Weigh My Caravan On The Road

We spent the last 8 or 9 days on a bit of an inland holiday, hanging with friends and generally chilling after a very busy period. Our hope is one day to take the scales on the road and weigh caravans each place we go. There were plenty of rigs that looked close to overweight – but that seems to be the norm these days. We stayed with friends in Narrogin for one night but after that we were at the following van parks.

York Travellers Rest 

Toodyay Holiday Park and Chalets

Willowbrook Farm Caravan Park

All were really enjoyable to stay at, and if you’re planning on travelling in that direction here are our thoughts:

York Travellers Rest – we liked the fact that this park was a few kms out of town – so quiet! With the exception of the odd train it was very peaceful and Darlene is working hard to make it a quality park. With a large van the drive thru sites are always a winner and the price of $35/night for two adults, power and water was also very good. Added bonus is that Darlene will come and tell you a joke each evening – but only in the agreement of you sharing your funnies with her the next night. The park still needs a few finishing touches but it has a good vibe and was a pleasant place to stay.

Toodyay – peaceful!

In Toodyay we stayed at Toodyay Holiday Park and Chalets and it was a very enjoyable two nights. This park is also on the outskirts of town so again – very quiet. There seem to be a small community 0f permanent residents near the park entrance however we were shown to a site across the bridge where there were only one or two others parked up. The sites were huge and the wildlife very friendly. For $40/ night it also felt like good value. The Toodyay bakery also has some pretty cool treats for people with a sweet tooth.

The big rigs and the small…

Near Gingin we spent our last night at Willowbrook Farm Caravan Park. I had heard a lot about this park over the years so felt it was worth checking out even if it is only 40 minutes from home. What’s nice are the big grassy sites and sense of being in the bush. It was well populated for a Wednesday (about half full) and we hear that it is almost always fully booked on weekends. This cost us $38/night and was well priced. We chose a site back from the road where the noise was minimal. The facilities are quite old but we tend to use the van for showering so it didn’t really impact us much. 

Every time we travel in winter we are eternally grateful for the diesel heater which can take the van from icy to awesome in the space of a few minutes. Definitely a game changer!

One day we hope to travel with all the caravan weighing gear and weigh caravans as we go, but for this was just a nice break from the business of city life. However we are back at work now so if you need a caravan weighed in Perth’s northern suburbs then be sure to give us a call.

For peace of mind and safe travels its worth taking the time to know where you stand!

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