Welcome to KEA Helpful Guides

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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.

Happy reading!


KEA Discovery in Western Australia

KEA Discovery in Western Australia

Author: Tim Van Duyl

Date Posted: 8th October 2020

Some people baulk at the prospect of buying second-hand while others swear that buying used avoids most of the wallet-smashing depreciation that new motorhomes can be affected by. But there are other options, such as ex-rental RVs like the Kea Discovery - only one of the most popular rental motorhomes around! These RVs are built tough, simple and with ease of use in mind and it is this value that is often overlooked.

Best Time of Year To Buy A Motorhome

Best Time of Year To Buy A Motorhome

Author: Cathy Anderson

Date Posted: 7th October 2020

When it comes to buying a motorhome, making the right choice is a matter of research, finances and, quite importantly, the timing.

Knowing the best time of year to get the sweetest deal possible is the key to a successful purchase and many years of happy memory making.

Going Solo

Going Solo

Author: Kirstie Bedford

Date Posted: 7th October 2020

Solo travel is on the rise, particularly for women.

Recent stats by TripAdvisor, which surveyed more than 3,200 Australian women, found more women are choosing to travel alone than ever before.

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.

Bed and lounge conversions in your motorhome in Australia

Bed and lounge conversions in your motorhome in Australia

Author: Cathy Anderson

Date Posted: 7th 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.