Caravan Hints & Tips

We would like to share with you some of the Hints & tips we find so useful in the RV lifestyle.

  1. Tow hitch correctly attached and safety pin in place
  2. Safety chains attached and crossed over.
  3. Stabilizer legs wound into up position
  4. Caravan handbrake off and wheel chocks removed.
  5. Carry out light check.
  6. All equipment securely stowed inside van and in the boot.
  7. Cupboard door and drawers closed & latched properly
  8. Pop top down & latches clamped up
  9. Rollout Awning correctly folded up and secured.
  10. Water, power and sullage disconnected & stowed away.
  11. All windows & roof hatches closed and locked.
  12. Window stone shields closed and secured.
  13. TV antenna folded down or removed.
  14. Walk around van and visually check everything one last time. Also check for equipment you may have left behind.
  15. Caravan door locked, access hatches closed properly.
  16. Check spare as well as tyres on van and wheel nuts.
  17. Make sure all internal 12 Volt lights, pumps are off while towing
  18. Check gas bottles turned off
  19. Electrical plug connected properly.
  20. Take the van on a short trip prior to taking on a long trip to iron out any problems
  21. Before a long trip have your can and van serviced. Will give peace of mind
  22. Re direct mail, papers, etc if traveling for long periods
  23. Have a neighbour check on house and surroundings regularly while away
  24. Always test water (ie drink small amount) before filling your water tanks, its too late once your tank is full and you find the water is off
  25. Wheel bearing kit


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