Bush Chook RV & Leisure is an online/travelling RV & camping supply business.
Bush Chook RV & Leisure is an online/travelling RV & camping supply business. Founded in Perth Western Australia in 2019 by long term nomads, husband and wife team Terry & Janis Scott.
They are well experienced in retail having previously run and owned a successful retail store in the Northwest of Western Australia for over 15 years.
Although they have been away from retail (and the bush) for a few years they saw the opportunity to establish a new RV supply business that offers a quality range of innovative products for today’s nomads.
“Caravanning is second nature to us and we have been flat out touring around this great country for the past 15 years. We are now based in Perth where customers can still expect that great country service from dedicated professionals”.
“We try to hit the road whenever possible, there is nothing like the freedom you feel when on the road whether camping in the scrub or in country town caravan park.
Really, what is more relaxing than sitting around a campfire with new or old friends with a cold can of Bush Chook”?
You’re not going to find a multitude of imported cheap and nasty RV & camping accessories at Bush Chook RV & Leisure.
“We are unequivocally and proudly Australian and wherever possible will only stock Aussie made merchandise from Aussie made materials. We are all about supporting genuine Australian businesses and creating jobs for Aussies.
However as much as we want to stock only Aussie made, some products just aren’t made here, but you can be rest assured that any of the imported products we carry are of genuine quality with full after sales backup from the manufacturer”.
Terry is an Aussie larrikin from the bush,
he did his first “Big Lap” in the mid 70’s leaving his childhood home of Tom Price circumnavigating Oz with his family of seven over the Xmas holidays in a 16 foot caravan! “Funny thing is we spent almost seven weeks on the road and two of them were spent in the old man’s hometown in Victoria. So really we did a full lap in five weeks and back then parts of the No.1 highway were still dirt!”
“I remember getting into Broome after many hours bouncing along massive corrugations, the old man opened up the van door to find every single cupboard door on the floor, including the fridge door! There was shit everywhere and everything had an inch of Pindan dust on it! “It was the start of the wet season, it was super hot and humid and of course back then no air con, half of us had prickly heat. We had so much crap in the single axle van that the axle actually bent and we kept getting blowouts from worn tyres. We eventually got it fixed in Elliot in the NT. Talk about livin the dream”.“The trip is still as vivid in my memory now as it was way back then, it was truly amazing! Our last full lap not too long ago took us twelve months, so we got the chance to see a lot of things we flew past at 60mph when I was a kid”!
Terry is a Mechanical Fitter by trade but is really an all-rounder. He has worked pretty much everywhere, trying his hand at careers from building to retail. Some of his handy work you will see on this site and it’s quite possible you will never have seen before.
After experiencing the many issues faced by today’s nomads he decided to design some products to make life on the road easier and he has been using them for many years while roaming this great country.
These products are a new and innovative addition to the ever expanding RV & camping market and Terry is happy to share his ideas which hopefully will make your travelling life easier.
“We are also currently testing some new products"
"like the Doovalacky, these are a simple RV interior custom made off road tie down kit. They offer a simple solution to securing the internals of your RV with made to measure Bungee loops. Items like drawers, sliding doors, tri-fold tables even electrical appliances will be in the same spot as when you locked the door for your off road adventure”.
Then there’s the BUSH PEG™, another of Terry’s creations”. We’ve been using these for years, they are the ultimate indestructible awning, tarpaulin or tent tie down peg that won’t move once belted in.
You can feel at ease that the next sudden gust of wind won’t see your awning on top of your roof. Best of all the BUSH PEGS™ will save you the embarrassment from trying to pack your broken awning away while your nosy neighbours are hanging around or listening to the missus saying I told you so”!
Bush Chook RV & Leisure’s own custom made goods only compliment the terrific dealerships which they are proud to be affiliated with. “We are proud to be associated with such quality Australian businesses whose awesome Aussie made products like Gripsport, DG's Prevent A Flat, Savvy Level and Navigator Gear are sure to make caravanning lifestyle safer, easier and most of all more relaxing. After all that’s why we are all touring, right”!
So what is a bush chook?
The name Bush Chook is colloquially known as Australia's very own emu, or if you want to get all scientific: Dromaius novaehollandiae.
Here in WA, Bush Chook is better known as a local brew, Emu Export Lager. It's a beaut refreshing ale originally brewed in Perth by the Swan Brewery. It's now owned by catering giant Lion Co. Bush Chook might now be owned by the sheep shaggers and brewed interstate but is still a favourite for West Aussies.
“With such a cult following, we thought Bush Chook would be a fitting name for the latest online RV and camping supply business, Bush Chook RV & leisure”.
If you see us on the road or at a show, drop in and say gidday. We’d be more than happy to discuss any of our great products with you and of course share a cold can of Bush Chook at Happy Hour!Happy & Safe Travels Terry & Janis Scott