CAN I DRIVE A CAMPERVAN ON A REGULAR LICENSE IN AUSTRALIA?
Yes you can drive most of motorhomes and campervans with a standard Australian full car license. Australia is an extremely large country and is home to an expansive road network. Covering great distances is a necessity to travel between and around cities and towns.
In fact many drivers often find it tempting to drive longer distances at a time in order to fit more into holiday experiences. While this may sound appealing, in many cases it results in fatigue, loss of concentration and sometimes even serious injury.
HOW LONG WILL THE BATTERIES LAST
All our campervans and motorhomes have a dual battery system meaning that the vehicle battery and house battery can operate independently of each other. Put simply using the house battery will not run the engine battery flat. Depending upon the usage the house battery system can last up to 48 hours without being driven or plugged into mains power to re-charge. If the house battery begins to go flat or lose power, you can simply run the vehicle engine or plug the vehicle into mains power to recharge. A volt meter gauge in your campervan will show clearly if the battery is running low. The 12v house battery will operate the lights, water pump and the fridge which is ideal for short stays and freedom camping. For long stays it is recommended to find a powered campsite to plug in to 240v power.
WHERE CAN I EMPTY THE GREY WATER AND TOILET WASTE?
It is important to dispose of ALL waste water and toilet waste responsibly. Dump stations are located in camp grounds and various tourist site locations throughout Austalia. For a full listing of all dump stations please visit www.dumppoints.com.
WHAT DOES SELF CONTAINMENT MEAN?
A self-containment vehicle is specifically designed to completely meet the ablutionary and sanitary needs of the occupants for a minimum of three days, this includes water for drinking and cooking purposes. During this time the occupants and vehicle must be able to operate without requiring any external services or discharging any waste. Waste water is collected in holding tanks stored under the vehicle that can be emptied at a dump station. These official dump stations are connected to reticulated sewerage or septic tank type systems. For more information on self-containment please visit the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia on https://www.cmca.net.au/services/dump-points.
HOW DO I JOIN THE CMCA?
Easy, just visit the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia on www.cmca.net.au/, click on the Join/Renew membership button (top right hand corner) then you're on to it. The website and membership services offers a wide range and comprehensive knowledge bank of everything you'll need.