Bing The Ultra Light Hiker

Found Space:

Underneath our caravan sink was a mess of plumbing. As you can see a large fitting and poorly routed hose stole most of our already limited storage space. I purchased the much shorter and more compact fitting online and installed … Continued

Enginesaver: Low Engine Water Alarm:

  For many years we have had these fitted to our Subarus and Land Rovers. I also add a Piezo wired in (in parallel) with the Low Oil Sensor light so that an audible alarm sounds when oil pressure is … Continued

Girard Tankless Water Heater:

This piece of gear is certainly a win/win. I will certainly be fitting one and swapping my existing storage heater out. There is a kit so it will fit in the same entry hole so no structural damage to the … Continued

Tray Back Campers and Other Heavy Loads:

I have just finished fitting the suspension/steering hardware I mentioned here: http://www.theultralighthiker.com/twin-shock-absorbers/ I then loaded up the camper on the Defender. Let me say the difference is astonishing. The whole rig now handles like a passenger car; the ride is … Continued

Twin Shock Absorbers:

You may not know you can fit twin shocks front and rear to improve handling on rough roads or under heavy loads. I already fitted twin shocks to the rear of our vehicle and it made a huge difference. Pictured … Continued

Rokon Scout, a 2WD motorbike:

  I like the green colour. If you find muscle power alone won’t get you where you want to go any more. You might try one of these: https://www.rokon.com/bikes/scout Would be a fitting accompaniment to your Mokai: http://www.theultralighthiker.com/?s=mokai See also: … Continued

Mobile Phone Antennae: 64 x Signal Strength

It is a delight to venture into the mountains far from ‘civilisation’; when we do however we don’t have to forego the opportunity of all contact. A carefully chosen antenna system will draw in mobile phone and internet connectivity to … Continued

Motorbike Hitch Carrier

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I have been looking at getting one of these for my motorcycle. Unfortunately all those available are either too low, weak or unstable. Some stick out horizontally at least 750mm (some even drop DOWN). Even the rear tie-outs are horizontal … Continued

Buying Gear Online

If you have difficulty buying stuff online, check out http://www.shipito.com/ You can (for example) buy that stuff on Amazon (which has free US shipping but which they won’t send to Oz) and have shipito forward it. Some sites won’t even … Continued

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