are some intresting tips
, health and safety for Caravanning.
to a good caravanning magazine
and join the caravan club, both
will help you find a site which
suits your requirements. The right
site for you will give you the
best possible holiday!
out the first pole from a windbreak
and sew in a plastic bead such
as one that you would purchase
for an awning and run the windbreak
into the awning slot. This creates
a good seal to the caravan and
you can place your poles to suit.
plenty of packs of cards to play
games and things to keep the children
a tag to the cylinder in use before
disconnecting the regulator prior
to traveling. That way you will
always re-connect to the correct
cylinder and eliminate the risk
for having 2 nearly empty cylinders
at the start of your holiday.
a short trip close to home before
your main holiday each year so
any problems can be fixed before
you leave on your main holiday.
to experienced caravanners and
take their advice on locations
your caravan for use in cold weather
and make full use of your investment
by caravanning all year round.
Watch the forecast and get out
whenever the weather is looking
good. Avoid the crowds and benefit
from cheaper low season fees.
take duct tape away with you. It
is great for a quick mend to anything.
buying a new caravan always make
a note of the chassis number of
the demonstrator you have seen.
and buy a caravan with the kitchen
and toilet on the opposite side
of the caravan to the door, then
if you have an awning up you wont
have your waste bottles in your
one of the owners clubs. Not only
will you meet lots of friendly,
like-minded people but you will
visit interesting parts of the
country, often not too far away,
at a relatively inexpensive rate
and gain lots of useful hints,
tips and technical advice.
part fill your water container
before you leave home and then
when you get to your site you already
have water for a cup of tea!
you buy an awning, replace the
plastic pegs and rubber hammer
with metal pegs and a claw hammer
- much easier to use and remove
you are a member of a caravanning
club, make sure you check your
member offers before going on any
day out, with or without your caravan!
You will be surprised how much
you can save
many different sites until you
find the one that suits you best.
two litre bottle's of semi skimmed
milk and keep in a cool box with
other food. It will stay frozen
for a few days and will keep other
food cold as well.
string to put up a small clothes
line to get towels dry.
supermarkets in Europe no longer
have plastic carriers available
whether you pay for them or not.
small pots of herbs with you in
your caravan. It enhances all your
meals & therefore your holiday.
of all think of purchasing a Breakdown
Cover Insurance, please
visit this website for more information http://www.petrolprices.com/breakdown.html
OF HEALTH AND SAFETY
unwind electric cable fully to
prevent it overheating.
a set of bathroom scales to get
your nose weight correct.
Cleaner tablets are great for cleaning
out aquarolls and far cheaper than
using the commercial cleaner.
about six inches of blue type water
pipe pushed onto the end of the
front drainage rail on your caravan,
this directs rain water away from
your awning, causing black stains.
you have locked on to tow ball
always wind up the van via the
wheel - if the car also lifts then
you have a good lock on your towball
your speed when towing. Remember
you are an articulated vehicle
and as such must comply with a
maximum speed on motorways and
dual-carriageways of 60mph, on
all other roads a maximum of 50mph
applies unless a lower limit is
indicated by signs or street lighting
(30 etc). Always be able to stop
within the distance you can see
to be clear.
your micro switch fails on a water
tap , remove cover and spray with
use a smoke detector and check
batteries before each use.
keep your lpg hoses up to date
for your safety and others.
ensure the awning covers are down
when there is a risk of wind.
sure your mobile battery is fully
charged before you leave home in
case of emergencies.
keep the midges at bay, hang camomile
tea bags from each of the windows
on the outside.
turning a twin axle caravan by
hand, raise the jockey wheel as
high as you can so the rear of
the van is just of the floor. This
will raise the front axle putting
most of the weight on the rear
axle and this will make it easier
to turn, just like a single axle
can be a common problem when reversing
around a tight corner, but one
which is easily solved. Pull slightly
forward, and turn the wheel full
lock this time, the other way.
This will soften the angle of the
turn so you can continue following
the caravan round the bend.
reversing your caravan, whichever
mirror the caravan becomes more
apparent in, steer into this and
the caravan will correct itself.
a personal alarm, the kind you
pull the pin out and it makes a
very loud piercing noise - fix
it to your wall inside the door
then fix the long piece of the
pin to the handle of the door when
you lock up at night. If anyone
tries to get in, the noise it makes
would wake up you and people around.
Don't forget to undo it before
you open the door in the morning.
your caravan, and car, against
theft by marking all windows with
your registration or VIN number.
camp where other people are in
make sure that you secure your
caravan when you go out for the
mid-range, modern travel trailer
may contain the following features:
powered stove, oven and grill
powered water heater
some of which double-up as daytime
supplied by battery or external
with removable disposal tank and
trailers (especially American ones)
may also contain the following:
wastewater tanks for gray water
(wash water) and black water (sewage)
or screen room
washer and dryer
rooms (such as a 4 x 7 ft dinette
or bedroom extension)