Film faced birch ply
Film faced birch ply – lasting the distance

All over the world, film faced ply is THE material of choice for fit outs of the coolest bars, restaurants, cafes and shops.  Cafes with tables and chairs made from transparent birch ply or black film faced.  Shops with shelves and benches made from black film faced, bar tops, bench tops and table tops in …

Caravan Saalon Dusseldorf
Caravan Salon Exhibition Dusseldorf 2017

Achtung Camper reporting on the latest and greatest from the campervan world internationally.  We recently attended our second Caravan Saalon Exhibition in Dusseldorf, Germany and got to see what the biggest and best companies from Europe and the UK are doing campervan and motorhome wise.  …

VW SWB campervan
VW Long Wheel Base VS Short Wheel Base – which is right for me?

LWB VS SWB which is better for your campervan conversion? Read our campervan blog and find out if a long wheel base van is better than a short wheel base. …

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CAR BUYING

This article by RACV ROYAL AUTO MAGAZINE is a MUST REAL for anyone looking to buy a new vehicle! You’ve up-ended three weekends, trudged from car yard to car yard weeding the great from the not-so-great but finally signed on the dotted line for a shiny new set of wheels. It’s about now most people …

4Motion VW
The VW Transporter 4Motion feature

What is this? That’s a great question! :> 4Motion is the fancy name for VW’s all-wheel-drive feature in the Transporter. In their own words “the Transporter 4Motion model is an all-wheel-drive system which will give extra grip and stability, especially in wet or off-road conditions.” Mechanical Differential Lock or ‘Diff Lock”: This is an additional feature available …

Pop top roof
Campervan pop top roofs – the difference between the European style and Vertical lifter

A question we get asked very often about campervan pop top roofs: why do you use the ‘European style’ pop top roof and what are the advantages of this type of roof compared to the vertical lifter style roof which is still commonly used in Australia. There are two main reasons why we believe the …

VW TDI340
The difference between the VW T6 TDI340 and TDI400

Getting a new VW T6 and don’t know what all the jargon is about? Hopefully we can help! Background: the 2.0Litre turbo-diesel engine is available in two ‘output level’s’ (VW calls them ‘output levels’ but from what I can ascertain this relates to the amount of power in the engine). The TDI340, 103kw, 340Nm Average …

Thule Trash Bin
The Thule camping rubbish bin

That’s right, I’ve written a whole blog post about a rubbish bin. Am I crazy? You decide… If you’re a free camping or national park camping enthusiast then you’ll understand the importance of rubbish removal in campervan travel, because you’ll have experienced THIS along the way… Waking up in the morning to find your rubbish …

Campervan for sale in Tasmania
Campervans for sale Tasmania

Campervans for sale in Tasmania Looking for campervans for sale in Tasmania? We don’t currently know of any companies that have campervans for sale in Tasmania so if you don’t plan on travelling out of the state you’ll need to go online.  Your best bet is to visit caravancampingsales.com.au which is the caravan and camping arm …

Campervan solar
CAMPERVAN SOLAR – WHEN DO YOU NEED IT AND HOW DO YOU USE IT?

ALL ABOUT SOLAR Firstly, if you are only planning on camping in caravan parks and paying for a powered site you will not need solar power for your trip.  (if you have access to 240 volt to plug into you do not need solar power).  If you love National Park and free camping (like us) …

Campervans for sale in Melbourne
VW CAMPERVANS FOR SALE MELBOURNE

Looking for VW campervans for sale in Melbourne? We don’t currently know of any companies that have VW campervans for sale directly in Melbourne.  Your best bet is to visit caravancampingsales.com.au which is the caravan and camping arm of the well known car sales website carsales.com.au.  Browse through any local options for new or used campervans …

Campervans for sale in Adelaide
VW CAMPERVANS FOR SALE ADELAIDE

Looking for VW campervans for sale in Adelaide? We don’t currently know of any companies that have VW campervans for sale in Adelaide.  If you don’t plan on travelling out of the state your best bet is to visit caravancampingsales.com.au with his the caravan and campervan arm of the well known carsales.com.au website.  Browse through any …