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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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Keeping the Water Flowing

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Keeping the Water Flowing

Author: Kea Team

Date Posted: 8th 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.

Knowing how to power your motorhome

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.

Driving a Motorhome 101

Driving a Motorhome 101

Author: Kea Team

Date Posted: 8th 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: 8th 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.

RV Awnings, Choice, Care & Maintenance

RV Awnings, Choice, Care & Maintenance

Author: Malcolm Street

Date Posted: 8th October 2020

One of the most practical developments in RVs over the past few decades is the retractable awning. Older RVers may remember the heavy canvas awnings that had to be dragged along the roof via a sailtrack - they were heavy, especially when wet, and definitely not fun in the wind! But retractable awnings, once seen as optional extras, are essentially standard kit these days, and have revolutionised the way we live in - and outside of - our RVs.

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. 

Bed and lounge conversions in your motorhome in Australia

Bed and lounge conversions in your motorhome in Australia

Author: Cathy Anderson

Date Posted: 8th October 2020

Everyone has a different travel style, whether it’s the destinations they choose, the amount of clothes they pack or the time they have to enjoy the sights. 

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.

Looking After Your Motorhome

Looking After Your Motorhome

Author: Kea Team

Date Posted: 7th October 2020

Mechanical and electrical systems have become much more sophisticated and fuel injection/complex turbo diesel engines have all but ended home tuning. However, that doesn't mean there is nothing to do.