GoSee TravelSmart Club member prizes for April go to a GoSeer in Twin City Hastings New Zealand and TravelSmart members in four Australian States (2) in Queensland, (2) New South Wales, (1) Tasmania and (1) Victoria.
New GoSee TravelSmart Member for April:
Matt Gillis, of Gatton Queensland wins: 500 ml of Penetrol Anti Rust Control. Penetrol can be used on structural steel, cast and wrought iron, wire fences, cars, trucks and trailers, corrugated iron, garden tools, tanks and anything made from ferrous or non-ferrous metal.
Penetrol flows easily into crevices, welding seams, pipe joints and other areas that are hard to reach by brush, such as the inside of car doors. Rust formation is stopped and paint is assured of 100 per cent contact with the metal surface, the most important requirement for effective metal protection.
Other winners are:
Australia Calling is pure practical advice
Peter Mayo, of Shortland New South Wales wins Australia Calling by Lionel Mussell. In this down-to-earth presentation Lionel Mussell www.caravanning-oz.com has produced the ultimate Recreational Vehicle travel handbook.
Illustrated in full colour, this book is for anyone who is thinking about doing an Australian caravan trip, either with a caravan, motorhome or camp trailer.
From advice on choosing the right RV, planning and budgeting, checklists and packing, Lionel goes on to discuss life on the road including how far to travel each day, where to stay overnight, bush camping, TV reception, travel with pets, communications, emergencies, and a thousand Out There other topics.
Finally, Lionel takes the reader on a trip around the country, complete with route notes, dropping in at some of his favourite places along the way.
Theresa Moss, of Hastings New Zealand wins 1 GoSeeNZ Memory Stick. Carry your valuable files with you easily anywhere. Back-up your picture and word files. Download images to free up memory on your PC or laptop. Take the weight off your digital cameras memory. Essential security against a system crash.
Hastings New Zealand is referred to as a 'Twin city'. It is in the Hastings District in the Hawkes Bay Region of the North Island of New Zealand. There is about 20km between Hastings City and Napier.
Hastings District is made up of three main centres Hastings City, Flaxmere and Havelock North.
Paralana Springs track is 4WD only
Riaan Gouws, of Howrah Tasmania wins: 1 x Eastern Outback CD. A digital Map Mapping Program for use with GPS software. Birdsville Track to Arnhem Land from Westprint Heritage Maps Nhill Victoria.
Ian Crabb of Bungalow Queensland wins: 1 x Hay River CD. An informative CD of the Hay River Track containing maps and informative information. From Westprint Heritage Maps Nhill Victoria. Australian
Outback maps, and outback travel information is Westprint Heritage Maps speciality. Maps on CD are also available.
GoSee purchased a full set of maps to cover the area on the way through Nhill for our adventure to Akaroola South Australia. In June we tackle the Canning Stock Route in Western Australia with our diesel Rodeo.
Westprint publishes a Free Email Newsletter full of outback information just click Free Newletter on the Westprint Home Page and register to receive useful outback information for modern explorers.
Westprint Maps now have a range of more than 25 maps of some of the most remote parts of Australia. Areas such as the Canning Stock Route, Gunbarrel Highway, and South West Queensland are featured in detail never before available.
Ruth Hurt of Kellyville New South Wales wins: Breha 140mm Offset Table Top Bracket from Ozvan Caravan, Camper Trailer Motorhome Accessories. Breha 140mm Offset Table Top Bracket valued at $38.60.
Gone are the days of shuffling around the fixed tabletop to be seated in your caravan. With the Breha offset table bracket you simply swing the tabletop out of the way when seating and move it back when seated.
Ozvan is an online store for all caravan, camper trailer motorhome parts and accessories. The range of quality products are manufactured by companies such as Fiamma, Dometic, Hafele, Orion, Smev, Vitrifrigo,
Attwod, Bosch, Alko, FloJet and Camec. These recognized companies ensure product quality and reliability.
Ozvan is an Australian owned and operated family business. As caravan owners they understand caravanning needs. There stock of quality items at competitive prices aims to help make caravan, RV, and camper trailer experiences safe, comfortable and enjoyable.
The Ozvan website www.ozvan.com.au has a useful caravanning and tips option which includes Caravan Inspection Tips.
Hayman Reese WDH and Friction Sway Control
Keith Bishop of Cairnlea Victoria wins:A Hayman Reese hitch-pin lock valued at $30. Tow a trailer to the local tip or a caravan to the tip of Australia Hayman Reese has the products to assist in making the trip safely and easily.
Hayman Reese has towbars, weight distribution systems, sway controllers and all the other accessories to set up for safe towing.Hayman Reese towbars have a lifetime warranty
The free GoSee TravelSmart Members Club benefits also include:
Professionally based through Hayman Reese towing information for GoSeeAustralia and GoSee New Zealand members.
For the first time on a public website caravan towing weight checks used by professionals are available online in Australia and New Zealand to GoSee TravelSmart Club Members.
GoSee is unaware of any public online facility in the world which offers this free service.
Designers at Canberra based ContACT Internet Solutions, mother company to GoSeeAustralia and GoSee New Zealand, work with towing equipment manufacturing icon Hayman Reese.
They have created a quick-click comparison against tow vehicle model and caravan weight.
The result is a recommended towball load report with links to equipment designed for the long-haul. It's FREE, easy to use and helps anyone towing tour more safely.
Cottage cafe at Silverton NSW
Free GoSee TravelSmart membership has many practical benefits. Now a new touring aid has been added. It is a spread-sheet fuel calculator.
The spread-sheet is linked to the popular GoSee Fuel Calculator (just click TravelSmart Good Stuff option on the left of the Home Page).
It is designed to give TravelSmart Club members the ability to use the speadsheet over 10 fills. GoSee believes this gives a better range for a running average of fuel performance.
With a 10 fill spread calculation headwinds, hills, road surface, hot weather, different drivers and varied loads and weights are better covered in producing an actual average outcome.
Free membership of GoSee TravelSmart Club extends the key benefits which clicked the idea of free touring websites to assist travellers in Australia and New Zealand and the caravanning industry into action five years ago.
As a registered member of the GoSee TravelSmart Club members have access to additional features they include information and prizes.
Editors Note: The GoSee TravelSmart prizes are not redeemable during peak periods and accommodation is subject to availability. To be eligible for the monthly draws new TravelSmart members must supply their full contact details.
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