Rod Bruem

History – Vintage Olympic Caravans

When it comes to vintage caravans, there are few Australian makes as sought after as the fabulous fiberglass Olympic. Advertised as “the Aristicrats of the road”, they’re renowned for their durability and light-weight practical ... [Read More]
August 17, 2017

Keen for Kombis

The soaring land formation known as the Nimbin Rocks provides a stunning backdrop for Lorraine and Andy Keen’s “treechange” home – and their pride of five retro Kombis and two caravans. The collection began when Lorraine was about to ... [Read More]
May 6, 2017

The Amazing Propert Family – Caravan Inventors

A family of great inventors If you grew up in Australia in the 20th century, chances are your life has been made easier by a Propert. Folding Caravans are one of many treasured products designed and built by this inventive family. John and ... [Read More]
May 6, 2017

The Rise and Fall of Sunliner Caravans

The story behind the rise and fall of the Sunliner – Australia’s first fibreglass caravan. Bert Tickner was barely a teenager when he left school, so it’s hard to believe he went on to design and manufacture one of the most sophisticated ... [Read More]
May 6, 2017

Caravan Review: Coromal Element

Coromal Element  E661s Slide Out Life begins again at 40 COROMAL celebrates four decades of caravan manufacturing in 2017 and thanks to a recent makeover, has never looked better. Turning 40 used to be a good excuse to make some radical ... [Read More]
May 5, 2017

Caravan Review: Winnebago Burke

Queenslanders take on the world’s biggest RV brand and come up with something impressive. Not since the glory days of Chesney has Queensland really been on the map when it comes to caravan manufacturing in a big way. That may all be about to ... [Read More]
May 5, 2017

ShedFast: Protecting your pride and joy

Looking for a custom built relocatable or shade shed for your caravan or motorhome? It’s worth giving Sunshine Coast locals ShedFast a call. Using only Australian galvanised steel, ShedFast has created one of the strongest relocatable sheds on ... [Read More]
May 5, 2017

Is 2017 the end of the road for Wicked?

An end appears to be in sight for the notorious backpacker camper vans which have built their business model around being offensive. For years Wicked Campers have ignored complaints and rulings by the Advertising Standards Board, refusing to ... [Read More]
March 9, 2017

Industry rejects calls for towing licence

Caravan industry leaders have rejected calls for the introduction of towing licences for caravanners despite a recent spate of towing-related accidents. Caravanning Queensland CEO Ron Chapman says while caravan accidents grab people’s attenti... [Read More]
March 8, 2017

Do you need rated shackles when towing?

A rumour circulating around the country suggesting police are cracking down on unauthorised caravan attachments is continuing to dupe caravan owners. Social media has been abuzz with stories suggesting highway patrol officers in various states ... [Read More]
March 7, 2017