We’ve finally had a burst of sunshine this year, which has put the Coast staff in the mood for a spot of caravanning! Before you take your touring caravan or motorhome on the road this summer, however, here is a handy list of safety checks to make on your leisure vehicle:

  • Are the tyres inflated to the correct pressure?
  • Have all the wheel nuts been tightened?
  • Do you have sufficient levels of oil, coolant and brake fluid in your motorhome or tow car?
  • If you have a gas supply, has it been turned off at the cylinder?
  • Are the on-board toilet tank, flush tank and water tank are empty if you have them?
  • Have you shut and looked all window and door vents?
  • Is the fridge power set to 12 volts?

Touring caravan owners

  • Is your breakaway cable connected correctly and are the lights working?
  • Has the caravan jockey wheel been lifted and is it secure?
  • If you own a motor mover, has it been disengaged?

Even when taking the utmost care to properly prepare for a trip away, unfortunately sometimes things go wrong. That’s why Coast offers comprehensive touring caravan insurance and motorhome insurance policies to protect you in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

For a free of charge quotation on your motorhome insurance or caravan insurance call Freephone 0800 614 849. Caravan owners can also get an instant online quotation.

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