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Glen Innes national meet 2014


Australian CamperTrailers
national meet at Glen Innes 2014



Redarc's Stuart Peddle presented a workshop giving everyone an overview of Redarc's products. Based in Lonsdale, South Australia, Redarc has over 30 years experience in the research, design, development and manufacture of a range of electronics including, voltage converters, inverters, power supplies, battery chargers, CANBus modules, turbo timers, glow plug timers, trailer braking & customised electronic modules.

He spoke about items most 4wd & camper trailers use or have seen around like the popular SBI12 dual battery isolator, BMS battery management system & DC-DC battery chargers, including the recently released unique Tow-Pro brake controller which incorporates both the pendulum & delay brake controller operations built into the one unit.

Stuart also showed members the thin film amorphous solar modules which are the latest in solar technology & designed to provide high efficiency, particularly at high ambient temperatures. They are constructed using heavy duty canvas materials & fold into a convenient storage size.


kids biscuit decorating

Alice Chaffey & Michael Wookey held the very popular kids biscuit decorating workshop again this year. As you can see by the photos this activity was a big hit with the kids putting their young imaginations into the designs.









12volt practical workshop

Shane Adam's from Jamie's Touring Solutions hosted a practical workshop for the DIY'ers showing a few ticks of the trade to those who were keen to install a dual battery system in their vehicle or camper trailer. First up he explained what the various tools were used for including wire cutters, strippers & different types of crimpers.

He then demonstrated how to connect a multimeter to a 12volt battery to check the voltage. He then went on to show how a multimeter could be used to check a fuse without taking it out & also in series to check the amp draw of a light. Alternately a clamp meter can be used to also check the amp draw.

Crimping & soldering were covered as well as heat shrink & taping. Members then had a go themselves getting a hands on feel of how to do the job.

vehicle setup towing & touring

John Heath hosted a workshop on how to go about setting up a vehicle for touring & towing. He started off talking about how to approach the choice of vehicle for the intended job by matching the tow weights & ball weights of the camper trailer or caravan to the vehicle. He then spoke about towbar ratings & weight distribution hitches & shackles. John encouraged input from the group attending & never got through what he had intended covering. Needless to say there is always next year to continue the discussion.



cobb workshop

Jill Skinner showed how the popular Cobb Cooker can be used as an alternative for cooking a range of food as she prepared the evenings meal instead of using a camp oven or pots & pans on a gas stove.

The Cobb uses heat beads as a heat source & can be used as an oven, a barbecue, a smoker or a stove. Jill showed have meat roasts, chicken & baked vegies can be cooked along with even sponge cakes.



trivia night

Dave & Jan Cook with Dave & Joy Wilkinson held a trivia night in the Glen Innes showground pavilion. The popular event was well attended & once again a great success with plenty of friendly rivalry between the tables as teams sort the perpetual winners trophy which was donated by Jamie Hazelden of Jamie's Touring Solutions which was won by Jason Cox, Sue Christie-Cox, Barry & Margaret Pierce, Ed & Donna Zwerus, Keith & Jenny McCarron and Keith & Carol Brown. The gold coin entry raised $380 for the Glen Innes Men's Shed.

Also drawn on the night was a raffle in aid of the Showground Trust with a beautiful wood inlaid table made by Bill Hardie & donated by the Men's Shed as a prize. The winning ticket was held by Jann Wood.  











kids movie night

Colin & Natalie Hopgood provided a projector to entertain the kids with a movie in the committee room under the grandstand.