7 Things That You Need to Keep Handy Before Going on Your Caravan Holiday October 8th, 2014 in Uncategorized by Danny Smith So you are planning for a caravan holiday. That’s great. But have you made all the preparations. By “all-the-preparations”, I mean the most important ones, because the actual list of preparations would be virtually endless. This post would become excessively lengthy if I were to describe each requirement. Moreover, people have differing requirements so specific items would be different. But there are common items that you should prepare well in advance so that you can have a hassle free holiday. In order to ease things up a bit, here is a simplified list containing the 7 most important things that you need to keep handy before you venture out on your road trip. 1. Prepare Your Caravanning Kit If you thought that your work was over after furnishing the interiors of the caravan, then you are highly mistaken. You need to prepare a caravan kit comprising the essentials that are required to ensure that the caravan functions properly throughout the trip. Common things that you would need in the kit include caravan step, fresh water container, electric hook-up led, waste water container, caravan leisure battery, smoke alarm, fire extinguisher and levelling blocks. 2. Install a Caravan Awning / Annexe It is impossible to imagine a caravan holiday without the comfort of an awning or annexe. Just think about the amazing times that you can spend on your trip where you only have to erect the awning and enjoy the company of your loved ones and friends under the cool shade. The annexe or a full awning would also give you your very own personal space so that you may enjoy some privacy and the comforts of your home even during a road trip. So don’t forget to install the best awning or annexe for your needs. You can always check out our amazing collection of best caravan awnings that on AWA website. If you are not able to find one that suits you, then send in your query and the guys at AWA will come up with a custom solution just for you. 3. Create an Itinerary Always create an itinerary, even if you are familiar with the region. The best part about road trips and caravan holidays is that you get to explore the roadways and the connected networks that join various places. You never know what place might fall along your way. So check up all the cool places and make sure that they fall on your path so that you may avoid excessive detours and save fuel in the process. You can even check out some new places and add them to your itinerary. 4. Pack Appropriate Clothing This is not a reference to formal attire or casual wear. Appropriate clothes is a reference to clothes that are in accordance with the weather. Check up on the weather forecasts for the region that you wish to visit and plan your clothes accordingly. After all, you would not want to end up wearing summer clothes during cold weather. 5. Bring Along Proper Bedding If there is one thing that is precious to every traveller, then it would be proper sleep. Everyone knows that it is difficult to get a cosy and snug bed during trips. But if you have caravans with annexes or full awnings, then you are bringing along a piece of your home with you. In such cases, you can bring along mattresses, blankets, pillows and bedsheets. For those who want to camp out in the open, you should bring along sleeping bags and enjoy a nice sleep under the starry sky while lying on the soft ground. Sleep doesn’t get more rustic than this. 6. Food and Cookware are Absolute Must-Haves Food and cookware need to be brought along on the trip unless you are making the mistake of relying on outdoor restaurants and diners for food. Canned food may be considered but there is something special about cooking up a one pot recipe out in the open and enjoying some finger food by roasting it over the open fire. There is only so much canned food that people can bear with. So bring along portable cookware and pack enough food supplies to last the duration of your journey. Make sure that the supplies are fresh and are not spoilt easily. You could always stock up on the way if you find retail stores. 7. Don’t Miss Out on Toiletries and First Aid Kits Hygiene and health are the two most important things to take care of during such road trips. You should always bring along your toiletries such as toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, deodorant, toilet papers, washcloth, towel, sandals for showering, shaving cream, and nail clippers. For first aid kits, you need to include the standard components, any specific medications that you may have been prescribed by your doctor and a list of emergency health centers on your route so that someone can contact them for assistance in the case of emergency. 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