What is the best way to get a roof top tent on your car?

Roof Top Tents (RTT) are often kept on top of vehicles and there is a good reason for doing this. These tents weight usually in access of 40 kg, and you don’t want to lift this on and off the car too often. Our RTT is a beauty, but she is heavy (61 kg) and there is no way we can lift this on top of the canopy of our ute, even if we wanted to.

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It’s been a while…..

Things have been a bit crazy around our house in the last couple of months. As a result of this we have not been able to travel as much and we certainly were slack in keeping this blog up to date.

But this is about to change, my (Chantal’s ) thesis (MSc) was handed in last week and Christel can share the household chores again, which mean we both have more time. It hasn’t been all hard work and no fun for us, we even managed to squeeze in a 10 day trip to the US, but there was simply no time to blog about this. I will write up one or two blog posts soon, I promise.

I am currently working on some ideas to make this blog more interesting and more professional, but this will take some time.

Anyway, thanks to those who did stick around!

May I introduce you to Barbabright

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Why is our car called Barbabright? Well every famous car has a name,think about KITTHerbieGeneral Lee or De Lorean to name a few. Our car is not famous, but hey we think he is pretty awesome, so he had to have a name. Barbabright: Famous in the early 70’s, he is blue and a scientist. Yes, we are showing our age and indeed we are both scientists, wait until we shout out “Clickety click, Barba-trick!” and we morph into a different shape….

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How much money do we need for our road trip?

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Travel budget?

How much money do we need for our road trip? That is the million dollar question!

We have traveled in Australia before, but the last couple of years the duration of our Ozzie road trips was only for one to two weeks or maximum.  This upcoming road trip at the end of 2016 will be different, we will be gone for just over 7 weeks. We never considered doing a budget for a 2 week camping trip, but now we feel we should. Why? We just like to be prepared and secondly we might have another extended road trip in the future, so we might benefit from this information ourselves.

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