Follow a few simple steps to make your next caravanning and camping holiday trouble free.
Preparation and pre-holiday checks are the key to minimising breakdowns and last minute hiccups that can spoil your holiday.
The National Caravan & Recreational Vehicle Towing Guide is produced by the Caravan and Camping Industry and is a useful guide containing a wealth of information, hints and general advice in relation to towing your caravan or other recreational vehicle. To access this e-book, please click here.
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The key to a successful caravan and camping trip is research and planning.
The secret to a successful camping trip is research and planning.
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Towing a Caravan, Camper Trailer or a 5th Wheeler requires skills and knowledge of not only the way your car handles when towing but also the conditions and emergency situations that can happen.
There are courses available for all levels of experience. If you have not towed before then we strongly recommend taking a beginners course. You may have experience towing a trailer but if you have upgraded to a Caravan then how differant is that, especially as a 60 meter road train whips past doing 100km an hour and the pull experienced by the Caravan, take a refresher course. Towing a 5th wheeler? It is a unique experience and these can be bigger rigs than you have experienced before, learn how to tow them.
There are a number of service providers who can help you, please refer to our individual member listings for information.
Course offered vary from beginners for new or inexperienced caravanners, to those for the experienced driver who is venturing off road and the requirements for 4WD towing and driving.
Courses cover a number of areas – safe vehicle recovery, different tow ball options, chains and shackles, weight distribution equipment, mirrors, radio, brakes, wheel bearings, jacks, tyres and many other facets of practical caravanning tips and advice.
Head to our Caravan Towing website for more information.
Before you depart, check out our hints and tips to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable journey.