If you love the flexibility touring caravans offer but are not confident towing a caravan or don’t think your vehicle is up to it then remember we offer a delivery service. Just book your pitch or let us know where you want it (on your drive for extra accommodation for example) and we will deliver and set it all up for you.
However, if you would like to start towing a caravan then the world is your oyster. Hiring a touring caravan gives you the flexibility to go anywhere, without having it sitting on your drive for months or paying for storage.
Here is some general advice for touring caravan beginners:
Can I tow a caravan?
You need to check your drivers license. When you passed your test will affect if you can tow and to what weight. This website will help you https://www.gov.uk/towing-with-car
Towing is not a difficult skill to acquire and can be picked up quite quickly through practice, but you can always book a lesson with an operator such as https://www.caravanclub.co.uk/advice-and-training/training-courses/caravan-towing-courses/ if you want to feel more confident.
We can give you guidance on what weight of caravan is suitable for your car. Just ask.
Where can I pitch my caravan?
There are lots of places to park up for the night. Caravan/holiday parks that have touring caravan spaces are the main option. The benefit of these are the use of the facilities such as showers, toilets and café etc. You can even top up your water storage. Some will also come with the added benefits of night time entertainment a swimming pool or children’s’ play area to name just a few. Staying at a holiday park (or more than one) means you can visit the area you want to but also the added facilitates make it feel more like a traditional holiday.
There are also more basic camping fields. These give you a feeling of space, but more than likely don’t come with any additional facilities. Not to worry though, you have a loo and shower in your caravan.
Can passengers ride in the caravan while it is being towed?
No, this is illegal as any person travelling in a vehicle must be wearing a seat belt. It also protects you from a shift in weight while moving which can cause crashes.
What is the speed limit on a national speed limit road when towing?
On a dual carriageway the national speed limit that applies is 60mph. On a single carriage road the speed limit for a touring caravan is 50mph. Otherwise the stated speed limit applies.
If you require any further information, speak to us before booking or when you collect your caravan. We are happy to help.