Brendan Batty

The Little Olympic That’s A Blast From The Past

If you're planning on visiting the Rosehill Supershow this week, you'll very likely be overwhelmed by large, fancy caravans that are heavy and have all the bells and whistles. They also have the price-tag to go with it. But tucked away in a back ... [Read More]
May 1, 2019

The New Trakka Jabiru is Unbelievable

For months now, Trakka has been teasing out the release of its updated Jabiru, the companies flagship large campervan based on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. It's been seen for the first time at the Sydney Caravan Camping Holiday Supershow and it's, ... [Read More]
May 1, 2019

Review – Dometic CFX75 Dual Zone

Almost 10 years ago, now, I bought a Waeco CF40, a 40-litre portable fridge for the back of my four-wheel drive. Fit to a slide, it was lugged around Australia for 9-months before being relegated to more mundane home-duties once that trip finished. ... [Read More]
April 2, 2019

Review – Feldon Shelter Crows Nest Extended

When rooftop tents first became a thing, they were mostly built by small, specialist canvas workers who had a passion for camping themselves – think Mr Swagman, owned by former 4WD Monthly deputy editor Mark Allen, or Shipp Shape, invented by ... [Read More]
April 2, 2019

Redvision Goes Aftermarket

Media Release: Advanced Australian manufacturer, REDARC Electronics is excited to unveil the next release of their award-winning Total Vehicle Management System; RedVision, which is now available to the aftermarket through their distribution ... [Read More]
April 2, 2019

Redarc Redvision Review

I know plenty of media has already reviewed and praised the Redarc Redvision system, but I’ve been hesitating until I’d used it in a handful of campers and caravans and really got my head around it. I think I finally have. Redvision is the ... [Read More]
April 2, 2019

100 Things To See In The Kimberley – Book Review

The Kimberley is nearly twice the size of Victoria, which means going there without a guide of some sort probably means missing the best of it. It's also one of Australia’s most sparsely populated and visited regions – only half the people that ... [Read More]
March 26, 2019

Jurgens Future In Doubt

Updated below - Rumours are circulating around the internet and social media that Pakenham-based caravan manufacturer, Jurgens, has been evicted from its factory by the landlord. A image posted on social media shows a sign that says, "Notice of ... [Read More]
March 18, 2019

Caravan Review – Viscount V2

If you knew next-to-nothing about caravans, there’s a good chance the ‘next-to’ would be the name Viscount. At one time it was a powerhouse in Australian manufacturing, producing seven out of every 10 caravans on the market. It even owned the ... [Read More]
March 16, 2019

The Dulux Dog on Camping With Pets

There are few Australian celebrities that are so universally loved, that have courted so little controversy, and that are so helpful when deciding on the perfect colour matches. But did you know that the Dulux Dog is a really keen caravanner, and ... [Read More]
March 16, 2019