The Essential Things You Need for Your Caravanning Holiday
A caravanning holiday is a great way to have a stress-free and open vacation. It gives you total control over where you go, what you do and where you stay. It also means that you can choose to go away for the weekend without detailed planning or booking hotels. If you’re new to caravan holidays, then there are a few things you’ll need to do to make sure you’re prepared to take on the open road.
Choosing Your Caravan
If you haven’t done so already, you’ll need to choose what type of caravan you’ll be using. Choosing a caravan is much like choosing a home because you’ll be spending a lot of time in it. You’ll need to be happy with all the facilities and storage it has and how the beds are arranged. If you have a family, then you might want to consider a larger twin axle caravan that will give you extra space. You can also get a wide variety of caravan awnings that you can attach to give you more space.
When you have chosen the caravan you want, you’ll need to make sure you have somewhere you can store it. It’s especially important over the winter as you don’t want it to be damaged. Ideally, you need a large drive or garage that can accommodate your caravan and allow you to perform maintenance on it without any problems.
Choosing the Right Vehicle
As well as picking the right caravan, you also need to make sure you have the right vehicle to take you on the journey. Your car should, of course, have a tow bar at the back – if it hasn’t, you can get them fitted before you travel. Some vehicles are better for towing than others. A very small car with a small engine will have a tough time towing a large caravan. You could always consider buying a used Toyota Corolla or a vehicle of similar size as that would be good for towing. There is also the option to hire a car for the trip, although having your own car is better.
Learning to Tow Your Caravan
It might sound like a daunting task, but learning how to tow your caravan is a lot easier than you might think. There are many instructional videos and manuals about towing safely on the internet. Try to choose a large open area to begin towing your caravan, and it will get you used to how it feels, and you can practice maneuvering without the risk of hitting anything. There are clubs that you can join that have a lot of information about towing safety, the legal requirements and how to prepare your caravan for a trip.
When you’ve picked your caravan, chosen your location and learned all you need to start towing, you can drive off to your holiday destination with your home from home behind you.