Brendan Batty

Jurgens Future In Doubt

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 Termination 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

Jimmy (Giggle) Rees Says Caravanning More Competitive than DWTS

If you’ve had pre-school aged kids or grandkids anytime in the last decade, you're probably familiar with Jimmy Giggle, the effervescent host of ABC Kids’ daily programming show Giggle and Hoot (Hoot’s his best mate, a puppet owl). The part of ... [Read More]
March 4, 2019

AL-KO Unveils Futuristic Light-weight Chassis

AL-KO (or more correctly, its parent company DexKO Global) has been on a caravan chassis spending spree the last eight months, having snapped up G&S Chassis in June last year and Preston Chassis earlier this month, so that it now somewhat ... [Read More]
February 21, 2019

Motorhome Review – Winnebago Coogee

Winnebago, under the supervision of Apollo Motorhome Holidays in Australia, has been kicking a lot of goals lately. It’s listed itself on the Australian stock exchange, bought a large share of peer-to-peer caravan hire business, Camplify, bought ... [Read More]
February 12, 2019

Trakka Rebuilds A Classic

Around the world, the most sought-after Kombi camper conversions are undoubtably the old Wesfalia's, but in Australia, those done by 40-something-year-old Trakka are becoming increasingly popular. The family owned business is very proud of its ... [Read More]
February 11, 2019

Oztent updates the Foxwing

Back in 2007, Oztent changed the way we think about vehicle awnings when it unveiled the Foxwing, the world’s first commercially available, 270°, swing-out awning. It’s had a few small updates since then, but none as comprehensive as the latest ... [Read More]
February 6, 2019

ROAM Readers’ Survey

We really want to know what you think of ROAM. If you can spare about 5 minutes, please take the following survey and let us know how we're going, what we can do to improve and a little about how you travel and camp, so we can make sure the magazine ... [Read More]
February 5, 2019

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