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Trade RVs November 2020

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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access for the future

Discovering the wild places of Western Australia is a lifestyle more and more 4WDers are enjoying each year. With the increased interest in the outback and the bush experience, come pressure and an increased impact on the environment. There has been a steady increase of rubbish being left and the degradation of the outback tracks is increasing. Track Care WA Inc is a group of volunteers with a common goal of maintaining ‘Access for the Future’ so that coming generations will be able to enjoy the fantastic country that we live in. Track Care started when a bunch of four-wheel drivers decided that the Canning Stock Route (CSR) was basically unmanaged and this created a risk for adventurers. Initially the risk was water. With 50+ wells along the route it became obvious…

rain or shine

When heading away camping for a weekend, a week or longer, it would be great to be able to guarantee sun-filled skies, warm days and crisp evenings sitting around the campfire. But alas, we cannot. It's the same when we head out to review the latest and greatest campers hitting the market. Lately, due to the lack of rain we have been experiencing in South East Queensland, the sun-filled skies part of the equation has been easy to take care of. The warm days have been like sitting in a sauna with high temps and equally high humidity. Crisp evenings around a campfire? Well, you can forget about that due to the near blanket fire bans across not only Queensland, but the entire country. When it came time to organise a day to…

an offroad drive down memory lane

In Caravan World’s long history, we’ve had the chance to review some amazing caravans, from blacktop tourers, to family vans, palaces on wheels and hardcore offroaders. In honour of our 600th issue, we take a look back at three of our favourite caravans for offroad adventurers in recent years — the Bushtracker 16, Zone RV Expedition Z-10.0 and the Titan Blackhawk 480 Hybrid. We think these represent three of the best offroad caravans available to Aussies today. Of course, manufacturers are always looking to improve and update their designs. Our review of Titan’s Blackhawk 480 was relatively recent, published in March this year, but both the Bushtracker and Zone RV have seen upgrades from the models our reviewers tested back in April and June 2019, respectively. With each of those reviews…

torture tested

Our review saw us drive to Innamincka, down the Strzelecki, through Adelaide and across the Great Australian Bight with the goal of avoiding blacktop where possible. It’s crazy to expect anyone to do the type of trip we did with a full-size camper, let alone a hard-body one with a travel height of nearly 2.5m (8ft 2in), width of over 2m (6ft 6in) and weight around 2000kg. But that’s exactly what we did, and the Expedition Series vans stood up to everything we could throw at them beautifully. CONSTRUCTION ZONE Zone RV pioneered frameless, composite bodies after years working in the marine sector. The walls and roof here are 29mm thick, and the floor 32mm. All panels are foam core (the floor has an added polymer infusion to give it extra strength…

top titan

With a beautiful Queensland summer day upon us, it was time to head to one of my favourite places, the Glasshouse Mountains. Making it even better was the fact I was going to be putting the brand new Titan Caravans Blackhawk Hybrid through its paces. UNDER TOW After leaving Titan HQ, we headed for tracks that go through the pine forests and bushland that surround the volcanic peaks. Although our van wasn’t loaded, it tracked well behind the dual cab, thanks in no small part to the Cruisemaster XT suspension that is fitted as standard (an upgrade to the full Cruisemaster air package is available). When we hit the dirt, ruts and washouts, the suspension matched with the DO35 offroad coupling to make pulling the 480H a breeze. OUTSIDE On first glance, the Blackhawk…

down by the billabong

From an impressive range of dozens of layouts across six models, the Grove 16ft single axle van sits as a compact dirt-road capable tourer in Billabong’s Drover Series of mid-level offroaders. There are so many variations across vans from 16 to 19ft and so many options available that the company has every right to call itself a custom builder. Even in the 16ft versions, there are four different layouts with choices of full or combination ensuite, L-shaped or cafe lounge, central or rear door and options with bunks. The van on review, with a central door, cafe lounge and full width ensuite at the back, is proving to be most popular with travelling couples. The layout makes the most of the small footprint and delivers a relatively lightweight model with superior manoeuvrability…