Shocker Hitch AirSafe hitch comparison
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AirSafe or Shocker Hitch – which would you choose?

Using an Isuzu NPS 4x4 truck, we started towing our new 4.5T Spinifex caravan with the Shocker Hitch as the AirSafe hitch, which was recommended by our caravan manufacturer, was out of stock at the time.  During the time using the Shocker Hitch,…
Fitting the bike rack to back of caravan

A bike rack carrier for the caravan

We just love tinkering with our caravan and improving the usability and functionality of all aspects of the van wherever possible. One modification we did late last year was to custom build a rear bar for the caravan to carry our bike rack.…
Leaf springs under the caravan showing extra leaf

Caravan Suspension Upgrade – COVID-19 brought on unwanted spare time – Part Two

This is Part 2 of a COVID-19 special of what we did during the lockdown - upgrade of the caravan suspension. Read our Part 1 - COVID-19 Brought unwanted spare time Our suspension woes... Over the last 8 months, we have broken a couple…
Dual Waeco fridge in back of Landcruiser

The problem of the Waeco, the MSA drop slide, and our 105 series Landcruiser

Our Landcruiser is our primary adventure and exploring vehicle, and when we are travelling there is nothing better than having a cold (-1 degrees) beer!  But what to do?  Our Waeco CFX50 fridge was primarily being used when travelling around…
Fitting mud flaps to the LandcruiserCopyright 2019 Allan and Rebecca Cooke

Preparations have begun for the Big Red Bash 2019

Since a relatively snap decision several weeks ago to attend this years Big Red Bash in Outback Queensland, we have both been simultaneously excited and worried about the decision.  It was definitely a "lets book the tickets before we change our minds" decision, and one that I'm sure will the the experience of a lifetime. However, before we get can leave, there are a number of things that need to be done.