My husband and myself have been travelling and house/pet sitting in and around Melbourne since December 2012. So, as you can imagine, we were very excited about setting off on the great road trip home to Perth, WA. We have a 4WD Pajero and a caravan for this trip, previously we have made several crossings in various motorhomes. Well, I guess we are just not as happy with our caravan.
We bought the caravan new for the trip and on the trek East it took us 7 days to get out of Western Australia! The whole road trip to Melbourne took twelve days. Now, back to the trip West. We finally left Melbourne on Monday at 3:00pm, having had the caravan at the Bayswater RV centre to repair a leaky roof vent. I thought it might be a good idea to ask them to jack up the caravan and spin the wheels just to check the wheel bearings. Lucky thoughts, I guess, because they could tell that at least 1 wheel was kaput!
So, we had to phone around and get it to Lilydale, to have the new bearings fitted. Long story short, both wheels were shot and it is only a single axle caravan.
We are currently, in Tailem Bend,South Australia, our second night out from Melbourne. Having had a very stress free trip so far! So, I hope the rest of this trip home is safe and stress free. We are really looking forward to seeing all our family and friends.
Posted by spunkychick, 30th July 2013