilitate all of the exhibitors wanting to showcase components and installations. New this year is an area focused on rentals, due to what it says is the growing trend…

1 min.
campers sitting on design gold

Aussie campsite technology is making waves with RedVision by REDARC and the RS-1 King Single Swag and HOTSPOT camp chair by OZTENT recognised at Australia’s recent Good Design Awards. RedVision, which lets travellers control their van and camper electronics either by mobile phone or dedicated LED unit, was described by the jury as a great overall product, earning plaudits for its ease of use . “This is a clean, integrated solution that is reliable and robust. Clever interface that is super simple to use and operate. “The fuse box can be accessed easily for replacing when needed and a faulty fuse is lit and identified, making it really easy to replace - big plus for that,” the jury wrote. According to REDARC, RedVision protects and distributes power accepting inputs from a range of battery…

1 min.
aussies booking holidays on boss' time

Millions of Australian employees are researching and booking their next holiday when they should be working according to a new study by comparison site finder.com.au. The research reveals two in three Australian workers – equivalent to eight million people – actively plan their next escape on the boss’ time. It shows the average Aussie employee spends 57 minutes a week doing research, which equates to a cumulative total of 7.6 million hours wasted every week. This lost productivity is costing Aussie businesses $280.8 million in wages every single week, or $14.6 billion annually. Male employees are more guilty of vacation distraction with 67% admitting to organising travel at work compared to 61% of female workers. Men use 64 minutes a week dipping into work time to plan a holiday in…