LDV T60 Towing Set Up

Today we completed an LDV T60 Towing Set Up 

For this LDV T60 towing set up, we installed: 

  • Redarc TowPro Elite Electric Brake Controller
  • Enerdrive ePower Voltage Sensitive Relay 
  • Grey Anderson Plug
  • 12 Pin Trailer Plug

The Redarc Towpro Elite is a very popular towing device, The Electric Brake controller works by monitoring how hard the vehicle is braking and applies a proportional amount of braking to the trailer to suit that application at the time. You can read more about the Tow-Pro Elite here!

The grey Anderson plug is used for the charging circuit that runs cables from the vehicle to the caravan. This connection used to charge the batteries in the caravan via the car’s starting battery while driving. The batteries are separated via the Enerdrive VSR which protects the vehicle’s starting battery from going flat when the vehicle is not running. To read more about Anderson Plugs, click here!

For this vehicle, we also upgraded the trailer plug on the vehicle from a 7 pin to a 12 pin flat. 

No matter what you tow, we can find a solution to suit your vehicle. Whether its a full towing setup with all the bells and whistles or just replacing a single plug on your towbar. Just drop us an email or phone call and ask for a quote!

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Kia Carnival VQ Starter Motor Replacement

This week we completed a Kia Carnival VQ Starter Motor Replacement.

This Kia Carnival VQ was towed to our Maroochydore workshop with starting faults. After inspection, the technicians diagnosed a faulty starter motor.  If your starter motor needs replacing generally the car will be present with one of the following:

  • Clicking noise upon starting (kind of like a machine gun sound)
  • Sluggish to Start or
  • Won’t Start at all

If the car is sluggish to start but still starts we recommend replacing the starter motor as soon as possible. If you don’t and continue to start the car while it is sluggish, you will put excess strain on the battery and cables which can result in a burnt battery or cables.

If you think there is an issue with your car’s starting system, we offer Free Start & Charge tests at our Maroochydore workshop. Contact us today for more info, call 07 54796652 or email us here. 

VW Amarok 2H Canopy Dual Battery System Installation

Recently we fitted out a VW Amarok 2H with a custom Canopy Dual Battery System

For this VW Amarok Canopy Dual Battery System we installed:

  • Enerdrive DC-DC 40+ Battery Charger
  • Anderson Plugs
  • Cigarette 12V Power Sockets
  • Dual USB

The customer supplied the rooftop Solar Panel and LED work lights. The customer also already had their own auxiliary battery that was installed in the vehicle using a portable battery box. We installed the Enerdrive DC-DC charger to the side panel of the canopy. Then wired in the Anderson plug for solar input as well as the 12V cigarette sockets and Dual USB port. 

As you can see we are more than happy to install items that our customers have purchased themselves. If you have a dual battery system that doesn’t seem to be working as well as it used to, or if you want to upgrade your existing system to a complete off-grid solution, get in touch today. We have technicians on hand who can come up with a customised solution to suit your 12 volt needs. You can call us at 5479 6652 or contact us online.

Must-Visit Camping Spots in South East Queensland

Must-Visit Camping Spots in South East Queensland

How lucky are we? We get to live in such a beautiful part of the world with so many hidden gems to discover and stunning places to explore. To celebrate this beautiful part of the world we have put together some of our picks for the must-visit camping spots in South East Queensland.

Now full disclosure, we haven’t stayed at all these locations. Most of these suggestions are based on the reviews and recommendations of other travellers in addition to our own experience.

 

Most Frequently Recommended:

Bigriggen Park – Scenic Rim – https://www.bigriggen.com.au/

While doing research for this post, Bigriggen Park was one of the most consistently recommended locations on the list. After looking into this campground a little more its easy to see why. Situated just under 3 hours from the coast (90 mins South of Brisbane) this stunning location has plenty to offer visitors.

With heaps of open space to explore, a river to swim or fish in and easy access to nearby hiking tracks there is plenty to enjoy. There are powered and non-powered sites, toilets and hot showers (coin operated) on site. The park is also pet-friendly so you can bring your furry family members along with you too.

From all accounts, this is a fantastic place to camp, so it’s definitely one that we’ve added to our list of must-visit camping spots.

 

Now with so many incredible places to choose from, we thought it best to break up the camping spots into a few different categories. Hopefully, you can find one to suit your camping style.
 

Fraser Island

Springbrook National Park

Cobb & Co Nine Mile Campgrounds

Beach Camping:

Cooloola Recreation Area  – https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/cooloola/

Take your pick from some of the best beachside camping spots this region has to offer. Teewah Beach is our pick of the bunch. If you want to take your pets with you, check out Inskip Peninsula a little further north.

Fraser Islandhttps://www.visitfrasercoast.com/Stay/Caravan-Camping

There are so many options on Fraser Island so its best to do plenty of research when planning your trip. We love Cathedrals on Fraser because it is fully fenced and family friendly.

Honourable Mentions: Stradbroke Island, Noosa North Shore, Bribie Island 

Rainforest Camping: 

Conondale National Parkhttps://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/conondale/

This is one you will want to come back to time and time again. With crystal clear swiming holes, stunning waterfalls and an abundance of walking tracks there is plenty to enjoy.

Springbrook National Parkhttps://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/springbrook/camping.html 

Another fantastic location. There are 9 different walking tracks to choose from and gorgeous waterfalls (including the Natural Bridge) to see along the way.

Honourable Mentions: D’Aguilar National Park, Lamington National Park, Main Range National Park

Farm Style Camping:

Bestbrook Mountain Resorthttps://www.bestbrook.com.au/

If you a wanting an authentic farm experience, look no further than Bestbrook. Offering traditional farm stay experiences including milking cows, billy tea, damper, wagon riding, whip cracking and heaps more.

Cobb & Co Nine Mile Campgroundshttp://www.cobb-and-co-nine-mile-camping-grounds.com/

Another one of our absolute favourites. This is the ideal spot for an escape the whole family will enjoy. There is a fantastic playground for the kids, an animal farm and horse riding all on site.

Honourable Mentions: Coleyville Lodge, Neurum Creek Bush Retreat, Kenilworth Camping

 

Lake Somerset

Rivershore Resort

Bunya Mountains National Park

For Watersports:

Lake Somersethttps://www.nrmaparksandresorts.com.au/lake-somerset/

One of the favourites when it comes to watersports and camping lakeside. With plenty of space to enjoy, free kids activities and a wide range of accommodation options available, there is sure to be something to suit everyone. 

Borumba Damhttps://campborumba.com.au/

Another great spot for taking the boat or jet ski for a spin. The campgrounds are ideally located with easy access to the dam and well looked after facilities. 

Honourable Mentions: Lake Moogerah, Maroon Dam, Lake Wivenhoe Campgrounds

For Glampers:

Alure Stanthorpehttps://www.alurestanthorpe.com.au/ 

Now this place takes glamping to a whole new level with one of the most glamorous safari tents we’ve seen (yep, there is even a chandelier). It is truly a lavish glamping experience sure to delight even the most reluctant campers. 

Rivershore Resorthttps://www.rivershore.com.au 

This one is an absolute gem of a spot. The luxurious Safari Tents are kitted out with everything you need (can anyone say claw-foot bathtub). The wide range of facilities onsite are sure to keep the whole crew entertained. 

Honourable Mentions: Murphy’s Creek Hideaway, Ketchups Bank Glamping, Nightfall (Must See!)

 

For Adventurers:

Mount Barney National Park https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/mount-barney/ or https://www.mtbarneyretreat.com.au/mtbarney-camping.html

All camping areas within the National Park are only accessible by foot so be prepared to carry everything in and out for those. If you are up for it though, there are some incredible lookouts, waterfalls, swimming holes and forests to see while you’re there. Rest assured, there are also some other accommodation options nearby if carrying your gear isn’t your style.

Bunya Mountains National Park https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/bunya-mountains/ 

Another long time crowd favourite. With three camping options, each with different levels of accessibility, there is something to suit all types of campers. The rainforest in this park is spectacular with ancient bunya pines towering overhead. With over 9 walking tracks to choose from there is plenty to explore. 

Honourable Mentions: Jimna State Forest, Mapleton National Park, Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk

Transformer Caravan Lithium Battery System

Transformer Caravan Lithium Battery System

We recently worked on this Transformer Caravan, installing a Lithium Battery System, here’s what we fitted:

The Install:

First up we removed the existing AGM batteries and replaced them with 2x 100Ah Slimline Lithium Battery. We then removed the Genius Pro Battery charger and Slimline Lithium Battery and fitted new BMPRO BatteryPlus35HA Battery Management System. We then tidied up the existing battery wiring and reconnected the system. 

If you are thinking of upgrading your caravan’s battery system to Lithium, or if you would like to know more about your options for caravan battery systems, comment below or give us a call on 07 5479 6652.