Caravan or camping mobile: What beginners car need to know |

holiday with the mobile home or residential trailer economy car. Beginners should, however, heed some expert advice. Berlin (dpa/tmn) - the borders are open n

Caravan or camping mobile: What beginners car need to know |

holiday with the mobile home or residential trailer economy car. Beginners should, however, heed some expert advice.

Berlin (dpa/tmn) - the borders are open now, and the Germans ' favourite destination Mallorca is back in range. But some pulls in corona times, perhaps a more private atmosphere in a camping mobile, or residential in front of the car. Caravanning beginners should, however, refer to a number of things.

"First of all, it is important to check whether the driving licence to Lead a class at all and the desired motorhome allowed," says Bernd striker. Who could only move vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes, which must be Clear, that's the holidays with a family of four in a mobile home then hardly possible.

"The empty weight of a Camper with reasonable facilities is already at around 3.2 tonnes," says the specialist in vehicle technology and vehicle inspection at Tüv Nord. "It is only 300 pounds for passengers, for clothing, food, Camping-utensils, and maybe even bicycles remain so. More than two people are hardly feasible."

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the right Camper or camper trailer Is finally found, you should not make the mistake to go immediately to the big Tour. "First of all, to make peace with the - in comparison to a Car significant changes in the proportions and driving characteristics," says Jürgen Bosset as a safety trainer for Caravan courses at the Auto Club Europa (ACE). Practice can be offered in addition to training courses, such as for example from the ADAC or some manufacturers, even driving schools teach. Otherwise, you can also get to a traffic practice area or a large Parking lot a feel for the vehicle, Jost Krüger from the Caravaning industry Association (CVID).

Where are the dangers for Carriage and co.?

"a Lot of motorhomes are based on commercial vehicles, and a commercial vehicle, has a completely different driving dynamics than a Car," says striker. Therefore, it is important, the style of driving is always to adapt, for example in curve speed or when braking. Also, the Wind has more area to attack. "Critically, it can be used on bridges, in wooded areas or when Overtaking a Truck," warns Bosset, the driver had to be taken, particularly in a side wind.

to be Feared even with an experienced Team of riders, the swaying and Lurching of the trailer are. Both can lead in the worst case, the Carriage tilts in a full travel - usually with fatal consequences. "It comes to pitching, there is only a single solution," says striker. "Only a courageous step on the brake to immediately speed reduce, then helps." Everything other, such that they should give, on the contrary, even Gas, is definitely wrong.

load Properly and travel safely.

Also not necessarily security relevant, and easy to implement, since the three experts agree, is to be loaded, the way in motorhome and caravans. "With the right Loading, the road can be a positive influence," says striker. "And correct Loading is the Loading that keeps the center of gravity of the vehicle as low as possible".

Bossets once one of the caravanning loading looks, therefore, as follows: "In the upper shelves, which for reasons of space, in campers are mounted, are lightweight items, such as Laundry, while packing dishes or kitchen machines better further down." Kruger recommends to distribute the Luggage evenly on the entire vehicle surface. A exception there is, however, the caravanning expert: "On the drive shaft is allowed at the expense of more weight, because the improved traction".

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Updated Date: 26 June 2020, 17:36

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