Heading out on your maiden caravanning trip is an experience that is sure to spark thrills and a sense of adventure, as well as a healthy dose of trepidation. While you may be itching to hit the road to start enjoying all the great outdoors has to offer, a little preparation and know-how goes a long way to ensure you’re able to make the most of your vehicular voyage. The following top caravanning tips will help bring you (and your home away from home) up to speed while steering clear of the pitfalls prone to newbie travellers.
- Practise makes perfect – As it does for just about everything, so too does the old adage ring true for caravanning. A few trial runs at home will help save you time and potential embarrassment when later having to perform in front of an audience of fellow campers. Practise unhitching, securing, and levelling your caravan, and run through the procedure required to connect the gas, water, and power needed for your amenities. It’s also wise to attempt reversing your rig a few times at home, in order to master this skill.
- Pack more than just the basics – An untimely breakdown of one or more components can sour the trip for unprepared owners. Ensure you carry not only essential equipment, such as wheel chocks, caravan jack, and towing mirrors, but also handy items like extra coolant, oil, duct tape, and basic tools. Making a checklist of the kind of gear you’ll need before you set off is a good idea if you think you’re a more forgetful adventurer.
- The early bird catches the worm – Hitting the road earlier in the day is a great idea for those new to the caravanning scene, as it allows you to manoeuvre what can be an undoubtedly cumbersome apparatus through less traffic. Take it slow, and be mindful and courteous towards other motorists, permitting them to overtake when safe to do so.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help – Your fellow nomads will likely be more than willing to offer their help and caravanning tips when you find yourself in a jam, so never be afraid to ask others for assistance. Even when you have “all the gear and no idea”, there’s usually someone nearby who will be happy to you.
With years of experience in sales, maintenance, and repairs, Hinterland Caravans can help make your first foray into the world of caravanning one to remember. Contact our Gold Coast-based caravanning experts on (07) 5560 2472, or dial (02) 4970 4164 for further tips from our Morisset industry specialists.
With a vast array of caravans to buy at your fingertips online, buying a new or used caravan has never been easier for the would-be nomad. If you’re thinking of committing to that next big purchase, here are some things to consider to help you find the perfect fit for your adventuring requirements.
When taking your first step into the world of caravans, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the myriad options available to anyone planning on setting out across this wide brown land. Yet, buying a new caravan can be a thoroughly enjoyable experience if you know what you’re looking for.
If your looking for a new or used caravan in Queensland then we have you covered.
Here at Hinterland Caravans, we believe we have the best caravans and customer service on the Gold Coast.
We have caravan centres in Burleigh Heads, QLD and Morisset, NSW, so we service a wide area along the east coast of Australia.
Buying a second hand caravan is not something to take lightly.
There are so many things to look out for that could mean the difference between buying a lifelong companion and a big disappointment.
Here at Hinterland, we have a truly awesome range of new and second hand caravans in QLD, and the expertise to help you make the right choice.
We only stock the best brands, whether new or used, and guarantee you will head off with a great quality caravan.
Here at Hinterland Caravans on the Gold Coast, we know the ins and outs of travelling and camping in Queensland. The cost of insuring your motorhome does not even compare to the cost of extensive repairs if they should be required.
Therefore, weighing up your options should only be, “What type of cover do I need?”
One of the questions we are regularly asked by customers is should I buy a secondhand or new caravan?
When people think of secondhand caravans (or even used cars), they sometimes believe quality must be compromised or that a cheaper, inferior model is the only option.
At Hinterland Caravans, that is not the case. Our Burleigh and Morriset caravan dealerships have hundreds of excellent quality used caravans for sale as well as a great range of new caravans for sale.
Australia is full of hidden gems, spectacular locations that take your breath away and are definitely on more than just a few bucket lists.
Having an RV can make it easier for you to plan long trips or last-minute getaways. Off-road caravans can give you even more possibilities, so look for used caravans for sale on the Gold Coast so you can get out there and enjoy the best of what the country has to offer.
Hinterland Caravans is Australia’s premier caravan dealership and one of the major selling agents on the east coast of Australia.
Come in and see our new range of some of the biggest selling brands in the market today – Crusader, Supreme and Leader. While you’re here, check out the massive savings on all stock Traveller caravans.
We are one of Australia’s leading sellers and distributors of new and great value second-hand caravans. You’ll find us on the Gold Coast with another dealership in Morisset, NSW.
We have a fully equipped Spare Parts & Service Centre at each dealer site, along with comprehensive finance and insurance facilities to make it easy to buy and own your new caravan today.