camping neighbour
LOVE THY (CAMPING) NEIGHBOUR 

What’s the first thing you should do when you park your van for the night in your new camping location?    Open your pop top roof.  Check out your surroundings.  Crack open a beer.  WRONG!  The correct answer is…go over and introduce yourself to your closest camping neighbour, here’s why:  Feedback  Check wiki camp for up …

Caravan and Camping exhibition
Dusseldorf Caravan Salon Exhibition 2019!

Air Trip! Achtung Camper has been lucky enough to again visit the biggest campervan and caravan exhibition in the world Caravan Salon this year in Dusseldorf, Germany.  We’ll be taking over our Facebook page and bringing you the highlights over the next few weeks. Caravan Salon (Dusseldorf exhibition) highlight 1: A Checking out the new …

Ikamper roof tent
IKamper Roof Tents!

Need more room on the road?  Is your VW T6 not cutting it anymore?  Check out these amazing roof tents from IKamper – the best in the business!   Roof Tent: SKYCAMP 2X The Skycamp 2x is handy if you need an extra bed for visitors or if you need to get away from someone …

who do i call
WHO DO I CALL WHEN…  

Let’s be honest, #*+! Happens!  And on the road, it’s better to be prepared than stuck in the middle of nowhere with no idea who to call when an issue arises.  Here’s our list of who to contact …    When you have an issue with your Volkswagen and it’s less than 1 year old:   Call Volkswagen Assist: 1800 607 822   …

campervan alarm systems
Campervan Alarm Systems

Worried about security on the road? These campervan alarm systems mean you can travel confidently to remote areas, go for long hikes and spend hours on the beach without the stress that your home on the road will be compromised. WiTi Anti-Theft Alarm Features Specifically designed for campervans. Detects movement from outside the van by …

New Volkswagen T6.1 Transporter T6.1
NEW Volkswagen T6.1 Transporter coming in 2020!

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has revealed the new T6.1 Transporter is coming to Australia in March-April 2020!   Volkswagen has given the van a new look with a fresh grille, sportier bumper design, squarer headlights and a new side badge.   We’re very excited to work with the new Volkswagen T6.1 Transporter as they have been highly rated and have lots of amazing new features. Keep …

cooking in your campervan
‘Bowl’ recipes for cooking in your campervan! 

Being on the road we always find it a challenge to eat healthy so were super excited to discover ‘bowl’ recipes.  The beauty of a ‘bowl’ is minimal cooking/prep and the ability to throw in whatever you have in the cupboard or fridge.  Anything works!  Here are a few of our favourite but check out …

camping with a child
CAMPERVANNING WITH A PRE-SCHOOLER

Campervanning or camping with a pre-schooler can include very high ups and very low downs, but avoid the downs by being organised and prepared! Another year of vanning with our little one and all of a sudden she’s now a little girl.  Although even more enjoyable we feel that she almost needs more entertaining and …

BF Goodridge Off Road tyres
Campervan Suspension Options

Campervan suspension options Wanting suspension to help navigate those dirt roads?  Your options are as follows: VW Factory Fitted Options: 1BJ Heavy duty suspension is a reinforced version of the standard springs and dampers for more robust usage (eg semi-regular travel on unsealed roads).  The additional cost for this suspension is $510 and your van will …

campervan battery management system
Do I need that Battery Management System thing and what is it?

Your van comes as standard with a Bluetooth battery monitor which connects to a smartphone and will tell you your battery/charge history and the amount of power left in your battery (in % and volts but not measured in time). This is handy.    What about the other battery management product we sell?  You don’t …

ventilation options campervan
VENTILATION OPTIONS IN YOUR CAMPERVAN

So many options at different price points and for different travelling styles!  The good news is that all options except the pop top roof can be purchased and fitted after your campervan is complete so you can see how you go with one and then add if you feel you need more ventilation after a …

vanning adventures
Achtung Campervan Vanning Adventurers – Part 1 Sue Hedley

In May 2016 my life changed forever. I found a beautiful campervan for sale at the right price from Achtung Camper. In the last 3 years I have travelled about 50,000 kms and had a ball. My favourite campsites are at outback stations and of course our amazing beaches. I love Australia, I love living …