Lakes Coast Visitor Guide

LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE I PAGE 129 WE CAN PRINT IT ALL FOR YOU! (03) 5150 2300 • • 65 Macleod Street, Bairnsdale VIC 3875 GRAPHIC DESIGN • WEB DESIGN • BUSINESS CARDS • BROCHURES • ENVELOPES • LETTERHEADS • LABELS STICKERS • STUBBY HOLDERS • WEDDING STATIONERY • INVOICE BOOKS • POSTERS • BANNERS • INVITATIONS PHOTO PRINTING • CANVAS PRINTS • MENUS • LARGE FORMAT PRINTING • CATALOGUES • NEWSLETTERS CARAVANNING Travel with your home away from home Perfect spots to set up camp with a caravan are dotted right around the Lakes Coast region. Whether you’re look- ing for a spot beside a river or beach, a getaway in the hills, or something close to the centre of town, there’s always somewhere to pull in with a caravan to set yourself up for a holiday in your own accom- modation. But travelling with a caravan in tow comes with responsibilities, for the safety of both the holidaymaker and others on the road. Caravans should be checked regularly for wear and tear, ensuring that everything on and in the van and towing mechanism is in good working order. Ensure your vehicle has the Reduce the chance of the caravan swaying by making sure the load is distributed evenly and be careful in poor conditions, high winds or when passing or being overtaken by larger vehicles as this increases a caravan’s risk of sway. To help you get out on your holiday safely, or if you find yourself in need of assistance while on the road, Bairnsdale Caravan Repairs and Service Centre and John Edwards Caravan Repairs & Sales are two reputable providers in Bairnsdale who can help you out. They are also a good point of call for any tips on how to get the most out of your caravanning holiday. power to tow your van. As well as your caravan, your car should be serviced before hitting the road for a well-deserved holiday. If you are new to caravanning, it’s a good idea to practice with shorter trips before planning any long getaways. Reversing with a van can be difficult, so practice this, too. Have someone help you with this. Don’t try to do it alone if you can help it. When you are out on the open road, make sure to leave more space than usual between you and the vehicle in front to allow for more stopping time and distance, and keep to the left to allow others to pass when safe. To ensure a safe return from your caravanning holiday, prepare yourself and the van well. Photo: Visit Victoria