Taking your caravan off road is all about planning and being prepared for what’s to come. Whether you’re heading up the coast or driving through bushland, it always pays to be one step ahead. Follow these tips from the team at PMX Campers to ensure you get from point A to B safely and with plenty of memories in tow.
Complete an off-road towing course
Something we highly recommend is completing an off-road towing course to help you get your confidence and skills up. These courses are a great way to ensure that you can handle rough terrain and unpredictable conditions while driving with a caravan. This is important because the risk of an accident or crash increases significantly when you head off the beaten track. By working with a team of experienced teachers, you’ll learn how to stop, accelerate, take turns, and navigate new areas safely. In other words, you’ll soon be able to handle anything that comes your way.
Service your 4×4 before leaving
Never neglect getting your 4×4 serviced by a trusted mechanic. This is key because your ride will be put under more stress and strain while off roading than at any other time. Whether it’s the chassis, wheels, frame, or anything else, it pays to know that everything is running as it should. On the other hand, if you forget to have things checked, you run the risk of a breakdown taking place, damage being caused or even a serious accident occurring. And when you’re out in the bush, that’s the last thing you want to happen.
Plan your trip
Ever head the saying, ‘Failing to plan is planning to fail’? Well, that is equally true or caravanning off road. Basically, you need to sketch out exactly where you’re headed and how you plan to get there. The reason being that this will help you decide how much supplies and what type of things you need. Planning will also help when it comes to safety and communication. By informing friends and family of your movements before you take off, they’ll be able to keep track of you should anything go wrong. Whether you’re going to be sending awesome photos back home or calling for help, you’ll want to plan well.
Stock up on supplies
Remember those supplies we mentioned? Packing for the road ahead is integral. This can relate to extra fuel and generators, safety gear, first aid kits and everything in between. It also applies to food and water. So, if you want to cook up a storm and enjoy some delicious meals, then you’ll need to stock up on the right ingredients. Try grilling up a juicy steak under the stars or cooking a veggie curry with fluffy rice. Either way, try to think about your caravan kitchen in a similar way to your pantry at home.
View our caravan range and contact your local dealer
At PMX Campers, we offer caravan and camping options to help everyday families, outdoor enthusiasts, and off-road fans make the most of each and every journey. Our camper trailers are distinguished by their high quality, heavy-duty construction, and adaptability to Australian conditions.
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Feel free to get in touch with our experienced team for advice on planning, accessories and more. Call today on 08 6365 3502 or complete an online form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.