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Preparing for your next Caravanning Holiday Adventure!
Date: 14/11/18

Preparing for your next Caravanning Holiday Adventure!
 
It’s nearly summer, so the Caravan Insurance Company - caRVan Insurance team wants you to start preparing, by thinking about your next caravanning holiday adventure and what you may need to consider before you hit the road.
 

Need to brush up on your towing skills and/or learn more about your caravan?

Towing a caravan can be a daunting task if you don’t do it often, which is why you should consider completing a towing course. Tow-Ed, education for those who tow, have designed a comprehensive one-day training course, which covers some of the following important aspects of towing:
 
  • Safety and maintenance checks
  • Legal aspects of towing
  • Trailer dimensions
  • Loads and loading
  • Types of hitches
  • Driving and maneuvering techniques
  • Braking techniques
  • Reversing
  • Carrying out a vehicle and trailer pre and post trip inspection
To find out more about Tow-Ed’s courses, including the venues around Australia and the cost, visit their website: Tow-ed
 
CaRVan Insurance company applies a discount if you’ve had 3 or more years of towing experience.


Does your caravan have an Electronic Stability Control system?

An Electronic Stability Control system, like the ALKO ESC or the Dexter Sway Control systems, can significantly add to your caravan’s braking ability, reducing sway and keeping you safer on the road.

For more information on these systems, check out these websites: ALKO ESC, dexteraxle

Caravan Insurance company will apply a premium discount, if you have either have an ALKO ESC or Dexter Sway Control system fitted to your caravan.

Need to leave your caravan somewhere that’s not so secure?
GPS tracking in Caravan
   A good anti-theft deterrent idea to think about, is fitting wheel clamps or installing a hitch lock device, that assists in securing your caravan, making it harder to steal. There are a number of these products on the market, so do your research first.

   Another great system to consider, is a GPS tracking device, where you can use a smartphone app to track where your caravan is or where it’s being taken, if it was to be stolen.

Caravan insurance company will apply a premium discount, if you use a wheel clamp, hitch lock or a GPS tracking system for your caravan.

Where to go, what to see and where to stay?
It’s all in the planning, right? Well, there’s a place that can make that a whole lot easier and that’s the Free Range Camping website & app: 
https://www.freerangecamping.com.au/

No matter if you’re a seasoned camper or a first-time traveler looking to buy your own caravan, FRC has everything covered, providing a comprehensive information hub, with over 9,000 different campsites, including rest areas, free camps, campgrounds, caravan parks, as well as house sitting and opportunity to stay and help on remote outback farms.

We encourage you to check out their website and start doing some research. It’s free to join but if you’re after more information & services, there a great app that gives you access to great offers and discounts from many different suppliers, including some parks, then look at becoming a Premium member. The cost of a Premium membership could be recouped very quickly, if you start taking advantage of some of their partner discounts!

caRVan Insurance company will also give FRC Premium members a 10% discount off the cost of their insurance! Access to this discount is only available from the secure FRC Premium member site. Check out the FRC website for more info.
​RV & Caravan Insurance – don’t leave home without it!
No matter how many precautions you take, the unexpected can happen, and insurance is essential before you hit the road. CaRVan’s RV & Caravan Insurance provides a premium level of cover and have competitive premiums, so why not get an online RV insurance quote today?

These are just some of the great benefits included in caRVan’s RV & Caravan Insurance policy *
  • True Agreed Value
  • Repatriation for all your travelling party due to a medical emergency
  • Emergency accommodation
  • Automatic contents cover up to $2,000
  • Excess free windscreen cover
  • Hire of vehicle following theft
  • Hire of vehicle following accident
  • Food spoilage cover
  • Personal watercraft cover

*Important: The above benefits are subject to some conditions and limits may apply. Please read the caRVan Recreational Vehicle & Caravan Insurance PDS for full details of the cover provided. You should consider the PDS before deciding to buy or renew this RV & Caravan insurance.

The team at caRVan Insurance wish you and your family a safe, happy and trouble-free caravan/RV holiday adventure, wherever you decide to go in Australia this summer!
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