Tips for a Safe Journey
Below are some tips to make your next RV trip safe and hassle-free. Simply click on the links for further information and downloads on the listed topics.
Caravanner's Code of Ethics
A code of ethics for travellers - Consideration for other travellers and the environment.
Caravan Care & Maintenance
Although maintenance procedures for caravans, trailers etc. are mostly common sense and follow the same principals as other vehicles, these points may assist in covering areas which may otherwise be overlooked.
Enjoy your van all year round by using it once a month at a club rally instead of once a year for your holidays. You will also meet friends to travel with and enjoy our beautiful country with others who have a common interest.
Can you carry extra fuel?
Helpful Hints for Caravanners
Helpful hints on packing your van for travelling, what to take, a check list, etc.
Power Supply & Safety
Queensland Road Distance Chart
240V power and safety standards for your recreational vehicle
Recreational Vehicle Owners Handbook
This manual has been prepared by the Recreational Vehicle Manufacturers Association of Australia to enable RV owners to receive the maximum enjoyment and utility from their vehicles. The guidelines and recommended practice have been prepared by qualified engineers based on experience over many years. If they are followed, many pitfalls will be avoided. Download a copy of the handbook.
Gas/electric (absorption)refrigerators need at least 24 hours continuous running before they will attain their optimum operating temperatures ..........
Click here to view a Safety Alert for all portable gas refrigerator users
Towbar Types & Capacities
Towbars are broadly divided into 2 categories encompassing 4 classes ......
This National Caravan & Recreational Vehicle Towing Guide has been produced in response to overwhelming public demand. In the Guide, you will find a wealth of technical information, handy hints and advice, which, when put into practice, will help you to tow your caravan or other recreational vehicle with a grater degree of confidence and safety. Simply download the Guide by clicking on "Towing Guide" above. Alternatively, email our office email@example.com and we will post a copy to you.
VIN Plate Definitions
For some drivers, towing a caravan is a new experience. The RACQ have developed a Towing Workshop, in conjunction with Caravanning Queensland, which is designed to deliver the relevant training and education necessary to competently and safely tow a caravan. These Workshops are also available to those who already have some towing experience and would like to upgrade their skills.
Definitions of what is stamped on the trailer plate of your caravan or trailer (often called the VIN plate)