5 Things That Can Go Wrong on a Caravan Trip

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What could be better than loading up your caravan and taking a long road trip around Australia? Explore the outback, swim in the beaches, see the country towns. There really are countless things to see and do in Australia. But you don't need to be told about all the places you can go; chances are you've already got a plan for where you want to go.

The things that people sometimes overlook in their excitement are all the possible things that can go wrong. It's important to think about the unwanted situations so that you are prepared in case they do happen. That way, your trip (hopefully) won't be ruined, even if something goes wrong.

This guide will tell you some of the common things that can go wrong and what you can do to help avoid them.

1. Breakdowns

Breaking down in the middle of nowhere is the last thing you want on a caravanning trip, you might lose days out of your trip, and it could end up being very costly. The best way to reduce the chances of this happening is to make sure that you car and caravan have been serviced recently and are in good working order.

2. Collisions

Accidents can happen anywhere, anytime. Driving long distances, being tired, and being distracted are all things that can happen while on a road trip that increase the chances of having an accident. Make sure you take regular breaks from driving and get plenty of rest to reduce the chances of having a collision. And even if you do everything right, someone else might run into you.

Hopefully, the only damage is to the vehicles involved and everyone gets out uninjured. Even in a best case scenario where nobody gets hurt, you could lose days on your trip waiting for repairs, or you may even have to end it early.

3. Flat tyres

Make sure you've got a spare (or spares!) before you set out and makes sure you've got all the tools and know-how so that you can change a tyre. This could save you hours of waiting around for roadside assistance. It's also a good idea to replace any tyres that are old and worn out before you hit the road.

4. Illness

Getting sick while you're on a trip is just the worst. But it happens pretty often. Rushing around can wear you out and weaken your immune system and eating things like fast food, road snacks and energy drinks that may not be a part of your regular diet can upset your stomach. It's always a good idea to stock up on over the counter medicine like cold and flu tablets, painkillers, rehydration tablets and anti-diarrhoea medicine.

5. Emergency change of plans

If you're out on the road for a long period of time, there are any number of things that could force you to change your plans at the last minute. You may need to get accommodation if your caravan is damaged and you can't stay in it while it's getting repaired or you might need to get emergency flights if something goes wrong back at home. Hopefully, nothing like this happens to you, but it's worth being aware that you might need to change your plans on a minute's notice.

The best way to avoid these unwanted situations is to be aware of the possibility and prepare for them. But it's also impossible to plan for every possible thing that could go wrong; these are just five common examples. Many of the things on this list could end up being very expensive which can make the situation much worse if you haven't budgeted for it.

One option that can get out of a financial bind is to get a fast cash loan. That way, you will at least being able to pay for the things that you need to pay for so you can deal with a situation.

Article provided by Digital360.

Posted By mick on 5th May 2016

Updated : 12th April 2017 | Words : 661 | Views : 3540

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