InterCaravaning safe holiday drive Koblenz with the most important tips for a, 3 July 2013 holiday season’s travel time. Many Germans start with caravan or motorhome in the best time of the year. InterCaravaning, Europe’s largest caravanning – retail chain, gives tips on what travellers before the great journey must pay attention. Some controls in the mobile home can carry travelers on their own, the skilled person should assume others. Checklist for control in-house depends the security of all travellers outdoor lighting functioning vehicle lighting. Holidaymakers should therefore check whether all lighting units work.
Here also the brake lights and turn signals must not be forgotten. The easiest way it goes for two. Team driver must ensure that the connector of the Caravan is firmly seated into the socket of the towing vehicle. InterCaravaning experts recommend to take the manufacturer’s manual for the coupling of the caravan. Explains in detail how it works. Tyres due to high loads and fluctuating temperatures are carefully to check the tires of motorhome and caravan. However the legal tread depth is 1.6 mm.
InterCaravaning recommends a tread depth of at least 3 mm. For the control of the profile, there are cheap meters at the retailer. But also a one euro coin works. When the Golden edge completely disappears between the blocks, the profile is still sufficient. In addition to the profile depth, Caravaners and motorhome should consider also the age and the condition of the wheels. The date of manufacture reveals the DOT number on the tire sidewall. The last four digits are for the calendar week and year. No matter how well the tire look like, they should not be older than six years. Damage, cracks, buckles or an irregular wear are externally visible, the wheel should be changed as a precaution. The correct tyre pressure values find the driver in the operating instructions of the vehicle.