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MyRV E-Magazine Issue 10


In This Issue Campervans and Motorhomes Winnebago Esperance Video Review Jayco Conquest Trakka Torino Xtra Jayco Optimum Motorhome 2010 model for the Optimum in Luxury Volkswagen Transporter, Caravelle and Multivan 2010 model Camper Trailers Jayco Camper Trailers 2010 models Challenge Off Road Camper Trailer Caravans Jayco Sterling 2010 model Jayco Sterling Poptop 2010 model Jayco Work and Play 2010 model ATV Quad Bikes etc Polaris End Of Financial Year Deals Yamaha - Win a WR250R at the Watagans rally Suzuki's KingQuad 400 Range Honda Teams With Young Farmers For Sydney Easter Show BRP Launches 2010 Can Am Spyder Polaris Ranger For the price of an ATV Honda's Sport ATVs Come With Flash Toolbox Suzuki's ATV Cashback For Aussie Farmers AWD 4WD SUV Mitsubishi Triton GLX R Review Hyundai Sante Fe 2.2L ‘‘r Highlander - Long Term Test Vehicle’ Hyundai ix35 - First Drive Isuzu D-MAX Adds Auto, Features, New LS Look Toyota Prado Kakadu - Video Review Mitsubishi Outlander VRX - Video Review BMW X1 - More competition for small AWD SUV’s Jeep Patriot Sport - Review Renault Koleos MY10: More Value for Less Mercedes Benz GL 350 Cdi 4MATIC - Review Peugeot 4007 AWD SUV 2.0L HDi 6 speed DCS Automatic - Review Mitsubishi Outlander RX - Review Skoda Octavia Scout - Review Accessories Projecta’s New Solar Panel Kits Narva Power Cup Makes Connections Easy Narva L.E.D Interior Lamps - Upgraded

Plus heaps more and regular articles on Travelling with Technology, Canvas and Tents, Healthy Living etc


NSW 2010 Caravan & Camping Supershow Rob Fraser Reports WATCH VIDEO


Jayco Sterling 2010 range released

With an array of new design and safety features inside and out, the 2010 Sterling range provides an even better luxury RV travel experience for those who put comfort and style above all else. READ MORE Jayco's 2010 Facelift for the Work N' Play is designed for active people who want to take their lifestyles with them on holiday. READ MORE

Jayco's Work N' Play for Active Lifestyles


Jayco Sterling Poptop 2010 model

The new 2010 Sterling Pop Top from Jayco will give you the perfect base to relax while seeing the sights and enjoying time with friends and family. READ MORE

C A R A V A N S


Jayco Conquest Motorhome 2010 model


C A M P E R V A N S & M O T O R H O M E S

The 2010 Conquest with prices starting from $104,750, has been refurbished inside and out to provide a comfortable and stylish base when spending time on the road. The interior’s new look includes fresh fabrics and upholstery design, as well as a choice of tasteful bench top finishes to help create a living space perfect for a quiet evening in. READ MORE


The all new Winnebago Esperance range of motorhomes incorporates advanced, state of the art technology packaged in a brand new motorhome design all at an extremely competitive sale price…and they can be driven on a standard car licence or upgraded to MR for greater carrying capacity. WATCH THE VIDEO

Winnebago Esperance Motorhome with Garage under


C A M P E R V A N S & M O T O R H O M E S


This year’s Sydney Caravan & Camping Supershow at Rosehill Gardens featured Trakka’s ultimate in vehicle design for extended remote living - the Torino Xtra Remote. As the name suggests, the Fiat Ducato-based motor home has been designed to be self-contained for days when avoiding any form of civilization. READ MORE


C A M P E R V A N S & M O T O R H O M E S

Trakka’s Torino Xtra Remote shuns civilisation


C A M P E R V A N S

Jayco Optimum Motorhome 2010 model

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Jayco’s Optimum Motorhome has had some impressive upgrades in 2010 to cater for travelers who want the ultimate in RV luxury, convenience and value. READ MORE Referred to as T5 within the company, the range is even more frugal, clean and cultivated in the latest generation, and offers greater active driving enjoyment than ever before. READ MORE

Volkswagen Transporter, Caravelle and Multivan 2010 model

M O T O R H O M E S


Jayco Camper Trailers 2010 models

Jayco has updated the 2010 Camper Trailer model to include a range of new features providing additional storage space, functionality and comfort for those who love adventure and want a holiday on a budget. READ MORE

Challenge Outback Off Road Deluxe Camper Trailer Video Review

C A M P E R T R A I L E R S


BRP Launches 2010 Can Am Spyder . After thrilling over 3000 test riders in 2009, BRP is once again launching the 2010 Can-Am "Spyder experience" demo tour. Last year enthusiasts were introduced to a whole new way of riding on the Spyder RS. READ MORE BRP Adds A Touring Model To Its Can-Am Spyder Roadster Line-up The 2010 Can-Am Spyder Roadster line-up now includes the Spyder RS (Roadster Sport) and RT (Roadster Touring) models. READ MORE


HART Vic Launches Off Road Courses - Honda Australia Rider Training (HART) has officially launched their new off road facility and associated novice rider course at the allnew Somerton site in Melbourne's north. READ MORE

Q U A D B I K E S A T V S &

Husqvarna Enduro / MX range MY 2010 brings the new highly anticipated Husqvarna Enduro range with the 2 stroke WR 300 and 4 stroke models TE 250, TE 310, TE 450, TE 510. READ MORE

M O T O R B I K E S


Suzuki's ATV Cashback For Aussie Farmers

Suzuki will provide a cash relief to Australian farmers with up to $1000* Factory CashBack available when they purchase selected models from Suzuki's hard-working farm ATV range purchased and delivered between 1 May and 30 June 2010 READ MORE


Q U A D B I K E S A T V S &

Honda Australia once again be proudly supported the Young Farmer Challenge (YFC) at this year's Sydney Royal Easter Show. YFC is an initiative developed by the Show's Youth Group READ MORE Suzuki's popular middleweight ATV, the KingQuad 400, has received significant updates for 2010, including the addition of fuel injection providing even more efficient performance and an all-new dash display. READ MORE

M O T O R B I K E S


Polaris Stuns Crowd With Cody Crocker Debut of SXS Racing in Australia the astonishment of the hard core 4WD crowd, on some stages where both 4WDs and RZRs completed an identical track, the best RZR teams were quicker 4WD teams READ MORE


Your chance to Win a Yamaha WR250R at the Watagans rally The popular event is scheduled to take place on 19 and 20 June 2010 in the picturesque NSW central coast state forest. READ MORE

Q U A D B I K E S A T V S &

Yamaha All new YFZ450R is race ready. The new 2009 YFZ450R successfully steps up to Sports ATV pole position by moulding totally uncompromising engineering into instant race-winning potential. READ MORE

M O T O R B I K E S


Polaris End Of Financial Year Deals

Until 30th June 2010, leading USA Manufacturer Polaris is offering some fantastic deals on selected ATVs and Rangers. Here are some of the highlights: READ MORE Honda Australia are offering their ATV customers a little bit of inspiration to prepare for their next riding adventure by giving away a high quality Tool box kit valued at $799 with every new Sports ATV until June 30th 2010. READ MORE

Honda's Sport ATV's Come With Flash Toolbox


The Polaris RANGER is known as the “Hardest Working, Smoothest riding” utility vehicle on the market. With Self-Levelling rear suspension, power steering and a range of Lift & Carry™ attachments to let you move, plough or grapple up to 227kg, the new RANGER HD sets the standard even higher. Read more

Q U A D B I K E S A T V S &

The New Polaris Ranger HD

For the same price as a big-bore ATV, why not buy a Polaris Ranger 400? At $14,995 rideaway, the Ranger 400 is more affordable than many big-bore ATVs on the market. But with the Polaris Ranger 400, you can tow more, carry more and seat two – it's a screaming bargain by comparison. With Ranger 400 you get more done, more quickly and in more comfort. Read more

Why not buy a Polaris Ranger For the price of an ATV

M O T O R B I K E S


Hyundai Launches itself in to the Small AWD segment with ix35

Make no mistake about Hyundai’s intentions. They have launched a beauty and the ix35 is set to really shake up the market. It has unbelievably good build quality, is an exceptionally stylish design, is packed full of features and safety, has the segments most powerful diesel engine and is very competitively priced. READ MORE


Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV

S U V & T O W V E H I C L E S

Leading German luxury auto-maker Mercedes-Benz has added the popular M-Class SUV to its extensive 2010 value-enhancement programme. READ MORE

Skoda Octavia Scout 2.0L TDi - Review

The question is would I buy one if I was in the market for a mid sized AWD SUV. Absolutely, especially at a MLP of $39,990. It really is very good. READ MORE


Mercedes-Benz Unimog is 2010 Cross-Country Vehicle of the Year

Mercedes Benz Unimog easily led the field. Its signature product characteristics, such as its portal axles provide outstanding off-road capability and its tremendous torsional flexibility combined with exceptional ruggedness and strength READ MORE


S U V & T O W V E H I C L E S


New Prado features a high level of on-board guidance and technical support to help even accomplished off-road drivers feel more confident in rough terrain. WATCH THE VIDEO


Is the Mercedes Benz GL 350 CDi the best 7 seat 4WD SUV on the planet? Well given all those factors I would have to say yes. Some of its compatriots may be better in some areas but I don’t believe any have a better overall balance. READ MORE

S U V & T O W V E H I C L E S

Mercedes Benz GL 350 CDI 4MATIC SUV Review


New-look 2010 Honda CR-V

S U V & T O W V E H I C L E S

Honda Australia has announced aggressive re-pricing and generous specification upgrades for its new-look 2010 Honda CR-V, READ MORE

Mitsubishi Outlander RX 2.4L MIVEC CVT AWD - Review READ MORE


WATCH THE VIDEO


S U V & T O W

Renault Australia has announced the release of the 2010 specification Renault Koleos. Koleos is one of the 12 Renault models worldwide to be awarded a 5 star Euro Nca READ MORE

The 4007 is a stylish family wagon that can accommodate 7 in a pinch, has the added benefits and safety of AWD and is reasonably well equipped. Add to this package a pretty good diesel and you have yourself a lifestyle wagon worth looking at. READ MORE

V E H I C L E S


S U V & T O W V E H I C L E S Isuzu UTE’s D-MAX diesel ute has towed a trailered five-plus metre fibreglass power boat weighing over 1000kg nearly 1000km from the outback to the ocean and onto the city without refuelling. READ MORE

Isuzu D-MAX Adds Auto, Features, New LS Look. The most popular D-MAX model is the LS-U 4x4 crew ute, also the highest spec and priced model in the range/ READ MORE


The new BMW X1 cleverly combines the powerful rugged looks of the X family with the sporty lightness of the 1 Series to give the car a youthful and agile aesthetic to match its outstanding driving dynamic. READ MORE Overall the Jeep Patriot Sport is a welcome addition to the sometimes bland offerings from some of the competitors. However the Patriot Sport, while it is a Jeep, is not a Jeep and it lacks some of the personality you would expect. READ MORE


Hyundai Sante Fe 2.2L ‘R’ Highlander Long Term Test

S U V & T O W V E H I C L E S

The Hyundai Sante Fe has long been a favourite of ours and the new MY10 version only endears the vehicle to us more with significant improvements to the power through the new ‘R’ series diesel and cosmetic improvements. We now have added a Highlander to our long term test fleet. So stay tuned over the coming weeks and months as we put it through its paces with family and lifestyle duties. READ MORE


S U V & The vehicle on test is a Mitsubishi Triton GLX-R dual cab turbo diesel fitted with the 5 speed sports auto, super select transfer case, rear diff lock and MMCS (Mitsubishi Multi Communication System). READ MORE

T O W V E H I C L E S

Mitsubishi Triton GLX - R 2.5L TDi 5 Sp Auto - Review


Narva L.E.D Step Light A powerful compact multi-voltage entry / step light has been developed by Narva providing additional passenger safety for a wide range of vehicle applications such as buses, coaches, camper trailers, Motorhomes, emergency and special vehicles. READ MORE

Narva Tail Lamps Stylish new 130 mm round Narva lamps offer a touch of prestige to the rear of caravans, motor homes and buses, boasting smooth lines, attractive optics and affordable pricing. READ MORE

Narva surface mount accessory plug Featuring a modern style white plastic housing, the new Narva accessory socket can be conveniently mounted either internally or externally as it includes the added protection of a dustproof rubber cover. READ MORE


A C C E S S O R I E S

Projecta’s New Solar Panel Kits Complete powerful Solar Panel kits that are ready for action straight out of the bag now cater for a wide range of applications thanks to new Projecta technology and research on market requirements. READ MORE

Narva 12V Fluorescent lamps 480

Narva’s award winning Power Cup, Designed to fit into a standard vehicle cup holder and plug into a cigarette lighter socket, facilitates easy connections to power a range of accessories. READ MORE

Projecta for Battery Monitoring Projecta’s latest innovation allows you to literally monitor the condition of your battery from the driver’s seat. Simply plug it into a cigarette lighter socket within the vehicle and a voltage read-out is provided on an easy-to-read digital display. READ MORE

The single 12V 8W and the twin 8W tube fluorescent lamps are now available in a full colour retail blister complete with product and range information. READ MORE


Nokia E72 - Personal and Busines The E-72 builds on the strengths of the very popular E-71 and the enhancements include a 5-megapixel camera and a 3.5mm headphone jack. These changes are aimed at the recreational user, moving away from a business-only handset. READ MORE

Olympus E-450 dSLR Olympus has released another camera that contends for the title of smallest digital SLR, the E-450 that replaces the E-420. Rather than a rich feature upgrade the E-450 is more of a marginal improvement. READ MORE

PSP®go Keeping pace with the needs of digital consumers, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) evolves in the form of PSP®go to bring you the entertainment power of PlayStation® in a stylish new portable design. READ MORE


T R A V E L L I N G

iPod nano 5th Generation Apple 5th generation iPod nano is a ripper. Visually, the major differences are a slightly larger 2.2� screen, builtin video camera on the rear panel and the new, anodised aluminum finish, which provides a huge tactile difference and comes in 9 fabulous colours. READ MORE

Navman MY Series GPS If you thought GPS was just about getting from A to B, think again. The new Navman MY series has a host of new features and enhancements that go beyond simple navigation to provide rich information making travel better, safer and more interesting. READ MORE

W I T H T E C H N O L O G Y


H E A L T H Y L I V I N G

In this Issue Naturopath Suzie Kerkin looks at simple, effective changes you can make to manage one of the biggest risk factors for heart disease: high cholesterol. This may surprise you, but cholesterol itself is not bad for you. In fact, cholesterol is a normal component of your body and is needed to keep you healthy. READ MORE When you’re camping, your tent is the most important piece of equipment. Without a tent, you are nothing! You need one that will keep you dry and warm (but not too warm). There is a are huge range out there on the market and it can be difficult deciding what to buy but here are a few tips to help you on your way. READ MORE

C A N V A S & T E N T S


R E A R E N D

This guy has obviously taken the advice of not taking his trailer too far into the water literally ... Can anyone spot the Ute - is it a Nissan?

VW Beetle 5th Wheeler from 1974. We came across this video footage and thought it was really cool. If anyone knows the original owner let us know. WATCH THE VIDEO


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MyRV E-Magazine Issue 10