Month: April 2019

Welcome to Beau Hudson – our latest Ambassadors

Say a big hello to GC Designer BeauHudson (Sash and Roscoe) are on their Easter caravanning adventures with their three young children (Halen, Duke and Knox) right now!!  Embarking on an adventure that will take them all around SE Queensland in a new New Age Caravan. Drool over their instagram account, keen photographers, the inspiration on their wall was breathtaking!! We are so excited for them and can’t wait to follow along with their stories!!

Upgrading your Caravan Compliance Plate

new age caravan compliance plate

With the upcoming vehicle commpliance laws, no longer can a caravan manufacturer upgrade the current compliance plate. As a Duty of Care New Age caravans as standard allow for maximum 400kg on single-axle caravans and 600kg for dual-axle caravans plated at manufacture.

If you have a pre- 2018 New Age Caravan it may qualify for an ATM upgrade on the compliance plate but only through an authorised and certified Independent Engineer.

If you wish to have your payload extended and feel that you qualify, we recommend you contact a local authorised and certified Independent Engineer to you. Click here to search.

Simple Tips for Maintaining Your Caravan between Services

New Age Caravan Desert Rose Offroad camping

Your New Age Caravan requires 10000km/Annual Services but between this period here are some preventative tips to help avoid those last minute panic situations that occur moments before you head off on your caravan holiday.

AES/Compressor Fridge: When your caravan’s fridge is not in use, it’s a good idea to wipe out the interior, dry it, and then to leave the door partially opened to prevent the occurrence of mould or smell.

Air Conditioner: Regularly inspect your air conditioner filters as wasp nests can form and if the filters clog, the air conditioner will struggle to operate especially in warm weather.

Hot Water Service (HWS) Anode: On a monthly basis inspect your anode in the hot water system. The anode is designed to corrode and depending on the condition of the water, this can occur rapidly or slowly. For more information on this click here.

Solar Panels: Roof mounted solar panels can get dirty and collect dust so regularly wipe down the panels with some warm soapy water which will aid in the improvement of solar electricity creation.

Diesel Heater: For those with off road caravans, the diesel heater is  popular appliance, but bare in mind the fuel can go off over time and when travelling in tropical climates. For when the heater is not planned to be used for a long time drain all the diesel out of the tank. Run the heater until it runs out of fuel – it will turn off when it runs dry and won’t hurt it.
Plug both the fresh air inlet pipe to the burner and the exhaust pipe. This will stop insects building nests in the pipes.

Awning: Like Solar panels, the awning can build up with dirt so wash the awning skin with warm soapy water. Leave the awning extended and only retract once clean and dry.

Pre-Trip Caravan Check

Before leaving on your next caravan adventure, or prior to travelling to your next destination, run through this checklist below to help ensure a safe and pleasant journey.

1. Inside your caravan, make sure :

all the cupboards are securely closed
the refrigerator door is locked
all hatches are secured
the TV antenna is wound down and secured in the travel position
loose items in the caravan secured (eg wedge TV under seating or bed do not leave on bracket)
window mechanism locked but shades open

2. Ensure your caravan is correctly coupled to the tow vehicle. Then check your safety chain/s. Two chains are normally fitted. Crisscross the chains and use ‘D’ shackles to connect them to the secure points on the towbar.

3. Ensure that the electrical plug between caravan and tow vehicle is connected. Then, check the brake lights, tail lights, turn indicators, clearance lights and electric brakes (if fitted) to make sure they are working.

4. Check that the wheel nuts on all wheels have been tightened to the manufacturers specification. These should be tightened with a torque wrench to 90ft lb or 125nm and they should be retightened at intervals of 100km for the first 400km and every 1000km after that.

5. Ensure that tyre pressures are correct as per manufacturer specifications. Adjust if required. (tyre pressures can be found on the side wall of the tyre)

6. Before moving off, make sure that:

the gas is turned off
door locked
picnic table locked
jockey wheel removed and secured in a safe location
levelling jacks (drop legs) fully wound up
step near the door raised
caravan handbrake released

7. Finally, walk around the caravan for one last check. It can be very embarrassing to drive off with electrical lead still connected!

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