Now that restrictions have officially lifted in the UK, many of us will be gearing up our caravan’s and motorhomes after a long year without travel.
However, if you are new to travelling in a caravan or motorhome, or you’re simply a little rusty after not travelling for a year – it can make your first trip back slightly overwhelming.
Not to fear! We have put together a list of tips that are suitable whether you’re a newbie or an experienced caravan or motorhome, driver. The pandemic has changed a lot of things, travel included, so these tips are relevant for right now!
Tip 1 – Do your Research
Like most businesses, campsites have had to make a lot of adjustments following the pandemic, which is why it’s always best to do your research. Spend time planning the destination where you want to stay to make sure it’s available, as well as making sure the facilities match what you’re looking for (dog walks, children’s playgrounds, etc).
You should also review the policies the site has to make sure if it has been updated, then you are fully aware of what you need to do upon arrival and during your stay. Some sites have changed their arrival times, usage of shared facilities and so on, so be sure to check this when booking your stay.
Tip 2 – Make a list
In the flurry of excitement knowing that you’re going to a campsite, you may miss an item off your packing list that could cause quite an inconvenience. Most supermarkets do still have quite limited stock of items, so the last thing you want is to be stuck without a general household item during your trip.
Make a list before taking off, so that you don’t forget anything and can enjoy your trip without worry. If you aren’t sure what to take with you, check out our list of essential items here.
Tip 3 – Test everything
Most people’s motorhomes and caravans have now been parked up for the best part of a year which is a lot longer than winter storage! Before heading off, make sure you do all the essential checks on your vehicle to ensure there are no nasty surprises when you hit the road. If you aren’t sure what needs checking, you can use one of our previous blogs about getting your caravan or motorhome ready for the season. You can read this here.
Tip 4 – Pro-tect It
You have waited all this time to go back to a campsite, so the last thing you want is to turn up with damage to your vehicle. Unfortunately, this is more likely to happen than you may consider with things like road chips, dirt and gravel all being likely to damage your vehicle.
However, you can protect it with Pro-Tec Covers! Our towing jacket is designed to keep your caravan safe on the road when in transit.
Get ready to head back to the campsites by shopping for our towing jackets here.