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Trade RVs March 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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carried away

Expanding on their 30-year heritage of agricultural manufacturing, Jacksons first entered the slide-on game in the mid-2000s when they started producing steel shells for the slide-ons made by another South Aussie brand, Candy Canvas. In 2014, when the previous owners retired, Wayne and Marg of Jacksons purchased the product. Since then, they’ve revolutionised it, switching to aluminium and introducing the hard-lidded design, which now outguns its soft-top ancestor. On an unseasonably sunny day during what has been a rainy start to our southern winter, Emma and I headed out with Wayne and Marg, and their lead man Stu, to check out the Hard Lid model, in both single and dual cab versions. Here's what we found out. TRUE BLUE Jacksons’ 30 staff manufacture Carry Me Campers from the ground up in Murray Bridge, a…

kakadu kingpin

With the fog slowly starting to lift, we arrived at our location in the Brisbane Valley for a day of rigorous testing. In tow was the third iteration of the popular V2 Kakadu forward fold camper trailer from Swag Campers, the appropriately named V2 Kakadu Generation 3. Looking resplendent in its shiny silver duco, we decided that it might be best if we set the camper up first, taking all the pretty pictures we needed before running it through the mud and ruts later during our offroad testing. SETTING UP IS SIMPLE After finding a great little spot down by the babbling brook, it didn't take much to disconnect the trailer, give it a quick level up thanks to the four stabiliser legs and get ready to deploy the main tent. As with any forward…

new england the southern way

We started our trip early in the morning — too early really — but such was our keenness to make the first stop, Cullendore High Country, a privately run farmstay on the edges of the Great Dividing Range (GDR) that, should you believe the images on the internet, is my kind of paradise. Only a few leisurely hours’ drive down from Brisbane, caravan in tow, it’s a stop worth planning before you hit the more commonly known reaches of northern New England High Country (NEHC). The best route — note I did not say fastest — is to come down via the Cunningham Highway, which reaches south from Ipswich before turning west for Warwick. Taking this route can still be busy traffic-wise, but you’ll get to see some fantastic productive land flowing…

come in spinner

The motto for both the lucky owners and the builder of this special van could well be, “If something’s worth doing it's worth doing well.” When Dee and Steve commissioned their new van, they entrusted the task to the team at Spinifex on Queensland’s Deception Bay, just north of Brisbane. They had already owned a 20ft 6in Spinifex Epix after hearing about the brand from happy owners on an around-Australia trip in 2018 where the van they were travelling let them down. After enjoying the Epix for a year, they decided they wanted something more substantial. Their time with the Spinifex proved the capability of the van and the build quality, but their next van was going to take them on lengthy escapes to distant corners of the country, and they…

fold away antennas

The Fold Away Antenna was ›irst designed in 1989 in Little Mountain on the Sunshine Coast, as a tough antenna specifically for RVs, that could survive any Australian conditions. Television has changed a lot since those early days, but the Fold Away Antenna team haven’t rested on their early success. Today, the new Fold Away Antenna is designed to pick up horizontal and vertical polarised transmission of both analogue and digital television signals. The Sunshine Coast team’s reputation in the industry has certainly grown, as evidenced by the many caravan manufacturers that partner with Fold Away Antennas to include one as a standard feature. But that doesn’t mean they’ve given up on DIY caravanners who like to install their own upgrades. Fold Away Antennas have distributors in all states of Australia, as…