Brendan Batty

Kimberley Kampers Resurrected Again, For Real, Hopefully

Kimberley Kampers is back from the dead, again, I hope (because every other time I've said so, the news has changed not long after!). After months of negotiations over the intellectual property of the brand, a former dealer, James Cockburn, working ... [Read More]
January 12, 2019

Book Review – Explore Australia by Caravan and Motorhome (6th Ed.)

Can the author of his own book write a balanced review of it? Probably not. I've known the author of Explore Australia by Caravan and Motorhome (6th Ed.) all his life, and I have to say, I’ve never met a more humble, good-looking or talented ... [Read More]
December 11, 2018

Redarc BCDC1250D DC to DC Charger Review

As the power needs of our four-wheel drives and caravans are increasing, so are the demands we are placing on our battery charging systems. Bigger batteries or larger battery banks need to be charged as fast and efficiently as ever, which is why ... [Read More]
November 22, 2018

Caravan Review – Adria Adora 612

While we were showing off a bunch of vintage caravans at the recent Sydney Caravan Camping Holiday Show, some friends of mine came past and asked if they should buy an Adria. I quizzed them briefly about what they wanted to do. They’ve got a ... [Read More]
November 22, 2018

Interview – John Rooth

Roothy needs little introduction for most people interested in caravanning and camping in Australia. As one of the most prominent four-wheel driving and camping journalists and entertainers, John’s career as what seems to be a professional camper ... [Read More]
November 22, 2018

Free Camping in Rocky Comes to an End

Caravanning Queensland has won a legal battle in the Planning and Environment Court against Rockhampton Regional Council to have the free camping area in Kershaw Gardens closed down. In its statment, Caravan Queensland has said – "In late 2017 ... [Read More]
November 16, 2018

Two Caravan Builders On The Ropes In One Week

Victorian caravan manufacturer, Billabong Custom Caravans has been placed in to administration and Diamond Caravans, also from Victoria, has entered liquidation this week. This comes just weeks after NSW-based Ultimate Campers was put into voluntary ... [Read More]
October 25, 2018

Ballina RV Dealer Continues Winning Awards

Ballina Campervans, Motorhomes & Caravans (BCMC) continues to dial up the volume on its business success this year – being recognised on both a local and a national level. Not only was it the winner of the ‘Business Excellence’ award at ... [Read More]
October 23, 2018

Top Gong for Tweed Coast Park – Again

The Tweed Coast’s top family holiday destination – Tweed Coast Holiday Parks Kingscliff Beach, has taken home the award for ‘Best of the Best NSW Holiday Park’ and the ‘Best Holiday Park North Coast’ held at the recent  2018 Caravan ... [Read More]
October 23, 2018

Generator Etiquette – How Not to Be Hated At Camp

There are three main ways to get power to your caravan’s batteries while at camp, and two of them are generally a set-and-forget solution. Plugging into mains power at a powered campsite is a simple as avoiding the red-back spider that’s made ... [Read More]
October 19, 2018