at Gulgong 2015
Shane Adam's hosted a 12volt wiring theory
workshop. He spoke of the different components that were need in setting up a
camper trailer or tow vehicle, the wiring sizes
& how to crimp & solder terminals to the wire.
setup towing & touring
John Heath hosted a workshop on how to
go about setting up a vehicle for touring & towing continuing on from
his talk last year. He spoke about
suspension upgrades, to air bags & weight distribution hitches which are
used to level the
vehicle up towing a caravan or camper trailer.
The choice of vehicle for the intended job
is very important by matching the tow & ball weights of the trailer to the
vehicle. John encouraged input from the group attending throughout the talk.
Carol Sanderson along with grand daughter
Brydie hosted a kids craft session. The kids made collages, cards & boxes from
paddle pop sticks with materials provided by Carol. Everyone had a great time
using the glues, papers, stickers & making things. Each of the kids received a
little "party bag" when they left.
Rob Sanderson demonstrated how easy it was
disassembling his camper trailer wheel hub showing the parts. He then spoke 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. The technique to
push grease into the races was shown, reassembling the hub & the process of
tightening the castle nut, inserting the split pin & placing the dust cap back
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.
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. The proceeds of the gold coin donation went to Gulgong's Holtermann