This is the fifth page of 23 with related information about making the most of your caravan holiday. At the bottom of this page I have links to the other pages and I suggest you check these out as well.
If you caravan is fitted with electric brakes, you will need to have a brake controller fitted to the towing vehicle. This enables the driver to increase or decrease the caravan’s braking efficiently from the driver seat. Most controllers are fitted with a tell-tale light that helpfully indicates the level of braking selected.
With the extra weight, towing vehicles are regularly made to work harder, especially if you are in hilly country and have to drive up and down hills. All systems should be checked regularly and maintained in excellent condition, particularly radiators and cooling systems. Owners of automatic towing vehicles often choose to have transmission coolers fitted. Most are fitted as original equipment, but some after-market models are also available.
Again, with the extra weight of a caravan, rear suspension is often adversely affected by towing. The rig can be levelled using weight distribution bars. In some vehicles, particularly four-wheel drives, up-rated rear springs can be fitted, or air bags can be placed inside the spring to provide a range of adjustments.
8 Planning Your Trip (when to travel, weather, school and public holidays, local events, finding your way, GPS, maps and guides, visitor information centres, permits, Aboriginal land, National Parks, private land)
Hopefully, after digesting all this information you will have a fantastic caravan holiday. (With many more extended trips in the future). If you find it all too hard have a look at where Our Tours go and you may wish to consider one of these.