national meet at Bardine
Bob Sproston has been busy
designing camper trailers with a difference & took the opportunity to show what
he had & also asked for feedback from camper trailer owners in what they would like to
see included. He demonstrated via a model of what can be achieved where one
mould section can develop thirty-three combinations depending on what the
Rob Sanderson held
his camper trailer wheel bearing workshop for the 5th year. Maintaining your own
camper wheel bearings is something anybody can do & Rob showed just how easy it
was. He disassembled his
camper trailer hub showing the parts, then told of what to look for in checking the bearing races for heat
discoloration, pitting, scoring & any unevenness. While he had everything apart
he showed how to check the axle for cracks where the machining of the stub begins. He then showed the
technique to push grease into the races & reassembled the hub & the process of
tightening the castle nut, inserting the split pin & placing the dust cap back
session for women
A large number of
ladies and young girls joined in on Carol's pamper session, a trained Mary
Kay consultant. On arrival everyone had a satin hand smoothie. There was then a game
with a few prizes to break the ice. She then went on to give everyone a
hydrating facial along with a pedi spa. Lucky door prizes were awarded.
started his lithium battery workshop talking about lead acid batteries,
their properties & charging characteristics. He then went on to discuss
the different ways a battery could be tested for capacity. In comparison
he discussed the properties, charging & discharging characteristics of
lithium batteries suitable for use in vehicles & especially camper
trailers. The advantage is maximum use of a smaller & lighter battery
over a lead acid. Initial outlay was perhaps the biggest downfall,
although the life expectancy of a lithium battery far outweighed that of
a lead acid.
the west coast
Neil Morton shared
his knowledge of the Western Australian trip he had done in August to early
December last year, pointing out some key factors including trip preparation,
quarantine requirements driving east to west, passes for national parks &
information on various areas. Preparation is the key involving an itinerary,
fuel supplies, water and food as well as the vehicle and trailer including tyres,
to name a few. If you are trying to see the most of WA then it is better to
travel anticlockwise, seeing the Kimberly area in winter, Pilbara, Gasgoyne and
Coral Coast in spring and late spring to early summer in the southwest corner.
Neil recommended must see locations are the Kimberly, Pilbara region, wild
flowers west of Geraldton, New Norcia, Perth surrounds, the giant forests &
parts of the Golden Outback.
audio book swap & lolly hunt
A number of members
gathered for a happy hour in the pavilion to have a chat over a drink & nibbles.
While everyone was together
Greg Carthew took the opportunity to hold an audio book swap &
Carolyn Davis a book swap.
Peter & Helen Hartwig conducted a lolly hunt for the kids.