- 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
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 to the continent or abroad.
With around half a million caravanning enthusiasts in the UK, leisure towing is an extremely popular pastime. While many caravan owners will be taking advantage of the long June bank holiday weekend, throughout the summer outdoor enthusiasts will be looking for engaging activities, especially activities outside London.
As caravan owners head out onto the open road, one of the most important things to remember is safety. To help them, Chevrolet has developed a safe caravanning guide in conjunction with some of the industry’s leading caravanning organisations on caravan safety and enjoyment.
“At Chevrolet we believe that a big part of that 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 time with ‘Mother Nature’ is enjoyable and relaxed, as well as safe and legal,”says Chevrolet UK Managing Director Mark Terry.
To help ensure a safe and pleasurable experience, Chevrolet produced this guide in association with The National Caravanning Council, The Camping and Caravan Club and the UK-based caravan manufacturer, Elddis Caravans.
Caravan owners can pick up a copy of the Chevrolet Safe Caravanning Guide, visit your local Chevrolet dealership or visit chevrolet.co.uk
Chevrolet’s Top Tips for Safe Caravanning
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
Always go through your safety checklist before heading off
Make sure that the lighting system of the caravan works properly
Do not drive faster than 50 mph while towing
Make sure you have enough room when cornering and avoid sudden manoeuvres
Always have someone to guide you when reversing
Parking on any kind of slope is not recommended
Always chock the caravan’s wheels when parking and apply the car’s parking brake
Make sure the person placing / removing the chocks from your wheels stands to one side
Always carefully read the caravan manufacturer’s instructions
About Chevrolet Captiva
Chevrolet knows a thing or two about building SUVs.As the creator of the vehicle that launched the market segment back in the 1930’s (the Carryall Suburban), Chevrolet has experienced seven incredible decades of SUV success which have culminated in the current model, the Captiva.
The Captiva is true to the Chevrolet traditions of innovation and value for money, while offering powerful and efficient engines, all-wheel-drive capability, versatility for up to seven passengers and an interior quality that belies its affordable price.
It’s that kind of versatility and can-do attitude that encapsulates the spirit of the Chevrolet line-up and why the Captiva appeals not only to family motorists but also anyone seeking a vehicle that helps them make the most of their chosen lifestyle.