Chevrolet release guide to caravanning

Chevrolet Captiva

• Chevrolet creates a guide to safe caravanning for the ‘Summer of Great Britain’
• The new Chevrolet Captiva’s increased towing capacity is helping owners embrace the UK’s beauty
• Chevrolet has partnered with the NCC, the Camping and Caravanning Club, and Elddis Caravans to ensure the quality of the information

Chevrolet Guide to Caravanning

2012 is arguably one of Great Britain’s most exciting years and more than ever people are choosing to take their holidays in the UK rather than travel abroad.

With around half a million caravanning enthusiasts in the UK, leisure towing is an extremely popular pastime. Many caravan owners will be looking for engaging activities throughout the summer, especially activities outside major cities.

"At Chevrolet we believe that a big part of the fun should be the journey, not just the destination. Choosing the right tow car and having a safe experience will go a long way to ensuring that your holiday is enjoyable and relaxing, as well as safe and legal,"

Chevrolet has produced the guide in association with The National Caravanning Council, The Camping and Caravan Club and the UK-based caravan manufacturer, Elddis Caravans.

Chevrolet’s Top Tips for Safe Caravanning

1. Practice turning, stopping and reversing before you begin towing on public roads. Do not tow in traffic until you are confident that you can handle the vehicle and caravan safely
2. Always go through your safety checklist before heading off
3. Make sure that the lighting system of the caravan works properly
4. Do not drive faster than 50 mph while towing
5. Make sure you have enough room when cornering and avoid sudden manoeuvres
6. Always have someone to guide you when reversing
7. Parking on any kind of slope is not recommended
8. Always check the caravan’s wheels when parking and apply the car’s parking brake
9. Make sure the person placing / removing the chocks from your wheels stands to one side
10. Always carefully read the caravan manufacturer's instructions