It is important that your tourer or motorhome is roadworthy and that it is regularly serviced. After all, as a road vehicle, it has moving parts - like a car - and gas and electrical appliances. The manufacturer's warranty of a new caravan also requires regular servicing.
The Clubs and the NCC recommend using an Approved Workshop. Click here to find out more about approved servicing.
It is imperative that the tyres on your vehicles are safe. It is recommended that you check the pressures on your tow car and caravan's or motohome's tyres monthly and before setting off on a long journey, and when you change tyres, make sure that your replacements are to the same specification as the originals.
Another important safety aspect for consideration before travelling is seat belts and child restraints. Seat belts save lives, so an easy rule of thumb is to sit where you find a seat belt.
The lights on a caravan must be clearly visible and in working order, the towing vehicle must have a warning device linked to the wiring leading to the caravan indicators.