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Trade RVs May 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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long distance touring; the good, the bad, the ugly

I’m going to be completely honest with you. It was 2018 and I was planning the longest adventure I’d ever attempted, an east to west crossing of Australia. Most people cross from Byron Bay to Steep Point, but I wanted to do it differently, by following the Tropic of Capricorn from Rockhampton on the east coast and eight weeks later, finishing on the west coast at Ningaloo Reef. As the Tropic of Capricorn sweeps across the continent, it can be reached in some truly magical spots — Diamantina National Park, Hay River Track, Sandy Blight Junction Track, Gary Highway, Talawana Track and Warroora Station, just to name a few. The trip took months of planning, organising permits, booking campsites, farm stays, and caravan parks. A lot of work went into preparing…

musketeer by name

Front bedroom, rear bathroom layouts are very common in the Australian caravan scene, however there are some vans, like Crusader’s Musketeer Athos, that are a little different. The designers of the 6.45m (21ft 2in) van have reversed the layout, so the bathroom is at the front and the bedroom at the rear. Nothing too radical, just a slightly different perspective. Max Mayo is the dealer principal of Crusader Newcastle, and thought the Athos was worth a look, so I motored up the M1 freeway north of Sydney to take the van out for a spin. The Musketeer sits right in the middle of the Crusader range, at the Silver specification level. My review van had been fitted with what Crusader call the X Country discounted upgrade bundle. It’s all factory fitted and…

room for four

It’s been a topsy-turvy world in the RV industry these past 12 months or so to say the least. Manufacturers have certainly benefitted from the many would-be travellers who are now staying in Australia rather than travelling overseas to destinations ranging far and wide. Difficulty meeting demand has certainly been a problem, and it’s almost surprising when manufacturers like Avida have the time to introduce new models like the Busselton motorhome. Named after the city in south-west Western Australia, the Busselton is, like the Avida Esperance, based on the Iveco Daily motorhome and is available in three different layouts, all of which are C Class four-berth. The first has a slide-out, the second a double bed in the rear, and single beds for the third. For this review I opted for the…