Helpful tips for your next adventure!
Packing for your Next Road Trip
Hitting the open road allows us to explore all that our beautiful Great Southern Land has to offer, at our own pace and within our own budgets! When set up properly, our vehicles provide us with the freedom to explore all the very best destinations, from remote beaches and sleepy coastal towns to lush rainforests and thundering waterfalls, to outback cattle stations and the dusty red heart of Australia, all without a boarding pass in sight! All we need for a successful road trip is good company, a great destination, and the right audio books & music… right?
Not quite. Whether you’re heading off for a weekend escape or a lap of Australia, we’ve put together some helpful tips for your next adventure!
Basic road trip essentials
It pays to be prepared. Where you are going and how long you’re travelling for will dictate what you need to pack, although there are some essentials that should be taken on every road trip:
Safe packing tips
Safe driving starts before you even leave the driveway and the way you pack your car is also important: There is actually a right way and a wrong way to pack!
Weight/GVM is an important factor in any set-up as overloading your vehicle can negatively impact the way it performs and handles, as well as reducing its offroad capability and becoming dangerous. It’s also illegal.
When loading items into your car, it is critical that you check the load rating of your vehicle and remember to include any aftermarket accessories and vehicle occupants in the weight. Take a trip to your local registered weighbridge fully loaded and have the total weight of your loaded vehicle checked against the manufacturer’s rated gross vehicle mass figure. If its too heavy, its time to lighten your load.
Balance your load and distribute the weight evenly across your vehicle, making sure to pack heavy items first, followed by lighter items that you need easy access to. Heavy items should sit directly over the vehicle’s axle as much as possible and be stored as low as possible to help keep the centre of gravity down. Lighter items can be packed on top of, and to the sides of the heavier items. Distribute the weight as evenly as possible and ensure that your load is secured so that nothing moves if you brake suddenly.
The Clearview® Clip on Tray is a portable camping table designed to conveniently hang off your Easy Slide or Drop Slide. Each tray is supported by two fold-out legs allowing the tray to hold up to 15kgs in weight. It’s easy clip on/clip off design makes it a breeze to set up extra platform space to prepare a quick meal, snacks or a cold drink!
Containing all your essential cutlery and cooking utensils, the Clearview® 24 Piece Cutlery Set is your one-stop-shop for all things cooking on the go. Conveniently stowed, this cutlery set folds open/closed and can be secured with its straps and quick-release buckle clips, for efficient, safe storage.
Store your gear safely around your fridge without restricting critical airflow with a Clearview® Fridge Cage! Protect your fridge from scratches and dents. Maximise available storage space in your vehicle by stacking your gear safely around your fridge without anything falling behind it whenever you pull your fridge out.