Are you one of those who plan every last detail when you travel? Or maybe you are one of those who improvise as you go along?
If you're one of the former, you'll like this blog post; and if you're one of the latter, you should at least pay attention to the first part of this one, as you'll avoid a lot of problems.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE JOURNEY?
It is clear that if you are into caravanning it is because you enjoy going out, alone or with your family, with your caravan, camper or motorhome.
It is possible that you have been in this world for a long time, or maybe you are one of the last ones to arrive; either way it is useful to remember or learn certain things that will be very useful when it comes to starting off on the right foot on your outings; and to avoid any "surprises" that may ruin the moment.
That's why we share with you here a list of things you should check and do before starting any of your trips.
We have reduced it to 10 steps, but depending on the vehicle you have, the list will be shortened or lengthened a little:
1- Antenna or satellite dish lowered.
2.- Windows, skylights, doors and all other openings tightly closed.
3.- Step securely folded or stowed away.
4.- Check tyre pressure.
5.- Check gas bottles and if they are leaking, close them (especially if there is no non-return valve).
6.- Fill the water tank and check that the pump is working.
7.- Check the charge and condition of the battery(ies).
8.- Check the lights
9.- All cupboards, interior doors and fridge securely closed and items secure.
10.- Check electrical appliances.
Last but not least, we recommend that you make sure that the accessories you choose are suitable for your make of vehicle to ensure a perfect fit.
PLANNING THE ROUTE.
If you are one of those who improvise, this part may not interest you. But it never hurts to know something about how to plan your route.
Plan the general route: where is your final destination, what places along the way do you want to see?
Book stays in campgrounds or car parks. Read the reviews on their website, make sure they allow vehicles in your class and size. Make reservations - it's better to plan ahead than to have to frantically search for a place to sleep. The most popular places are also the busiest, especially in high season
We hope all this helps you, and that you can enjoy your next outings without a hitch.
See you out there!