If you’ve recently bought a campervan and are planning your first camping trip then you’re likely excited to get on the road. However it’s always a good idea to plan ahead when taking your new vehicle on its first expedition. This way you can ensure it’s an enjoyable experience and that you avoid any problems.
Below are some of the best tips for your first camping trip.
What to do before you set off
Before you set off, you need to make sure you’ve got the equipment you need. Some of the most important pieces of equipment to bring with you are –
- A good tent – A good tent is easily the most important piece of equipment to bring with you on a camping trip. You should make sure it has more than enough room in it for everyone who will sleep inside and is sturdy enough to withstand harsh weather conditions.
- A first aid kit – When you’re out in nature, you want to be sure that if you cut or injured yourself, you have the right equipment to treat the wound. Therefore a good first aid kit is vital.
- Sleeping bag and pillows – Just as important as a good tent is a warm, comfortable sleeping bag and decent pillows.
Picking the best camping site
The camp site you visit will play a huge role in whether your first camping trip is a success or not. Not every camp site is the same; some will have a generous amount of facilities and nearby shops, while others will be very bare bones. Which type you pick will depend on the type of experience you’re after.
What if you breakdown?
If you own a campervan then you should definitely get breakdown assistance, whether it’s from a company such as AA or RAC; or as part of your campervan insurance. If you happen to breakdown and don’t have cover in place then you’ll need to make your own arrangements and call as breakdown recovery service. This might end up costing more but you really have no other choice.
Make sure any company you deal with is legit and has motor trade insurance. This will ensure that your campervan is protected while being towed.