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Camper Trailer Australia Issue 155

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

1 min
emergency contacts

It is a good idea to ensure you have vital phone contact details in your phone. All phones have this option. These could include all or some of the following: • State Emergency Service (SES) – 132 500 • Police Assistance Line (PAL) – 131 444 (except Victoria) • Disaster information lines in your State/region (i.e. bushfire information line, cyclone action advice line, Bureau of Meteorology, etc) • Electricity/gas/water/telephone providers • Roads and traffic agency • Local Council office • Workplace and dangerous goods advice line • Neighbours • Interstate or regional family contact • Family members’ workplaces • Children’s school/childcare • Local doctor’s surgery • Local hospital or health service • Poisons information line • Veterinary practice…

3 min
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 those adventurers that wanted to travel the route. Initially the risk was water and considering…

4 min
high country mysteries

THE HIDDEN Valley of the Alps is probably one of the most iconic destinations in the Victorian High Country. Completely surrounded by mountains, the Wonnangatta Valley was first discovered by A.W. Howitt in 1860. Wonnangatta Station was taken up soon after by American prospector Oliver Smith in 1866. With his wife and young son, Harry Smith, they were the first white people to call the valley home. The original homestead built by the Smiths, then later enlarged by the Bryce family, was accidentally burnt down by bushwalkers in May 1957. However, in 1917–18, a more dramatic happening occurred in this verdant valley when the infamous Wonnangatta Murders took place. In December 1917, then Wonnangatta Station manager, James Barclay, hired John Bamford as a cook and odd-job man. Barclay was warned about Bamford, a…

1 min
travel planner

WHERE: Buckland Valley is 380km north of Melbourne. Porepunkah and Myrtleford are your best bet for last minute supplies. WHEN TO GO: Spring–Autumn. DRIVING CONDITIONS: Most tracks are easy to moderate. CAMPING: Numerous sites, most with fireplaces, but just only Ah Youngs has a toilet. PERMITS/RESTRICTIONS: No permits required. Some tracks (not the main access to valley) are subject to seasonal closure. FACILITIES: Normal travellers’ facilities and camping ground/accommodation at nearby Porepunkah, Myrtleford and Bright. MORE INFO: brightvictoria.com.au…

9 min
raising the roof on alu-cab

When it comes to setting up your 4WD as a tourer, a rooftop tent is often a popular choice. When Joe and Rhianna decided to add one to their 79 Series ‘Cruiser, a hardtop was the only thought they had. The hardtop rooftop tent market is huge these days, but it didn’t take long for the young couple to discover the Alu-Cab Gen 3 Expedition, and after a visit to Get Off Road 4x4 in Wodonga, their minds were made up. The sleek design of the Alu-Cab now sits beautifully atop the black canopy, and the speed in which Joe and Rhianna can set up camp has blown them away. Within a minute they’re sitting down with cold beers and relaxing after a long day’s drive, and they couldn’t be happier.…

2 min
rv sales jump as vic factories shut

SALES OF CARAVANS have boomed in Victoria as Australians pivot toward domestic travel, but there is some concern about the ability of manufacturers to supply vans given the state’s tough lockdowns. According to Rob Lucas, Chief Executive of Caravan Industry Victoria, the stage 4 restrictions in Melbourne have effectively shut down RV manufacturers in August and September. Given 90 per cent of recreational vehicles are made in the state, that means delivery times are stretching out to six months as builders play catch-up. “The difficulty now of course is that we have been shut for a while and now the supply is drying up all over the country,” he said. “The ability to put new vehicles into the market has been severely curtailed.” Supply issues haven’t dampened the huge uptick in demand for…