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Mar

Easter Camping ideas

Are you heading away camping with the kids over Easter? Keep the Easter theme alive while you are away from home with our family Easter camping ideas. We are going on an Easter egg hunt Whether you join in on a group Easter egg hunt with your fellow campers or create your own, your little …

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3

Jan

Checking Fuel Prices

While on the road, one way of keeping costs down is to find the best fuel price in your area. There are a number of websites (some of which have companion mobile apps) that you can use to search for the best local fuel prices: Motor Mouth – www.motormouth.com.au Petrol Spy – www.petrolspy.com.au NRMA – …

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5

Dec

Emergencies on the Road

In dealing with an emergency, proper planning and preparation is the key before you leave home. Some of the things to think about are: Make sure you are properly equipped for the areas you are traveling to. Do you need extra water, food or specific equipment such as winches, ropes, a recovery kit etc? Before …

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26

Oct

Driving License Classes

We are often asked for an explanation of the various driving licence classes that are available nation-wide. Class R (Rider) Any motorbike or motor trike. Class C (Car) Any motor vehicle no more than 4.5 tonnes Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM), which carries up to 12 adults including the driver. Any implement or tractor or a …

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5

Oct

Van & Vehicle Weights

We are often asked about van and vehicle weights, particularly what the abbreviations mean. Here is a quick run-down of each. Kerb Weight Also called Tare Mass or Kerb Mass, Kerb Weight is the weight of your tow vehicle when initially delivered by the manufacturer (with no occupants, ‘cargo’ or other accessories) and will be …

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5

Sep

Borrowing books on the road

As you are travelling, you might like to make use of the local libraries to borrow books and other resources. Some states have a ‘one card’ network (where you can use one card at all public libraries in that state) or offer tourist library cards for travellers. The ACT, Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia and the …

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1

Aug

Tyre Types

If you are just planning your trip, or new on the road, you might find selecting the right tyres for your vehicle confusing. The type of tyres you need depend on the kind of terrain you will be travelling on and the proportion of on road or off road driving you are expecting to do. …

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20

May

Travel Tips : Snake Safety

Snake Safety!   With humid weather across the country, now is the time when snakes are becoming their most active. If you are travelling it is good to know what do to in the event you come across a snake.   Some tips to remember are:   Stay calm. Chances are that by the time you …

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