Many campers run many kilometers with their caravan in the summer holidays. You find here some input on what you should be focused on in your camping.
Driving you with spare ?:
If you run with spare, and you have alloy wheels as standard and steel wheels as reseverhjul, You should be aware of the bolts from the alloy wheels suitable for steel wheels, if not, should you had bolts that fit both types of rims, otherwise it is false security 🙂 . There are conical, round and flat bolts.
Fast Clamping car and camping wheels:
We always check before we run much about the car's wheels and campingvogens wheel tightened. Correct tightening is done with a torque wrench, a torque wrench ensure fælgende are tightened with the correct and uniform tightening. A torque wrench costs about. kr. 300,- And up after – We apply itself to roughly. kr. 300,-, and has worked well for many years 🙂 . We also use when changing from summer tires to winter wheels and vice versa.
When purchasing momenttop should also buy an impact wrench which costs about. kr. 60,- it exists with plastic cover that protects the scratches on the rims.
You will find in your caravan and car's manual information torque. Torque is expressed in Nm (NewTon Meter). For example, we were informed that our car must be tightened to 120 Nm (12 kg), and our caravan must be tightened to the 120 Nm. The wrench has Nm, but makes such tightening, and range then the wheel studs and when it clicks are bolts tightened to the correct tension.
The wheel bolts should be tightened after 50-200 km's drive (also applies when changing wheels).
We have relatively new alloy wheels on the caravan as have not run as many kilometers yet, Therefore, take this time our torque wrench and post-ranging underway.
If you need roadside assistance:
Do you have comprehensive insurance on car insurance has you covered on SOS international outside Denmark – Remember to fill out the red SOS card via eg SOS app.
You should check your insurance company is a member of SOS, if not you should check up on what coverage you have.
The blue EU Health Insurance Card:
When you are on holiday in Europe, it is important, you remember the blue EU Health Insurance Card, equating you with the citizens of the EU / EEA country and apply for treatment in public hospitals and clinics.
be aware, that the Blue Card, for example, does not cover repatriation. For coverage of repatriation should you travel insurance, Before You Go.
The car should be checked:
When running many kilometers with caravan, and in hilly terrain, the car is loaded more than usual. You can do some things yourself before you take on camping:
- Check the car's fluid levels before travel - brake fluid, coolant, Washer
- The oil level should be checked before and during holiday trip
- Check that lights and door locks work
- Make sure the tires are damaged or worn
- Remember safety vest. It is mandatory in many countries and should be used, If you get engine stop on the highway
- Remember the warning triangle, Jack, wheel wrench
- Check air pressure in the tires and møsterdybde.
Stable driving with caravan:
To obtain the stable driving with the caravan as possible should ensure the following:
- Campingvogens tires are properly inflated
- Ball pressure is correct
- Loading of the caravan is appropriate exhaust
- You have a stabilasator mounted with sufficient brake lining, and the tow hitch ball is cleaned
- The car is loaded correctly
The above are just some important factors for stable / safe driving with caravan.
Act requires, that at the maximum permissible total weight, at least 20 % of which rest on the steered front wheels – This is scroll. to ensure vehicle handling and stability.
Read more about the right ball press:
Read more about what you can do to avoid beating around the caravan:
Good things that had on holiday with caravan:
- duct tape
- Multi lim
- Extra oil car
- Spare fuses for car and caravan
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