Ever wondered who built the first off-road caravan or why does Australia love travelling to the outback regions so much? This issue we delve into the history of off-road caravans in Australia, talk to all of the pioneers and even trace it all back to the first off-road caravan trip in 1896. And if you think that’s and interesting history, you’ll think the next one is sh*t. We look into the rise of the dunny in caravans. Where did we poop before them and why are they so popular now. Read this one on the can.
There’s some terrific travel stories in this issue. We take the scenic route to Hat Head on the New South Wales mid-north coast, waste some time in Woodgate, Queensland and go back in time 20 years to the secluded Red Bluff campground in Western Australia. If that’s not exciting enough, we also cross the Nullarbor and show you how to do it without going crazy.
For the vintage caravan aficionados, we head along to the massive Vintage Caravan Nationals to check out the best old caravans on show and sit down in our banana chairs for happy hour. We also look at the sweet restoration of a 1969 Viscount Ambassador and 1984 Toyota FJ Troopy.
For those looking to buy something new, we’ve put a bold off-road campervan to the test, taken a cosy tray back camper for a spin and camped in two great touring caravans, one so light even a small four-wheel drive can tow it and another built for families on the move. Plus, we also look into Australia’s lemon laws, and see what consumers can do in the unlikely event they’re stuck with a faulty product.