Top 5 Tips for Staying Safe in your Campervan

Top 5 Tips for Staying Safe in your Campervan

Top 5 Tips for Staying Safe in your Campervan

Campervan Safety

 

Whether you’re planning your first campervan trip or you’re a seasoned professional, we’ve compiled a list of some top tips for staying safe.  It’s important to remember that driving a van is very different to a car, so it will take some getting used to. It’s also likely that you’ll be driving down roads you don’t know, so don’t worry about taking your time. We celebrate the fun and freedom that a roadtrip can bring, but it’s also essential that you’re aware of the dangers too. So, before you hit the roads, check out these campervan safety tips.

 Make sure you are fully insured

When you hire a van with Rockinvans, insurance for one driver aged 23-75is included, but additional cover can also be arranged. If you have your own camper or you’re hiring from another company, it’s important to ensure that you are fully protected with adequate van insurance .

Drive at a comfortable speed

As driving the van will feel so different to a car, it’s a good idea to take your time. There’s nothing wrong with heading down a single carriageway at 40mph, if that’s all you’re comfortable with. As you get used to the camper, your confidence will increase and you can drive at a speed that you’re happy with (as long as it’s within the limit!).

 Think about other traffic

We always think that it’s nice to be courteous. After all, how many times have you been stuck behind a camper or motorhome wishing they’d pull over? Probably quite a few. However, do not feel under pressure to speed up because of cars behind you. If you are holding up the traffic, pull over where possible to allow them to pass.

 Watch out for the weather

If you’re campervanning in Scotland you will probably have to endure our weather I’m afraid. Although we do have the occasional sunny day, we also have a lot of wind and rain. It’s safe enough to drive a camper in bad weather, you just have to be a little more aware.

 Give yourself more time

A road trip is just as much about the journey as it is the destination, so don’t rush. When planning your trip, allow yourself plenty of time to take in the scenery. Scotland has beautiful coastlines and landscapes so shorter distances will likely take a lot longer than you think