Caravan Beginner

Caravanning is a popular way to travel and explore new places, especially for those who love the great outdoors. However, for beginners, planning and preparing for a caravanning trip can be overwhelming and intimidating. To start, it’s important to research and choose the right caravan that fits your needs and budget. Consider the caravan’s size, weight, and features to ensure it can comfortably accommodate you and your travel companions. Additionally, it’s important to have a vehicle with the appropriate towing capacity to safely pull the caravan.

caravanning for beginners guide

Once you have your caravan and vehicle sorted, it’s time to plan your trip. Make sure to choose a campsite suitable for caravanning and offers the necessary amenities. Check the weather forecast and pack accordingly, considering the limited space in the caravan. It’s also important to know the rules and regulations of caravanning, such as speed limits and parking restrictions. Caravanning can be a fun and rewarding experience for beginners with proper planning and preparation.

In this guide for caravan beginners, I’ll show you where all our best articles are for easy access. I’d also recommend you subscribe to my youtube channel and join our super friendly and helpful Facebook group – a rare thing these days, right? Feel free to ask anything you like in the group. If anyone is unhelpful and unfriendly, I ban them.

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What follows is a selection of helpful articles for caravan beginners to have a look at. If you prefer to see pictures rather than text, start here

In this article for caravan beginners, we look at the top 10 must-have caravan accessories

No need to bring a bucket and sponge with this product. Waterless caravan cleaner.

Have you heard you must buy three caravans before getting the right caravan layout? I didn’t think so; I just made it up. However, here’s some advice on caravan layouts that will help you get it right first time.

Why would you want to buy a caravan? Well, here are some thoughts for you, you might use them to explain to your friends that you haven’t lost your head, it’s a sensible buy…

A caravan awning is a tent type thing that attaches to the side of your caravan. Now I’ve told you, you might not want to read this…

How much does caravanning really cost?! Read this before committing to buy a caravan…

Caravan Storage. Not everyone can store their caravan on their drive. Read about the options.. 

Tow Car. It’s surprising how many caravan beginners buy a caravan and then realise their car can’t tow it..

What to do with your caravan in the winter. In the winter, the caravan beginner might think they can lock the door and return in the spring. Think again, newbie…

Should I replace my jockey wheel? The jockey wheel is the bit at the front that stops the A-frame from hitting the ground. The A frame is..Oh no, that’s another article…

Caravan nose weight. A caravan beginner might not know that a caravan actually has a nose. How does it smell? Absolutely awful!

It’s a legal requirement to have towing mirrors when towing. But did you know it’s illegal to have towing mirrors fitted when NOT towing…

Flat or convex? Whilst on the subject of towing mirrors. When is a towing mirror not a towing mirror? When it’s flat (or possibly convex)

Motorhome and Caravan Gas. I’ve been called all sorts of names after making some puns about gas. Seriously, gas is no laughing matter unless it’s laughing gas, of course..

Gas regulators. No, not the lot that decides how much was paid for gas, but the thing that regulates the gas coming into your caravan…

One of the biggest mistakes caravan beginners make is to overload their caravan. They keep piling stuff in. Find out your caravan’s payload. Understand MTPLM and MRO and what it means to you and why you need to know

How increasing your MTPLM can help you take everything you need on holiday. Increase your caravan’s payload. It’s easier and cheaper than you might imagine…

If you’re still reading, here’s some more articles of help.

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