Brendan Batty

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

Subscribe to ROAM, win a vintage Viscount. For real.

Call us crazy, stupid, daft or whatever, but we’ve partnered with Camplify and Viscount Caravans to give away Vincent, our completely restored, very orange, 1977 Viscount Supreme caravan, worth at least $15,000, and up to $10,000 cash! Alternat... [Read More]
August 1, 2019

Reno Rescue – 1977 Viscount Supreme

“Struth, I didn’t plan on this many problems!” said Brent, early on in his ambitious renovation of a 1977 Viscount, ‘Vincent’ he bought sight unseen on Christmas Day in 2014. The van had been largely neglected in the years leading up to ... [Read More]
July 30, 2019

Kedron Teases Dustproofing

Kedron Caravans had a number of new features on display at the Queensland Caravan Show last weekend, including a boat-trailer box, a six-wheel, triple axle platform with air-bag suspension and fold-down, remote controlled rear wheel carriers. ... [Read More]
June 13, 2019

Wireless Trailer Connector – First Look

Trailer plugs are as synonymous with caravanning as ball hitches and arguments about shackles. And there are so many different types of trailer plugs, that there's almost a whole industry centred around adaptors between the different types. But a ... [Read More]
June 6, 2019

Willow RV – First Look

To be honest, coming to caravan shows to see what's new can be a little so, so on occasions - quite often I see much of the same in caravan after caravan, brand after brand. How many different ways can you fit a bed, small kitchen and bathroom in a ... [Read More]
June 5, 2019

Jayco Adventurer 16.50-3 – Review

There is so much variance in the world of off-road caravans. Look on any classifieds website and you’ll be able to inspect a $145,000, 16-foot custom Bushtracker alongside a $75,000, 15-foot Lotus Off-Grid or a $35,000 15-footer from China. It ... [Read More]
May 31, 2019

Kimberley Kampers Harder to Kill Than Jon Snow

Ballina-based off-road camper trailer and caravan manufacturer has had its fair share of controversy over the last 18-months, but the innovative, tech-heavy builder is proving harder to kill than Game Of Throne's Jon Snow. This weekend the ... [Read More]
May 29, 2019

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