With the Easter holidays coming up you might be considering a family caravan trip. While you’re hosing off your caravan and preparing for the trip, ensure you’re ready for anything. You never know when you’ll have to replace a caravan tyre or brake light en route. After all, it’s better to be over prepared than underprepared. We’ve compiled a few must-do’s to help you ensure you’ve got everything covered.
Before you set off, ensure you’ve got an emergency repair kit for your caravan and car. Make sure you’ve packed a warning triangle, a fire extinguisher, a first aid kit, spare lightbulbs for your caravan’s brake lights, a spare tyre and a quick tyre repair kit. It’s also a good idea to have extending side mirrors so you’re able to see around your caravan while driving. Don’t forget to check that everything’s in working order before you hit the road.
It’s also important to have the right caravan insurance. At Compendium Insurance we offer three types of cover. You can choose between Third Party Fire & Theft, Comprehensive Cover or Third Party Only.
Overloading or packing your caravan badly can cause towing problems. To minimise these issues ensure you’ve placed heavy items on the floor. If there’s space in your car, rather store the heavier items there and store lighter items in the caravan.
At each stop be sure to check your caravan’s tyres. Look out for cracks and unnatural bulges and ensure the tyres are filled as recommended by the caravan manufacturer. Most importantly, always replace tyres before the tread is worn down.
Our aim is to provide innovative, personalised and affordable cover that caters to your specific insurance needs. If you’d like to find out more about our cover options, why not chat to one of our brokers on 031 242 6800? Alternatively you can visit our website at www.cig.co.za