Off road caravans can bring great adventure to your family; however, preparing it might not be so easy. This will actually ensure the fact that your family will be back home safely.
We’re here to give you some tips on how to be safe in your caravan at all times.
- If something happens, you always need to be positive. Don’t panic and don’t waste time trying to find out why the thing happened to you. Accidents happen all the time, and you need to find a solution. You won’t find it by panicking.
- If you’re driving in dust and there’s someone ahead of you, you might want to keep a little distance. If you’re going too close to the one ahead of you, the air filters from your engine will clog fast. You might want to keep about 100m distance in order to let clean air to get to your engine and to reduce the load from the air filters. The windows should be up, and you should use the flow through air-conditioner. This way, you’ll reduce the entry of the dust.
- Always have a full recovery kit with you. Also, make sure you know how to use the equipment. It might be a good idea also to have a traction aid, that has a long-handled shovel. They’re the best one when it comes to a vehicle
- It’s always a good idea to talk to somebody about the place you’re going. There must be someone who you can tell the details about your trip. Make sure you notify that person when you’re expected to arrive at the location, or at the way points.
- Get a 4WD service and notify them you want to go on a trip. Before doing so, make sure they have a look at the vehicle.
- Besides the full recovery kit and the traction aid, it might not be such a bad idea to get a basic tool kit with you wherever you go. You may never know when you’ll need it.
- This goes without saying, but you’ll need a medical kit. If you’re planning on going to remote locations, a Personal Locator Beacon might be just perfect for you.
- We know that a GPS or Google Maps can save your life, but sometimes a physical map will get you out of trouble in no time. Make sure you also have one of those, in case your battery dies.
- Make sure you take clothes for all possible weather conditions. Sometimes, bad days can also live all of the four seasons, and you need to be prepared for the worse case