Reminder for beginners
Before you start the adventure, get acquainted with our reminder for beginners, and experienced ones as well, towards the bottom of the page
Experienced users of camping vehicles know what to do before going on the road, but it is not bad for them to be reminded.
In addition to the fact that all systems on the vehicle must be technically correct, you also need to do the following:
Check that the correct headlights (high beam and dipped headlights) on your camper, position, position, stop and reverse lights, turn signals and license plate lighting. The reasons for this are known to all drivers.
Check tire pressure. If necessary, inflate the tires or release excess air. With some models, there is a possibility that a warning may appear for incorrect tire pressure due to the fact that some of them are inflated. It is better to check with a vulcanizer, because most often, at gas stations, compressors do not pump more than 4.5 to 4.8 bar, while with some campers, a pressure of 5.5 bar is prescribed.
Make sure you have enough windshield washer fluid.
If you have bicycles on the carrier, make sure that they are securely fastened and locked to the carrier. If you are traveling to Spain or Italy, you need a proper sign for marking the load that goes out of size on the back of the vehicle. The boards are different for Italy and Spain, find a board that is Italian on one side and Spanish on the other.
If the bicycle rack is empty, it must be securely closed.
The lens of the reversing camera must be clean, check that as well.
The doors of the luggage compartment and gas boxes, toilet cassette, etc. must be closed and locked.
If you have camper stabilization feet while parked, don’t forget to raise them to the driving position. If you forget that, you will do damage of at least a few hundred euros.
If there is a step on your camper, make sure it is properly closed.
The same goes for the awning.
Inside the vehicle, all doors (on the toilet and shower), the doors on the boxes and cabinets, as well as the drawers must be tightly closed and locked.
Put the board down on the toilet.
Make sure the refrigerator door is closed properly. If things fly out of the fridge while driving, the glass packaging breaks, the liquid spills.
If there is a reclining bed in your camper, make sure it is in the upper safe driving position.
Remove all objects from exposed horizontal surfaces.
All windows on the residential part of the vehicle must be closed and locked, as well as all roof windows, because they are not designed for air blows while driving.
The curtains for the windscreen and side windows in the driver’s cab must be secured so that they do not close while driving.