SpringTime: A Great Time To Be On The Road Again
Spring is coming...
At this time of year, here in the UK – many of us are yearning for spring. We’ve endured the seemingly endless, dark, cold days of winter for too long. At first it seemed appealing; wrapping up warm in your new winter coat, cosy nights in by the fire and the approaching festive season – but now we need a change.
So, from the first reassuring sign of a snowdrop; begins a countdown to warmer, brighter and longer days. Days that are perfect for venturing outside. And whether you base the arrival of spring on the meteorological or the astronomical season – spring is officially on its way.
Caravan owners - time to start constructing this year’s touring itinerary!
But first make sure that your caravan is ready for the new season with our top tips:
1. Book your caravan in for a service
An annual service, as with any vehicle, is a standard recommendation - and what better time to ensure that your caravan is roadworthy than the start of the season. But book the service as early as possible though – as, at this time of year, everyone has the same idea.
2. Check for signs of damp
During the winter, as your caravan stands empty and unused – it can get a bit fusty; or worse, it can start to get damp. It is best to deal with any damp as soon as you notice it, otherwise it can take hold and cause a lot of damage.
3. Check your tyres
This is something that would be checked during a service. But there are also things that you can do:
4. Is everything still safe?
5. Make sure that paperwork is up-to-date
6. Give it a good clean
Caravanning: Fun For All Seasons
Don’t limit your adventures to the summer – make the most of your caravan - start in the spring.
This gentle introduction to the summer boasts fewer insects, young wildlife, fresher air and an opportunity to get cosy – think camp fires (rather than throwing open all the windows and doors, in an attempt to cool down…hang on.. this is the UK) and of course plenty of photo opportunities among the bluebells!
Think of this as a warm up. Summer is next up…