Touring Caravan Insurance - Prepare for Summer
If you're planning a long journey this summer, check your touring caravan insurance.
Once the weather starts to improve, caravan enthusiasts hit the roads. The beauty of owning a touring caravan is that you can just hitch it up and go away – even for a single night – enjoying the best of the British countryside. It’s not usually until the early summer, however, that caravanners decide to go on longer trips – either to a single place or touring an area. Travelling to Europe is also popular, and it’s important that you prepare for these longer journeys. One of the key things to do is to check your touring caravan insurance.
Preparing your touring caravan
Insurance is just one of the things that you have to think about before you go on a long journey. Of course, you need to know where you’re going, and have booked caravan park spaces, and travel tickets if you’re using the ferries. You also need to make sure that you have the practicalities of travelling sorted out:
- Insurance – touring caravan insurance is vital. Caravans are expensive, not to mention all the fixtures, fittings and other items that you’ve bought in order to turn your caravan into a home. The last thing you want is for disaster to strike and find that you have no way of being compensated for your loss. If you haven’t yet sorted out your touring caravan insurance, now’s the time to start.
- Mechanical – you must be sure that your caravan is in a fit state to be towed safely, and that your car is able to tow it. Checking out the mechanical state of your caravan is important. You could get an expert to do this for you, or you can carry out simple checks on the wheels and coupling system. Make sure that all the lights are working so that traffic behind you knows what to expect. Secure everything in your caravan before you travel to prevent breakages and damage.
- Equipment – should you be unlucky enough to break down when you’re travelling, your touring caravan insurance should cover you for some level of breakdown and recovery assistance – you should check the level of this cover before you leave. You will need to make sure that you have the right equipment to stay safe until your breakdown partner arrives. This may include a warning triangle, a fire extinguisher, water and a first aid kit. Don’t forget to charge your mobile phone and to bring your touring caravan insurance information with you so that you know who to contact in case of a breakdown.
New touring caravan insurance
If you need to renew your touring caravan insurance before your trip, or you’re a new caravan owner and you haven’t thought about your insurance options, why not use our online quote system? We offer products for touring and static caravan insurance, helping you to find the best possible cover at a price you can afford. Get a quote now so that you can prepare for the summer with peace of mind.