Are you thinking of joining the thousands of people who enjoy caravan holidays? Are you already enjoying the benefits of this lifestyle but can't quite master the manoeuvring? We can help, with a tailormade coaching session to get you on the road!
Many people think they need to take a B+E test to be able to tow a caravan but this is not the case. The licencing rules changed back in January 1997 but you can still tow a caravan with a car as long as the combined weight (Maximum Authorised Mass or MAM) of both does not exceed 3500kg. This is great news for the leisure vehicle industry and you will find that more and more caravans are now built lighter so that new caravan owners do not need to take an additional test. However, it does not remove the need for awareness training if you have never towed a trailer or caravan before. Felicity's Driver Training offers bespoke courses to help you gain confidence when towing at home and abroad.
Intro to Caravanning
We now offer a course where we can provide both a caravan and car for you to gain knowledge and skills with before you decide if the hobby is for you. The course includes;
how to load a caravan safely and how to calculate the correct nose weight to ensure a stable towing unit.
how to hitch a car and caravan and carry out all safety checks before beginning a journey.
reversing a caravan in a straight line and onto a pitch
towing the caravan through town and country routes to help you gain confidence in dealing with all kinds of road and traffic conditions.
You can use your own towing vehicle as long as it has an AL-KO compatable tow ball and you supply an additional rear number plate and towing mirrors. You must be entitled and fit to drive and hold a valid UK Driving licence for your class of vehicle.
Caravan Confidence Courses
This course is aimed at those who already own a caravan and want to improve their skills using their own unit. Our courses can include;
gain confidence towing on different types of road
hitching and unhitching safely
reversing and manoeuvring with ease
levelling your caravan
loading your caravan and calculating the correct nose weight.
The course can be tailored to your own requirements and previous experience. Clients must provide a vehicle with external mirrors and towing mirrors plus a belted passenger seat. You must be entitled and fit to drive and hold a valid UK Driving licence for your class of vehicle.
Courses are from £200 for 5-hours bespoke coaching. There is an additional fee for using our caravan and tow car. To book your bespoke course or to find out more please call 07850011181 or complete the Contact Us form. Ask us about making the most of your training by staying over at recommended campsites nearby!