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get-double-space-sites-and-drive-thru-sitesPlanning Your Trip

Before setting off on your travels, it’s wise to create a checklist that you can mark off before you leave. A carefully made list will ensure both safety and enjoyment, and should include such things as:

 

Insurance

Specialised caravan and RV insurance can insure your caravan, motorhome, camper trailer, and other RVs against storms, hail and floods, accidental and malicious damage, theft, fire, and electrical motor burnout. Insurance gives you a peace of mind that should anything go wrong, you’re covered, and should be an absolute must when setting off on the road.

Mail forwarding

If you’re planning on being gone for some time, you need to arrange to have your mail forwarded, or have someone collect it on your behalf. Receiving mail can be a challenge when on the move, but Australia Post will happily bulk send to a temporary address at your request.

House

It’s important that your house looks lived in and cared for while you’re away, so arrange to have the lawns mowed and a neighbour to come remove any junk mail. It’s also a good idea to notify the police when you’re away if you are leaving the house unoccupied.

Pest control

Unused camper trailers and caravans are great little hideouts for Australian wildlife, and nobody likes the idea of sharing their holiday with an infestation of spiders or ants. Consider having a pest controller give your rig a quick spray, or don’t forget to pack some cockroach spray or Ant Rid.

Friday night roast tucker timeCar

  • Check that mirrors are secured and you can appropriately see out of them;
  • Check water/coolant in the engine, and level of brake fluid;
  • Check tyre pressure, including the spare;
  • Test all lights;
  • Ensure any air shockers fitted are inflated; and
  • Install an insect screen in front of the radiator.

6 Friday night roast tucker timeRig

  • Check all windows, cupboards, and hatches are closed;
  • Pack fire extinguisher;
  • Check gas bottle is secure and water tank filled with clean water;
  • Check brakes;
  • Check fridge for mould, and if clean, turn it on;
  • Check that fridge door is locked;
  • Adjust wheel bearings;
  • Check that steps have been raised;
  • Test lights;
  • Check tyre pressure, including the spare;
  • Insure gas is turned off;
  • Check that stabiliser jacks are raised;
  • Check that electrical plug is connected between rig and tow vehicle; and
  • Check that jockey wheel is removed.

Park-FacilitiesPacking for your trip

Another checklist you’ll need is one for the items you need to pack. What you pack will depend largely on how long you’re going for and what climate you’re travelling to. If you’re setting off on a long trip, these are some of the items you should consider having on your list:

  • Medicare card, health records, pensioner card, etc;
  • Radio, CDs, and DVDs;
  • First aid kit;
  • BBQ tools;
  • Device chargers, including a solar charger;
  • Toiletries;
  • Folding chairs;
  • Appropriate footwear and a pair of thongs;
  • Firelighters;
  • Torch;
  • Warm and cool clothes;
  • Insect repellant;
  • Maps, GPS system;
  • Batteries;
  • Food;
  • Campsite guide;
  • Bedding; and
  • Levelling blocks.

Campervan-Karumba-Point-Sunset-Caravan-ParkBefore you go

Preparation is the number one key to success when preparing for a trip around Australia. Before you go, ensure that you:

  • Check the weather;
  • Practice setting up/pitching a tent and raising the awning;
  • Learn first aid basics;
  • Leave your itinerary with a friend or family member;
  • Consider upgrading your NRMA membership to include roadside assistance and towing for your caravan, motorhome, or RV;
  • Learn to build a fire; and
  • Learn camping etiquette and the expectations of certain campsites.

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