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From someone who has lived in a caravan for 2 years: advice for those who are considering taking this route

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Two years have passed tomorrow. I started on 7th July 2020. I have stayed in a hotel for only 4 nights over two years. Aside from that, I’ve always lived in a trailer. After the holidays, I will continue with a new and larger caravan. as for … here are the things that have come out of this two-year experience below for those who are curious.

– If you are a meticulous person, you may have serious problems with laundry and washing. (I solved this by installing a washer dryer.)

– The camper is the best, but it’s a bit of a problem after diesel excursions. These vehicles burn more than you think.

– I warn you all. It is more difficult in the summer than in the winter. Winter and autumn are my favorite times.

– you have to learn how to use your energy needs correctly and produce good energy in your caravan because it is not very pleasant when you are addicted to camping areas.

– You must know how to cook.

– you should not be afraid of loneliness, sometimes you are in the midst of so much desolation that one night I sat and waited three hours for a UFO, but no one came.

– Caravans made today for marketing purposes will not make you happy. you should determine your needs well and, if possible, choose the caravan accordingly.

– Sometimes people look at you very strangely. I guess it’s because I’m alone.

– you need to know how to keep tools, make repairs and be rigorously planned.

– Are you sick of the question “Can I look inside the trailer?” Please do not go to the people living in the trailer with this request. Can I say that I can look at your house?

– definitely study your destinations in advance. from maps etc.

– Your water tanks should be large. An average of 30-40 liters of water is spent in a shower. The daily water requirement of the caravan sometimes exceeds 100 liters. If you don’t want to move for a few days, less than 300 liters can drive you crazy.

– your solar panels and just as important are your batteries. if possible, minimize the use of 220 in your caravan. Do not let your refrigerator run at 220. Make sure you can charge the batteries while the vehicle is running.

– the vehicle itself is intended to take you from one place to another. the caravan part is for you to live. Regardless of the vehicle, you should know how to look at both separately.

– the most dangerous subject in the caravan is the fire. other than that, the trailer won’t kill you. Choose your additions, cables, etc. carefully. what are you doing in the caravan. Have proper fire extinguishers.

– one of the funniest things about the trailer is the slope you roll the trailer into. I laugh at this the most in novice campers. At least learn what a spirit level is. Therefore: “why do my gray water tanks fill up so fast?”, “why is it like that when I cook?”, “what happened to the bed?” do not say.

– If you live in the mountains, on the plateau, like me, it is far from people. in other things you have to know, at least find directions. where north where south what sound is it? but no, we will tow the caravan to a place near the beach (you can find it in the summer and you can turn it around) if you say we will sing the Mediterranean evenings, everything will be fine for your mind.

– If you plan to spend a lot of time in the field, you should definitely have a small generator, especially in winter. You won’t have much trouble with water, but energy is sometimes not enough.

– If you intend to always live in the caravan, the best diesel is webasto for heating. You can warm up for 4 hours with 1 liter of fuel. If your insulation is good, you will be warm even for a day. Don’t be fooled by LPG, the cost of LPG heating in a caravan is more than diesel.

– Make sure you have a smoke, gas, carbon monoxide detector.

These are the ones that come to mind for now.

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