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Point Drummond Eyre Peninsula

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On our slow sojourn around Eyre Peninsula we have been deliberately stopping in at every beach and free camp we can find to see and try some for ourselves. Some have been really easy to access on wide dirt roads that have been well maintained and others, well they take a little more effort to get to.

These roads less travelled often lead to some pretty remarkable spots though, and for your effort you are rewarded with uncrowded places to park a van and enjoy the serenity.

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Damage to Caravans – Oopsie Daisy Sh*t Happens

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Even to experienced caravanners, accidents happen, but boy they damage the ego as much as the van. We had a little incident a couple of months ago but it has taken until now to be completely fixed so we can laugh about it now…I think.

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Jayco Modifications – Wardrobe Hanging Space

We’ve had our (new to us) Jayco Silverline for around 18 months now and have done quite a bit of travelling on and off road, so it has given us time to live with it and work out any changes we’d like to make. For the most part we love it, the layout and finish is perfect for us but one thing has been an impractical nuisance from the beginning so a bit of modification was called for.

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Jayco Fixes

In between caravan trips it’s time to see to a few fixes in the Jayco Silverline, some that have been on the to do list for a while and others that pop up unexpectedly.

This caravan, like all of our previous, is second hand having been bought from a caravan yard in South Australia. We are very happy with it and the service we got when we traded in our older van but there is one thing missing when you buy second hand and that is the handover you get where you learn all about the ins and outs of the van. Not that getting all the information at once means you will remember it all if and when something goes wrong. Other caravanning friends and caravan forums are a great source of information when you have tried all theories and are still stumped.

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Winter Caravanning & Diesel Heating

We’ve recently made an upgrade to the caravan with the addition of a diesel heater. One thing that has prevented us from doing free camping over winter in the past has been the lack of heating in the van. As much as we love a good campfire, the caravan can be way too cold for comfort when you turn in, so we bought a diesel heater through Aussie Outback Stores, a camping, 4×4 and accessories supplier online.

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Setting Up The Rig

It only happens once a year but when you’re setting up for a month at the beach in a caravan, we make no apologies for bringing a few creature comforts.

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