Our fridge runs on 240 volt power, 12 volt from the car or bottled gas depending on what is available. Which means that while we’re driving along it is charged by the car. Once we stop for the day we change it to gas or 240 volt (more modern vans determine their power source automatically, I can only wish). But there is an added complication that arises when the weather is warm…the drip tray that is often frozen thaws and dribbles out the door onto the floor! For the life of me I cannot work out a solution, so I … Continue reading Fridge Incontinence
Most vans these days come with an inbuilt fold out picnic table. Picnic table seems a strange description as to use it one would have to stand up to eat. Apart from the name I’m intrigued by the uses that … Continue reading The Picnic Table
An easy way of determining intelligence is to measure how quickly one becomes bored and in need of mental stimulation. Travellers become bored with their surroundings and crave new sights, sounds, smells, tastes and ways of doing things. This post was inspired by finding a prawn feeler in the bathroom basin. I doubt that I would ever find such a thing in the bathroom at home. Continue reading Why do we travel?
To live comfortably in a caravan everything must have a place but many things have two places. The wash basket lives in the shower except of course when we are showering then it moves in front of the fridge, it travels in the bathroom. The fruit bowl travels on the floor between the settee seats but lives on the bathroom floor when we are camped to give us more bench space. My ukulele goes under the bed when the chairs are outside but travels on the floor beside the bed. Is that confusing? Well try taking a shower! Continue reading Don’t step in the fruit bowl!
While waiting for a prescription to be filled at a chemist I suddenly realised that I was snuggling into the customer couch just a little too much. The bane of caravanners is trying to find a decent supportive seat. Camp chairs have come a long way over the years but because they need to be light and portable there is only so much that they can offer in the way of comfort and support. Interior seating has gone through many fads; cafe, club lounge etc. in most cases it is a glorified padded couch on top of a storage cupboard. … Continue reading Caravan Manufacturers Take Note
Why is it that when a van leaks it is over the bed? I never hear anyone complaining that the shower hatch leaks. Or the main hatch leaks all over the floor. No! it’s always over the bed or the wall behind the bed so that the mattress gets wet and ruins your night’s sleep. Continue reading The Law of Van Leaks
Yes your Victorian eTag does work on interstate highways so you can quickly bypass Sydney traffic by using the M7 or enjoy the view from Brisbane’s Gateway Bridge happily knowing that your eTag will be recorded. Continue reading Does my Victorian eTag work in NSW and QLD?
West Coast winter 2015 When not staying in caravan parks we are constantly aware of our consumables. The water tanks give us about four days. Gas for cooking, fridge and hot water is quite cheap and lasts for ages. Solar … Continue reading Java Blues
Sheep shit, possum poop, duck droppings, kangaroo crap and wombat whoopsies are part of life when you’re on the road. It’s a veritable frenzy of fertiliser out there a sewerage stew. The worst part is that these feathered and furry … Continue reading Up Shit Creek
To talk or not to talk? That is the question. When couples travel emptying the toilet cassette (or ‘shit suitcase’ as Woody calls it) tends to be a ‘blue’ job, so I’ve asked many fellas whether they have a chat at the dump point. Thus far I’ve only received a few embarrassed mumblings so I’m putting the question to you caravanning readers… Do you talk at the dump point or not? Continue reading Dump Point Etiquette