In clear sight – towing mirrors and the law

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Is there a law that says that I must have towing mirrors installed if I’m towing my caravan/trailer? The answer is no, but yes. While the road rules don’t say explicitly that you must have towing mirrors installed, they do state: A driver must not drive a motor vehicle unless the driver has a clear view of the road, the … Read More

Taking advantage of the $150k instant asset write off

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If there’s one small thing that we can ‘thank’ the Coronavirus for, it’s a few windfalls from the government! In their endeavour to stimulate the economy, the federal government announced an increase of the instant asset write off amount from $30,000 to $150,000 to eligible businesses until 30 June, 2020.  Who’s eligible? If your business turns over less than $500 … Read More

What are Catch Cans and Pre Filters and why do I need them?

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Your SUV is generally your most expensive asset – after your house – so why wouldn’t you do whatever you can to keep it running at peak performance? One of the first things we at TJM recommend to our customers is the installation of a Catch Can and a pre-filter kit. Here’s why… Keep it clean You may think that … Read More

Patriot Campers take on Bendleby Ranges

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Who needs an excuse to get away when you’ve got a Patriot Camper? Our own Drew Pritchard (Sales Manager for Patriot Campers at TJM) recently gathered together other Patriot Camper owners for a three-day getaway to Bendleby Ranges – where they could give their campers a run, challenge themselves on some great 4WD tracks, and raise money for the Childhood … Read More

Power up! When two batteries are better than one.

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Picture this: You’re far off the beaten track, the perfect camp set-up with your 4WD, nothing but stars, a campfire and some mates to keep you company. But you’re not roughing it too much … you’ve got a fridge, some lighting, and maybe some music on in the background (oh and don’t forget to charge the mobile phone and the … Read More

What you need to know about GCM and GVM upgrades now

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An SUV towing a large caravan is pictured in the arid outback of australia

There’s been a bit of a hoo-ha around GCM and GVM in the world of 4WD and towing lately, including the recent announcement of the decision by the South Australian Government to reverse their ban on the installation of after market towing upgrades by certified Second Stage Manufacturers. But what do GCM and GVM actually mean? What about towing capacity … Read More