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Maybe you are thinking about buying your first motorhome or maybe you want to learn more about solar power systems?

Our helpful guides are here to help you buy and maintain your recreational vehicle, choose the right accessories and keep you informed about what is happening in the bustling motorhome industry. 

We've also prepared some travel inspiration for you to try with your family and friends together.

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Knowing how to power your motorhome

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Knowing how to power your motorhome

Author: Kea Team

Date Posted: 8th October 2020

Understanding what kind of power you need to drive your motorhome and to operate all its features can be confusing. Here, we break it down into simplified way, so you know how ensure you stay charged up throughout your holiday.

How to Dispose of RV Waste

How to Dispose of RV Waste

Author: Malcolm Street

Date Posted: 8th October 2020

‘Self-contained’ is a real buzzword in Recreational Vehicles circles these days. The ability to retain your grey and black water until it can be disposed of in an environmentally friendly way is the Holy Grail for many. Grey water is the waste water from the kitchen sink, bathroom wash basin, and shower cubicle, while black water is a polite way of talking about sewerage waste from your toilet. 

Keeping your Motorhome Level

Keeping your Motorhome Level

Author: Malcolm Street

Date Posted: 8th October 2020

Setting up a motorhome at a campsite is generally a fairly simple process - but the biggest challenge is usually getting the motorhome level. 

How to Service your Motorhome

How to Service your Motorhome

Author: Cathy Anderson

Date Posted: 8th October 2020

In the midst of the thrill of planning a self-drive road trip in your motorhome, some of the important (and less exciting) things can get lost. Your motorhome is not only your accommodation each night, it’s your mode of transport, so you need to be confident that it’s in tip-top shape for both short or long-term adventures. And that means ensuring it is safe to drive.

Batteries, Chargers and Related Systems

Batteries, Chargers and Related Systems

Author: Malcolm Street

Date Posted: 7th October 2020

Back in the day caravan and motorhome electrical systems were quite simple. Smaller motorhomes and campervans might just have had the vehicle starter battery for all 12V systems. Larger rigs usually had two - the vehicle starter battery and the 'house battery' for items such as lights, water pump and maybe the fridge. In the case of cheaper caravans, there was no battery at all, just a 12V power supply from the tow vehicle.

Driving a Motorhome Safely

Driving a Motorhome Safely

Author: Cathy Anderson

Date Posted: 7th October 2020

Driving a motorhome is a wonderful feeling.  There’s a sense of adventure and the freedom to go wherever you like, and the ability to leave your worries in the driveway behind you.

How to Use The Fridge in Your Motorhome

How to Use The Fridge in Your Motorhome

Author: Cathy Anderson

Date Posted: 7th October 2020

The beauty of a motorhoming lifestyle is you can take little pieces of home away with you - and that includes a fridge. Just because you are on the road doesn’t mean you need to ‘slum it' with an esky and constantly melting, messy ice. A fridge is a staple in a motorhome, but there are a few tricks to making sure your fridge is powered properly, packed efficiently and previous 'happy hour' beverages kept cool. Here are some top tips to use your motorhome fridge.

Keeping the Water Flowing

Keeping the Water Flowing

Author: Kea Team

Date Posted: 7th October 2020

Having a healthy supply of fresh water when you are on the road is essential for the use of your modern conveniences, including the kitchen sink, bathroom and shower. Knowing how to get hot water, monitor your water levels and fill your tanks should be on every RV owner’s list of things to do before you set off. Here are a few handy tips to make sure you have fresh running water whenever you need it.

Driving a Motorhome 101

Driving a Motorhome 101

Author: Kea Team

Date Posted: 7th October 2020

So, you’ve purchased your motorhome or signed the rental agreement on the dotted line and you’re raring to go! There’s nothing quite like the sensation of having a home on wheels and the freedom to go wherever you please. But, for first timers, there are a few basics worth noting.

Operating the Toilet in Your Motorhome

Operating the Toilet in Your Motorhome

Author: Cathy Anderson

Date Posted: 7th October 2020

One thing that decidedly sets the motorhome lifestyle apart from other forms of mobile travel and camping is the creature comforts that come with it, and on top of that list is the toilet. Most larger motorhomes come with an ensuite, and this is often the deciding factor for buyers to step up from a campervan.