THE BEST BUDGET FREE-CAMPING UPGRADES

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Getting the perfect free camp set up doesn’t have to be expensive! We scoured Australia to find you the best free camping set-ups available and went bush with the tourers behind them. We show you how you can stay off the grid for weeks on end without sacrificing comfort or practicality. You won’t find better value for money set-ups anywhere else!

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11. TASSIE’S FINEST FREE CAMPER – MICHAEL POPE

ABOUT THE SET-UP
VAN: 2009 17” Jayco Discovery
VEHICLE: 2001 100 Series Toyota LandCruiser Automatic Turbo Diesel
COST
Van: $35,000
Upgrades: $5,000
Nights off grid: 10 days if using onboard water, indefinitely if next to a water source

REACH ANY FREE CAMP
I gained an extra 75mm of clearance, simply by having someone move my caravan axle from on top of the suspension to underneath. It was a little over $300, but has saved me an enormous amount of money in the long run. I haven’t noticed any difference when towing, but I love how easy it is to get to my favourite free camps now – even after rain! The other DIY that helped my clearance was moving the spare wheel, which was mounted in a cradle under the A-Frame, to the rear bumper. It was an easy do-it-yourself job that didn’t cost me a single thing.

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