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COVID-19 Update

We hope you are staying safe, keeping well, and learning to navigate this new and unpredictable landscape as best... read more

Pitfalls to consider before your next caravan adventure…

There are a heap of things to think about before heading off on your caravanning adventure especially if you... read more

How to Choose and Measure Your Rims and Caravan Tyres to Avoid a Blowout

Here at Allbrand Caravan Services, we get a lot of queries about various caravan elements because we are the... read more

Which Towing Mirrors Are Best for Your Caravan

When it comes to safety on the road, especially when towing a caravan, there should be zero shortcuts taken.... read more

12 Volt Jayco Caravan Accessories for Off the Grid Free Camping

Going off the grid gives you a perfect chance to get away from the crowds. What could be better... read more

Caravan Bearings

Thinking of Caravan Wheel Bearing Kits & Wheel Bearing Replacement for Your Caravan?

Considering the fact that the wheel bearings are the components that keep your wheels turning, it is crucial to... read more

Sunshine Coast Camping for Families

Top 10 Sunshine Coast Camping for Families

When it comes to getting outdoors with the family and away from the stresses of the day-to-day for a... read more

Caravan Heaters

Everything You Need To Know About Diesel Heaters for Caravans

Living in a caravan long term makes you think of always being in paradise. What can be better than... read more


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April 2020

COVID-19 Update

We hope you are staying safe, keeping well, and learning to navigate this new and unpredictable landscape as best you can. Just a quick note to let you know that we will be continuing to operate as normal unless advised otherwise. We are business-as-usual after 48 years of trading in our local community and we are here to help. Our brilliant team is here to make your life as easy as possible so if you need something please just ask. Although it’s business as usual, we’re taking extra precautions across all our workshops so you, our staff and our local community stay safe. As much as we like and respect you, we’re avoiding the good old handshake and occasional hug until further notice! We are operating a pick-up and drop-off service from your own home so you can remain safely isolated. If you are interested in this service, please reach out to us. We can arrange a contactless key exchange before your service if you’d like, where you leave your keys in a safe, lockable area for us to collect and then we’ll let you know once we’ve collected the keys and your vehicle or caravan. We’ll return the keys and your vehicle to the collection point once complete. We’re sanitising all touchpoints on all vehicles once we’ve completed work – door handles, steering wheels, bonnet latches, keys and all areas and surface that our techs have been working around for continued safety for all [...]

July 2019

Pitfalls to consider before your next caravan adventure…

There are a heap of things to think about before heading off on your caravanning adventure especially if you are going to be on the road for a long time or over a long distance. It is particularly confronting if it is your first time caravanning or your first time heading to an area you are unfamiliar with. You may be unsure on what to take, whether it is suitable for the area, what to leave behind, and what to do if you encounter issues on the road. We have put together a quick list of things to consider before departing on your next adventure that may save you some time and grief once you are on the road! If you are looking to utilise public amenities (BBQs, fire pits etc) at caravan parks, it is wise to bring baking paper or trays to use rather than relying on clean facilities. This way you will always be ready for a cook-up. Tyres: How they look on the outside is not necessarily how they look on the inside. Happy looking tyres today may well be a blowout waiting to happen. Always carry a fire extinguisher with you onboard even on short trips. This should be the first thing packed! Air-conditioning and heating: Most places in Australia are either very hot or very cold! Making sure your creature-comforts are going to last your trip is essential. Consider joining a caravan club or network in the area you are heading [...]


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COVID-19 Update

We hope you are staying safe, keeping well, and learning to navigate this new and unpredictable landscape as best you can. Just a quick note to let you know that we will be continuing to operate as normal unless advised otherwise. We are business-as-usual after 48 years of trading in our local community and we are here to help. Our brilliant team is here to make your life as easy as possible so if you need something please just ask. Although it’s business as usual, we’re taking extra precautions across all our workshops so you, our staff and our local community stay safe. As much as we like and respect you, we’re avoiding the good old handshake and occasional hug until further notice! We are operating a pick-up and drop-off service from your own home so you can remain safely isolated. If you are interested in this service, please reach out to us. We can arrange a contactless key exchange before your service if you’d like, where you leave your keys in a safe, lockable area for us to collect and then we’ll let you know once we’ve collected the keys and your vehicle or caravan. We’ll return the keys and your vehicle to the collection point once complete. We’re sanitising all touchpoints on all vehicles once we’ve completed work – door handles, steering wheels, bonnet latches, keys and all areas and surface that our techs have been working around for continued safety for all [...]

Pitfalls to consider before your next caravan adventure…

There are a heap of things to think about before heading off on your caravanning adventure especially if you are going to be on the road for a long time or over a long distance. It is particularly confronting if it is your first time caravanning or your first time heading to an area you are unfamiliar with. You may be unsure on what to take, whether it is suitable for the area, what to leave behind, and what to do if you encounter issues on the road. We have put together a quick list of things to consider before departing on your next adventure that may save you some time and grief once you are on the road! If you are looking to utilise public amenities (BBQs, fire pits etc) at caravan parks, it is wise to bring baking paper or trays to use rather than relying on clean facilities. This way you will always be ready for a cook-up. Tyres: How they look on the outside is not necessarily how they look on the inside. Happy looking tyres today may well be a blowout waiting to happen. Always carry a fire extinguisher with you onboard even on short trips. This should be the first thing packed! Air-conditioning and heating: Most places in Australia are either very hot or very cold! Making sure your creature-comforts are going to last your trip is essential. Consider joining a caravan club or network in the area you are heading [...]

How to Choose and Measure Your Rims and Caravan Tyres to Avoid a Blowout

Here at Allbrand Caravan Services, we get a lot of queries about various caravan elements because we are the experts! A lot of those queries, however, are about rims and tyres, so we figured we would put together this ultimate guide; everything you need to know about caravan rims and tyres. If you have any further questions or things we may not have answered in this article, do not hesitate to give us a call, we’re always happy to help! Where to start with caravan tyres The first thing to realise, which many people don’t, is that your wheels and tyres don’t have to match! In some cases, it’s illegal if they do. The important thing, from both a safety and legal perspective, is that load and speed rating requirements are followed. All tyres are designed to handle a particular load. Your load rating will be a three digit number with a maximum speed or speed rating shown with a letter. You’ll find this information on the sidewall of your tyre. The load rating represents kilograms, and the speed rating is kilometers per hour. Source: hometyre.co.uk What to do with the load rating You need to ensure that the load rating can handle the rating requirement of the vehicle. You will likely first encounter this issue when you first need to replace your tyres. Somewhere on your vehicle, usually inside the driver or passenger door, you will find a sticker with information about your vehicle’s wheel and [...]


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COVID-19 Update

We hope you are staying safe, keeping well, and learning to navigate this new and unpredictable landscape as best you can. Just a quick note to let you know that we will be continuing to operate as normal unless advised otherwise. We are business-as-usual after 48 years of trading in our local community and we are here to help. Our brilliant team is here to make your life as easy as possible so if you need something please just ask. Although it’s business as usual, we’re taking extra precautions across all our workshops so you, our staff and our local community stay safe. As much as we like and respect you, we’re avoiding the good old handshake and occasional hug until further notice! We are operating a pick-up and drop-off service from your own home so you can remain safely isolated. If you are interested in this service, please reach out to us. We can arrange a contactless key exchange before your service if you’d like, where you leave your keys in a safe, lockable area for us to collect and then we’ll let you know once we’ve collected the keys and your vehicle or caravan. We’ll return the keys and your vehicle to the collection point once complete. We’re sanitising all touchpoints on all vehicles once we’ve completed work – door handles, steering wheels, bonnet latches, keys and all areas and surface that our techs have been working around for continued safety for all [...]

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Pitfalls to consider before your next caravan adventure…

There are a heap of things to think about before heading off on your caravanning adventure especially if you are going to be on the road for a long time or over a long distance. It is particularly confronting if it is your first time caravanning or your first time heading to an area you are unfamiliar with. You may be unsure on what to take, whether it is suitable for the area, what to leave behind, and what to do if you encounter issues on the road. We have put together a quick list of things to consider before departing on your next adventure that may save you some time and grief once you are on the road! If you are looking to utilise public amenities (BBQs, fire pits etc) at caravan parks, it is wise to bring baking paper or trays to use rather than relying on clean facilities. This way you will always be ready for a cook-up. Tyres: How they look on the outside is not necessarily how they look on the inside. Happy looking tyres today may well be a blowout waiting to happen. Always carry a fire extinguisher with you onboard even on short trips. This should be the first thing packed! Air-conditioning and heating: Most places in Australia are either very hot or very cold! Making sure your creature-comforts are going to last your trip is essential. Consider joining a caravan club or network in the area you are heading [...]

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COVID-19 Update

We hope you are staying safe, keeping well, and learning to navigate this new and unpredictable landscape as best you can. Just a quick note to let you know that we will be continuing to operate as normal unless advised otherwise. We are business-as-usual after 48 years of trading in our local community and we are here to help. Our brilliant team is here to make your life as easy as possible so if you need something please just ask. Although it’s business as usual, we’re taking extra precautions across all our workshops so you, our staff and our local community stay safe. As much as we like and respect you, we’re avoiding the good old handshake and occasional hug until further notice! We are operating a pick-up and drop-off service from your own home so you can remain safely isolated. If you are interested in this service, please reach out to us. We can arrange a contactless key exchange before your service if you’d like, where you leave your keys in a safe, lockable area for us to collect and then we’ll let you know once we’ve collected the keys and your vehicle or caravan. We’ll return the keys and your vehicle to the collection point once complete. We’re sanitising all touchpoints on all vehicles once we’ve completed work – door handles, steering wheels, bonnet latches, keys and all areas and surface that our techs have been working around for continued safety for all [...]

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Pitfalls to consider before your next caravan adventure…

There are a heap of things to think about before heading off on your caravanning adventure especially if you are going to be on the road for a long time or over a long distance. It is particularly confronting if it is your first time caravanning or your first time heading to an area you are unfamiliar with. You may be unsure on what to take, whether it is suitable for the area, what to leave behind, and what to do if you encounter issues on the road. We have put together a quick list of things to consider before departing on your next adventure that may save you some time and grief once you are on the road! If you are looking to utilise public amenities (BBQs, fire pits etc) at caravan parks, it is wise to bring baking paper or trays to use rather than relying on clean facilities. This way you will always be ready for a cook-up. Tyres: How they look on the outside is not necessarily how they look on the inside. Happy looking tyres today may well be a blowout waiting to happen. Always carry a fire extinguisher with you onboard even on short trips. This should be the first thing packed! Air-conditioning and heating: Most places in Australia are either very hot or very cold! Making sure your creature-comforts are going to last your trip is essential. Consider joining a caravan club or network in the area you are heading [...]

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COVID-19 Update

We hope you are staying safe, keeping well, and learning to navigate this new and unpredictable landscape as best you can. Just a quick note to let you know that we will be continuing to operate as normal unless advised otherwise. We are business-as-usual after 48 years of trading in our local community and we are here to help. Our brilliant team is here to make your life as easy as possible so if you need something please just ask. Although it’s business as usual, we’re taking extra precautions across all our workshops so you, our staff and our local community stay safe. As much as we like and respect you, we’re avoiding the good old handshake and occasional hug until further notice! We are operating a pick-up and drop-off service from your own home so you can remain safely isolated. If you are interested in this service, please reach out to us. We can arrange a contactless key exchange before your service if you’d like, where you leave your keys in a safe, lockable area for us to collect and then we’ll let you know once we’ve collected the keys and your vehicle or caravan. We’ll return the keys and your vehicle to the collection point once complete. We’re sanitising all touchpoints on all vehicles once we’ve completed work – door handles, steering wheels, bonnet latches, keys and all areas and surface that our techs have been working around for continued safety for all [...]

Read more...

Pitfalls to consider before your next caravan adventure…

There are a heap of things to think about before heading off on your caravanning adventure especially if you are going to be on the road for a long time or over a long distance. It is particularly confronting if it is your first time caravanning or your first time heading to an area you are unfamiliar with. You may be unsure on what to take, whether it is suitable for the area, what to leave behind, and what to do if you encounter issues on the road. We have put together a quick list of things to consider before departing on your next adventure that may save you some time and grief once you are on the road! If you are looking to utilise public amenities (BBQs, fire pits etc) at caravan parks, it is wise to bring baking paper or trays to use rather than relying on clean facilities. This way you will always be ready for a cook-up. Tyres: How they look on the outside is not necessarily how they look on the inside. Happy looking tyres today may well be a blowout waiting to happen. Always carry a fire extinguisher with you onboard even on short trips. This should be the first thing packed! Air-conditioning and heating: Most places in Australia are either very hot or very cold! Making sure your creature-comforts are going to last your trip is essential. Consider joining a caravan club or network in the area you are heading [...]

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COVID-19 Update

We hope you are staying safe, keeping well, and learning to navigate this new and unpredictable landscape as best you can. Just a quick note to let you know that we will be continuing to operate as normal unless advised otherwise. We are business-as-usual after 48 years of trading in our local community and we are here to help. Our brilliant team is here to make your life as easy as possible so if you need something please just ask. Although it’s business as usual, we’re taking extra precautions across all our workshops so you, our staff and our local community stay safe. As much as we like and respect you, we’re avoiding the good old handshake and occasional hug until further notice! We are operating a pick-up and drop-off service from your own home so you can remain safely isolated. If you are interested in this service, please reach out to us. We can arrange a contactless key exchange before your service if you’d like, where you leave your keys in a safe, lockable area for us to collect and then we’ll let you know once we’ve collected the keys and your vehicle or caravan. We’ll return the keys and your vehicle to the collection point once complete. We’re sanitising all touchpoints on all vehicles once we’ve completed work – door handles, steering wheels, bonnet latches, keys and all areas and surface that our techs have been working around for continued safety for all [...]

Read more...

Pitfalls to consider before your next caravan adventure…

There are a heap of things to think about before heading off on your caravanning adventure especially if you are going to be on the road for a long time or over a long distance. It is particularly confronting if it is your first time caravanning or your first time heading to an area you are unfamiliar with. You may be unsure on what to take, whether it is suitable for the area, what to leave behind, and what to do if you encounter issues on the road. We have put together a quick list of things to consider before departing on your next adventure that may save you some time and grief once you are on the road! If you are looking to utilise public amenities (BBQs, fire pits etc) at caravan parks, it is wise to bring baking paper or trays to use rather than relying on clean facilities. This way you will always be ready for a cook-up. Tyres: How they look on the outside is not necessarily how they look on the inside. Happy looking tyres today may well be a blowout waiting to happen. Always carry a fire extinguisher with you onboard even on short trips. This should be the first thing packed! Air-conditioning and heating: Most places in Australia are either very hot or very cold! Making sure your creature-comforts are going to last your trip is essential. Consider joining a caravan club or network in the area you are heading [...]

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