Brendan Batty

Hottest things on display at Sydney Caravan and Camping Show

The Sydney Caravan Camping Holiday Supershow begins on Tuesday and all the exhibitors are set up and ready to show off the best of their wares. This year has brought some really exciting new products (as well as some really, really old stuff), but ... [Read More]
April 23, 2018

Jayco’s Offroad Camper Trailer First Look

Jayco, Australia's largest builder of caravans, camper trailers and motorhomes, looks like it will have a wild new off road camper trailer on display at the upcoming Sydney Caravan Camping Holiday Supershow.The camper was spotted by us as we set ... [Read More]
April 20, 2018

Thuraya SatSleeve+ Review

Recently we had Mal Leyland review the Thuraya SatSleeve+, a handy add-on to any smart phone that turns it into a satellite phone when reception runs out. Any phone with an Apple or Android operating systems can be turned into a satphone capable of ... [Read More]
April 17, 2018

Elite Caravans Restructures Business to Survive Embezzlement Hangover

Elite Caravans has released the below statement to customers and suppliers regarding the ongoing production of its caravans in the wake it being the victim of a costly fraud scheme which is said to have cost the company up to $1 million. Today, we ... [Read More]
April 12, 2018

ROAM’s vintage caravan pop-up museum

As early as 1971, the Sydney Caravan Camping Holiday Supershow has been putting on displays of vintage caravans so visitors can reminisce and wonder about how things were done in times past. At that show, the organisers gathered together an American ... [Read More]
April 11, 2018

5 Vintage Caravans or Campers you Should Have Bought Five (or 50) years ago

It’s always easy to look back in hindsight at our purchasing decisions. When I was younger and first started buying cars, I owned an array of what could only be described as shitboxes, all of which are now treasured classics, where even the worst ... [Read More]
April 10, 2018

Campervan Review – Frontline Hiace Adventurer

Started 30 years ago now, Fronline Campers has built a solid reputation for simplicity and reliability. Founded by a young Peter Farugia, who’d been building campers for another well known Sydney brand, and Jeff Verhagen, the pair’s first ... [Read More]
April 5, 2018

Video Review – Winnebago Burke C

In my mind there’s an ideal size and layout for a caravan built for two doing an extended trip of Australia. There’s not a lot of criteria to it either. It’s something that’s around 16 to 18 feet long, is easy to manage, both on the highway ... [Read More]
April 4, 2018

Video Review – Adria Coral Motorhome

This might be a broad-stroke racial stereotype, but the Europeans just know how to do motorhomes. Or maybe they don’t but the few that trickle into Australia through importers like Adria are just the cream of the crop and so often just make sense. ... [Read More]
April 4, 2018

Tassie Council to Close more free campsites

They Mayor of Meander Valley Council has made a statement about the closure of the Westbury Recreation Ground to free camping and overnight stays. This is in response to the council stopping people from camping in the popular free-camping location, ... [Read More]
March 6, 2018