Caravan Correspondent

Australian Travel Writer and Photographer 💙 Caravan Holidays.


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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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New (ish) Rig – Jayco Silverline Caravan and 200 Series Landcruiser

Landcruiser 200 seriesThe time had come, after patiently watching and waiting for the right deal to come along it was time to trade in the reliable 100 Series Landcruiser for an upgrade. The old rig had been extremely reliable and because of regular servicing and upkeep was still going strong even with more than 420,000 kms on the odometer.

It had taken us and caravans from southern Queensland to the furthest point east on the Australian mainland at Byron Bay. Up and down the track to Darwin and through the red centre, along the picturesque Victorian coastline, Great Ocean Road and parts of the New South Wales Coast. There have been roads taken inland in the eastern states and many, many trips throughout South Australia. The biggest trip was crossing the Nullarbor and covering the state of Western Australia from the beautiful Esperance, to the furthest southern point, northwards along the coast to as far as Wyndham, and then across to Lake Argyle, into the Northern Territory and home again.

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Jayco Silverline interior


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Jayco Silverline Caravan

Jayco SilverlineThe Jayco Silverline slideout caravan has a futuristic sleek exterior which gives you just a hint of what to expect inside. On the outside it comes complete with a roll out awning, spare wheel covered on the draw bar and on the roof, a satellite dish, wind up antenna and solar panel. Two gas bottles are in a front compartment that has a slide out feature to make checking levels quick and easy. There is a gas oven inside the van and also an external connection for your BBQ. Continue reading