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Trade RVs

June 2021

Offering our readers a comprehensive selection of new and used Caravans, Motorhomes, campervans, camping trailers, 4x4s and accessories, which are offered for sale throughout Australia by Dealers and Private advertisers.

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moving with the times

Many offroad caravans built in Australia have similar characteristics — they are relatively heavy and usually require a heavy-duty vehicle, like a Toyota LandCruiser, for towing. It was something of a surprise, therefore, when I came across a Summer Life RV Xplorer 5.8 caravan, which is built for offroad use, but has an external body length of 5.8m (19ft) and a tare of just 2300kg. Summer Life RV is headed up by James Kaufmann and based at Newcastle, NSW. It has been around for quite a while but previously concentrated on the fifth wheeler and slide-on camper markets. More recently though, Summer Life made a move into the caravan sector, using the same building techniques as in its other RVs. STEELWORK Starting at the base, the Xplorer 5.8 has a 450 grade steel chassis…

a shire with spirit

GLORIOUS GWYDIR Tucked away in the New England region of New South Wales, the picturesque Gwydir Shire starts at the Nandewar Range north of Bells Mountain, continuing north almost to the Queensland border. Bordered by Moree Plains and Narrabri Shires to the west, Tamworth Regional area to the south, and to the east by Inverell, Guyra, and Uralla Shires, Gwydir is a region brimming with beautiful small towns to explore. Gems in their own right replete with colourful histories, each town hosts events throughout the year including agricultural shows, race meetings, rodeos, and bike rallies to name a few. The Shire is bursting at the seams with activities that will have the entire family begging to go back for more on the next holiday. Whether it’s exploring the gorgeous countryside on horseback,…

classic comfort

For the model year 2020 (MY20) Wayfinder, the wizzkids on the computers back at New Age HQ have redesigned the front end, rearranged and added space to internal cabinetry, and made some big changes to the packages buyers can choose from for this traditional style camper. It cuts a familiar shape; it is the original and still a super popular style that started the craze of low drag, compact camping campers evolved from. Our test model is the 12-foot family, the smaller of the two-model range, with the 13-foot couples model its stablemate. You might think the 12 was the smaller of the two but it’s not. It's a double ender with acres of room internally thanks to its big width and tall roof. Both models come available in two…

living to tell the tail of the trail

We had pulled up at a wayside stop just west of the now defunct Yalata Roadhouse on the long haul across to Western Australia from the east coast. Not that we were going all the way to Perth or even Norseman, our intention being to head north from west of the Nullarbor Roadhouse through the Nullarbor Regional Reserve to the tiny railway outpost of Cook before turning west to Forrest and beyond. It was a pleasant evening and we pulled well back off the highway and away from the thrum of any passing traffic. I was out of our van admiring the view of the nothingness stretching away to the horizon when ol’ Joe (I have no idea of his real name and it’s better that way) towing his van decided,…

german adaptability

The campervan concept has, in recent years, spiked hugely in popularity. The range of vans out there on the road can seem intimidating — especially for first-time owners — and what is needed in terms of a base vehicle is of course always dependent on the needs of the camper-to-be. Manufacturers that can balance a supreme level of customisation without sacrificing quality in all aspects of the end product seem few and far between. This is where Achtung Campers shines among its competition. BEHIND THE WHEEL The Achtung VW T6.1 Campervan finds an excellent base in the Volkswagen Transporter van, currently up to its new ‘6.1’ iteration. Volkswagen Transporters have long since proven themselves to be at the top of their class, and the updated model demonstrates this perfectly. The driver assistance…