Get Out There And Enjoy The Water – With No Fuss

Posted by on Mar 13, 2018 in Lifestyle | Comments Off on Get Out There And Enjoy The Water – With No Fuss

Get Out There And Enjoy The Water – With No Fuss

In any country that has wonderful all year weather there is one thing that will never lose its attraction – and that is spending some time on or near the water.


If you are one of the lucky ones who live in such a country the purchase of a boat is a simply wonderful choice to enjoy rivers or streams or even inlets onto the wide seas and oceans. If you have the means the purchase of a boat is not only a monetary asset – but one that pays enormous dividends in terms of enjoyment with family and friends.


If you have a small aluminum boat (what they call a ‘tinny’ in Australia) you are going to have a fantastic time. they’re easy to operate and a small outboard engine will allow you to explore your chosen water environment with ease and with some comfort.


However – there is one challenge that can be a bit daunting, especially to those who are new to the small boat experience. And that is transport.

The common solution to the transport of a small aluminum boat is to strap it to the roof of the car – but this comes with a whole variety of different challenges. The first is of course how you get it up there. Although these small boats are relatively lightweight the logistics can be daunting – and it will certainly take more than one person to secure it to the roof of an off-road vehicle – let alone a family sedan.


But you still want to get to the water’s edge with the minimum of fuss and bother – so how can this be achieved?

The solution might be obvious to those who have owned a boat before – you simply have a trailer and load the boat onto that and away you go. But traditional trailers have some limitations. Firstly they can be incredibly cumbersome and take up a huge amount of storage space.


Leaving them outdoors also comes with another whole variety of maintenance challenges. As with all metallic trailers exposed to the elements they are going to require maintenance. And in all seriousness, if you are going to be using your small craft for the odd bit of fun it seems a bit counterproductive to spend large amounts of time maintaining a trailer.


Fortunately, there is a solution – the folding boat trailer.

Now, this might seem to be an idea that is long overdue – or even something that would not be practicable. Boat folding boat trailers have proved their worth in countries like Australia where small aluminum boats are extremely popular.


They allow those who simply want to enjoy their leisure time to enjoy the boating experience with all the stress that comes with owning that large and unwieldy trailer – and they are excellent value for money.


They also allow the owner of leisure craft to enjoy the stress-free experience of towing a camper van or even a caravan without having to cope with the everyday experience of caring for a full-size trailer.


And if your idea is to have that simple enjoyment of launching a small watercraft then these folding trailers are the ideal solution. They can be set up at the water’s edge and even a single operator can then launch a small craft without any assistance.


And here is the most wonderful of the trailer’s properties. Leave the boat in the water. Pull away and simply fold it into the back of a caravan. It requires so little space that it will not interrupt your enjoyment of your leisure time.


When the time comes to leave that beloved stretch of water then simply unfold it and get ready to head on home safe in the knowledge that what you are towing and is one of the most tried and tested towing solutions in the world.


So what you will have experienced is a stress-free holiday. time with friends and absolutely no backache when it comes to transporting your leisure craft to your chosen destination – and you can return home knowing that you have enjoyed that time with a minimum of fuss and bother.

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Benefits Of Semi Off-Road Caravans

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in Auto, Lifestyle | Comments Off on Benefits Of Semi Off-Road Caravans

Benefits Of Semi Off-Road Caravans

Finding a world-class caravan is easier said than done. It requires understanding what’s required, how to find it, and balancing conventional features with off-road advantages. This is where the semi off-road caravan is a good fit and can help out with one’s needs. In Australia, the focus has gone towards offering a good fit that is ideal for a multitude of settings.


This is a requirement most have when it comes to semi off-road caravans and that’s why they stand out in comparison to regular options. The added benefits of driving on bumpy/rough roads can be a real game-changer.

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With the help of a good semi off-road caravan, it is possible to enjoy full comfort in a multitude of settings without having to think twice about the harsh conditions.


Preventing Dust Build Up With Caravan

A major challenge for those who are driving around in a semi off-road caravan would be the dust and how it gets into everything. This is a problem for those who want to keep things clean and don’t want the caravan breaking down as soon as they start driving. This is why it is important to prep for Australian conditions.

For those who know they are going to be heading into the dusty parts of Australia, it is time to look at preparing with a purpose. There is nothing wrong with heading to those parts of the country as long as you know how to keep the dust away.

No one wants to see dust coming in as that can be frustrating. You want to focus on taking precautions and prepping for what lies ahead. This is going to include the door vents, roof, and other parts of the caravan that can be prone to getting dirty or dusty. According to local regulations in Australia, you have to make sure dust doesn’t get into these parts of the caravan for safety purposes.


With a semi off-road caravan, there is a filtered pressure system that is going to keep the dust away.

This is essential to keeping things safe and well-maintained.

Along with the filtered pressure system, semi off-road caravans come with vented fridges. These are going to have notable external vents that are going to ensure the fridge doesn’t leak. This is essential when it comes to managing dust and not letting it get into areas that it is not supposed to be in. If you don’t protect the fridges, the coils may not heat up and work as well as you need it to. This can lead to the fridge breaking down or not working at full capacity. This is a waste of energy in most cases. With a semi off-road trailer, everything is going to be run with solar power and not looking at the dust buildup might drain the battery.


This is why it is important to dust proof everything as soon as possible.


Long-lasting Suspension

When it comes to the finest semi off-road caravans, you are going to look at the suspension system. It has to be efficient, durable and built for Australian roads.

This is where twin shock absorbers can make a noticeable difference. They are going to be able to handle the heat buildup and make sure nothing breaks down when it is not supposed to. This is a big problem when it comes to regular caravans since the engine can overheat.

There are some manufacturers that are still eager to use single absorbers. These are going to offer heat indicators and that should be a good way to keep an eye out for overheating. If there is a heat-related issue, the system is going to kick into high gear and make sure the shocks do have time to cool down.

The beauty of twin shocks is why semi off-road caravans are loved since the pressure is split between the two. This is going to ensure the overheating doesn’t occur and it stays safe for the long haul.


Using A Solar Power Setup

When you are off-road, you are going to have times where electricity is not accessible. This is why using solar power is ideal. It keeps things safe and the caravan is not going to break down.

You will be able to use the solar system’s energy to keep things running around the clock.


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A Checklist of Camping Essentials | Retreat Caravans

Posted by on Oct 27, 2017 in Lifestyle | Comments Off on A Checklist of Camping Essentials | Retreat Caravans

A Checklist of Camping Essentials | Retreat Caravans

Camping with your family can be fun and a memory for a lifetime, but if you don’t want to change this amazing experience into a disaster, you have to be ready with all the essentials before you leave for camping.

Going out into the wood and spending a night under the stars isn’t a very expensive affair. You just need to take care of few basic things, and you are ready to go.

To make sure you enjoy camping to the most and stay safe with your family and friends here is a checklist of few things that you need to pack before you leave.

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What would you do without a tent!

If it’s camping, you need to have a camp to stay in, with your family. So, don’t forget to pack your tent. Most importantly, don’t forget to check the size of the tent when you buy it. Sometimes it’s not as big as mentioned on the pack. So, make sure the tent you are taking along with you, is spacious enough for your family.

Note: If you are planning to rest under the sky, think twice. Unknown places can bring surprises to you. You may need a hideout.

Comfort is on the checklist

Camping is in itself a rocky experience, so you need to have a comfortable, good night sleep to have fun the next morning. All the running, climbing, swimming activities keeps your body active for the whole day, and when you feel tired, you need a comfortable sleep to regain your energy for the upcoming fun next morning.

With these things mentioned below, you can have a sound sleep:

  • ·         Air mattress
  • ·         Blow-up sleep mat
  • ·         Sleeping pillows
  • ·         Sleeping bags

Quantity depends on the number of campers.


Camping should be fun

You are out on vacation, so “fun” should be your priority. When you are out in the woods to play games like hidden treasure, hide n seek and 4-way Tug-of-war. These games can include elders as well as kids.

For the evenings and nights when you are inside the tent and not feeling sleepy you can take uno, playing cards, pen n paper and skipbo along with you.


Be in a great company

When planning to camp, most important is to have good friends and family with you. Boring people can spoil your vacation, so make sure you are with people who love to live every moment.

Have fun!


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