Summer is right around the corner, and with it is coming beautiful weather and the chance to take a much-needed road trip. One of the coolest experiences you can create for yourself is by driving a caravan across the country; it combines the comforts of a home with the ruggedness of camping. That sounds like a win-win to us.
Of course, even the most seasoned caravanner will experience hangups along the way. Usually, these problems will look pretty similar to car troubles. You are driving a small house on wheels, after all. But you can encounter other sundry issues as well. Whatever it is you might face on your caravan journey, we’re here to help you navigate it. Today we’re going to talk a little about some common problems caravanners face while on the road, and how you can take preventative measures to avoid them.
These are never fun. Gas leaks not only cost you a good chunk of money over the long term, but they also can pose a danger if they’re not handled swiftly and appropriately. Fortunately, you can check for any abnormalities in your gas tank before hitting the road. This quick safety check might be the one thing that could stand between you and some regrettable circumstances. While you’re assessing your caravan, check to see if the ventilation and gas drop-out vents are obscured or blocked. Such blockages could lead to engine failure. Similarly, check for any mysterious holes or rips in the gas hoses and connectors, as these are the places where you’re most likely to suffer a gas leak.
It doesn’t hurt to thoroughly check the tyres of any vehicle you plan on taking out on the road. While a flat tyre isn’t the worst problem you could suffer on your trip, it can quickly eat up valuable travel time, and therefore cost you a day or two at your intended destinations. Do the smart thing and check them out before you leave, though. Things to pay attention to are their air pressure, nut tightness, rim condition, and amount of wear. Make sure to fill your tyres up to the maximum capacity to be on the safe side.
Many a road trip dream has been dashed because the poor driver failed to check their caravan’s battery level. Please avoid this, though, by making doubly sure that you check on the state and condition of your current caravan battery. If you have any doubts that it might get you from Point A to Z and all the points in between, replace it. Better to invest in a brand new battery, you can rely on wholeheartedly than to take your chances with an iffy one.
There are only some of the essential recommendations we can give aspiring caravanners. In reality, the checklist is much longer, but we can leave the rest to the pros. Thankfully, caravanners in the Derbyshire area are lucky to have MPD Caravans Trailer Services available to them. Visit their website to see a full list of their services and to get in touch with one of their representatives who can help you bring your road trip dream to life.