Many people thoroughly enjoy their caravanning experiences and find that taking their accommodation with them when they travel is a far cheaper and easier way of taking in the sights. It could be argued that owning an RV or motor home is just as good. However, when using a caravan, your vacation accommodation can stay on-site while you travel around the sights with a more economical vehicle, rather than having to take the whole of your accommodation with you when you travel on days out.
#1 The Sheer Convenience
There is a very real convenience of being able to just spontaneously jump in your car with your caravan on tow and go to a favorite vacation location. All you need to do is make sure that your car is roadworthy and has enough gas to either get you to where you want to go or at least to a gas station where you can buy more, and you are your own master of your vacation destination. There is no waiting for rooms to become available or for that matter the thought of cleanliness of your location because you oversee your caravan.
#2 Home-From-Home Experience
Most people who own caravans make sure that they are well stocked with items that they need when they are on vacation, such as cutlery, crockery, kitchen, and bathroom essentials. Indeed, some even make sure that they have fresh clothes and bedlinen already stashed away in the caravan, so that they can get going at a moment’s notice, without the hassle of packing bags or worrying about the weight of luggage.
Your caravan is an extension of your home that you can take away with you, giving you peace of mind and added relaxation while you are away.
#3 Making Your Dream Caravan Yours
If you do not already own a caravan, there are multiple places to purchase one, but you must get one that ticks all of your boxes, so that you can get the maximum amount of use out of it and enjoy every minute that you are in it. This could very well mean that you will need to take out finance to make this dream a reality. One of the best and easiest ways of doing this is to use a broker.
The role of a broker is to obtain quotes for you from multiple businesses offering finance deals so that you only have to enter your details once, rather than spending ages trawling the web and entering your details over and over again. In doing this, you should then be able to select the deal that is best for you and your budget. So, you will then be able to concentrate on obtaining your dream caravan, without the heartache of not being able to afford the one you want.
#4 What Your Vehicle Will Require to Tow a Caravan
Before you purchase your caravan, you are going to have to make sure that the vehicle that you are thinking of using for towing your new caravan can cope with its weight and that it has a tow bar, as well as being petrol or diesel engine. For instance, you will need a vehicle with a 1.8l engine or more to tow a caravan (obviously the higher the engine capacity, the easier your car will find the job).
However, a car with a 1.6 engine can tow a caravan, but it will restrict your towing weight to 1500kg. In saying this, it is also important to never use an automatic car to tow a caravan as you may do damage to your engine if you do it incorrectly. If in any doubt at all, or to make sure that your vehicle is going to be safe for towing a caravan of a certain weight, you would do best to consult a road safety specialist.
When it comes to using a caravan for your vacation, you are going to have to make sure that you are aware of how your driving can be affected in certain weather conditions and be sure to practice driving with your new caravan on tow and maneuvering it around.