'Plan stops' for long caravan towing sessions

Friday, 03 August 2012

Those who might be planning long caravan towing sessions - as they make their way to a holiday destination, for example – have been offered some advice from the Institute of Advanced Motorists' Tim Shallcross.

He has told people that they should put planning into such a journey and work in stops, adding that: "Towing is definitely more tiring than just driving an ordinary car."

Many car insurance holders who have the chance to compare the experience of their regular driving with that of having a caravan behind them will doubtless agree with him.

As well as working in stops, drivers should think of how they can get to the place they're driving to while avoiding excessive fatigue, Mr Shallcross said.

He suggested people alternate drivers on this sort of trip, saying a lot of the time just one member of a couple will feel able to drive when towing.

"I would encourage both of you to jump in the driving seat and share the driving," he said.

His comments came in the wake of recent Nissan research showing that some 18 per cent of individuals have plans to camp or caravan for a holiday during 2012.

Posted by Noel Martin.

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