How To Caravan in Style Next Winter
If you are a hardcore caravan enthusiast, you are probably traveling throughout the year. Caravans in the modern day are extremely well equipped, making them perfect for touring around in the winter, no matter how freezing cold it is. Today, a lot of caravan have a feature known as Grade III Thermal Insulation. In this, a caravan is tested by leaving all of the windows, doors and even the skylights open. The temperature of a small, controlled chamber in which the caravan is, is reduced to -15C. When the doors, windows and lights are turned on and the heating is switched on as well, the entire unit has only 4 hours to reach an optimal temperature of 20C. If you don’t have a new model of caravan you should probable check with your manufacturer to see if your current model has this type of insulation in order to be better for the winter months.
Food, Water and Warmth Are Essential
Other than getting good caravan accessories such as vent covers and insulation, there are a few other things you should do if you plan on touring about in the winter. For one, you need to have a supply of fresh water. This is so that you won’t have anything to worry about if you are on site in the winter and your water lines freeze. Drinking water is a major worry when you are traveling away from the city water lines and taps. You do not want to end up stranded with no water to drink. Get some 8 liter bottles of drinking water when you go the mall or the supermarket and you should be fine. Also make sure you have full tanks of gas and extra refills for your gas. If, by chance, you get stranded in the middle of nowhere, there are two main things to worry about – drinking water and staying warm. Always have a backup supply of food, water and gas to ensure that you last without freezing.
Carry Snow Chains for Legal Reasons
When you are towing a caravan through deep snow, you also need to get some caravan vent covers to ensure that you don’t get snow in the heating vents and other openings of the caravan. Another concern is that it is going to skid because of the weight of the trailer. Snow chains are a feature that are included with most new caravans, and you can buy them from just about anywhere that sells equipment for traveling.
In some countries or even states of a certain country, these chains are a requirement in order to travel with a caravan. Always do your research and find out the requirements in the place you are planning on traveling to.