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Added: 08 August 2018
Going away with the family and a caravan, trailer tent or camping trailer is a great experience. But it’s important to ensure your caravan or trailer is roadworthy and loaded correctly.
IAM RoadSmart has partnered up with the Caravan & Motorhome Club to offer some advice for a successful holiday trip.
“Towing a caravan or other trailer can be unfamiliar, but doesn’t need to be intimidating,” Martin Spencer, Technical Manager at the Caravan & Motorhome Club said. “By getting the basic set-up right, then following straightforward advice over issues such as speed and safety around other vehicles, towing can be relaxed, easy and comfortable. Above all, it will be safe.
“In almost all cases, serious incidents only occur because inexperienced drivers have not taken the right advice, or experienced ones have become complacent. The Club has 15 training centres across the country so anyone just starting out, or those needing some refresher training can receive the best possible guidance.”
Neil Greig, Director of Policy & Research at IAM RoadSmart added: “The advanced driving skills of observation, anticipation and planning are key to good towing. They will keep you a safe distance from the vehicle in front and help you predict problems ahead and around you. If you prepare yourself, your family and your vehicles for the road ahead, your trip will be as relaxing as possible.”