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This is an eclectic list of names and phone numbers of people who provide a product or service that may be of use to motor homers. I do not keep on top of the list to ensure that details are current, however knowing the name of a business should allow you to find them.

If you find an error or a business that you think should be listed please .

Please note that inclusion in this list in no way implies endorsement by me or anyone else. Most descriptions supplied by the linkee.

Other motorhome sites

RV Pages
RV Pages is a stylish and comprehensive guide to the best vehicles, accessories, services and destinations for RV enthusiasts across Australia. RV Pages is a fast, free and reliable tool to help you plan your next RV adventure.

Budget Barry's Blog
A great collection of DIY build tips for motorhome/campervan builders.

MrSharkey's busbarn
One of the world's most frequented motorhome/RV type sites with a host of info about bus conversions, solar power etc. with the emphasis being on home made rigs and solutions.

This was a very popular site but it seems to have disappeared recently.

hobohome.com
Gavin and Tracy have been travelling in their Bedford bus for about 6 years. Here you will find articles about their travels and other subjects of interest to motorhomers.

motorhominglifestyle.com
As the name implies, this is a web site about the lifestyle us motorhomers enjoy. There are articles to read and you can sign up for a free email-based ezine.

Discover Why
Australia's Premier Tourist Information Site Articles, information pictures and places from Cape York to Port Arthur, Byron Bay to Shark Bay.

Excellent resource for the ultimate road trip. Great tips on where to stop, what to see and what to do.

Discovery Motorhomes New Zealand
Book your campervan rentals online and instantly through our easy to use booking/quoting system. Book early and save on your motorhome hire.

No Boundaries
This site has been designed for the travellers of our great and varied continent - Australia. No Boundaries is endeavouring to cover the lifestyle of those who travel Australia. You might be doing this now or it may be in your future goals. If you are in the planning stage, keep focused, hold on to your vision, and don't let opportunities slip away - we cannot live forever.

The Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia (CMCA) has it's own site (http://www.cmca.net.au), chock full of useful titbits for motorhomers. Including technical articles, information about club rallies, links to other motorhome friendly sites etc.

www.caravanning-oz.com
Here's a website that contains a wealth of information about all aspects of travelling in Australia with an RV whether it be a motorhome, campervan, caravan or any other portable accommodation. It also has a free advice section on any RV related topic plus details of author, Lionel Mussell's book: 'Australia Calling. The RV Travel Handbook'.

For a comprehensive listing of motorhome resources see Motorhomes Australia Site. This site is run by volunteers and in their words it is..."the resource website for Australian Motorhome & Campervan owners & enthusiasts, message board, live ChatRoom, travel information, technical advice, CMCA and more."

 

Other camping sites

Buy Camping Equipment Twilight Camp Supply has a complete selection of camping equipment for all of your outdoor adventures!  

 

1200x20 tyres

The following places have had 1200x20 tyres in the past and are worth a call if you're looking for secondhand tyres.

Bob's Bridgestone, Hervey Bay, QLD, 07 4124 1855

GWD, Caboolture, QLD

Motorhome manufacturers

Swagman - 07 3807 1398, 1800 177 565
Website: www.swagman.com.au

Getaway Motorhomes - 03 9769 2733 (Melbourne)

Shiralee - 03 9792 3950

Winnebago Industries
PO Box 420, EMU PLAINS NSW 2750
TEL: 02 4735 8116 FAX: 02 4725 8070
Website: http://www.winnebago.com.au
Email: information@winnebago.com.au

Adventure Motorhome Conversions
109 Industrial Road
Oak Flats NSW 2529
PH: 02 4257 8550
Website: www.adventuremotorhomes.com.au


Noosa Coach & Body - 07 5449 7433

Frontline Camper Conversions - 02 9715 1166

Sunliner Special Vehicles - 03 9879 3212

Discoverer & Safari Conversions - 02 9632 1304
Trakka Design - 02 9417 4000

Ballina Campervan & Leasure Centre - 02 6681 1555

Hava Motorhome
Po. Box 660
RICHMOND NSW
Ph( 02)4578 8100 Fax(02)4578 8099

Motorhome sales

Motorhomes for Sale - We offer top quality new motorhomes for sale and used motorhomes for sale. (UK site)

Motorhomesonsale
Motorhomes, New Used Motor Homes, Used Motorhome, Used RVs, Used Motor Home, Used Travel Trailers, Used Fifth Wheels, Used Truck Campers, class A Gas, Used Caravans, Used Folding Campers.
(A US based site but a lot of us go there for holidays or extended stays)

CAMPERAGENT
"for your home on the road"
Buying, Selling and Consigning all types of holiday vehicles. We have 70+ Buses, Motorhomes, Coasters, Campervans,
Campertrailers and Caravans on site in Adelaide, S.A. Or visit our website.
www.camperagent.com.au
Maconachie's Winnebago - 02 4421 7333 (Nowra)
Ballina Campervan & Leasure Centre - 02 6681 1555
Gold Coast Motorhome Centre - 07 5593 6477
North Coast Motorhomes - 07 5442 2929 (Caloundra)
Australian Motorhomes & Campers - 02 4948 0433 (Bennetts Green, around Newcastle I think)
Brisbane Motor Camper Centre - 07 3801 2045
Tynan - 02 9545 888 (Miranda)
John Terry Camper King - 02 9892 2333 (Sydney)
Parkland Winnebago - 08 9458 7222 (Perth)
NQ - 1800 079 529. NQ sell there used rental units.
Exeter Caravans & Campers - 03 6394 4307 (Exeter, TAS)
CamperAgent - 08 8285 5000 (Parafield Gardens, SA).
Watts Bus & Coach Works P/L - 07 3391 7011 (Woolloongabba, QLD)

 

Motorhome rental

My Campervan  Campervan hire based in Newcastle (Oz not UK).

 

AusandNZTravel.com are the best in the business when it comes to A Class
Service for Motorhome and Car Hire in Australia and New Zealand. You
wont be disappointed renting through this company.

ruta|sur is a motorhome and 4x4 rental company based in Buenos Aires,
Argentina.

Vehicle Hire Directory - Motorhome Hire in the UK. Search for a motorhome hire company in the UK by county or name.

Discovery Campervans Australia
Book your campervan rentals online and instantly through our easy to use booking/quoting system. Book early and save on your motorhome hire.

Car Rental in UK
Car rental in UK. Excellent rates, online booking available.
NQ - 1800 079 529
Britz Australia
Maui
Koala
Motorhome Holidays Worldwide
" We are the global experts for RV, Motorhome, Canal Boat and Car holidays.
We offer a huge range of product at competitive prices. Please see www.drivetravel.com or call 1300 883588 for full details."

 

2nd hand truck dealers WP Machinery - 03 9359 6888
Smiths - 03 5334 7111
Burkepower - 03 9480 3322
Murphy's Commercials - 02 4960 8788, 018 259 321. Seems to specialise in busses.
People who know about ACCOs Jim Corstorphan P/L - 03 9879 5515
Mick Umback - 02 6920 2190. Mick runs The Rock Tractor Service and knows a lot about diesel conversions of ACCOs.
Airconditioners

Air Command - 08 8445 2877
Electrolux Finch P/L- 03 874 8666 (old 7 digit #)

 

Airbag suspension

Air Suspension P/L, Sydney
Permatrack - 02 9644 1304
Ride Rite Aust - 07 3264 7388
Air Spring Supply - 02 9807 4077

 

DC electric motors Preslite - 03 9460 6566. All kinds of small motors including windscreen wiper style with gearboxes.
Diesel motors All Diesels - 02 4228 9344
Perkins (Detroit Diesel-Allison) - 02 9794 2600
Mick Umback - 02 6920 2190. Mick runs The Rock Tractor Service and knows a lot about diesel conversions of ACCOs. Also local Perkins dealer and sells recon Perkins engines.
Mechanical work Silverado Engineering - 07 5442 1200 (Sunshine Coast). Engine, gearbox, left/right hand conversions etc.
Turbo-Glide - 02 4284 7881 (Russell Vale). Turbocharging installations.
The One Stop Truck Doctor - 07 3807 4747 (Beenliegh)
Cladding material

Liner Transport Equipment specialises in manufacturing fibreglass sandwich panels and distributing fibreglass sheet to the recreational vehicle and transport industries in Australia and New Zealand. Liner Transport Equipment is the Australasian distributor for Brianza Plastica SpA and approved supplier of the RVMAA.
t +61 (0)2 4627 3381
f +61 (0)2 46 27 3391
m +61 (0)417 286 801

Koreman Marine - 02 9476 6977. Manufacturers of fibreglass sandwich material as used by Swagman. Can make one sheet for entire MH side but be prepared to dig deep into the wallet.

Therma Shield - 07 3808 7042. Thermal paint for roofs.

Australian Paints - 07 3808 7001. Barrier 2000 ceramic thermal paint for roofs.

Power

Solar Panels and Batteries: Energy Matters
6A Eastern Road South Melbourne VIC AUSTRALIA 3205
Phone 61 3 9697 1900 | Fax 61 3 9682 6322

Solar Online Australia - "contains pages of information to help caravan and motor home customers determine their requirements and allows people Australia wide to purchase solar power equipment quickly and easily"
www.solaronline.com.au

Australia Wide Solar - 02 9533 7444
Davy Industries - 02 6026 7711
The Energy Shop - 02 4822 2777
Battery Energy - 02 9681 3633 (head office). Manufacturers of SunGel batteries (no maintenance, no ventilation).
Solar Panel Xpress - 1800 800 846
www.solarpanelxpress.com.au

Renpal Solar - 02 9606 0033 (Sydney), 02 4938 5092 (Hunter region)
The 12 Volt Shop - 08 9458 1212
Rainbow Power Systems - 02 6689 1430 (Nimbin)
Tannum Solar - 07 4973 8089, 019 632 894.

M+H Power Systems Pty Ltd - Batteries (including Sonnenschein range of Gel Cels) and Heart Interface range of inverter/chargers etc. http://www.mhpower.com.au 03 9763 0555

 

Accessories

Boat & Caravan Accessories - 02 9620 7155, 07 4947 6209
Classic RV Accessories - 07 3273 7666
Caravan Accessories - 02 9588 3400
Camec - 03 9562 9888, 07 3273 7666, 02 9949 5788
Aussie Traveller - 07 3868 3868. Awnings.
Electrolux - 03 9545 5655. Awnings, fridges.
Vega Communications - 08 8552 8188 (Victor Harbour. SA) Makers of TV antennas for motor homes http://vega.mtx.net/
Whitworths - 02 9939 1055, 07 3394 3055. Whitworths is a boating accessiries supplier but many of there items are applicable to motor homes.
Electric Boat Parts - 02 9417 8455. Also mostly boating but a good range of bits for battery installations.
Flat Out Distributors - Tel/fax: 02-4472-2202, 5/13 Hughes Street, Batemans Bay,NSW 2536, Suppliers of those great roll-up hoses and leads. http://www.flatoutaust.com
Water bladders. Pack-a-tank (www.packatank.com, 07 3854 1900), in Brisbane.

 

Remote communications

NEC - 131 632. Satallite phones
Telstra - 1800 810 023. Satallite phones
Codan - 08 8305 0311. HF radios
Nera - 02 9790 9270. Satallite phones.

 

Noise control Nylex - 1800 630 018. Large range of sound barrier materials suitable for engine cowlings etc.
Ban Noise - 02 9756 6222. As Nylex, in fact I think one has bought out the other.
Misc materials

Ceramilite - 1300 36 13 13. Panelling that looks like ceramic tiles.
FHS - 02 9600 6055 (also other states). Vacuum Formed doors as used in real kitchens will give a professional look to your cabinet work.
Daley's Motor Trimmers Supplies - 1 800 629 675 (Villawood NSW). Motor trimming fabrics etc.

 

Suzuki Sierra Accessories GRP Auto - 02 9748 21733
Trailer manufacturers

Wells Cargo Aust. - 02 9634 6395. Large enclosed style trailers suitable for workshop, car etc.

 

Fridges

Engel - 1300 302 653
Electrolux - 03 9545 5655

 

Misc

Driving in Australia - A quite good article that will be useful to overseas visitors who plan to drive in Oz.

Landbase Australia - 018 686 461. Mail forwarding service.
Pure Water Aust - 1800 150 102. Benchtop water filtration units.
Aquarius - 1800 240 822. .Water filtration systems.
RADS Hydraulic - 02 9892 2118
Aussie Truck Mirrors, 08 8262 6440. A good range of truck mirrors including the large West Coast style.
Shock & Vibration Technologies
They supply the isolation mounts I used to mount the body onto the chassis.
02 9791 3025

 

Publications

Caravan & Motorhome magazine. The best of this style of mag with a good amount of info about motorhomes and features about owner-built rigs. (link goes to publisher's site, select "motoring mags")
Bush Camps & Rest Areas - A series of booklets detailing bush camping locations around Australia. Paul Smedley, 08 8556 5284.
On The Road - A monthly mag about being outdoors that also covers motorhoming. Available in newsagents or ring 03 9397 2611.

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