The festive season is here, and people cannot wait to prepare their caravans and go camping in the various caravan parks in Western Australia.
WA has a lot of exciting parks for you to enjoy, and if you have never been on such an expedition, you may be so excited that you forget about planning some of the more important things surrounding the journey.
Luckily, we have prepared some tips for caravanning and camping in WA that will get you ready for the festive season and ensure that your trip is a success.
Find A Suitable Park
When you are driving a caravan, you do not have the luxury of driving around all day due to the weight. Therefore, it is crucial to go over the camping parks in WA long before the trip and pick one that suits.
WA has a plethora of caravan parks so you need to check what they have to offer before deciding. This way, you will have a set destination when you leave home and won’t be forced to drive around aimlessly looking for a camp.
If you want to enjoy the best of both worlds, schedule your holidays in such a way that you spend a few days in one caravan park and then change to another for a different experience.
All in all, have clear destinations in mind and contact the people in charge to ensure that there will be space for you.
Prepare A Checklist
You will be away from home for some time when camping so you will need to bring some essential items. It is easy to forget some things and prepare a checklist of what you need long before the actual departure.
Go over your typical day at the camping site and put down everything you will need for each activity. Camping trips do not always go as expected so make a point of carrying extra supplies just in case.
Things such as fire extinguishers, caravan jacks, car spare parts, and insulation tape are some of the things that will bail you out of emergencies, and you have to carry them.
With a checklist, it becomes easier to take what you need without forgetting anything.
Check The Van
Your caravan is perhaps the most essential part of the trip so make sure that it is safe to be on the road. If you bought one, the chances are high that you might not have used it for a long time.
Check it to make sure that it is fit to be on the road. If you have not used in a long time, take it to the mechanic for them to have a look. Make sure that the doors and windows can be locked, and all the other utility lines function well.
There is nothing worse than a malfunctioning caravan during your trip as it will make things extremely difficult for you. If you are renting one, pick one that is in top condition.
Prepare For The Unexpected
Camping is everything but straightforward, and you should be ready for the unusual. If you are used to driving at high speeds, understand that your caravan will slow you down so be prepared drive slower.
Do not think that you will be the only one camping in WA so get ready to stay in a tight space. Some of the people at the caravan park will probably be noisy throughout the night, and you will have to live with that.
All these challenges are what make camping exciting so be prepared for them. Camping in WA is a great experience to engage in this Christmas.
WA is perfect for camping, and if you have not done it before, consider adding it on your bucket list. With proper preparation and the right mindset, your camping trip will be fun and give you memories that you will live to relish.
If you are planning on going on a road trip with your family, then there is no better way to experience our great country than with your very own caravan.
We have over 40 years of experience in the caravan industry ranging from sales and custom vehicle building through to service and repairs.
Please call our super-friendly customer service team today on (08) 9535 5507 or contact us through our website for all your caravanning requirements.