Staying safe in a storm

As we approach the winter months it is important to be cautious of potential storms that may occur.  It is not possible to be 100% sure that you are protected from storms, however we have put together a few tips to help you reduce the risk of damage.

• Try not to drive your motorhome or tow your caravan during heavy rain and high winds. For necessary journeys, make sure you maintain a sensible speed, avoid exposed roads and leave plenty of stopping distance between yourself and other vehicles.

• Keep an eye on local weather reports so you know if rain and/or high winds are likely in your area.

• If a storm is predicted and your caravan or motorhome is parked on your driveway, you might want to consider moving it temporarily to a more sheltered location.

• If you can’t move it then look for potential hazards surrounding it such as empty bins, loose fence panels or terracotta plant pots. Remove or fix these as necessary.

• For those of you whose leisure vehicles are stored at a secure site, it might be worth contacting the site owner to make sure they’re aware of the weather reports.

• If you’re on holiday and a storm is predicted, take down your awning as this is the item at most risk of suffering damage – and in strong winds they could even blow away and cause damage to someone’s caravan or motorhome.

• Should you choose to leave your caravan or motorhome, make sure it is firmly anchored and securely locked before departing the camp site.

Even after taking every possible precaution, sometimes accidents happen, be sure that you are fully protected and insure your motorhome or caravan. To find out more about our caravan cover or motorhome cover call Coast on 0800 614 849.