Caravanning is a past time that many thousands of people enjoy every year. However, to the potential newcomer, the thought of purchasing and towing a caravan may seem rather daunting.
This is where I can help. Because of my own personal involvement with caravanning since 1975, I am in a position to offer first hand advice and tuition on all aspects of caravanning. I currently work with The Camping and Caravanning Club to deliver their caravan and motorhome courses and “towing taster sessions” at the national caravan shows in Birmingham and Manchester. For further details, click on the link below.
My caravan courses are for customers who do not need to pass an additional test to tow a caravan, but who may have little or no experience of towing. Alternatively, it may be that you have moved to a larger caravan, or have not towed for some time and are just in need of a refresher session. Perhaps the thought of having to reverse your caravan worries you.
Many people who book caravan training sessions do so because their partner has always done the towing, and they want to know how to tow in case of emergencies, or to share the towing duties on longer journeys.
The courses are customised to suit your requirements, and are on a 1:1 basis or 2 people can be trained at the same time. Normally the course will use your caravan and towing vehicle. I can travel to where you store your caravan and arrange the course from there. Quite often I meet customers on the day they are collecting their caravan and the course starts after the dealer has conducted their handover.
Driving licence requirements; weights explained; car and caravan matching; caravan security; caravan stabilisers; loading your caravan; securing prior to towing; pre-towing checks; hitching and un-hitching; towing tips; reversing with a caravan; winter preparation for your caravan; preparing your caravan for use after winter storage. If you wish to cover all the items above, allow between 4 to 5 hours. A 5 hour course costs £150.
If you are in the process of buying your caravan and would like any advice on tow bars, towing mirrors and other accessories, please contact me, I don’t charge for advice.
Just tell me what you want to get out of the training sessions and I can tailor it to what you want. If you are not sure what you want, give me a call, even if you just want some advice, no obligation.