More and more Brits are turning to 'staycations' for their breaks and investing in a caravan to help them on their way. Indeed, caravan owners enjoy a wide range of benefits including the freedom and flexibility to find cheaper and more convenient holidays.

Whatever the reason for making your caravan or tourer purchase, it is important to protect your investment with great caravan insurance cover in case your caravan is in an accident or is damaged during your vacation or when it is not in use. Caravan insurance can save you a significant amount of money in the long run and can mean that you aren't expected to fork out a substantial amount of money if repairs are required.

Before setting off for a caravan holiday, you may wish to take measures to ensure that your caravan is fully-prepared for the trip. Of course, it is also important to make sure that your caravan is in working order with a quick service. This is especially important if it has been out of use for some time.

Before making your departure it is important to load your caravan correctly to reduce the risk of any accidents. Heavy items should be positioned above the axle of the caravan and secured properly so the items don't move around, especially during turns, corners and when braking sharply. Another great trick is to load heavier items in your car and lighter items in your caravan.

Finally, another safety measure you may wish to take is installing stabilisers to prevent the trailer or caravan itself from becoming unstable, veering off track and potentially causing an accident. When you are on the road, a way you can prevent an accident from occurring is to bear in mind the extra weight you are carrying as you drive and to behave accordingly. For example, when towing a caravan, stopping distances are significantly increased for vehicles. It is therefore important to leave enough space between your car and the vehicle in front and slow down gradually and in good time when coming to a halt. 

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