A caravan provides the perfect opportunity to head off on an extended holiday to see all those places on your wish list. With a caravan in tow, you can travel on your own schedule and stop wherever and whenever you want with all the comforts of home. If you’re considering taking an extended break with your caravan, then proper planning can make all the difference in how smoothly your trip goes.
Assuming you’ve mapped out where you want to go, here are some other tips to help you get the most from your trip.
Maintenance and Safety Checks
Before you even start to pack what you need, ensure your caravan and vehicle are in good working order. Nothing ruins a road trip quicker than mechanical problems or safety issues, so book your vehicle in for a service and road safety check, and do the same for your caravan.
Features for Comfort and Convenience
On any long trip away from home, the more comfort and convenience you have available, the more you’ll enjoy yourself. If you’re planning to stop wherever you want for the night without booking into a caravan park, cooking facilities, power, a hot shower and a toilet are more than luxuries; they’re essential to your wellbeing. Modern caravans are equipped with a wide range of features that can make you completely self-sufficient for days, and nights, while on the road.
Packing for Comfort and Safety
Spend some time when you’re planning your trip to make a checklist of everything you’ll need and a few things you want just to make life easier and more comfortable. As well as all the essentials for vehicle and caravan maintenance and unexpected or emergency situations, consider things like food and drink, entertainment, clothing and bedding.
If you’ve been on long trips before, you’ll know from experience what to take and what to leave, but first-timers might need to do some research and speak to others about what to include. When you’re packing the caravan, ensure all heavy items are on the floor and evenly distributed for better towing control, and make a note of what you’ll need to find first when you stop for the night.
Where to Stay
If your van is self-contained, you might want to save money by camping in roadside parking bays every night, otherwise, consider caravan parks so you can use their facilities and socialise with others. Many of the big caravan park chains offer memberships that can save you a lot on site fees.
Caravans for Sale – Western Australia
Whether you’re a first-time camper or a seasoned adventurer, the professional team at PMX Campers is here to help you choose the right caravan for your needs with all the features you want for a comfortable trip. We’re active members of the camping and off-roading community and can provide expert advice on all your caravan and camping requirements. Contact our friendly and experienced staff today on 08 9455 1454, email us at [email protected] or fill out our online contact form.