Our Gear

Vehicles

You spend so much time in the car that it needs to suit your needs.

We drive a 1999 Toyota Landcruiser 105 series. She’s an old girl but has served us well and has taken us to some amazing locations.

We have done quite a number of modifications since purchasing her in 2015, including adding a bull bar, rear drawers, a removable cupboard where the center row of seats used to be, dual battery system to run the fridges (we now have four batteries), a GVM upgrade, and upgraded suspension for all the towing we do.  She looks very different from when we first picked her up to now!

Features include:

  • Redarc DC to DC charge system
  • Redarc electric brake system
  • 2″ lift kit with heavy duty suspension and air bags
  • Kings Titan rear drawers
  • Roof rack with solar panel to charge two 130AH batteries to run the fridge
  • GVM upgrade with airbags
  • Bullbar
  • UHF radio
  • Lights, lights and more lights!
Before and after photos of Landcruiser

Living quarters

This is our first caravan, a 2008 Jayco Sterling, 24 foot.  We upgraded from a camper trailer in 2015, which was upgraded from a tent a couple of years earlier.  We still have an OzTent RV5 which we use when we don’t feel like taking the caravan somewhere, and we also have a Kings swag for when we really want to be minimalist.

Like the Landcruiser, the caravan has undergone quite a few changes since purchasing, including a grey water tank, chassis lift, sullage system modifications, water filling modifications, and a hefty solar upgrade to increase battery storage (we now have three house batteries on board).

Features include:

  • 400W solar system feeding into three 130AH batteries
  • 110 litre grey water tank
  • GVM upgrade
  • Two 95 litre fresh water tanks
  • Easy fill points for water tanks
  • 150mm chassis lift from factory standard
Landcruiser and caravan camping

Travelling Essentials

We have many different essentials that we use while travelling, but the two most important are our Waeco CFX 95DZW which lives in the back of the Landcruiser, and our Weber Baby Q barbeque.  We also have a Waeco CFX 50 which spends time either in the Landcruiser or the caravan, or in one of our other cars when we are not travelling.

We also never leave home without our Ryobi One+ system. Having multiple tools using just the one battery type is invaluable.  We have the drill, chainsaw, angle grinder, vacuum and fans.  We also have a leaf blower that we take if we think we will be somewhere that will need it.  Being able to charge the batteries off either 12V or 240V is fantastic, so we can charge them as needed.

We love our tech, so tend to have a bit of it.  Our iPhones and iPads keep us connected to the world, and our laptop is used when we need a bit of extra grunt, such as editing videos, photos and writing.

Photographs and video:

  • Apple iPhone XS for on-the-go photos and video
  • GoPro Hero 7 Black, for photos and video while on the move
  • Canon EOS 400D camera, and oldy but still a goody
  • DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone

Hardware:

  • Apple MacBook Pro, with 16GB RAM so it copes with all the video editing we need
  • Apple iPad

Software:

  • Adobe Premiere Pro for editing all our YouTube videos
  • iMovie for quick video editing
  • Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop Express for photo editing

Fitness and Adventure:

  • Merida E160 Mountain Bikes

These are some of the brands that we use and trust…

Jayco
4WD SupaCentre
Goodyear Autocare Warana
Yeti
MSA 4x4
Weber
Shingleback Off Road