Brendan Batty

Should You Travel To Bushfire Affected Communities?

Unfortunately, the world is not short of natural disasters, and often they’re in significant tourist areas. Immedielty after the fact, this often puts a lot of pressure on local economies and small business that rely on tourist dollars. But how ... [Read More]
January 12, 2020

Can Your Caravan Help After The Bushfires

Camplify, Australia’s largest caravan and motorhome sharing community, is calling upon local van owners to help provide temporary accommodation solutions for bushfire impacted residents and relief workers. From current Camplify members, local ... [Read More]
January 11, 2020

Why We Use Camplify And You Should Too

I first heard about the sharing economy at the NRMA, who I was employed by at the time. It had just introduced some sort of employee initiative giving us access to a sharing hub from which we could hire or borrow tools from other people in the ... [Read More]
October 29, 2019

Trakka Akuna Campervan – First Look

Well known for its top-of-the-line Volkswagen Transporter motorhomes, Trakka has reintroduced a Volkswagen Crafter big-brother after a five-year hiatus. Called the Akuna, the Crafter-based motorhome sits between the Fiat-based Torino and Mercedes... [Read More]
October 24, 2019

Car and Caravan Weight Calculator

How did you go? Let us know your results in the comments below. Found this helpful? Check out our magazine, ROAM - Australia's leading caravan, camping and travel magazine. Subscribe to win a caravan and some cash! [Read More]
October 11, 2019

Dexter Tow Assist – ABS For Caravans

Back in 2017, a plethora of caravanning and motoring journalists and industry big wigs gathered in Anglsea to witness the first public demonstration of Bosch's Trailer Safety Control system, essentially an electronic box that controlled all aspects ... [Read More]
October 9, 2019

AL-KO Enduro X – First Look

AL-KO, a market leader in highly engineered caravan chassis & components has unveiled the newest member of its independent suspension family – AL-KO Enduro X. It's calling it "the next generation in independent suspension technology for ... [Read More]
October 8, 2019

Caravanning At Tweed Heads

In the week that we stayed in Tweed Heads, we never actually made it to the actual headwaters of the Tweed River – a fact I only just realised as I sat down to write about it. In fact, I’m not even sure we set foot or line in the Tweed at all. ... [Read More]
October 8, 2019

WA Tourism Industry Blames Poor Performance on Free Camping

In a report by the Tourism Council Western Australia, unregulated accommodation options, including free camping and Airbnb, have been blamed for a poor tourism business performance, especially around Perth, and in the south-west of the state. The ... [Read More]
August 23, 2019

Review – Coromal Element Evolution RTV

After years of being the bane of shareholders in Western Australia, Coromal is now finally in the hands of another ASX listed company, this time on the east coast. It was picked up for a pretty penny by Apollo in June last year, along with stable... [Read More]
August 16, 2019