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MyRV E-Magazine Issue 9


Editors Comments: Welcome to the new format for our MyRV E-Magzaine. After 8 issues over 2 years we have gone from quarterly to-monthly and now with more of a magazine look rather than an e-newsletter style.

Likelihood of buying an RV in the next:

Have a read and let us know what you think about it. We believe it you will enjoy it. I would like to thank all those readers that responded to our reader survey. What your responses told us is that our readers are in the right demographic, can afford to buy, are ready to buy an RV mostly in the next 12 months and use our Auto Alliance Group network of E-Magazines and websites to help them with their buying decisions.

These are pleasing results for us and the feedback from readers indicated that our articles actually helped them with their buying decisions.

In short you guys are great as readers. The results were in line with our expectations. Here they are: Age demographic of readers:

We here at MyRV publications adopt the view that if a recreational vehicle provides us with enjoyment its worth testing. Remember, we are the only online E-Magazine that covers the entire RV industry. Please let me know what you think of this issue. After all, the E-Magazine is for your reading enjoyment. Cheers Rob Fraser (Editor) EDITORIAL Editor: Rob Fraser – rob@myrv.com.au Editorial Enquiries cooee@autoalliancegroup.com.au Regular Contributors: Ngaurie McCallum, John and Julie Eggenhuizen, Pete Wilson, Jeff Daniels, Steve and Tania Trembath,

Of those readers who are retired 96% of them were self funded retirees. Combine this with 47% of readers earning over $100,000 and you start to see a clear picture of our reader base.

ADVERTISING Marketing Director: Steve Lawson – steve@myrv.com.au ph: 0416 731 600

Now given the long lead times for purchasing a recreational vehicle, sometimes up to 5 years, the next part of the survey was extremely interesting.

Advertising enquiries: James Skeen -ph: 0414 630 853 James@autoalliancegroup.com.au

Note that for this survey RV included AWD, 4WD and SUV ‘s so the lead time was probably shorter than what is normal for Caravans and Motorhomes etc.

Copyright: Material appearing in MyRV Publications is copyright and reproduction in whole or in part without written permission from the publisher is prohibited


BOATING CLUBS Affordable Luxury Cruising Imagine cruising up Pittwater, or cruising through Sydney Harbour, under the Harbour Bridge then around to Darling Harbour in your luxury Sports Cruiser, pulling up at the wharf so you can go to one of the many waterside restaurants. Up until now this has been the exclusive preserve of the wealthy. But there are alternatives and as we found out heaps of them. READ MORE!


We had the opportunity to take Trakka's brand new Trakkaway 850 'C' class motorhome for a brief drive. This 8.5m long motorhome is based on the Fiat Ducato with ALKO chassis. The Fiat Ducato has a 3.0L Multijet Turbo Diesel motor with a 6-speed Automatic. Launched recently with a drive away price in NSW of $202,225 it is easy to see why it has been an immediate success with the build quality and high level of standard inclusions. READ MORE.


ABOVE: The ever-popular Winnebago Birdsville model range has been expanded by the addition of an Elite range of Birdsville Motorhomes. READ MORE BELOW: Venture across this wide brown land in spacious comfort, without compromising on the luxuries you have come to enjoy at home, thanks to Jayco’s new Optimum 26’ Motorhome. READ MORE


For adrenaline junkies, motorbike riders or action-loving individuals who need their transportation space, weekends will never be better – now that the new and improved Base Station from Jayco has been released. READ MORE

The Jurgens Rascal is a light weight pop top caravan. Its ATM of only 1200 kg places it within the reach of a wide selection of small to mid size family sedans. READ MORE


We drove Holden’s new Colorado in both the LX TD Crew Cab version and the upmarket LTR V6 Crew Cab. Both are up for the job. It is an honest dual cab Ute sure to be popular with tradesman. READ MORE


When we picked up the Burnt Orange Hummer H3 for a week of testing we quickly realised that subtlety was not amongst its qualities. Everywhere we went people just wanted to get a good look at it. The Hummer retains its public interest long after the war!!! READ MORE


We had the Lexus RX450h for about 3 weeks over the holidays. It transported all the family to Queensland, swallowed all the luggage and teenagers with ease and everyone arrived feeling relaxed. The drive was comfortable, smooth and fuss free. The RX450h drove and handled more car like that SUV like and the more I drove it the more I started to really like it. READ MORE


Places to Go & Stay: McDonald Ranges Caravan Park Alice Springs This fabulous park has a wide range of sites on offer to suit all caravans, 5th-Wheelers, campervans, Motorhomes and camping. Select from a variety of powered, grassed or slab and unpowered sites. All the sites have access to first class facilities including spotlessly clean amenities, laundries, camp kitchens and BBQ areas. READ MORE

Hyatt Regency Coolum Looking for something special for a Winter break away, then look no further than the Hyatt Regency Coolum Hotel, which is situated on Australia’s beautiful Sunshine Coast. Surrounded by 150 hectares of natural bushland, rainforest, a private beach and set at the base of Mount Coolum, this Sunshine Coast resort boasts a multitude of options and is the perfect place to unwind. READ MORE


Looking for ways to be able to take your bikes, quads, ATV’s etc and all your camping gear with them in their pursuit of those awesome trails. READ MORE A common sight you see when travelling around Australia is the number of vehicles that have dinghies on top. READ MORE


Product & Accessories Narva Headlamp Assemblies Original equipment quality 90 mm universal twin headlamp assemblies in high and low beam have been released by Narva, setting a new low price benchmark for modern style headlamps. READ MORE

Narva Intell-Wave Inverters Engineered and designed in Australia, the new Intelli-Wave inverters produce ultra clean power with exceptional peak performance of 200% capacity for 3 seconds and 140% for 3 minutes, allowing them to effortlessly run demanding appliances such as fridges and power tools. READ MORE

Narva Handheld Inspection Lamp (Below) Narva’s popular hand held L.E.D inspection lamp has received a battery upgrade and is now powered by the latest lithium technology. READ MORE

Projecta’s Intelli-Charge Battery Chargers (Below) World class 7-stage technology with multi-chemistry charging in Projecta’s latest range of battery chargers sets a new standard for professionals in maximising battery performance and life. READ MORE

Narva’s ‘Quickfit’ Trailer Connectors Make Fitting Quick and Easy (Left) A re-design of the popular Narva flat 7 pin trailer plug and socket is a major step forward in simplifying trailer wiring and assembly. READ MORE


Other News:

ROCK TAMERS Hankook Tyres' new Enfren low rollingresistance tyre has excelled in a real-world fuel economy challenge bettering conventional radial tyres by more than five percent. READ MORE

If you spend any time wandering around a caravan park and have a look at the rear of the tow vehicles you will see heaps of homemade flaps all designed with the same purpose in mind. READ MORE

Hankook Enfren Tyres

New levels of performance and reliability in rugged L.E.D work lamps have been set with the release of the new Narva ‘Delta’ work lamps. Designed for the most demanding condiNarva ‘Delta’ L.E.D tions and to withstand the harshest environWork Lamps ment. READ MORE

Projecta Puts You in the Driver’s Seat for Battery Monitoring Compact and lightweight, the new Projecta BT200 Digital Voltmeter is ideal for use with dual battery systems providing a concise interpretation of a battery’s health. READ MORE


Australia’s award-winning motorcamper manufacturer Trakka has once again set the benchmark in design and innovation by supplying Wurli-Wurlinjang Aboriginal Health Service in Katherine in the Northern Territory with two custom-built mobile clinics. READ MORE

Winnebago has recognised the need to provide a motorhome modified to suit a disabled lifestyle and the new Esperance B2694D SL and C2694D SL has been designed to cater for the majority of disabled people. READ MORE


One of the more interesting ‘discoveries’ that we made at the recent spate of caravan and camping shows was the all-new telescoping 15T model Hi-LO caravan. READ MORE

Jayco has responded to the demand of RV holiday enthusiasts across the country, by bringing the Starcraft Caravan and Pop Top to their range of luxury Jayco RV's. READ MORE


Amarok – The Volkswagen Ute Arrives. READ MORE

Mahindra Pik-Up Launches "Rock Bottom" Sale . READ MORE


Kia has its latest generation Sorento and they have sold out to the SUV revolution. The 4WD is dead long live the AWD. READ MORE The Hyundai Sante Fe has long been a favourite of ours and the MY10 version only endears the vehicle to us more with significant improvements through the new ‘R’ series diesel. READ MORE


Subaru started the trend many years ago of the AWD SUV wagon that blends wagon versatility with the safety and flexibility of all wheel drive. Suzuki and Toyota then took up the challenge and between them they have created a buyers niche that has taken the market by storm. We look at seven Sporty SUV’s for the adventurous lifestyle. READ MORE


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MyRV E-Magazine Issue 9