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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
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
Two-berth end-washroom models
Two-berth end-kitchen layout
Fixed rear bunk six-berth caravans
Chapter 4: Watch your weight - the art and science of outfit matching
The percentage game
Maximum towing limit
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
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
Chapter 7: Setting up on site and keeping everything running smoothly
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
Keeping it all tidy
Chapter 8: Protecting your investment
What security products to fit
Are you on the register?
Marking/identifying your caravan
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
Chapter 10: What it's all about - the joys of touring overseas
Your first foreign caravanning holiday
How to get there
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.
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.
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.
Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.