Determining Tow Weights
You can never be confident in caravan towing if you have not determined the unloaded weight. Sum up the weight of the cargo and the unloaded tow weight to give you an idea and to help you determine if the total weight will exceed the recommended weight limit suggested by your caravan manufacturer. For example, the average cheap caravans for sale have a towing capacity of about 2000 kg so that a vintage caravan load weighing 800 kg is ideal.
Hitching Your Caravan
Cheap caravans for sale have coupler and the hook up at the front of the caravan, and you need to orient yourself with these because this will be used for lifting up and lowering the caravan. Connect the hitch ball from your vehicle with the coupler found in your caravan. Turn the handle of the crank and allow the ball hitch to get into the position. Test proper hitching by lifting up and observing if the vehicle also lifts up. If it does not lift up, recheck the connection and ensure proper fit. After properly attaching it, use the safety chains and a lock to properly secure it in place.
On the Road Tips
Keep the dimension and the weight of your load in mind when you are travelling, especially when you are going in a tight space because most caravan accidents happen because of the lack of spatial orientation when travelling. You could easily bump to tight corners, especially if you are taking on a heavy load.
Know How to Properly Reverse
Driving forward with a caravan requires you to go on the reverse, and it is important to drive slowly when attempting to reverse. Check your visibility first before you disengaged using the brakes intended for reversing. Focus your vision on the mirror and move the steering wheel opposite the direction of your intended way. If you want to focus on the rear window instead of the mirror, move the steering wheel to the direction you are going.
Your Source of Cheap Caravans for Sale
Canterbury Caravans is the number one source of cheap caravans for sale in Victoria, and they have been guiding caravan owners on how to properly tow and maintain their caravans. They have the latest edition of caravans and haulers that will suit any type of vehicle from dirt bikes to Jet Ski, as well as caravan parts and accessories. Their wide selections are being continually updated and improved to provide only the quality and affordable caravans and haulers. Visit Canterbury Caravans today or call them at 03 9729 8188.