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Camper Trailer Australia Issue 158

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

4 min
steppin’ out

WHILE A well-equipped 4WD and camper can get you to many of this country’s hidden treasures, now and again it’s worthwhile venturing out on tracks that support hiking boots rather than all-terrain tyres. And if there’s one place in Australia this principle holds true more than any other, it would have to be Tasmania. It’s hard to appreciate just how much of Tasmania is inaccessible by road until you begin to plan a road trip. While the State’s 68,000sqkm of geography is only serviced by around 3700km of state-owned roadway, it doesn’t take long to see that most of this infrastructure services north and eastern Tasmania. Over in the rugged west, your options to drive the beautiful, rugged landscape are still remarkably limited, and deliberately so. Tasmania has been ground zero for…

12 min
high flying drifter

Any successful camper manufacturer — as with anyone in business — listens to their customer base. And, for any manufacturer, the experience that irks the most is watching a potential customer walk away because you have nothing to offer in the type of camper they’re seeking. And so it was — and is — with Cub. The constant refrain from Cub’s salespeople after camper shows was that they had to watch customers for doublefold campers walk off because the company had nothing to meet that need. Cub had made the plunge into forwardfold designs with the very successful Frontier, “So how come we don’t have a doublefold?” Nobody had an answer, so work began. There was over 12 months of design and planning before the first components for the new camper sprang…

4 min
how do offroad campers enhance your experience?

Many overlanders find the thought of owning an offroad camper attractive, and with the opportunities to travel extensively within Australia about to explode, Camper Australia thought it would be a great opportunity to discover how offroad campers can improve your camping adventures But what is it about an offroad camper that can enhance your camping experience so much? Is it the comfort level, its greater capabilities or that it allows you to reach that secret location off the beaten track? Let’s find out. “WHAT IS IT ABOUT AN OFFROAD CAMPER THAT CAN ENHANCE YOUR CAMPING EXPERIENCE SO MUCH?” GREATER CAPABILITIES One beauty of an offroad camper or hybrid is that it allows you to carry both the right gear and enough supplies for extended stays in remote country. The base from which they are…

1 min
controlling those cables

ANCHORING CABLES is an important task when needing to keep them protected, but sometimes drilling a hole to run them through just isn’t possible. Luckily there are EziFix Cable Anchors. The Anchors are a simple tool that’s easy to use. Built of high impact resistant nylon with added UV light inhibitors, the anchors are backed with 3M double side VHB adhesive tape. Coupled with UHB Adhesive Primer, these anchors will still be firmly in place when they come to knock the building down. There are three sizes available — 50mm square, 30mm square and the 20mm x 16mm data saddle. The larger two sizes are available in black, red, blue and natural, while the data saddle is available in black and blue. The anchors come in packs of 100 complete with 100…

2 min
what3words and emergency+ app team up

IN AN AUSTRALIAN first, the Emergency+ app has been re-launched to include what3words to make it easier for help to arrive in the case of an emergency. Developed by Australia’s emergency services, Government and industry partners, Emergency+ is a free app designed to help Triple Zero (000) callers provide critical details in the event of a caller being unsure of their location. What3words, meanwhile, was developed in London and has assigned every 3sqm of the world a unique 3 world identifier — for example a certain area of Wineglass Bay has the identifier of twist, soulful, mottos. The new update will see the Emergency+ app give callers the option to tell emergency services their location in the form of the closest street address, GPS co-ordinates or what3words address, helping save time, resources…

2 min
tasmanian caravan industry calls for support

CARAVANNING TASMANIA and the Caravan Industry Association of Australia (CIAA) has joined calls urging the Federal Government to extend the Bass Straight Passenger Vehicle Equalisation Scheme by providing free travel for cars and caravans. In operation since 1996, the scheme provides a rebate to equalise the cost of sea travel on the National Highway network. This allows travellers to Tasmania to explore the island using their own transport, meaning they can often go further, stay longer, and spend more, assisting regional communities. This is particularly important after the last year of lockdowns and travel restrictions, which Tasmanian operators are still feeling the effects of. Normally local caravan parks would fill ahead of the peak summer season. But with the aggressive push by other states to attract Victorians, Tasmania is missing out on…