Caravan vs. camper

With kids in tow or unbound from Hotel and solid holiday plans just drive into the blue – caravans and campers make it possible. Before you go, but of course is the decision between caravans and motor homes. The following tips and suggestions will make it easier.

Slow but free – The Caravan

The caravan is basically a livable trailer that can be attached to the car and as well as off separately. The clear advantage of this is that a car rental at the resort is not necessary simply. So instead of always having everything here, just hard to find parking or barely fit through narrow streets, the caravan can be left at the campsite. Thus, the car remains mobile and excursions are possible. As the caravan does not have its own drive, it is also easier to maintain and require less maintenance, and often more cost-effective. The caravan and its benefits are therefore not to be underestimated.

Completely free of some of the challenges the caravan is terrible. These include driving itself. The additional load and the attachment via towbar certain extent is an oscillating weight on cars and maneuvering with this has to be learned. After 1999, acquired licenses therefore require an extension to the BE class. Particularly on slopes, the caravan functions as a pushing force, so heavy braking and accelerating dose is necessary. Before driving on vacation, therefore, something driving training is advised, despite this the trip by caravan remains slow. In addition, a possible advantage, which can also be problematic, however.

So it is natural handy to be able to leave the caravan are on the campsite. However, this creates a degree of uncertainty because of poorly guarded camp invites the Caravan a theft. In addition, the caravan usually offers not as much space as a camper. This applies both to the surface itself, as well as for the storage space. Here, then, no toilet is also present in the control, whereby tourists are dependent on the conditions at the campsite to a greater extent.

Major rules for water hygiene in the camper part 2

The cleaning of the tank and preventive measures

In any wastewater and fresh water tank serious contamination can occur. The following measures make the hygiene in the water tank safely: cleaning, disinfection, water conservation and descaling.

The solution tank should be cleaned in any event twice a year. To do this, solve a detergent in water and fill this one through the filler neck into the empty tank. A cleaning solution you can overnight in fresh water tank and then emptied. Even pressure cleaners are cleaning aids.

Next is the disinfection of the row. Proceed as the detergent and leave the chlorine-containing disinfectants for a few hours in the tank.

Through the use of preservatives to meet at the same time protective measures. They prevent the contamination of fresh water and help prevent a calcification.

In a further step, it sets out to de-scale tanks and pipes in the motorhome. Thus pests such as bacteria extracted from the soil and preserves the hygiene.

In addition to tank cleaning, the use of water filters that prevent and remove dirt which is recommended. Special water filters ensure the hygiene and freedom from pollutants of drinking and cooking water. Used filter cartridges, which usually contain activated carbon to remove organic chemicals such as nitrates.

In winter you should use antifreeze. This preserves the water system against bacterial involvement and frost damage. They also save you the trouble, to completely remove the water from the motorhome.

Sven’s tip: your water system is freshly cleaned and waiting to be refilled? With external filters for the water tank you can refill your water supply free from germs. this method is suitable because the water quality from country to country varies considerably especially for filling abroad.