What People Forget About Wet Weather Caravanning
It’s the perfect season to hunt for mushrooms and conkers in the woods! If you’ve got some road trips planned, you can be sure that you’ll have plenty of activities for a caravanning weekend away. After all, most of us have felt prisoners of the COVID restrictions. Many families have cancelled their holiday abroad this summer for a staycation at home.
If you’ve still got itchy feet, why not make the most of the half-term break coming soon for a camping break?
Wet weather caravanning needs some essential preparation, starting with investing in the proper weatherproof gear, towels for your pets and a heating solution for your caravan. But there’s a lot more you can do to stay warm when the weather takes a turn for the worse.
Don’t ignore a leaky caravan- damp is bad!
You can make your caravan nice and warm by Turing on your air blown or wet central heating. You may have a gas fire or even an electric fan. It’s hard to fix the damage made by a small leak to the structure and it can be costly. Water ingress will lead to damp within the caravan, including the floors and walls. Damp is harmful to your health and it can cause your caravan to rot and become unfit to use. If you are planning to travel in a caravan or motorhome that has water ingress, you may want to consider a repair or even a replacement. The new 2021 leisure vehicle models have arrived and there are plenty of deals to be done across the country.
For inexperienced buyers, it’s best to head to a reputable dealership that can advise and monitor the quality of their caravan and motorhomes. A dealership will have a number of manufacturers vehicles available to view, all in one place. A brand such as Burstner Motorhomes, has a well-deserved reputation for providing a mixture of comfort and luxury that suits most budgets.
Insulated drink-wares for hot drinks in the awning!
Can there be anything more comforting than holding a warm cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate between your hands? When you’re caravanning, you might find that your warm drink can rapidly hit an unpleasant lukewarm drinking temperature, as a result of a cold environment. Nobody likes lukewarm drinks when they are sat out in the awning enjoying a winters day. Something as simple as buying insulated drinkware can make a huge difference to your perception of cold. Indeed, drinking a hot and freshly brewed cuppa instantly warms you up!
Don’t forget your thermals!
You may spend every day in a pair of jeans, but when you’re caravanning in the wet weather, you want to add a pair of thermal leggings. They may not sound like an elegant fashion statement – thankfully, most of them are to be worn underneath your clothes – but they can keep your legs warm and cosy. Fleece-lined leggings are a must-have for a cold weekend away. When you’re out exploring the area from the campsite you will be warm and snug. These and a cup of tea in your new insulated drinkware, and you won’t even notice that it’s raining outside!
Buy the best caravan bedding for the cold!
Caravan and motorhome bedding comes in different shapes, sizes and togs. Whether you’re sleeping inside the caravan, or in the awning, buy the best. One thing is for sure; you can’t carry around a pile of blankets and duvets as they are space-demanding. But simple changes such as a quality memory foam or quilted mattress topper can prevent cold nights. The Duvalay products are some of the most popular, they certainly get our vote.
Travelling without fearing the wet weather, that’s what you need to make the most of a weekend getaway before the end of the year. There’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad preparation, or so they say. With the right gear you can enjoy a winter of touring and a whole new experience of caravanning.