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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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Buying a Pre-Loved Motorhome

Buying a Pre-Loved Motorhome

Author: Kea Team

Date Posted: 7th October 2020

There are many advantages to buying a secondhand motorhome or camper, particularly one that has begun its life as a rental model. There’s the price of course ­– a secondhand unit will always be more affordable than a new one. But there are other great reasons too, including great service history, quality control and the peace of mind that you have the backing of the parent company with all its products.

How to drive your motorhome for the first time

How to drive your motorhome for the first time

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.

Using LPG in your motorhome

Using LPG in your motorhome

Author: Kirstie Bedford

Date Posted: 7th October 2020

Most modern motorhomes use a combination of mains electricity, battery power and LPG gas to run all the various appliances within. LPG is usually supplied to operate the interior stove and the hot water system (absolutely essential to wash the barbecue sausage grease off your plates and to wash off a long day of travelling!)

Batteries, Chargers and Related Systems

Batteries, Chargers and Related Systems

Author: Malcom Street

Date Posted: 7th October 2020

Time was when 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.

Winterising your RV

Winterising your RV

Author: Malcom Street

Date Posted: 7th October 2020

It’s that time of year when many a motorhomer if they haven’t already done so considers winterising their motorhome. Unlike places like Canada, the northern parts of the USA and Europe which have to go to the extremes of draining all water tanks and shutting off water lines it’s a bit easier in Australia. Indeed I reckon it takes three slightly different forms.

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.

Maintaining your RV

Maintaining your RV

Author: Malcom Street

Date Posted: 7th October 2020

Despite the increased level of sophistication of motor vehicles, caravans and motorhomes, service intervals over the last 20 years have grown considerably.

10 Ideas to Keep Your RV Cozy

10 Ideas to Keep Your RV Cozy

Author: Kea Team

Date Posted: 7th October 2020

There are a few things you need to consider before you hit the road on our next motorhome adventure. Here are our top tips for making life on the road more comfortable and enjoyable.

Top Tips to Drive a Motorhome in Winter

Top Tips to Drive a Motorhome in Winter

Author: Cathy Anderson

Date Posted: 7th October 2020

Why park your motorhome in the garage and hug the lounge room heater through the cooler months when you could be exploring Australia's alpine regions? Of course, driving in wintry conditions requires some careful preparation. Here are our top tips to ensure you have a safe and super-cool experience.

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.