Tips and Tricks

Find out those useful tips and tricks before you go away camping.  Here are some contributed by members of the club.

1.  Caravan cupboard heat problem If your caravan cupboards heat up excessively, try gluing pieces of the sun shade you use in the car windows to the insides of the backs of the cupboards, with the shiny reflective side facing the outside of the van.  It really works!
   
2.  Vehicle Awnings If you have one of those awnings that are attached to your vehicle, it is a good idea to always tie them down when extended, as you never know when a gust of wind will spring up and blow them into the vehicle possibly causing it damage.  This is especially so when you are parked on a ridge, as wind gusts can come up the valleys without warning!
   
3.  Check List Have a check list of the important items to pack, so you don't forget to pack them.   It is also a good idea to have a short list of important things to check before you actually get going each morning.  Check that your caravan/camper is correctly hitched, tyre pressures are correct, fluid levels are OK, and that simple things like all cupboard doors are securely latched so that the contents are not all over the floor when you arrive at your destination.
   
4.  Nissan on Facebook Use this link if you want to see what other Nissan drivers are up to.  You can also upload your photos to this page http://www.facebook.com/nissan4x4aus
   
5. Cracked rear barn door window pillar Is the window pillar on the large rear barn door of your Patrol cracked?  See here for photos and some details of how it was repaired.