Chevrolet Caravanning Tips

Summer times is upon British people and that means lovely weather, beautiful scenery, and oh yes, Caravan menace!

With around half a million caravanning enthusiasts in the UK, leisure towing is an extremely popular pastime. While many caravan owners will be taking advantage of the long June bank holiday weekend, throughout the summer outdoor enthusiasts will be looking for engaging activities, especially activities outside London. So Chevrolet produced this guide in association with The National Caravanning Council, The Camping and Caravan Club and the UK-based caravan manufacturer, Elddis Caravans.

The tips will probably help both the caravaners to enjoy their trip and other also help other road users not to get stuck behind them.


Chevrolet’s Top Tips for Safe Caravanning

1.  Practice turning, stopping and reversing before you begin towing on public roads. Do not tow in traffic until you are confident that you can handle the vehicle and caravan safely

2.  Always go through your safety checklist before heading off

3.  Make sure that the lighting system of the caravan works properly

4.  Do not drive faster than 50 mph while towing

5.  Make sure you have enough room when cornering and avoid sudden manoeuvres

6.  Always have someone to guide you when reversing

7.  Parking on any kind of slope is not recommended

8.  Always chock the caravan’s wheels when parking and apply the car’s parking brake

9.  Make sure the person placing / removing the chocks from your wheels stands to one side

10. Always carefully read the caravan manufacturer’s instructions

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