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Cuppa Time, outside the caravan is an ideal time to exchange tips with fellow travellers. It is helpful to hear the, what to do’s and dont's instead of learning them the hard way, doing it the wrong way.
Here are a few CARAVANNING TIPS
If going out back, pack extra boxes of lightweight items like tissues as theses cost three times extra, in out of the way places.Do not bother packing extra baked beans, these are cheap everywhere and weigh the car down too much to pack more than your immediate needs.
Take packs of cards and only a couple of books and use book exchanges as you travel, also a couple of DVD’s for when there is no TV reception and your wanting to be entertained
Pack skim milk powder, it is so easy to use and will store easier than fresh milk. Green tea makes a refreshing roadside stop, drink if you don’t want to organize much more than to boil the kettle.
Take a short trip close to home before your main holiday each year so any problems can be, fixed, before you leave on your main holiday. Reg and I are currently doing this and I am going to do a, re shuffle of the things I needed to pack and those things I did not need, to bring, when we continue on our tour north via a side trip to our summer retreat, home.
Always take duct tape away with you. It is great for a quick mend to anything.
I take small pots of herbs, with me in the caravan. It enhances meals and mint fragrance discourages ants. I carry a large container of baby talc and sprinkle it around tires, stabilizing legs, as ants will not cross this so it stops ants entering the caravan
Always unwind electric cable fully to prevent it overheating.
Always use a smoke detector and check batteries before each trip.
Always ensure the awning covers are down when there is a risk of wind.
To keep the midges at bay, hang chamomile tea bags from each of the windows on the outside. I have also burnt citronella candles or lamps outside. Eating bananas helps, something in having a high Vitamin B complex diet makes you less attractive to the midgies.