Safety and Advice

Discover insider safety tips and advice to help you better prepare for your travels.

Practical tips from the road

The magic of caravanning and camping is not just in the freedom of travel and escape to a simpler way of living – even just for a few days -but it’s also the ingenuity and creativity inspired from the need to travel light.

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Towing – Size and weight

With the trend towards smaller and lighter cars, compatibility of tow vehicle and caravan in regard to weight and size has become more important.

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Braking systems

For many years now, caravans and camper trailers have been fitted with electric brakes. These braking systems are efficient and easy to maintain.

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Towing – Weight distribution

Whenever a vehicle towing a trailer travels along the road with the back down and front up, a problem of weight transfer exists. This means that there is less weight on the front wheels but more on the rear than without the trailer in tow.

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Sharing the road with oversize vehicles

Regular travellers on Australia’s highways will see a vast array of vehicles and machinery being transported across the country, but few understand the role that pilot vehicles play in escorting these vehicles.

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Queensland - where Australia shines

When it comes to choosing a destination for your next caravanning getaway, Queensland has so much to offer – the promise of adventure, natural encounters, unspoilt islands, picturesque beaches and the incredible Great Barrier Reef.

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Gas safety – When off road driving

Energy Safe Australia (ESA) has issued a timely warning for caravan owners planning to head off-road or access rough terrain.

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Tyre care

The part that tyres play in providing car and caravan safety is more important than any other single component. A vehicle can only accelerate, brake or steer if the correct contact exists between the tyre and the road.

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