With the long June bank holiday just around the corner, caravan owners will no doubt be looking forward to hitting the open road in their beloved touring caravan. We are great proponents of taking all the caravanning safety measures possible here at the home of second hand caravans for sale, Albion Caravans (http://www.albioncaravans.co.uk/). Now, top US automobile firm Chevrolet have come out with their top caravanning safety tips, so we thought it was the perfect time to share them.
Chevrolet worked with some of the leading caravan organisations in order to compile their comprehensive safety checklist. Chevrolet UK managing director Mark Terry said, “At Chevrolet we believe that a big part of that fun should be the journey, not just the destination. Choosing the right tow car and having a safe experience will go a long way to ensuring that your time with ‘Mother Nature’ is enjoyable and relaxed, as well as safe and legal.” Here are Chevrolet’s top 10 safety tips:
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.
So there you have it, some excellent safety advice from Chevrolet which is well worth keeping in mind this bank holiday and indeed whenever you are planning on caravanning.
For more information on Albion Caravans, one of the leading caravan dealers in Yorkshire, visit our website at http://www.albioncaravans.co.uk/.
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