tell me which way the water goes
I'll take notice next time I see a flushing toilet, that could be quite some time though. Is that Coriolis effect on draining water an urban myth? I thought that in a perfect experiment that would be the case but in any normal situation there are too many other variables at play to guarantee CW in one hemisphere and CCW in the other.
Maybe you could give us some pointers on how to do this.
Well our countries and cultures are very similar so I guess much of what you do there will work here. We haven't paid for accommodation in nearly 10 years (except the occasional National Park and they are usually cheap) so you don't have to factor that into your plans much as long as you are happy to free camp. If not then add $30-50 a day I think (just going by what people say, I never use caravan parks).
There are two main park chains you can join, I assume the prices are better if you are a member.
Also the CMCA (Campervan and Motorhome Club) www.cmca.net.au
has a forum that may have a lot of answers.
One thing we don't have here is a Walmart equivalent, at least in terms of camping in the car park. Personally I try to never camp anywhere near a town so that doesn't affect me. Once you get away from the cities and towns it's safe to camp anywhere. If we have to camp in a town we head for the industrial area where our truck fits right in and the rangers don't prowl
At present petrol is about $1.40 per litre (I'll let you convert to gallons) in the cities but can be up to $1.60 in the country and well over $2.00 if you get into really remote areas. For some inexplicable reason diesel is a bit more than petrol these days, it used to be cheaper as it should be. I suspect this has more to do with what the user will pay than the cost of refining.
You may find the living expenses higher over here I don't really know. The double pension is about $24,000 and while many people complain about that we live quite well on about half that amount. It all depends on what your interests are. In my case it's computing, photography and walking. All of which are essentially free once you own the hardware.
I recently estimated that we could both live on a total of $7-8000 a year. That's with no traveling and related expenses like fuel and motorhome insurance but does include land rates. Take off $700 for land rates and add your estimate for traveling expenses.