Touring and towing is one of the best ways to see Australia because you have total freedom to choose the destination of your own. There are hundreds of different caravan layouts designed for different purposes and several steps you should take before deciding to go on a trip. Being safe in your caravan for sale during the trip means buy all the accessories you need like a fire extinguisher and be sure that you and your family are safe.|
When you buy a caravan according to your needs and finances the most important factor is the type of your car and its towing capacity (to avoid the potential hazards). There is a maximum weight that your vehicle can tow which can surprise you because big cars are those who have a low tow limit. A caravan with MTPLM of 1300 kg’s would need a vehicle with an ex-works weight of 1530 kg’s- this is a large vehicle with a relatively small caravan. The lightest caravans are usually about 450 kilos of weight, so you will need a car with a 60 horsepower minimum. If you intend to buy a heavier caravan which weighs more than a ton then your car must be 100 horse power. If the Maximum Technically Permissible Laden Mass (MTPLM) exceed even by 1 kg is illegal and in a case of accident insurance will not be valid. Equivalent to this guideline, it is not recommended to exceed the towing capacity because the caravan may become unstable.
The best practice for towing a caravan is that the MTPLM of your caravan for sale should be 85 % of the car's weight (together with 7 kg luggage and 70kg for the driver). When the motor vehicle and trailer combination exceeds 4.5 tones, please consult the right people about limits. You must not drive at a speed greater than the speed shown on the sign which is 100 km/h.
Respect the simple rules of the road and always drive on the left side leaving enough room for other cars to pass. Be careful about the free space in the caravans for sale - try to minimize the amount of items on the floor while the caravan is moving. For even better control put all the heavy items on the floor -otherwise it might be difficult to stop the caravans and it might sway out of control. Most caravan owners forget to routinely check the tires before the trip. For additional protection place a fire extinguisher near the door. When buying a used caravan don’t forget to check the brakes – it is helpful to prevent an accident.
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