Caravanning can be a super exciting time – offering freedom, fun, and the thrill of a new experience! BUT there are a number of pitfalls that can spoil the fun of your first family journey.
While you’re sure to have done your research on most aspects of the caravanning experience, there will always be an oversight or two.
Follow these 7 tips for caravanning for beginners to ensure that your first journey is as stress-free and enjoyable as possible!
1. Get Your Equipment SortedCaravanning for beginners isn’t cheap, but there is a list of essentials you really must have before you set off. You’ll need:
- a towing aid
- caravan jack
- sway control equipment
- towing mirrors
- a fire extinguisher
- engine oils and fluids
- wheel blocks
- other gear depending on your caravan.
2. Consider Safety Hazards Before You LeaveEveryone knows to check all lights and tyre inflation levels before setting off, but there are other safety checks that can be made. Before you start your journey, always ensure:
- The jockey wheel is secure
- Your caravan steps are raised
- The towing aid is correctly fitted
- Check that everything inside your caravan is secured down (so that it doesn’t roll around)
- Check the doors and windows are locked