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Vacationer Caravans Have Arrived At Eagle Trailers & Campers

Now you can find Vacationer Caravans most popular model, the Rough Rider in South Australia at Eagle Trailers & Campers. Vacationer Caravans are designed and built to the highest standard right here in Australia and we are thrilled to be their SA dealer. 

Vacationer Caravans Adelaide | Rough Rider, Luxury Semi Off Roader

The first van to arrive, the Rough Rider, a luxury semi off road van, fully capable of handling both on and off road conditions. Quite simply we are absolutely impressed with the toughness and extravagance of this van, which is exactly what Vacationer are renowned for. With top of the line appliances, luxury features and cutting edge build technology, the Rough Rider ticks all the boxes for adventure enthusiasts.

The Alko Enduro cross country suspension prepares this van for adventure and it’s certainly ready to be put through its paces. What’s more, add in the increased ground clearance, supergal chassis, tough checkerplate, 15 inch mud-terrain tyres and you are set to explore off the beaten track. The Rough Rider participated in the ALKO Tough Tow Test, demonstrating its toughness and agility.  

Wanting to head off grid? Then the Rough Rider is the van for you, with 2 roof top solar panels, dual batteries, grey water tank and plenty of water storage.  Not only that, but it comes with an internal ensuite and outside shower, with the luxury of  endless gas hot water. Did we mention a washing machine is included! What more could you want?

Boasting a luxurious interior, the Rough Rider has been designed to deliver the ultimate level of comfort when travelling in Australia’s toughest conditions. 

Start your new adventures today with this ultimate semi off roader.  Available in many layouts and colour schemes, so you can pick the perfect van for you. 

We are now excited to have the Rough Rider 226C in our showroom. This family caravan has it all and is designed to go anywhere.

5 Reasons You Need To Go On A Caravan or Camping Trip This Year

Have you been extra stressed lately or finding it hard to sleep? Getting away on a much needed camping trip could be the solution. Whether you are camping in a tent, camper or caravan you can benefit from the break to your everyday routine.  

It’s no secret that camping is fun! From spending time outdoors to escaping your daily routine you’ll have a blast. Not to mention the positive benefits to your health and well being. The benefits of camping are endless, but we have picked our top 5 reasons you NEED to camp to improve your wellbeing, health and happiness.

1. Camping is great for your health

People who camp regularly enjoy loads of health benefits that come with this fun activity. Generally they are healthier, happier and live longer. From the fresh air to increased exercise and less stress there are numerous health benefits to caravan and camping. The latest research from the Caravan Industry Association of Australia has shown that those who regularly go caravan and camping are not only happier, but also more satisfied, optimistic and energised than those who don’t. Ignoring stress in your life can be detrimental to your mental, physical, and emotional health. So why not take a break and give caravan and camping a go this year.

2. Reconnect with loved ones

We live in a time where work life balance is often out of whack, making us time poor and struggling to find time to connect with our loved ones. Camping is the perfect way to spend quality time with family and friends in a relaxed environment and away from all the modern distractions.

3. Electronics Detox

Technology clearly has its benefits, but do you ever feel you or your family need a break from electronics? For most people we don’t go anywhere without our phones, tablets or laptops. With camping you can ditch the screens, unplug from all electronics and chill out. Excessive screen time can lead to many health issues for both adults and kids, so a digital detox every now and then will have great benefits on your wellbeing. It might also be a surprise that you and the kids can survive without electronics and actually enjoy it!

4. Improve your sleep

Trouble sleeping? Camping could be the answer! Spending less time in natural light and more time in front of screens has affected our circadian rhythm. Which means that many of us are suffering sleep disorders or simply not getting enough sleep daily. The good news is that research from the University of Colorado-Boulder shows that a weekend camping trip can reset your circadian rhythm and return your bodies normal sleeping patterns.

5. Holiday Safely

There’s no doubt that travelling around this amazing country is going to be a much easier and safer holiday. Not to mention Australia has some of the best destinations and experiences, which rival anywhere overseas. With no currency change over, long flights, airports, culture shock, you can spend more time enjoying the sights. Plus travelling with a hybrid caravan or camper allows you the freedom to enjoy more of Australia. Also Medicare covers you while travelling around Australia, so any medical care during your holiday is free. More importantly with today’s state of play, from terrorism to viruses you are much safer travelling right here in Australia.

Today more that ever we are time poor, stressed and out of balance. Being outdoors is great for you health! You get more vitamin D, an increase in endorphins, plus you will burn extra calories without even realising. You can’t lose, why not give caravan or camping a go this year.

Eagle Caravan & Camping Mats

Are you looking for quality camping mats that can be used with caravans, campers, motorhomes, camping or simply everyday use?

Then we have the perfect choice for you… introducing the new Eagle caravan & camping mats.  Eagle camping mats are not only affordable but also extremely durable and eco-friendly as they are made from top quality material.

Eagle Caravan & Camping Mats

Where can I use one of these mats?

Outdoor mats are versatile and can be used anywhere as they are light weight and can be folded away easily in their reusable storage bag.  They are suitable for whatever your lifestyle needs are; caravans, camper trailers, motorhomes, camping, annexes, picnics, at the beach, the options are endless.

Our customers rave about these mats as they help keep the dirt out of their campers or caravans and give their family a comfortable place to relax when camping.

Why should I buy an Eagle camping mat?

There are lots of matting options on the market today that range in quality and price. We believe Eagle camping mats deliver outstanding value and are extremely durable, you wont be disappointed.

Features of our caravan & camping mats:

  • Affordable, starting from $170 they are excellent value
  • Light weight and comes with carry bag
  • Stylish, now comes in 4 contemporary designs
  • Reversible
  • Stain resistant and easy to clean
  • Durable mildew resistant material
  • Polypropylene tube material weave allows water to drain
  • Reinforced corners included for securing mat
  • UV inhibitor reduces sun fading
  • Eco-friendly as they are made from 100% recycled poly

These features will keep your eco-friendly mats looking good for longer and increase the life of them, so you can enjoy comfort while camping for many years to come.

New Designs & Reduced Prices

Our mats now come in 4 new contemporary designs plus we have reduced their prices, making them even more affordable. If you would like to find out more about these impressive mats head over to our Eagle caravan & camping mats page where you can find all the details, prices and designs.

Feel free to visit our Adelaide showroom to see them on display today or if you are interstate give us a call us on 08 8281 6696 as we can organise delivery.

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5 Reasons To Go Camping This Winter

It's never to late to start camping in Winter! The cold weather is here and for most people camping is the last thing on their mind. Camping equipment gets packed away until Spring and it’s time to hibernate for most. If you are one of those people, then you are missing out. From campfires to less people, there are many reasons to consider camping this winter. 

As long as you keep yourself warm and comfortable, you too will see that camping in winter is the best!

Winter Camping

Campfires

Ahhhh campfires, the number one reason I love to camp in winter. In summer fire restrictions are in place in many places, so you can’t enjoy campfires.

There’s nothing better than sitting around the campfire with friends drinking, telling stories and keeping warm. Plus campfire cooking is delicious and you can’t forget about how good it is to toast marshmallows!

Avoid the crowds

If you are camping in the southern part of Australia where it’s cold in winter, you will have less people to compete for the best campsites.  With fewer people around you will absolutely appreciate the silence and the world seems to slow down even more.

Fewer Insects

Insects, like flies and mosquitoes are often the reason people don’t like camping but in cold weather insects stay away keeping your camping trip bug free.

Cooler in tent or camper trailer

The summer heat in Australia can be harsh making camping unbearable at times, so winter camping can be a blessing. It’s much easier to keep yourself warm in the cold weather than trying to cool down in the heat. Here’s some excellent tips on keeping warm if you choose to camp this winter > Camping in Comfort

Hard floor camper trailers are also an excellent way to keep you off the ground and you’ll find them warmer than tents.

Kick those winter blues

Winter and the lack of sunlight can affect people’s moods, but camping and the outdoors can help you kick those winter blues. Natural light and exercise stimulates the production of serotonin, the hormone that affects your mood. You spend most of your time outdoors when camping and generally are more active, making camping the perfect solution.

If you’ve chosen to brave the cold for the first time do your research and be well prepared and we are sure you will love it just as much as us.

For more advice feel free to give our Adelaide showroom a call on 08 8281 6696.

Benefits of portable solar panels for your next camping trip

When planning your next camping trip you may wonder how you are going to power some of your essential appliances and accessories?  Camping is a time to get away from it all, but these days there are some valuable accessories; such as fridges, camping lights or even your mobile that can make your camping trip more comfortable. 

Generators have always been a popular choice for camping enthusiasts but that seems to be changing.  Generators require fuel, emit harmful fumes, and often require maintenance.  Plus they can be extremely noisy disrupting the peace and tranquility for anyone near them. In fact generators are not allowed in national parks and even some caravan parks ban their use.

That’s where solar power steps in. Portable solar panels kits are ideal for camping and give you flexibility to camp where you want and for how long, without having to use a generator. If you haven’t considered using portable solar panels while camping, then have a quick read of some of the benefits, they may change your mind.

  • Solar power is a renewable carbon neutral source of clean natural energy, making them environmentally friendly.
  • They are a silent source of power so you and your camping neighbours can continue to enjoy the tranquility while running your appliances.
  • Saves you money as it’s free power from the sun, there are also generally no maintenance costs and you can avoid fees for powered sites.
  • Using solar power can give you greater flexibility when camping as you can camp wherever you want without sacrificing using your appliances.
  • Solar panels are easy to use and convenient solution to power.  They are available in portable kits so you can take them camping with you and set them up easily.
  • Having a power source when you are in the middle of nowhere can help keep you safe.  If you happened to get lost or there was an emergency, solar power will allow you to use a communication device to get help.

It’s important to think about whether you need power when camping and we understand that it can be quite confusing with all the options now available.  We are more than happy to help you work out your energy requirements and find the best solution for you. 

One popular kit we recommend is the 120 Watt Monocrystalline Portable Folding Solar Panel Kit from Kamper King, which we currently have in stock.  Feel free to visit our showroom at 1421 Main North Rd, Para Hills West or call us on 08 8281 6696.

Posted 29 March 2017
Tags:  Australia, Camping, Camper Trailers, Solar Power, Solar Panel

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