Caravan and 4WD Installations and Upgrades

4WD and Caravanning 

Here at NAE we are 4WD & Caravan specialists and we’re happy to help with all enquires.

Services that we frequently carry out for our 4WD & Caravan clients include:

    • Installation of Duel Battery Systems
    • 4WD Fit-outs (Wiring up Caravan Charging Systems, Fridge and Stability Control)
    • Electric Brakes
    • Breakaway Systems and Battery Monitors
    • Driving lights
    • Reverse Cameras on Vehicle and Caravan
    • Battery Chargers DC-DC and 240v
    • Bluetooth Phone Kits
    • UHF Radios and Antennas
    • LED Lighting

If there is a specific accessory that you would like to purchase that we don’t have in stock, we will work with our suppliers to have this delivered and installed.

New Trailer Brake Breakaway Laws 

The new electric brake trailer laws mean that you need to check if you trailer is legal to tow in NSW.

For trailers with a GTM exceeding 2 tonnes, the braking system must be capable of being applied from the driver’s seat – overrun brakes are not acceptable. In addition, the braking system must be such that if the trailer accidentally breaks away (from the towing vehicle), the trailer brakes will apply automatically and remain applied for at least 15 minutes.

It should be noted that the brakes must operate on ALL WHEELS (exceptions are trailers not over 2 tonnes Aggregate Trailer Mass (ATM) and trailers manufactured prior to ADR 38/–. Their service brakes must operate on all wheels on at least one axle).

The towing vehicle is equipped with an electrical circuit which will automatically maintain the trailer battery in a fully charged condition and is capable of warning the driver if the condition of the trailer battery is such that it may not be capable of meeting the requirements.

Which means you need a battery monitor on the dashboard of your vehicle and compatible breakaway unit.

For the full law click here for the PDF.

Frequently Asked Questions 

How does a Dual Battery System work?
There are three options when installing a dual battery system in your 4WD or caravan;  Basic Isolators, Smart Isolators and DC to DC Chargers.

The NAE Team will be able to help you identify and explain in detail which system will be most effect for your needs and also how the system works.

Where will the appropriate system be installed on my vehicle?

Your dual system installation area will be determined by the technicians, as each install is different on different makes and models.