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The Final iMotorhome Magazine is out
It's time to say farewell... After a two month break iMotorhome Magazine returns – to say goodbye. Find out why in this final issue as the curtain is drawn on our extraordinary adventure… Download, Read Online or grab your copy via the free iMotorhome Magazine App, #AustralMotorhomes #Slideons #VWTVMultivan #BurstnerLyseoGallery #LithiumBatteries #Vanlife #DIY #StyroMax #RVFriendlyTowns
The Latest iMotorhome Magazine is out!
It's our birthday, too... Happy birthday to us – it’s number nine – not that we’re counting! Where does the time go? To celebrate we’ve got something a little different for you this issue: A stylish VW T6.1 campervan with German roots and a bespoke design philosophy, from Geelong-based Achtung Camper. If you’re in the market for a quality campervan that’s more than a little different, be sure to check it out. We also report on a week spent with a new nine-speed auto Fiat Ducato to see what the new drivetrain is like in daily driving. Ian returns with the second instalment of his DIY VW Crafter van conversion – the Olive Van Project – while Warren goes to great lengths to explain battery charging and why your choices are so important. Colin takes us touring in picturesque North Eastern Victoria, while Allan gives us the goss on what he reckons is the best portable espresso coffee machine. Interested? You should be! The iMotorhome Team is also taking a well earned break to regroup and will return in July, so don’t miss this special two-month issue – grab it now! Download, Read Online or grab your copy via the free iMotorhome Magazine App, just be sure you don't miss this special May/June issue of iMotorhome Magazine! #AchtungCamper #VWT61 #FiatDucato #Coffee #DIY #VWCrafter #12Volts #NorthEasternVictoria #RVFriendlyTowns
April's iMotorhome Magazine is out!
Time for some happy Easter reading... It's Easter again and time for some quality relaxation with family and friends. Sit back, put up your feet and grab another chocolate egg (if you must!) while you enjoy our terrific April issue. We did a fair bit of travel in March, including three nights away in the brand-new Avida Busselton C7544SL. Built on an Iveco Daily and with an almost full-length slide-out, it's now the biggest Avida you can drive on a car licence. Spacious and comfortable it can also tow three and a half tonnes, although it’s not built for free camping. We also escaped for a few days in Project Polly on a reconnaissance trip to Jugiong for the iMotorhome Magazine Reader Weekend, now scheduled for 10–13 September (are you coming?). From there we nipped across to Temora for the official opening of the CMCA's latest RV Park, its first in NSW. Read all about our adventures, plus Warren's continuing explanation on 12V power, and don't miss the first instalment of the Olive Van Project, a reader’s ambitious DIY conversion of a current Volkswagen Crafter. Download, Read Online or grab your copy via the free iMotorhome Magazine App, just be sure you don't miss April's iMotorhome Magazine! #Avida #AvidaBusselton #Busselton #ProjectPolly #Temora #DIY #VWCrafter #12Volts #RVFriendlyTowns
March's iMotorhome Magazine is out!
Just in time for autumn... Welcome to the March issue of iMotorhome Magazine – and the first day of autumn 2021. After the wettest and coolest summer in the South East in years, many of you will be starting to plan your midyear journeys north. If you're into campervans and venturing off the beaten track, don’t miss our test of Trakka’s class-leading Trakkadu 450 AT. That’s AT for All Terrain and it’s an amazing piece of gear. Built on the latest Volkswagen Transporter T6.1 with 4Motion all-wheel drive, German Seikel-brand suspension and an interior that leaves the competition in its wake, this is one impressive, go-almost-anywhere machine. For something completely different we feature a unique Chinese designed and built luxury motorhome with twin slide-outs and a pop-up second floor, complete with balcony! We also look at sustainable 12V power, explain the differences between conventional automatic and the new DCT gearboxes, review a composting toilet and much more. Download, Read Online or grab your copy via the free iMotorhome Magazine App, just be sure you don't miss February's iMotorhome Magazine! #Trakka #Trakkadu #TrakkaduAT #12Volts #DCTGearboxes #CompostingToilets #RVFriendlyTowns
February's iMotorhome Magazine is out!
Time for us to get back to work... Can you believe it's already February? To get things underway we've spent a few days in Trakka's fun little Torino T2, which finally gets a 9-speed auto as part of the latest Fiat Ducato update. Allan Whiting has driven the impressive EarthCruiser Extreme adventure wagon, built on a modified Toyota LandCruiser 79-Series, plus we have breaking news of the new Iveco Daily E6 that's bristling with the latest technologies. We also explain AdBlue fuel additive and why it's the future; feature an update on an RV shared ownership syndicate 10-years on, and bring you part-one of a reader's journey from novice motorhomer to ordering his dream machine. On top of that there's news, travel and RV Friendly Towns, so what are you waiting for? Download, Read Online or grab your copy via the free iMotorhome Magazine App, just be sure you don't miss February's iMotorhome Magazine! #Trakka #TrakkaTorino #EarthCruiser #EarthCruiserExtreme #LandCruiser79 #Iveco #IvecoDaily #IvecoDailyE6 #AdBlue #Euro6 #Travel #RVFriendlyTowns
By Richard Robertson This review is from the Nov 2020 issue of iMotorhome Magazine You wouldn't pick Mildura, on the banks of the Murray in far North Western Victoria, as a motorhome manufacturing centre of excellence. And yet it is, because it’s home to Wirraway Motor Homes, a small-volume semi-bespoke manufacturer with a big reputation. Wirraway is an Aboriginal word meaning ‘challenge’ and for owners Rob and Amanda Tonkin I’m certain there’s a measure of irony in it. For the business, the Wirraway name and logo is a tribute to the first Australian-built military aircraft of World War II (a two-seat trainer) and the No 2 Operational Training Unit that flew them and was stationed in Mildura from 1942 to 1946. However, if you look closely at the logo you’ll see it’s spelled Wirr-Away, a clever and subtle play on words for a motorhome manufacturer! Rob and Amanda were building motorhomes in Mildura before I first met them back in the early 2000s, while working for the now-defunct Caravan & Motorhome magazine. Rob’s an engineer with an eye for innovation and while the rest of the RV manufacturing world has ebbed and flowed in the intervening years, Wirraway has navigated a steady course and in the process, built a loyal following. Unlike major manufacturers with stock models and a rigid list of options, to Wirraway’s ‘stock’ designs Rob will add or change pretty much anything as long as it’s practical (or you can afford it!). That makes Wirraway something of a hybrid manufacturer, sitting between the mass market and custom one-offs. The positioning works well because it provides some economies of scale and gives buyers a starting point from which to develop their dream motorhome. Wirra-Ways… All manufacturers have their ‘signatures’ and Wirraway is no different. Inside, that has long been the meticulously crafted Tasmanian myrtle timber finish (although gloss white is now offered). Outside, there’s the unmistakable paint scheme, the unique, top-loading storage drawers and the pull-out barbecue, to name a few. Rob has long been a fan of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and it powers most of the range. The very latest Sprinter 519 CDI adds upgraded technical features and now, 4x4 is available across the Sprinter-based range. They also come with a 5 year/250,000 km warranty and you can pre-pay 1 of 3 service plans if you want to ensure it’s looked after by experts. Iveco’s big Daily 70C17 is a recent addition and is backed by a 3 year/200,000 km warranty. It’s the flagship of the range and provides increased load carrying and therefore more features, but for most buyers the Sprinter will be the vehicle of choice. Upgrade options across the range include a four-point hydraulic levelling system, bull bar, towbar, washing machine, inverter, satellite TV, diesel heater, UHF radio, cabin sidesteps and twin beds (a queen bed is standard). You might think some of these items should be standard on a premium motorhome, but the bottom line is everybody's needs are different and there is little to be gained by adding superfluous equipment, cost and weight. There are three basic models in the Wirraway line-up, plus a couple of variations. Here’s a quick rundown: Wirraway 260 The original Wirraway model, the 260 is a 26 ft (7.9 m) B-class coachbuilt that’s slide-out-free. The layout has a front dinette, mid kitchen and bathroom, and rear bedroom. Gross vehicle mass (GVM) is 4490 kg, so it can be driven on a standard car licence, and base price starts at $209,000 plus on-roads. Wirraway 260 EuroStyle Physically the same size and shape as the ‘base’ 260, the EuroStyle brings some Euro panache to the layout. Retaining the same swivelling cab-seat/dinette arrangement up-front and rear bedroom options as the 260, it switches things up in the middle. There you’ll find an L-shaped kitchen and a split bathroom. Base price remains the same at $209,000 plus on-roads. Wirraway 260 SL The 260 SL features a near full-length slide-out on the driver’s side, adds a full-width rear bathroom, east-west bed and revised dinette. The slide-out makes it feel much more open plan, but does sacrifice the bedroom privacy of the non-slide 260 models. It also offers the option of a high gloss Classic White Interior in place of the traditional timber finish. Mechanically, the Sprinter’s GVM increases to 5500 kg, meaning a Light Rigid (LR) driver’s licence is required. Naturally, the starting price increases, to $239,000 plus on-roads. Wirraway Evolution 280 SL Aptly named, the Evolution 280 SL sees length increase to 28 ft (8.57 m) on the Iveco Daily 70C17, plus the GVM increase to 7000 kg. Essentially a larger 260 SL, the 280 SL features a full-length slide, expands the floorplan and redesigns some of the layout, especially around the cab/dinette. It also increases payload, of course, and requires an LR licence. The starting price for this imposing motorhome is $281,750 plus on-roads. Thoughts If Wirraways were bread they would be artisan bakery sourdough, a refreshing change in a world of supermarket sliced-white. Ongoing evolution and subtle innovation are the brand’s hallmark, rather than change for change’s sake. It means a 10-plus-year-old Wirraway looks remarkably like a new one – right down to the signature paint scheme – and that's no bad thing (especially when it comes to resale). The product has long been highly developed and refined, as well as highly regarded. If you're in the market for a quality, hand-built motorhome it's worth making the trip to Mildura (when possible) or catching up with Rob when the show circuit reopens. Also, be sure to check out Wirraway’s website and its galleries. To read our review of two Wirraway models, check out the surprisingly capable 260 EuroStyle 4x4 here or the impressive new Evolution 280 SL here. They’re a couple of bespoke beauties sure to impress… #WirrawayMotorhome #Wirraway #Mildura #Motorhome #Sprinter #IvecoDaily
Suncamper’s 4x4 Conqueror takes the Sherwood E-Series to new heights and possibly beyond… By Richard Robertson This review is from the Dec/Jan 2020 /21 issue of iMotorhome Magazine Not many motorhome manufacturers have iconic models that define them. Sydney-based Suncamper, however, does and it’s the Sherwood, which first rolled out of the factory when Adam got his licence and took Eve travelling (you know, after the ‘apple’ incident). Sherwoods are ‘baby’ C-class motorhomes, meaning they’re small and have a purpose-built body with an over-cab bed that rides on a separate cab-chassis. In the Sherwood’s case that has almost always been Toyota’s HiLux, in two or four-wheel drive. Despite producing a wide range of models, the Sherwood is still Suncamper’s number-one best seller and that proves it’s a sound design. Ideal for solo travellers and well-organised couples, the original Sherwood – now called the E-Series – has an east-west bed over the cab, a rear dinette for two to take advantage of the wrap-around windows, a mid-positioned kitchen and a (basic) bathroom. Fully self-contained yet legally able to park in a single car space, the Sherwood must have the longest continuous production history of any motorhome in Australia. It also has a hugely loyal following and has been proven time and again in the toughest conditions across the country. There are now five Sherwood series – E, L, R, S and T – offering various combinations of queen or single beds, wet or dry bathrooms, dinette layouts, seating and sleeping capacities, but the E-Series ..”is still the most popular. Perhaps like Smith’s Chips, the original really is best? Building on that popularity, Suncamper has upped the visual and capability ante with the tough-looking Conqueror: A rugged bells-and-whistles Sherwood with attitude, ability and appeal… Oh What a Feeling! As mentioned, Sherwoods have almost always ridden on Toyotas and the Conqueror is the first to ride on the latest generation of the SR 4x4 HiLux. Toyota has needed to play catch up with the 2020 model HiLux due to increasingly stiff competition from the likes of the Ford Ranger and new Mazda BT-50. For starters, it has increased the gross vehicle mass (GVM) to 3050 kg. Suncamper increases this on its ‘standard’ 4x4 Sherwoods to 3500 kg, but the Conqueror raises it to 3620 kg. Fully engineer-certified, all GVM increases are accomplished through substantial suspension upgrades by specialist company, Pedders. Even with all its bells and whistles the Conqueror has a ‘wet’ tare weight of 3140 kg, leaving a payload of 480 kg on the current 3620 kg GVM. The HiLux has a 5850 kg gross combination mass (GCM), meaning it can tow 2230 kg at the Conqueror’s upgraded GVM. However, Suncamper has fitted a 1500 kg-rated towbar, which should be more than enough for most users and provides an increased margin of safety. Suspension improvements aside, the Conqueror rolls on great looking 17-inch alloys shod with chunky Maxis Razar 265/70R 17 mud terrain tyres. To keep ahead of the game, Toyota has upped the output of its 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel to 150 kW and 500 Nm. However, it still ‘only’ drives through a 6-speed automatic transmission. Ford’s Ranger has a 10-speed option, so 6 is beginning to look a little passé. Apart from the GVM upgrade, Suncamper has also replaced the standard 80-litre fuel tank with a 140-litre long-ranger. The latest Hilux also benefits from Toyotas Safety Sense system, which builds on its recently attained five-star ANCAP safety rating. Safety Sense includes high-speed active (adaptive) cruise control, a pre-collision safety system with pedestrian and daylight cyclist detection, lane departure alert and road sign assist, plus the usual traction control, anti-lock braking, electronic stability control, etc. Add to that seven airbags and it's as far removed from an early HiLux as you can imaging. Thank goodness… Inside, Toyota has added a new sound system, a touchscreen infotainment system with eight-inch display, Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Many features can be operated from the multi-function steering wheel, although it's disappointing to see it isn’t leather trimmed. To all that, Suncamper has added a tyre pressure monitoring system with a separate dash-top digital display, a GME UHF CB radio, reversing camera and a Hema GPS HX1 navigation system with on and off-road maps. Oh What a Features List! More than simply a styling exercise, the Conqueror adds a wide range of features, many of which aren’t obvious, to enhance usability, utility and liveability (and possibly other words ending in ‘ity’). Externally, the Conqueror gets a good looking Rival alloy front bumper. Not only ADR compliant for the airbags, it incorporates an underbody bash plate, two rated recovery points, is winch compatible and lighter than the original. Other upgrade and enhancement items comprise a 30-inch LED light bar on the bumper, a snorkel, bonnet scoop with protective Raptor-brand paint, a Toyota TRD grill, headlight surrounds, wide-angle and extendable towing mirrors, and front wheel-arch flares. The bodywork also picks up roof-mounted brush bars, which at the front carry a 60-inch LED (flood) light bar plus 4 LED spotlights, switched in pairs, that have a 1.8 km range. No Conqueror driver is ever going to be afraid of the dark! There are also roof racks suitable for surfboards and/or kayaks. Another notable feature is protection from the scrub thanks to that hard wearing Raptor paint and also some aluminium protection plate. Meanwhile, an Anderson plug is provided that’s suitable for charging a tow vehicle, external accessories or for plugging-in a solar blanket, etc. Speaking of solar, up on the roof are 405-watts of solar panels, although the optional air-conditioner reduces that to 270 W via the removal of one of the panels. On the topic of power, the Conqueror come standard with a 120 amp-hour lithium house battery and 2000-watt sinewave inverter, plus dual USB charging points and a 12 V power outlet. At the rear it's difficult to miss the Conqueror’s two massive spare wheels (locked on), which provide extra safety in remote areas, plus there's a neat roof ladder with four small, fold-up steps. That pretty much takes care of the obvious external extras, but here are some you mightn't or won't have noticed… The Conqueror gets larger panoramic windows – specifically on the passenger side – than the standard E-Series. It also gets a large storage locker in the kerb-side rear corner with access under the lounge/dinette that’s suitable for a barbecue and longer items like fishing rods, while next to is a gas bayonet. Two electric entry steps and a black, three-metre wind-out awning are fitted, ditto the latest style security screen door which, unfortunately, doesn’t match the body colour. Speaking of the awning, there are LED lights on both sides and the rear for convenience and nighttime security, plus an illuminated entry grab-handle. Because the Conqueror is intended for more extreme adventures it lacks a couple of features you might expect as standard: living area air conditioning and a microwave. However, careful thought has been given to its mission profile and the water system reflects this: The main tank carries 95-litres and solely serves the shower and sink, while a 43-litre tank delivers filtered drinking water to the kitchen. The cassette toilet has its own 15-litre tank, which means you're not flushing drinking water down the loo. While a little inconvenient at fill-up time, it makes the most of available water resources and the system is sure to be appreciated on extended remote trips. Both main water tanks have lockable individual fillers, plus there's a mains-pressure water connector for the shower and sink when in a caravan park. By the time you take into account the 20-litre capacity of the hot water system, 43-litres for the grey water tank and 19-litres for the toilet cassette, the Conqueror can carry up to 235-litres (235 kg) of water. Add to that about 116 kg for 140-litres of diesel and the 2 x 4 kg LPG cylinders, it means the Conqueror’s traditional ‘dry’ tare weight measurement (with 10-litres of fuel) is around 2857 kg, Suncamper advises. Body ‘n Soul Proven and durable, the Sherwood features a traditional steel frame base and fully-welded aluminium framework for the walls, rear and nose, plus a single-piece roof. Underneath, a rustproofing and sound deadening agent is applied to protect from noise and road damage The walls and roof are fully insulated with fire retardant foam and then pressed together. Because the framework is extensive, every fitting is screwed into a solid spot and the walls are more than 30 mm thick while the roof exceeds 45 mm. Inside, all cabinetry is plywood that has been glued and screwed together, not stapled. General Manager Cameron Harrison is a cabinetmaker by trade and takes great pride in the design and quality of Suncamper’s interiors. While the floor plan of the Conqueror is pure Sherwood E-Series, it has been significantly upgraded. The cabinetry has been re-designed to give a modern, seamless look, with concealed but easily-operated latches on the overhead cupboards and a new style latch that's simple and robust, elsewhere. Leather upholstery is now the go, while the U-shaped dinette with removable table converts to a second bed if/when required. There’s good internal storage for the size of vehicle including a hanging wardrobe between the bathroom and sink unit and large overhead cupboards. Other things to note include the relocation of the electrical control panel, etc, plus light switches to the wall between the kitchen bench and overhead cupboards, just inside the door. Stone benchtops are used throughout; there’s a new Thetford two-burner ceramic glass gas cook-top and a large, wooden bench extension that easily lifts into place over the stairwell. Above the cooker is a flush-mount rangehood, neatly hidden beneath the overhead cupboards, while touch-operated-and-dimmed LED strip lighting is also concealed there. As expected, the other interior lighting is LED and has a couple of switching options to reduce electrical load and/or suit ‘the mood’. A new Thetford compressor fridge sits beneath the cooker and it eliminates external venting, significantly reducing the chance of dust ingress. It circulates air internally, drawing-in cooler air underneath and venting warm air out the top, between it and the cabinet. It will be interesting to see how effective this is in more extreme conditions and if it noticeably raises the Conqueror’s internal temperature. Across the aisle in its own cabinet is the new enamelled black sink with black glass lid and matching tap. It includes a removable drain board, cutting board, wash bowl and draining rack; all of which fit neatly together and sit in the sink, under the lid, whilst travelling. As mentioned, there is a separate filtered drinking water supply, and tap, that has a cartridge-type filter under the sink. Two excellent inclusions for remote adventures year-round are a ducted Webasto diesel heater with digital controller and 12-volt Sirocco fan; the latter positioned above the stairwell so it can be swivelled to cool the living area or bed. Also on a swing-out arm is the digital TV, above the sink, which can also be viewed from the dinette or bed. Speaking of the bed, it’s an east-west queen-size and the Conqueror has a revised step and additional grab handle for easier access. There are also blue LED reading lights above the bed head (kerbside), while a large over-bed hatch, with white LEDs in the surrounds, and windows at both ends should provide plenty of ventilation. The only part of the Conqueror I can see that remains untouched from the standard Sherwood E-Series is the bathroom. Directly opposite the entry door, between the bed and wardrobe, it's a basic all-in-one wet design. Features comprise an opaque door, Thetford bench-style cassette toilet, small, corner hand basin, flick mixer tap with an extendable hose that doubles as the shower, a fold-out clothes line, mirror, LED light and a fan roof hatch. There is no storage space nor room for swinging cats, but in this size vehicle it’s what you'd expect. Impressions I only had half a day in the Conqueror and it had been awhile since I'd driven any Sherwood. However, it didn't take long for the familiarity to return. Being a 4x4 with revised suspension and larger tyres, you sit quite high and the elevated ride-height felt more akin to a van than even a bread-and-butter 4x4 Sherwood. Obviously there’s no walk-through cab and due to Toyota’s increased safety provisions in the roof structure, only a small hatch is now available to access the cab from the living area or vv. Actually, you’d probably only do it from the living area, feet first, and then only if you absolutely had to. Otherwise, it’s get out and walk around. That, perhaps, is the biggest limitation of this style of vehicle and not something exclusive to the Sherwood. On the plus side, the cab’s compact size, along with the front and side body overhang, means the cab is well shaded and the air conditioning should have little trouble proving effective in tough conditions. The new HiLux is a comfortable and high-tech office that will take a bit of time to get to know in full detail. On the test vehicle, the positioning of the large reversing camera display plus the GPS essentially obscured the view through the centre of the windscreen, but this will be addressed in production. Side visibility was excellent thanks to the large towing mirrors, split almost 50/50 between the upper, electrically-adjustable flat glass section and the lower, convex wide-angle mirrors. Performance was surprisingly brisk, with the gearbox proving a slick shifter. Engine noise was reasonably subdued except under heavier acceleration or if it dropped back a gear on a bigger hill to maintain cruise-control speed. Ride comfort was also good, partially due to Toyota’s seats but also to the well-sorted suspension. Despite the GVM upgrade, the ride was well damped and although there was noticeable thumping from the rear suspension over gaps in the dreaded Pennant Hills Rd and other surface irregularities, they were heard as much as felt. The increased ride height gives the Conqueror a higher centre of gravity and it was noticeable, although well controlled: After an initial pitch turning into a corner, the vehicle sat flat and continued without drama. The wider mud-terrain tyres provided a degree of ‘wander’ at freeway speeds, but this is something you would quickly get used to. Ditto buffeting in gusty wind conditions and from passing trucks. What I think The Conqueror elicits a kind of shock-and-awe response and it certainly created a lot of attention during my short drive. And I mean, a lot. The good news for Suncamper is it was all positive. Toyota’s latest HiLux is crammed with goodies and should prove as unbreakable as ever. Suncamper’s Sherwood has proven equally unbreakable and is more than up to the task. Together, they make a unique off-road motorhome that's small in stature but big in practicality, durability and ability. Priced at $194,990 drive-way it’s also highly competitive against rivals in the off-road motorhome segment. While any Sherwood is a fun little motorhome, the Conqueror takes that to extremes and has the potential to develop something of a cult following. More at home in wide open spaces than the confines of narrow bush tracks, it nonetheless is an extremely capable and comfortable motorhome that could literally take you all over Australia – or the world. Mighty Conqueror? I’m thinking it could well be… Pros… Looks! Capability Standard equipment Proven engineering Clever water system Comfortable Compact Cons… Tall Cab access Basic bathroom Non-matching door colour Contact Suncamper Motorhomes Unit 3, 9 Sefton Rd Thornleigh. NSW. 2120. T: 1300 416-854 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: suncampermotorhomes.com.au #SuncamperMotorhomes #SuncamperSherwood4x4 #SuncamperSherwoodConqueror #SuncamperSherwood #ToyotaHiLuxMotorhome #ToyotaHiLux #Motorhomes #4x4Motorhomes #4x4RV #RV
The 2020 iMotorhome Magazine Yearbook is out!
All our 2020 road tests, tastes and previews in one massive 241 page issue... The 2020 iMotorhome Magazine Yearbook is your essential reference guide of road tests, tastes and previews. Download it, read it online or grab your copy via the free iMotorhome Magazine App, just be sure you don't miss the 2020 iMotorhome Magazine Yearbook! #AvidaRV #Carado #CI #EarthCruiser #HorizonMotorhomes #IvecoDaily #JacanaMotorhomes #Jayco #Knaus #LatitudeMotorhomes #SLRVExpeditionVehicles #SuncamperMotorhomes #SunlinerRV #Trakka #Volkswagen #WindsorMotorhomes #WirrawayMotorHomes
Dec/Jan's iMotorhome Magazine is Out
Don't miss the last issue of iMotorhome Magazine for 2020! It's almost Christmas and that means a combined December/January issue. We farewell 2020 with a test of the wild new Conqueror 4x4 from Suncamper, plus spend a lot of time driving an Iveco Daily 70C around Sydney and report our impressions. Project Polly gets not one but two tyre pressure monitoring systems; we look at LPG and CO-gas leak detectors, and explain what CB radio aerial-gain is all about and why it matters. Also, we reveal the incredible virtual worlds you can explore on a smart indoor bike trainer while working off those Covid kilos. All that and much more is waiting for you now, so follow the links to download your copy or read it online! Download it, read it online or grab your copy via the free iMotorhome Magazine App, just be sure you don't miss the December/January issue of iMotorhome Magazine! #SuncamperMotorhomes #SuncamperSherwood #SuncamperConqueror #IvecoDaily #CBAerials #GasDetectors #ProjectPolly #TMPS #ARB #GripSport #DIY #RVFriendlyTowns
November's iMotorhome Magazine is Out!
Grab November's iMotorhome Magazine now! This month we feature Wirraway’s range of bespoke coachbuilt motorhomes, look at the enigmatic Knaus brand from Germany and bring you a tiny electric Nissan camper from the UK. Project Polly gets a rugged, Australian-built bike rack and we check out a new Panasonic portable oven, while Warren shows us his clever DIY bed makeover. A different Richard takes us e-bike rail-trail touring, there are RV Friendly Towns and, of course, reader letters and news. Follow the links to download your copy or read it online, now! Download it, read it online or grab your copy via the free iMotorhome Magazine App, just be sure you don't miss the October issue of iMotorhome Magazine! #WirrawayMotorHomes #Wirraway #Knaus #SussexCampervans #NissaneNV200 #ProjectPolly #GripSport #Panasonic #DIY #RVFriendlyTowns
October's iMotorhome Magazine is Out!
The wait is over: Grab your copy of iMotorhome Magazine now! This month we review Latitude Motorhomes' luxurious and popular Element 27. We also take a close look at Westfalia's innovative Captain Cook Classic Sprinter van. Mrs iMotorhome makes cheese while we adventure in Project Polly; we look into lithium batteries and consider if they're worth it, and also compare diesel and LPG heaters. Plus, our DIY guru Colin says goodbye and signs off with one last job on his Horizon Waratah. Follow the links to download your copy or read it online, now! Download it, read it online or grab your copy via the free iMotorhome Magazine App, just be sure you don't miss the October issue of iMotorhome Magazine! #LatitudeMotorhomes #Element27 #Westfalia #CaptainCookClassic #ProjectPolly #LithiumBatteries #DieselHeaters #LPGHeaters #DIY #RVFriendlyTowns
Project Polly DIY - New Hot Water System
Time for a new hot water system! However, we couldn't buy a replacement American-made, 23-litre LPG-only Suburban unit due to them being withdrawn from sale over potential carbon monoxide leaks. Fortunately, the team at Suncamper Motorhomes was able to install an Australian designed and made, 20-litre Swift LPG/electric unit, with minimal modifications. Incidentally, Suncamper Motorhomes (in Sydney's north) does general campervan and motorhome repairs and modifications at reasonable rates. Call them on 1300 416-854 if your RV is in need of some TLC and tell 'em iMotorhome Magazine sent you. Safe travels! #SuncamperMotorhomes #ProjectPolly #SuburbanHWS #SwiftHWS