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Hitting the road with new UHF installed

Choosing and Installing New UHF

UHF has changed over the years, but the principle remains the same: clear, successful communication when out in the bush. Camper’s Steve Cassano talks you through the D.I.Y. installation of a new GME unit and reports on the speccy new features.

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Tested: Cruisemaster XT, ATX Air and DO35

Having the best camper body, most water capacity or best electronics around means nothing if you do not have reliable, soft riding suspension and a strong hitch to carry it all.

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Through the Pentecost River in the Top End

Water Crossing Wisdom

Crossing water with a camper trailer can feel like jumping into the deep end, literally. Here are a few swimming lessons to keep you afloat.

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A heated discussion about the virtues of silence

Silence your Camper's Water Pump

Nothing destroys serenity quite like a noisy water pump. Whereas a quiet one is a major boon to an enjoyable time camping. Here’s how to hush your H20.

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Try not to run your batteries too  low when out in the bush. PICTURE SUPPLIED

Caring for Your Camper's Amps

DC ain’t free, yet camper trailers are increasingly full of power-hungry accessories conspiring to drain your batteries to dangerously low levels. We uncover a few ways to keep your beastly batts alive for longer.

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Keeping your Cool: How to Prevent Overheating

Things getting a little heated with the engine? Best to nip overheating in the bud before your components go bust or you find yourself stranded in the bush.

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Tow like a Pro

4WD whizz Steve Cassano enters the camper trailer world, delivering a few fundamentals to help get the tow on the road.

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Servicing your Electric Winch

The fate of adventures can hang on a winch, so it’s best to keep yours in working order, rather than taking the install-and-forget approach

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How to Set Up a Wire Free Winch

If you’re into tackling tough tracks, having proper recovery gear is a must. But some old winches can be downright problematic and inconvenient. Steve Cassano discusses how you can modify them without breaking the bank

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A Toolbox for Travellers

Heading to the outback with a lone screwdriver to your name is a recipe for disaster, but what do you need exactly?

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Lifestyle Campers Reconn R4 Review

With endlessly adaptable interior fit-out plus the option of adding a second axle, the Reconn R4 Hypercamper occupies a unique space in the crowded top-end market.

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Bell Gorge has a spectacularly chilly, five-tier falls

8 Best Australian Gorges

Camper brings you the scoop on eight of the best gorges from around the country. Weave these into your travels for a guaranteed good time.

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