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Camper Trailer Australia Issue 153

Relaunched in May 2017, and specialising in the world of campers and adventure trips, CAMPER magazine is for those who ‘have a penchant for good banter around the campfire and beer tasting in five-million star locations’. With a bold new design and revitalised content line-up, CAMPER will showcase the best in campers, feature characters, hero destinations, gear and technology, DIY hints and techniques and a celebration of an adventurous lifestyle through Aussie eyes.

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in this issue

2 min
native bushland could hold key to more sustainable farming

IN THE HOTTER, dryer conditions created by climate change, a secret agent for more sustainable agricultural production could lie in harvesting the diverse beneficial soil microbiome in native bushland settings, scientists say. New research from CSIRO, Flinders University and La Trobe University highlights the importance of soil biological health and further potential to use organic rather than chemical farm inputs for crop production. “We know antibiotics are very useful in pharmaceuticals, and actinobacteria found plentifully and in balance in various natural environments play a vital role in the plant world,” says lead author Dr Ricardo Araujo, a visiting Flinders University researcher from the University of Porto in Portugal. “These actinobacterial communities contribute to global carbon cycling by helping to decompose soil nutrients, increase plant productivity, regulate climate support ecosystems — and are found…

1 min
travel planner

This area is remote and you need to be well equipped and experienced at desert travel. Any recovery from out here is time consuming and very expensive! While the route was easy to follow on our trip, dry and windy conditions may cover the tracks, making good navigation essential. Moon Tours (moontours.com.au) run a tag-along trip, west to east, across the Madigan Line especially for Aussie-made camper trailers. Their next camper trailer trip is just after the desert opens in March 2021. PERMITS REQUIRED You require a permit from the Central Lands Council (CLC) to travel the Madigan Line. It is easy to get and free. Website: clc.org.au/articles/info/application-for-an-entry-permit. If you have any queries, call (08) 8951 6211. Heading east on the Madigan Line from the Hay River demands permission from Adria Downs Station and…

6 min
let’s look back on what some of our expert reviewers have made of this most popular of camper trailer ranges.

JAWA SIROCCO — 2020 “A GOOD MID-RANGE CAMPER WITH ALL THE FEATURES YOU’D EXPECT SHOULD CLOCK IN AT A BUDGET-FRIENDLY $25–50K.” happy.” Kath Heiman “The Jawa Sirocco will make you smile, and your kids squeal with joy. The good times start under the four-metre awning which shades a highly functional kitchen with external wall pantry. Although the fridge slide sits outside the line of the awning, the kitchen is spread over two further slides around which the chef has ample space to shelter. A welcome inclusion is the split-level pantry drawers located on the fridge slide which allows dry goods to be stacked independently for storage. The under-sink slide-out prep bench and external wall shelf are also handy additions. The four-burner stove is functional but looks like it would be happier in a domestic…

1 min
bargain snow holidays and country escapes up for victorians

VICTORIANS LIVING outside the lockdown area looking for an escape can take advantage of two special offers this winter. Ramada Resort by Wyndham Dinner Plain is offering rooms at $149 per night and two-bedroom chalets for just $199 per night, (minimum 3-night stay) if a snow holiday appeals. This offer will run from 20 July to 19 August. Call 1800 512 255. Meanwhile Ramada Resort by Wyndham Ballarat is offering freshly refurbished one-bedroom apartments for just $149 per night or a two-bedroom apartment for $189 per night between 20 July and 19 August. Call +61 3 5337 5337. Stringent hygiene and cleanliness procedures have been introduced at each of these resorts to create the safest experience possible for guests. Hospital-grade disinfectants are in use, housekeeping teams are regularly cleaning high-touch areas and setting…

1 min
simple luxuries

SPICY MAPLE CHICKEN KEBABS Time: 25 MINUTES Serves: 12 Ingredients: • 4 free range chicken breasts, cubed• ¾ cup maple syrup (use the real stuff!)• ¾ cup soy sauce• 2 tbsp Sriracha sauce (use less if you have people sensitive to the heat)• 1 red capsicum, cubed• 1 yellow capsicum, cubed METHOD Stir together maple syrup, soy sauce and Sriracha sauce in a bowl and add the chopped chicken breasts. Place in a resealable plastic bag in the fridge. Chop up capsicum and place in a reusable container in the fridge overnight before your trip. Once you’re ready to cook, soak skewers in water for 10 minutes. Skewer chicken pieces, red and yellow capsicum onto the skewers. Grill on a hot plate or stove top (ladling some of the extra sauce on top while cooking) for around…

11 min
you little beauty

At one point on our review trip, I thought we were going to fold the entire towing setup in half. Ute on top of trailer, vice versa, or at least some sort of mangled mess in the middle. First, we bent it one way, and then the other. Just to be sure, moments later, we bent it back the other way again — nothing like pushing and testing your gear to the limits. If Johnny from Bushwakka ever needed justification that upgrading the hitch on his Tourer Series of offroad camper trailers to a Cruisemaster DO35 was the right thing to do, this was it! After seeing the angles this little trailer can handle, it probably won't be long before it's starring in some YouTube clip descending down a near vertical drop-off.…