Ford F150 Lightning: Australia now has an electric 4×4 towing ute – Is it for you?
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by Robert Pepper
2d ago
You can now buy an F150 Lightning in Australia, the all-electric version of the hyper-popular Ford F150. The question is, should you? The vehicles are imported by AusEV and converted to right-hand drive, mostly for the mining sector, but you can buy them privately too. What you get with the F150 Lightning in Australia is a large dual cab ute – no other body styles – capable of towing up to 4500kg, with some offroad capability. To give you an idea of size, the Lightning is 5910mm long compared to the Ranger at 5220mm. Width measures in at 2033mm vs the Ranger’s 1848mm. The breakover (ramp) angl ..read more
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Grays Auctions slapped with $10 million fine for deceptive listings
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by Jessica Palmer
3d ago
The ACCC has instituted legal proceedings in the Federal Court against Grays eCommerce Group Limited, an Aussie-wide online auction business, over misleading or false descriptions of at least 750 cars on its site. Examples of misleading car descriptions included the wrong transmission system, the wrong manufacturing year, failure to mention obvious faults such as damage or active dashboard warning lights, or listing features that the car does not actually have. Example of a misleading or deceptive listing: The vehicle was listed as an automatic when it was in fact a manual © ACCC Consumers who ..read more
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The Adventure Way Loop itinerary: a 4-day Outback QLD road trip through the St George region
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by Jessica Palmer
3d ago
What do green-ant jam, QLD’s oldest pub, riverside free camps, an outback winery, a ride in a Model-T Ford with no brakes and a giant wombat all have in common? They can all be experienced on The Adventure Way Loop, a four-day Outback QLD road trip through the charming small towns found within the St George region in QLD. Also known as ‘The Gateway to Outback QLD’, St George can be found a six-hour drive west of Brisbane or 10 hours northwest of Sydney. And given that it gets uncomfortably hot in Outback QLD in summer and it’s coming into cooler weather, now is the perfect time to do this road ..read more
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Love the great outdoors? Head to the National 4×4 Outdoors Show in Sydney
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by Jessica Palmer
3d ago
Do you like to keep up with the latest and greatest in outdoor adventure? Then you’re going to want to head down to the National 4×4 Outdoors Show in Sydney this winter. Taking place from 14 – 16 June at the Sydney Showgrounds, this National 4×4 Outdoors show is Sydney’s largest camping and off-road expo. Here, you’ll find a massive variety of 4×4 gear, caravans, products, and deals as well as live demos, education sessions and appearances from celebrity guests. So get a “hands up” from your friends or family and nab some tickets for the show. Use the code RVDAILY at checkout (before 11:55 pm ..read more
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What to look for when buying a used camper trailer
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by Dex Fulton
6d ago
In the market for a second-hand camper? We’ve got you covered with this comprehensive guide on what to look for, what to avoid and what to run away from when buying a used camper trailer. The cost of living is going bananas right now and the first thing in the family budget to get downsized is often the toys and lifestyle purchases. Many of us are doing it rougher than Barnaby Joyce on the turps. A lot of folks’ plans for buying a new camper have been taken off the front burner, put on the back burner, then removed and put on the counter, then finally thrown out the window as the idle contempl ..read more
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Understanding caravan suspension – a simple guide for beginners
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by Robert Pepper
1w ago
In this third article of our Beginners’ Guide to Suspension series, Robert Pepper discusses the differences between caravan and towcar suspension and the types of suspension found in caravans and trailers. Your caravan needs suspension just as much as your vehicle if you’re to have a safe and efficient tow.  Just like the towcar, the caravan has a body and wheels.  The wheels go over bumps, the caravan goes around corners and it slows down.  All of this means you need suspension. The fundamentals of caravan suspension are the same as the towcar; a spring absorbs the bump, a ..read more
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Toyota are building an RV for the moon with help from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
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by Jessica Palmer
1w ago
The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have signed an agreement that will see Japan design, develop and operate a vehicle, developed by Toyota by 2031 for the next human mission on the Moon. Given that the moon has one-sixth the gravity of Earth, temperatures that range from -170 to 120 degrees Celcius, strong radiation and a lunar sand-covered surface, it’s probably a good thing that they’ve got seven years to build it. It doesn’t seem that long though, does it? Well, Japan has actually been crafting such a vehicle sinc ..read more
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12 x Caravan and camping gift ideas for Mother’s Day 2024
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by Jessica Palmer
1w ago
With shops full of pink fluffy slippers and celebrity perfumes, coming up with Mother’s Day gift ideas for the mum who loves the great outdoors can be a challenge. Whether she’s a seasoned camper or a newbie to caravan life, showing appreciation with a thoughtful camping-themed present will make her special day even more memorable. From practical to campsite comforts to gear for leisure activities, we’ve curated a collection of gift ideas tailored for the caravan, camping and outdoor enthusiast in your life. #1. The Ultimate Guide to Australia’s Silo Art Spanning 229 pages, this spiral-bound ..read more
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The different types of shock absorbers (dampers) and how they work
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by Robert Pepper
1w ago
In this second article of our Beginners’ Guide to Suspension series, Robert Pepper discusses the different types of shock absorbers (dampers) and how they work. So far we’ve covered the basics of suspension, and taken a detailed look at springs.  Now it’s time to go into detail about the different types of the other big suspension component, the ‘shocks’ or shock absorbers as they’re often called in Australia. Just to make life confusing, overseas, they’re more accurately known as a damper. Your vehicle’s body and chassis are connected to the axles by springs. – and springs are ..read more
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Top off-road caravans for adventurous travellers in 2024
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by Jessica Palmer
1w ago
There aren’t many caravan manufacturers who don’t offer an off-road caravan these days, or at least the option to upgrade to off-road specifications. So, where do you start looking? Well, luckily, we can save you some time. Here are our top 10 full-sized off-road caravans for adventurous travellers in 2024. But first, if you’re wondering what the difference is between a full-sized, pop-top, slide-out, micro caravan (or something else), have a quick peek at our guide to the different types of caravans in Australia. #1 – Lotus Trooper 20th Anniversary Edition 17ft MY24 Best for couples seek ..read more
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