Product Reviews


National Luna Fridge

National Luna Fridge

How often have you wished you had a freezer as well as a fridge in your vehicle? National Luna have the solution, they have a large range of 12//24v/240 volt fridges and fridge freezers. We had a 50 litre fridge freezer for 8 years without any problems.

Interestingly these fridges and fridge freezers are made in South Africa and were developed for use by World Health Organisation medical teams to maintain at correct temperatures and deliver medicines to remote areas in Africa.

The 50 Twin has a 40 litre fridge compartment and a separate 10 litre freezer section. Ten litres may not sound much but that is the equivalent of five two litre ice cream containers stacked together.

Our National Luna 50 Twin has performed faultlessly, this impressive fridge freezer made our camping trips so much more enjoyable. However when a new model came on the market in 2015, a 60 litre Twin Combo (25 litre freezer and 35 fridge), we upgraded because of its increased versatility.

Each bin has a separate digital thermostat so it can also be set as either freezer bins or both fridge bins. The 25 litre bin features thicker (60mm) insulation in the walls for maximum freezer efficiency and the 35 litre fridge side uses (42mm) for maximum storage space.

The 12v/24v and 240v have controls that will automatically select to run on mains power whenever it is available - but revert to battery power if the mains go off. It also features an adjustable low voltage cut-out. Two digital thermostats ensure each bin maintains the temperature range without the need to adjust for hotter or colder weather. The unit comes with five plastic baskets.

Since buying our National Luna a number of friends have also purchased them and all of them are equally impressed. One also upgraded to the 60 litre twin combo.

We highly recommend you look at a National Luna Fridge especially the fridge freezer model; you will not be disappointed they are bullet proof.

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SensaTyre Pressure Monitoring System

SensaTyre Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems

I’m a freelance 4Wheel Drive travel writer and historian, and I’ve been a four wheel driver for over 20 years travelling extensively in the Western Deserts, including the CSR, Gary, Gunbarrel, Anne Beadell and Connie Sue Highways and numerous places between. In some years I’ve clocked up tens of thousands of kilometres and in excess of 100 days camping under the stars.

These trips include travel across trackless desert with puncture risk being very high. On a recent trip to the remote Ernest Giles Range in WA; a group of five vehicles experienced in excess of 40 punctures in 5 days. Thankfully I had my SensaTyre Monitors keeping watching over my rubber; when I had a puncture I was able to stop before the tyre went completely flat and was damaged. Others were not so lucky, with tyres damaged beyond repair.

Before SensaTyre Monitors I would travel with three spare wheels; on two occasions I limped into Kalgoorlie without any functional spares. Prior to using the Monitors I was never able to wear out a set of tyres, they were usually destroyed by flats long before the wearing out stage. Since I’ve had them I travel with two spares and haven’t destroyed a tyre.

My SensaTyre Monitors have saved me thousands of dollars in replacement tyres and paid for themselves many times over and more importantly I’ve been able to get home with functional tyres and spares.

I use the no nonsense strap on around the rim sensors because they are robust and not prone to damage when off roading. Nowadays I run three sets of rubber, one set of BFG All Terrains for regular desert touring, BFG Mud Terrains for more difficult desert touring and Goodyear Wrangler MTR with kevlar for extreme off road work; I’m so impressed with SensaTyre Monitors I’ve fitted them to all three sets.

SensaTyre Tyre Pressure Monitors, you’d be crazy to leave home without them!

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Phil Bianchi BFG Tyres

BFG AT KO2 Tyres

I recently got a set of six BFG AT KO2s. Without going into the BFG v Coopers v Toyos etc argument, I will explain why I got the KO2s.

In 30 plus years of 4WDriving I’ve predominately been a BFG man using ATs or MTs with sets getting around 60,000 + kms. What attracted me to the BFGs KO2 tyres was the thicker and extended sidewall rubber that was developed to deflect stakes and rocks, a perfect feature for outback roads and tracks like the Canning Stock Route, Sandy Blight Junction Road, Anne Beadell and Connie Sue Highways and so on.

The tyre has 20% tougher sidewalls than the previous already tough BFGs. They are rated as a 50/50 on road and off road tyre, the KO2 is a great tyre on the black top.

I’ve used the KO2's for numerous short trips around of a few days duration and on long trips such as the Canning Stock Route and other Western Desert tracks. The KO2's have performed faultlessly.

Phil Bianchi BFG Review

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