We’ve all got to start somewhere; caravanning for beginners can prove a tough battle.
We’ve listed some handy tips and tricks to help out some of our beginner campers and caravanners or give a quick refresher to our experienced travellers.
Check them out here:
If you’re planning an extended trip or even just a weekend away- ensure you’ve planned your itinerary way in advance.
Nobody wants to rock up for an exciting activity to find they’ve been all booked out.
Another underrated benefit of planning ahead is you’re likely to save some dosh.
Early bird sales are frequent and many- so it’s truly worth taking a look and planning your trip in advance.
It’s always worth heading online and finding the best tourist park to suit your needs.
If you’re heading out in the summer months, there are parks that offer resort-style pools.
Or if travelling with kids, you’ll be able to find parks that offer waterslides and jumping pillows!
Even if it’s just to find a park closest to a tourist attraction you’ve been keen on- it’s always worth researching your parks before you go.
Having the right gear makes all the difference during your travels.
Whether it be having a comfy camping chair, an esky that keeps your ice cool for days or a handy refrigerator to keep all your food for the entirety of the trip, it’s worth investing in.
Before you even begin your trip, there’s some important stuff you’ll have to map out first.
You’ll have to sort your towing aid, get your caravan weighed and you’ll have to stock up on some important essentials before you head off.
This can range from a fire extinguisher, a first aid kit, towing mirrors, coolant & oil, caravan jacks- and that’s only scraping the surface.
It’s better to get your checklist sorted as soon as possible, that way you’ll have time to learn what you need over time.
Plus, you won’t be forced to drop all your cash on equipment in one go!
As they always say- you’re better safe than sorry.
Always think ahead and plan for any potential emergencies you might find yourself in, no matter how unlikely.
Bring along a spare tire, a first aid kit, some spare water bottles- you name it.
You never know, it may just save you a whole lot of trouble!
A simple yet extremely important tip to remember is always to be mindful of your surroundings.
Be kind to mother nature and pick up your rubbish/litter and bring all your equipment home with you.
A good rule of thumb is always to leave your campsite as you found it.
Always share your itinerary with a family member or friend before you head off.
Even if only approximate advice about where you intend to travel, and where you will be, provide accommodation info where you can and provide your plus other travelling companions’ details.
Rent before you buy is a fantastic opportunity to experience the lifestyle by using the services of an experienced provider, this can be an RV Rental provider or a shared platform such as Camplify.
This will ensure that you receive a well-maintained vehicle and will include a personal handover of how the RV works.
Fellow campers love to give a hand when needed.
By joining one of the many online forums, you can ask questions, search previously discussed topics and potentially join a group of like-minded campers on your first adventure.