There’s nothing like the freedom of hitting the road with your second (or maybe primary) home hitched to the back of your car. We are lucky enough to have such a vast country to explore, with sensational weather, beautiful country towns, coast line and outback.

But there’s a lot more to caravanning than just hitching it up and driving off into the horizon. There are various safety measures we need to take when it comes to towing a caravan or camper trailer.

These include but are not limited to:

  • The appropriate towing vehicle’s weight, towing capacity and height
  • The correct towbar fitment
  • Weight distribution of the caravan
  • Driving techniques
  • Sufficient care of tyres and suspension
  • Safe operation and storage of gas related appliances/cylinders

CIL Insurance, who are the leaders in RV Insurance have put together a useful safety and maintenance handbook to help guide you in looking after your caravan or camper trailer. It’s a great guide that’s worth a read before you get out on the road.

We encourage you to take a read here.

Oh and don’t forget to check that your insurance is up to date!