Telegraph recommends caravan lifestyle

The Coast team read an interesting letter on the Daily Telegraph website last week from a reader whose parents are thinking of purchasing a caravan when they retire.

Although she herself is dubious about the idea, award-winning motoring journalist David Williams replied with overwhelming support for caravanning in later life – click here to read the letter.

If you’ve recently retired and are thinking of taking up caravanning as a hobby, David recommends choosing the shortest and lightest tourer for your needs. He also advises that you attend a towing course to get used to manoeuvring your new leisure vehicle.

There are many other things besides where to go and how to tow that first time caravanners need to consider. For starters, there are a number of accessories you will need to purchase, from water containers to levelling ramps and shatterproof crockery. You will also need to think about where your new investment will be stored between trips, particularly over the winter period.

Another thing to consider is taking out a tailored insurance policy to protect your new investment. Coast specialises in touring caravan insurance and can offer you comprehensive cover at a competitive price. For an instant quotation, call our sales team free of charge on 0800 614 849 or visit our Quotation Page.