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Make the Most of Your Caravan: Teach Yourself
Rob Mccabe

Classification : Self-Help
Pub Date : Mar 26, 2010
Imprint : Teach Yourself
Page Extent : 192
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781444101157
Price : 699

About the book

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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
Buying secondhand
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
Permanent-bed caravans
Two-berth end-washroom models
Two-berth end-kitchen layout
Four-berth side-dinettes
Five-berth twin-dinettes
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
Towing mirrors
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
Site rules

Chapter 7: Setting up on site and keeping everything running smoothly
The arrival
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
Toilet training
Keeping it all tidy

Chapter 8: Protecting your investment
Sold secure
What security products to fit
Are you on the register?
Marking/identifying your caravan
Alarm systems
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
All-year-round caravanning

Chapter 10: What it's all about - the joys of touring overseas
Your first foreign caravanning holiday
How to get there
The Netherlands
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Rob McCabe is a freelance journalist and the former editor of Practical Caravan and Caravan magazines. He acts as  the Chief Caravan Tester for the Caravan Club and is also Road...(+)