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Caravanning in your own backyard can be a great outdoor experience in the lockdowns


Change of scenery is always a healthy thing, even if it’s just stepping out of the house and onto the front lawn or in the backyard.

Due to COVID-19 variants popping up and the pandemic’s rage, our options for getting out and moving around are quite limited.

So how can you make the most out of the time you spend outdoors? For starters, you can try out caravanning.

Just because you can’t travel across state lines, doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time out in places closer to you.

This is where a caravan comes in handy.

Why caravanning is a good option.

Whether it is somewhere public for example, a campsite, or some other location a little more private like a friend’s farm, there’s always going to be a few unknowns.

Having a caravan enables the individual indulging in any activity to enjoy their surroundings and still be able to retreat to their own boundaries when need be.

For example, you can go for a nature walk and then get back into your caravan for a quick call to check on some things back home or assignments at work.

If it gets too sunny or rainy in certain areas, the caravan will also make for good shelter.

While some may associate caravans with leisure, they are also useful for outdoor work like nature photography or shooting scenes for a short film where the caravan is helpful.

Not only will you have space to store your valuable equipment but you can also perform some small tasks like charging, copying and editing files from your caravan.

Another key feature of caravans is the blending of domestic life with on-the-go life.

The caravan facilitates you to drive across large swaths of land, see animals in wildlife parks, lakes, rivers, mountains and forests, and stop when you need to.

You don’t have to worry about dealing with hotels and motels in addition to transportation and tour companies whose quality standards may not be clear to you.

A caravan can also provide space to prepare meals. If you are near a spot with quail, duck and pheasants, with your license and permits, you can enjoy on your plate.

What makes a good caravan?

Firstly, a good caravan should be lightweight. Remember that you’re going to be hooking it up to the back of your car so you want something that will be easy to tow.

But while weight is important, you should also go for one that’s sturdy especially if you’re going to tow it across rough terrain. Fiberglas parts never hurt.

A good caravan should also be fairly spacious depending on what you’re using it for.

However, it’s good to have one designed in a manner that allows you to stand up and walk through it smoothly, and sit comfortably for a conversation with a few people.

Caravans come in various types, depending on your space demands.

You can go for a small caravan, something with a toilet and shower, a compact caravan if you won’t be many people in it, or even a tiny caravan for solo activities.

Fixtures and fittings are also some nice-to-haves. If your caravan has a kitchen, it’s good to have somewhere to put a fire extinguisher and first aid kit too.

Consider things like steps and ramps, and a spot to put a bicycle or spare tire.

Lastly, always examine the body of the caravan.

You want to make sure that there’s no room for water to leak and cause dampness, or that any detachable parts are tightly fastened and can withstand some shock.

If you’re looking to get into caravanning but don’t know where to start, you can request Carlight for a quotation or brochure, and even book a viewing for more information.

Gerald Ainomugisha is a freelance Content Solutions Provider (CSP) offering both content and copy writing services for businesses of all kinds, especially in the niches of management, marketing and technology.

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