What’s Up Downunder February 2024 – Caravan Facebook Group

Wudu Emag 87 January 2024, Vanners Helping Vanners

Compiled by Alison Huth, Editor at Large alison@whatsupdownunder.com.au


DesignRV Owners Group Australia

Space Savers

Mark posted: These slide-outs make a great addition to our Forerunner 18.8. Saves  reaching to the back of the cupboards.

Red Centre Caravan Owners and Enthusiasts

Knuckle Saving Invention!

Michael posted: Fitted these to van Anderson Plugs. Makes it much easier to get on and off without pulling on tape when not much gap between plugs. 

Urban Caravan Group of Australia and NZ

Slide some more!

Matthew posted: Hey guys, just thought I’d share a mod we recently done to our BBQ slide that others might be interested in. Slide out table under the BBQ.



Highline Caravan Owners Group

Happiness is!

Jenny posted: Travelling in Tassie for three months.

Leader and Supreme Caravan Owners Group

Hydration is the KEY!

Thanks Nathan for the post.


Crusader Caravan Owners Group of Australia

Toilet Tidy

Andrew asked: Has anyone made their own shelf across this space, looking for options in ensuite to store toiletry bags etc. Love fusion lock but not on that wall as it’s an external thin ply wall so thinking a simple white shelf between the sides anchored to the vanity and side wall.

Andrew got two shelf suggestions and the third wasn’t a shelf but a drying rack over the toilet window.


Spinifex Caravan Owners

Step it up!

David posted: Here’s the shoe step that I made today, works a treat.

Jayco Silverline Enthusiasts Australia

Storm 1, Caravan Nil.

Thanks Smithy, too many storms right now!

On the Move Caravan Owners Group:

Picture Perfect

Danielle posted: Not a bad view from our beach front site at Burrum Heads!


Option RV Caravan Owners Group

Perfect place to VENT!

Alasdair posted: Was having trouble with condensation in the Storage Box’s, fitted louvred vents in the door’s, all good.


Snowy River Caravan Owners 

Decision Made!!!

Julie posted:



Destination……Wherever the road takes us 

How long………Indefinite


Retreat Caravan Owners Group

Water made Easy

Jason posted: First improvement for Franky the Fraser, add a couple of fittings so we don’t have to screw the grey water hose just push an latch 


New Age Caravans Social Club  

New Age Caravans Australia

Yes, you are!

Jodie posted; I am a genius.


Lotus Caravan Owners Group

Hitched or Unhitched?

David posted: I am towing my caravan off grid, a day here and there (actually it been 2wks now). But I am leaving the van connected to the Ute. Ball weight around 320kg. Just wondering, can this damage the Ute springs, shock absorbers or tow bar. My partner brought this to my attention. My tow bar says it’s good for 350kg ball weight, 3500kg for towing.

General consensus was that it’s a good idea to take the weight of the tow ball by just putting the jack down, but stay hitched.   


Sunland Caravans Owners Group


Brian posted: For the Vanilla Slice lovers.

Royal Flair Caravan Club Australia

Great Service

Admin John regularly posts weather risk reports to the site for all the members. Essential news for everyone.


Nova Owners Australia

No knotted knickers!

Rhonda posted: Found these on another page. Just what I am looking for for those corner cupboards. Great idea!

La Vista Caravan Owners Group

Perfect Wine Hack

Paul posted: Where else do you put your glass of wine when cooking on the BBQ?

Everything Caravan and Camping

What? Why?

Jo-Anne posted: Ok guys l know this has been asked before. We just got out new to us second hand van and this was in one of the drawers.

57 people replied and Jo-Anne wanted to know why they all said the same thing. Why, well because people love being able to give a positive answer.

Baby Boomers on the Road

Go Gothic Go

Margaret shared a photo of this amazing Gothic Motorhome.


Caravan Lawn Bowlers Club Australia 

More than Barefoot Bowls

Some Bowls Clubs are venues for weddings, camping and RV sites. Why? ABC news gives the story about Kadanga Bowls Club and what it has meant to the Club.

CREATIVE NOMADS – Sewing, Crafting and Cooking throughout Oz.

Today I burnt my Akubra!

Ann posted: I always thought of decorating it, because i think there are enough hats out there that all look the same. Which I find … boring  . So I sat down, used a heat-away craft pen to draw the outlines, then heated up the soldering iron and took a deep breath. But what could go wrong other than burning a couple of hundred dollars?    

Australia Art Trails

Sculptures Sand and Sea.

David posted: Sculptures by the Sea at Bathers Beach near Fremantle WA DCH.


Flood/Rain Damage

The Gulf Development Road linking Georgetown to Mount Surprise Qld is closed because of major damage to a section of the bridge. Full story from ABC News 24th Jan 2024.