Is this the right book for me? Do you want to get maximum value and enjoyment out of your caravan? The open road, the freedom to leave on a whim, the comfort and convenience of a mobile home from home...A caravan makes a fantastic investment if you're looking for flexible, economical holidays. Make the Most of Your Caravan will show you how to get maximum value and enjoyment out of yours. Offering practical advice on all aspects of caravanning, from the initial purchase to basic maintainence, towing and driving to camping and holidaying abroad, this is a uniquely comprehensive manual for every caravan owner, setting you up for some great trips! Make the Most of Your Caravan includes: Chapter 1: Buying your first caravan What's in a caravan? How do all the systems work?
New v secondhand - the pros and cons Buying secondhand Secondhand buyer's survival guide Buying a brand new caravan Chapter 2: Awnings and accessories The world of awnings The other accessories you can't live without Chapter 3: Choosing the right layout Points to consider L-shape front lounges Permanent-bed caravans Two-berth end-washroom models Two-berth end-kitchen layout Four-berth side-dinettes Five-berth twin-dinettes Fixed rear bunk six-berth caravans Chapter 4: Watch your weight - the art and science of outfit matching The percentage game Maximum towing limit Noseweight How to make the perfect match Caravan weights demystified So, do you need to change your car? Do you need to take another driving test? Chapter 5: Ready for the road - towing made easy Choosing a towbar Towing mirrors A place for everything - loading explained Connecting car to caravan Your final pre-flight check Driving off: your first tow Chapter 6: Love at first site - choosing a good place to stay Caravan sites in the UK Sites for family holidays Caravan sites overseas Site rules Chapter 7: Setting up on site and keeping everything running smoothly The arrival Reversing made easy You're on!
Now to get it on the level Time to unhitch Setting up the caravan Choosing and using a caravan shower Effective use of water Effective use of gas Effective use of your fridge Effective use of mains hook-up Toilet training Keeping it all tidy Chapter 8: Protecting your investment Sold secure What security products to fit Are you on the register? Marking/identifying your caravan Alarm systems Where should you keep your caravan? Keeping it all working Preparing for winter storage Ready to sell? Chapter 9: What it's all about - the joys of touring in the UK 'Where shall we go next?' Best of Blighty - touring in the UK Meeting up with others All-year-round caravanning Chapter 10: What it's all about - the joys of touring overseas Your first foreign caravanning holiday How to get there France Spain Ireland The Netherlands Belgium Germany ...Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.
Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject. Five things to remember Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Rob McCabe is a freelance journalist and the former editor of Practical Caravan and Caravan magazines. He acts as the Chief Caravan Tester for the Caravan Club and is also Road Testing Editor, Camping and Caravanning Club Magazine. He writes regularly for all caravan publications and is the former Production Editor of What Car? magazine