Safety on the road is the most important part of caravan holidays, we all want to arrive safe and sound at our destinations. All safety aspects need to be considered before taking off towing a 3 ton house behind you including anti sway, ride levelers and braking controls. We have a complete service done on the caravan before planning a long journey but in between as with any vehicle, it pays to keep an eye on the tyres and general wear and tear.
Every now and again a spanner gets thrown into the works when you’re caravanning but hopefully with pre trip planning and maintenance, the troubles are minor. On the last caravan trip when the weather was too cold for spending time outdoors past sundown, we had the consolation of the TV on board so at least we could catch a football game in the evening.
Disaster struck though when there was no reception, despite being in a caravan park and noticing other vans with television reception. With limited knowledge other than to turn the antenna on the van in one direction or another, check plugs and switches inside, all to no avail, it was time to call on the experts, good old Jim’s Antennas.
We’ve had our Jayco Sterling caravan now for three years having bought it second hand. The prices and choices were better in the eastern states than in South Australia so my husband and daughter went on a quick road trip to the Gold Coast hinterland to see, buy and bring back this van.