There is so much to love about owning a static caravan in the Yorkshire Dales!
From the luxury of being able to enjoy a getaway break at the drop of a hat to having access to some of the country’s most breath-taking beauty spots and attractions, the possibilities for a peaceful, relaxing and memorable visit are endless with the help of owning your own holiday home.
However, there are a number of static caravan ownership secrets that you should know which will ensure your holiday goes off without a hitch…
3 static caravan ownership secrets to know for the best possible break away:
1. Safety comes first!
Although we would rather not start this blog off on a more serious footing, knowing that you are prepared for a safe and secure visit to your static caravan will provide you with much-needed peace of mind for the duration of your stay.
Here are just a few top safety tips that the other static caravan owners at Akebar Park have shared with us:
- Lock all the doors and windows when you leave your caravan. This might seem obvious, but amid all the excitement of your trip away, it can be an easy to forget to do! It is worth noting however that, here at Akebar, park security is a top priority and consistently monitored.
- Regularly check that your fire alarms are in good working order and that you have a fire extinguisher close at hand.
- Bring a torch and plenty of spare batteries! At Akebar Park, we are settled right in the middle of the countryside, which means that, if you need to leave your caravan during the night, it can be much darker and more hazardous than it would be in a town or city.
- Check your caravan insurance is up to date.
- If you are holidaying alone, make sure you have someone available that you can contact in the case of an emergency, as well as contact details of the people running the park you’re staying in.
2. Caravan maintenance is next
Caravan maintenance is actually a lot easier than many campers initially think – however, there are some things you can do to ensure your caravan remains in top condition for the long haul:
- Keep your gutters and roof clean – being surrounded by nature is wonderful, but it also means your gutters and roof can get clogged up very quickly with leaves during the autumn and winter!
- Give the outside a wash every few months – this will help to ensure it stays nice and clean and avoids any potential discoloration on your panels. You can use car shampoo and wax for an extra protective boost.
- Regularly check that your air vents are working properly and aren’t being blocked.
- Turn off your gas, electricity and water supply when you’re not staying at your caravan and get any portable appliances tested regularly.
3. Comfort is key
This may sound obvious, but comfort is an important factor to consider for your caravan as a camping guru. After all, if you’re comfortable, you’re far more likely to have an enjoyable time away and feel more at home!
Here are some ideas on how to make your caravan as comfortable as possible:
- Add soft furnishings, such as blankets and cushions, and make sure to replace your mattresses every few years (depending on how often you stay).
- Keep an eye on/regulate the temperature in your caravan. You never want it to be too hot or too cold!
- Ensure there are plenty of light sources available; whether that’s from natural sunlight coming through the windows of your caravan, or with daylight bulbs.
- Pack light to avoid mess and clutter as much as possible – a tidy space equals a tidy mind, and will enable you to relax more easily (mess is also a health and safety hazard, so absolutely best avoided in your caravan space)!
Ready to plan your next visit to Akebar Park?
By knowing and implementing these static caravan ownership secrets, you’ll be sure to have the best possible time when you come to stay in your home from home at Akebar park!
If you don’t currently own one of our static caravans but are considering doing so, be sure to check out our static caravans for sale or get in touch with our team for more information or to book a viewing. Be sure to also take a look at our “Life as an Owner” page for more insider knowledge and tips, too!