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Your guide to caravanning around the country

There’s no doubt that Australia is one of the most stunning countries you could ever wish to explore. It has something for everyone, from natural wonders to long sandy beaches, incredible wildlife and of course, amazing people. And there’s no better way to explore Australia than to hitch a caravan to the back of your car and just head off Read More…

Ampfibian: 10 Essential Caravan Tips to Ensure a Safe Trip

If you’re planning to set off on a caravan holiday any time soon, you’re not alone. Sales of caravans have hit a thirty-year high this year in Australia, as Covid restrictions encourage more Aussies to holiday at home and explore our beautiful country. To help ensure your trip goes off without a hitch, we’ve put together this little safety checklist Read More…

On the road again… almost!

Depending on where you live in Australia, lockdown restrictions are being lifted or gradually easing as we negotiate the ‘new normal’. And that means we can finally start thinking about our favourite past time: road tripping. The things we’ve missed in lockdown are different for everybody. For most it was seeing friends and family, for many it’s their favourite restaurant Read More…

Know your Power Adaptor from a Surge Protector?

How power smart are you? Here at Ampfibian, one question we’re often asked is ” Why do I need a surge protector when I already have a power adaptor? Doesn’t that cover everything?” No it does not, but we’re glad you asked. Here’s why you need both. Here’s a quick rundown of some electrical safety essentials that every caravan and Read More…

Top tips for tough times

Like everyone, everywhere, the coronavirus crisis has knocked us sideways here at Ampfibian. But rather than be paralysed by fear and uncertainty, the team decided we needed to think about in what small way we can support our customers and communities through these crazy times. While hitting the highway would be the preference of many caravanners right now, the travel Read More…

What’s the difference between a circuit breaker, a surge protector and an RCD?

We’re glad you asked! In a nutshell… Circuit breakers protect your circuits from overloading, which is handy because overloads cause fires. Overloads happen when more current is drawn than a system is designed for – for example, when you connect too many appliances to one power circuit at home, or if you plug your 15A van into a 10A power Read More…

Can I plug my caravan straight into the house mains?

Only with a 15A to 10A power adaptor or getting an electrician to fit a dedicated 15A power point at home, but without either of those, don’t even think about it. Caravans and motor homes are designed to be connected to a 15A power point, which is why they’re fitted with a 15A power inlet. But the 15A power leads Read More…

Death leads void caravan insurance

A modified power cord can void your caravan insurance. Discover a safe, legal alternative to this age-old caravanning question. Why you need caravan insurance Whether you’re touring our wide brown land or permanently connected to power at home, caravan insurance is essential. Insurance gives you peace of mind and protection for your valuable asset, inside and out, in case of Read More…

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