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More cold season tips

Bette Cosgrove

Sharing our best hacks which made life so much easier on a recent Matariki vanning trip.

  • Pre-charged battery-powered mobile light (supplementing the solar power system which has less charging ability in winter): we used GlowRight magnetic sensor lights (pictured) plus Ozito battery pack work-lights which also charge our devices, having an external USB.

  • Karcher window vac (100 min) battery powered, pre-charged. Awesome for removing morning condensation from the windows. Happy with this new purchase thanks for a Mitre10 discount.

  • Good bathmats and old towels for the floor. Also a couple of fast dry towels because there’s nothing worse than wet towels hanging around.

  • Magnets! The best way to dry bathmats and towels was to use magnets to stick to the outside of the vehicle when it’s windy, not raining.

  • Square jigsaw rubber garage floor / ground mats to put under the wheels, for extra traction reversing out of softer ground, to reduce slipping and damage.

  • An extra layer of wool blanket under the bed sheet and mattress protector made for a much cosier sleep.

Bette Cosgrove


Made life so much easier

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