Finding the Perfect Spot for Your Caravan: A Guide

If you are planning to tow your caravan to a caravan park for the first time this summer, you may be looking for tips on how to find the best pitch on which you can set up camp. Read on to discover 3 things you should look out for when looking for a spot to set up your caravan on. Following this advice will ensure you have a great holiday.

Shade

The Australian summer can get very hot. It is therefore vital that you choose a pitch which will provide you with some shade. Ideally, you should look for a spot which has trees on one side, as these will help to keep the sun off your campsite. However, you should carefully check for any low-hanging branches. Low branches may blow in the wind and come into contact with your caravan. If this occurs, you may find the repetitive tapping sound of a branch blowing again your camper keeps you up all night. The worst-case scenario is that a branch causes damage to the bodywork.

Power points

Ideally, the spot should have a power point that you can use to power the electrical items and lights in your caravan. It is worthwhile to check if the cost of the electricity is included in the cost of your stay at the holiday park or if you will be billed separately for the energy when you check out. If you will be charged, you should check the reading on the electricity meter at the start and end of your stay so you can calculate how much you owe.

BBQ or outdoor seating area

It is unlikely that you will want to spend the duration of your holiday indoors so it is worth trying to search for a spot that provides you and your family access to a BBQ or outdoor seating area. This will enable you to enjoy the outdoors while staying close to your caravan. A large number of sites offer outdoor seating at each camping spot. However, if the site does not offer individual outdoor seating or BBQ areas, you should check to see if there is a communal recreation area.

If you are interested in finding out more, you should get in touch with a local holiday firm which offers this type of vacation. A member of the team will be happy to offer you further help and assistance.


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