You have purchased your first caravan, and make sure that you have installed air conditioning for your caravan and RV. Now, you need to plan your first caravan holiday. You might be really excited, but if you don’t know what to consider before your trip, it might end up as a disaster.
For first-timers, this isn’t as easy as you might think. There are many things that you need to consider and need to take with you, to get the best holiday experience. This is why we are here. To tell you all about the first caravan holiday tips. Tips that you will need to remember to make your holiday unforgettable.
Make sure your caravan is ready for a road trip and roadworthy
It doesn’t matter if you just purchased your caravan, or if you have had it for a couple of years without using it. You need to make sure that your caravan is ready for a road trip and roadworthy. Otherwise, you might end up with a damaged caravan halfway on your trip. Or, you might get a huge fine because you didn’t make sure that all the lights are working and the tires are correct.
Walk around your caravan, test the lights, and make sure that you have a spare tire as well. Ensure that you have a compartment in the caravan for all the essential tools during an emergency.
Choosing the right destination will ensure a great holiday
Now that your caravan is ready for its first trip, you need to consider your destination. There are many holiday parks available where you can have a great holiday at. But, you need to know what type of holiday you are looking for. Are you looking for a seaside holiday or a holiday in the wild?
Take the time to research all the different holiday parks in the area you want to go to. Make sure that you read reviews of the park and make sure that all the amenities you are looking for are available.
What will be supplied at the holiday park
What will be supplied at the holiday park? Will you need to bring your own towels, barbecues, and toilet rolls, or will they be supplied for you? When you are camping in a caravan, you normally need to bring everything you need with you. They don’t supply any items for you.
Don’t just think that they will supply extra towels or toilet paper in the bathrooms. And, also make sure about power at the campsite. This will make it easier for you to decide if you should take gas with you or not.
A checklist is key
A couple of weeks before your actual holiday date, you need to start making your checklist. Without a checklist, you will forget some essential items. There are so many things you need to take with you when you are going camping with a caravan, that you won’t remember it all, without a checklist.
Start the checklist with the food items you need to take with you. Everything you need to have in order to prepare food should be on the list. Firelighters, gas, and water should also be the first things you need to remember. These are normally the things that people forget in the first place.
Clothing, towels, medication, and bedding should also be included on your list. If you are going caravan camping during the winter months, you will need extra bedding to ensure that you are warm at night.
Always bring extra towels
A tip to remember is to always bring extra towels. A set or two more than you think you might need. You will need to have towels for swimming and bathing. And, if you have children that are swimming all the time, two swim towels might be needed.
One thing you need to remember is that when it comes to towels, you will never have too many on a caravan trip. And, you have the space for a towel or two extra.
You need to pack your caravan safely
Did you know that if you aren’t packing your caravan correctly, you can cause your caravan to be unstable on the road? This can cause you to struggle to keep your vehicle stable on the road and will risk your and your family’s safety.
The heaviest item in your caravan needs to go above the axle. Don’t pack too many items in the cabinets. Keep it for the lighter items. Clothes can become heavy if you are packing too many items. And, therefore it might be best to put it in a suitcase. Don’t leave any items to lose in the caravan. It can damage when you are turning around corners and the item rolls around in the caravan.
Now, you are ready for your first caravan holiday. You know where you are going, your caravan is roadworthy, and you have double-checked your checklist. With the caravan packed correctly, you and your family are ready for an unforgettable holiday at a holiday park of your choice and your caravan.