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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 in an off road 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.

Lightweight Camper Trailers

Are you in the market for a lightweight camper trailer? Then take a look at the Cherokee Lite, our popular forward fold lightweight camper.  The Cherokee Lite has all the features of the original Cherokee camper but has been designed without the weight, making its suitable to tow behind most medium sized cars and SUV’s.

Lightweight Camper Trailers

Clever use of space

The Cherokee Lite’s clever design allows for spacious living without towing a heavy camper. This lightweight camper trailer sleeps 4 comfortably inside so it’s suitable for a family or couple. The internal living space includes a queen bed and the option of a second double bed when you convert the dinette.

A fully enclosed annexe comes standard in the Cherokee Lite, delivering additional enclosed living space. It’s well worth setting up the complete annexe when you are camping for a few days. Slide out the kitchen, set up some tables and chairs for outdoor living at its best. 

Tough & Agile Off Road Camper

Just like it’s big brother, the Cherokee Lite is a tough and agile off road camper that’s ready to take on all terrains. With full off road capabilities this camper comes with aluminium checkerplate body, 12-inch electric brakes, stone guard, independent suspension and off road coupling. 

Best of all it’s lighter weight, super easy to tow and a breeze to set up, giving you more time to enjoy your next holiday.

What makes this camper lightweight?

The Cherokee Lite has been designed and built without the weight, whilst still delivering the bells and whistles you would expect in a premium forward fold. Changes have been made where possible to reduce the weight of the camper, without compromising on space, features or off road capability. So how was this done? 

  • Fridge – Fits smaller fridge than Cherokee 
  • Battery – 1 x 100 Amp battery where the Cherokee has 2 batteries
  • Slightly smaller kitchen than Cherokee
  • Carries 2 x 4.5kg gas bottles instead of 9kg
  • Includes 100 Litre water tank, Cherokee comes with 35L and 120L water tanks
  • Lighter frame and chassis than the Cherokee

An Eagle Can Go Anywhere

Feel confident when travelling in the Cherokee Lite, with a 7 year structural warranty and an Australian wide 12 month new purchase warranty. Wanting to see this lightweight camper trailer first hand? Head into one of our showrooms located in Adelaide, Perth or Victoria. If you live in another state, we are offering FREE DELIVERY AUSTRALIA WIDE for a limited time our. Contact our sales team today on 08 8281 6696 for more information.

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5 Reasons To Go Camping This Winter

Winter is nearly 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, but there are many reasons why you should consider camping this winter.

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

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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