When you are on the road caravanning, it is very important to take safety measures. There is a lot that you can do to minimise road risks while caravanning.
One of the first things to do before you begin your caravanning adventure is to check the tyre pressure of all tyres of the caravan and the towing vehicle. While you are on the road, you may not necessarily find places that offer tyre repair services.
So, it is better to be prepared. Set the correct tyre pressures and enjoy a worry-free trip.
Hitch and unhitch your caravan with the utmost care. If the tow car or the caravan is not properly secured while hitching, it could cause serious damage not just to the vehicles but also to the people travelling in them.
Check with a caravan service provider for help with the right techniques for parking, hitching, unhitching, loading and unloading your caravan and tow car. At We Buy Caravans, our expert team would be happy to help you.
It is important to check the load and ball weight of both the empty and loaded caravan. Any changes in the weights can make the van skew and roll when it is unhitched. Check with your caravan valuation service provider for the right measures.
Even as you think – “I want to buy my caravan”, consider investing in good quality accessories and other parts for the caravan. Good mirrors can help you manoeuvre the vehicle and the tow car appropriately.
Buy and stock fire extinguishers adequately for your caravan. Since your caravan is equipped with a cooking range/cooktop and other electrical gadgets, it is always better to be prepared for any fire.
Be sure your reversing and parking skills are brushed up. Avoid the tendency to rely on others to do it for you. Use rear view cameras and your own instincts to check for all possible hurdles while reversing and parking your caravan.
When you are on the road, you may have to use different gadgets and techniques. On many occasions, an emergency repair team may not be available. You’ll be on your own; so be sure you know how to use the jack if the need arises.
Pack a good first-aid kit for your caravan. It is absolutely essential to be prepared for small injuries and not wait for medical help.
You may have to change tyres or inflate them on the go. Carrying a tyre inflator can make a big difference when you are travelling and cannot find someone to help you change or inflate the tyres of your caravan.
If you feel sleepy when you are driving, stop immediately. Stay awake and alert when you are driving.
At We Buy Caravans, we buy and sell the best caravans in Australia. Talk to us today about all your caravanning and we would only be too glad to help you.
webuycaravans cannot guarantee the purchase of all caravans and motorhomes tendered for purchase. We will however, endeavor to offer you advice on alternatives.
webuycaravans is a division of the Australian Car Buying Group Pty Ltd which is an ISO 9001 Certified Quality Company & VACC member providing the highest quality of service possible to the end customer.
After your initial enquiry, we come to you, assess your caravan, make you a genuine offer for your caravan, and complete the sale all at a time convenient to you..
We take care of all paperwork, including caravan disposal, finance contract payouts, and settle with cash, bank cheque or direct bank transfer. No roadworthy certificates or pink slips required, all you need do is contact us, and we will do the rest.
Find out more.