There is nothing better than attaching the caravan to your vehicle and heading off on a relaxing holiday. However, before you leave, you simply must ensure your caravan is securely attached.
Speak to Advanced Towbars Melbourne about the right accessories for your vehicle, prior to the commencement of any travel.
What are Adjustable Height Tongues?
Adjustable height tongues ensure the connection between caravan and vehicle is even. The tongues are connected to a towbar with 2 pins that lock it securely in place. Once attached, the tongue helps distribute the weight of the caravan evenly and helps reduce sway.
Victorian Caravanning Laws
Before driving off with a caravan, make sure it is compliant with all Victorian road legislation. All drivers must obey these laws, or will face hefty fines.
Under Victorian law, towing a caravan:
- Must be registered and roadworthy
- The towbar should not hide the vehicle’s number plate
- Exceed weight limits
Towing a caravan is no easy task. Implementing and understanding all road rules will ensure a safe and smooth travel. When traveling with a caravan, use caution to avoid any potential hazards.
Holiday makers can often forget how tiring driving long distances can be. Prior to your vacation, there are a few things you can do to ensure a safe journey.
Some of these include:
- Going on shorter trips with your caravan
- Practise reversing with a caravan attached
- Set all mirrors accordingly
- Service your caravan regularly
It may not seem like much, but these small things can make a significant difference when you travel. Keeping your caravan safe on the road is vital, especially during peak holiday periods. By choosing the right towbar tongue for your trailer, you will have reduced sway and greater weight balance.
Caravanning is a luxury that some are fortunate to experience. If you want to ensure your next holiday is stress-free before travelling, contact Advanced Towbars Melbourne and we’ll fit your vehicle with the right towing accessories. Simply call us on 1300 238 869 or fill out an online enquiry form and we’ll be in touch.