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The Day Before Departure...


  • Walk around your vehicle and caravan for a general check for any damage or worn parts that may need repair.
  • Check that you have appropriate tension in your fan belt and that its condition is still good
  • Check you have enough water/coolant in the engine and that you have an adequate amount of brake fluid
  • Check your oil levels in both the engine and transmission
  • Ensure you have a full tank of petrol
  • Windscreen washer full
  • Wiper blades in good condition, AND you have a spare set
  • Ensure your tyre pressure/condition is good on car and van, don't forget to check both spare tyres as well
  • Check wheel nuts
  • Look at the condition of the various hoses in your engine, are they still ok? Do you have spares?
  • Is an insect screen in front of the radiator required?


  • Have you purchased supplies or will you get those at the destination?
  • Check that the fire extinguisher is securely fitted
  • Check that your gas bottle(s) is/are securely fitted and full
  • Ensure that your brakes have been checked and adjusted if necessary

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