Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure in the great outdoors? Whether you're an experienced camper or embarking on your first caravanning journey, Europe offers a world of possibilities for those seeking to explore its breathtaking landscapes and immerse themselves in its rich cultures. At Tamar Leisure, we understand the excitement and joy that come with embarking on a European road trip, and we are here to help you make the most of your caravanning and camping experience. With our range of carefully selected products and services, we are proud to be your trusted companion on this incredible journey. From practical camping gear to essential caravan accessories, we have everything you need to ensure your comfort, convenience, and safety throughout your travels.

Safety Gear

When embarking on a caravanning or camping adventure in Europe, it's crucial to prioritise safety. Unlike driving in the UK, there are specific legal requirements for carrying certain safety gear in your vehicle when travelling across European countries. One of the essential items to have is hi-vis reflective jackets, ensuring you have one for each person on board. It's important to note that these jackets should be easily accessible within the vehicle, so avoid storing them in the garage unless they are reachable from inside. Also, headlight beam converters are another vital requirement that must be fitted before driving in Europe to ensure proper visibility and prevent dazzling other drivers.

Some more essentials are:

  • Warning Triangle EU Approved -A warning triangle is a mandatory safety item that you must carry. At Tamar Leisure, we offer an EU-approved warning triangle that meets the required standards for use in Europe. This compact and easily deployable device is invaluable in case of breakdowns or accidents, as it serves as a clear indication to other drivers that there is a hazard ahead. By placing the warning triangle a suitable distance from your vehicle, you help to create a safe zone, warning approaching traffic to proceed with caution. This simple yet effective safety measure can significantly reduce the risk of further accidents and provide peace of mind during your European travels.
  • UK Sticker - To comply with regulations, it's necessary to attach a UK car sticker to the back of your vehicle or display it on the registration plates.
  • First Aid Kit Caravan & Motorhome - Lastly, a first aid kit is compulsory in many European countries, including France and Germany, so be sure to have one readily available. By equipping yourself with the necessary safety gear, you can have peace of mind and enjoy your European road trip with confidence.

Booking A Crossing Over The Channel

When planning your journey to France, booking a crossing over the Channel is an important step. Fortunately, there are two popular options available: Eurotunnel and ferry crossings. Eurotunnel offers a convenient and efficient route from Folkestone to Calais, allowing you to take your vehicle onboard the shuttle train and stay with your pet throughout the journey. This makes it a preferred choice for pet owners who want to ensure the comfort and well-being of their furry companions.

Alternatively, you can opt for a ferry crossing from Dover to either Calais or Dunkirk. Ferries provide a more traditional and scenic travel experience, allowing you to relax and enjoy the beautiful views of the English Channel. Both options have their advantages, and the choice ultimately depends on your preferences and travel needs. Eurotunnel offers the convenience of staying with your pet during the crossing, while ferry crossings provide a pleasant and leisurely journey. Whichever method you choose, it's essential to book your crossing in advance to secure your preferred time and ensure a smooth and hassle-free start to your French adventure.

Fire Blanket

At Tamar Leisure, we highly recommend carrying a fire blanket in your Caravan, Motorhome, or Campervan safety kit. A fire blanket is a versatile safety accessory that can be used to smother small fires or to protect yourself while evacuating in the event of a larger fire. Its compact and lightweight design makes it easy to store and access when needed. Whether you're cooking in your mobile kitchen or enjoying a cosy campfire, having a fire blanket within reach provides an added layer of protection and peace of mind. It is a proactive step to ensure the safety of yourself, your travel companions, and your vehicle. So, before you embark on your European adventure, make sure to include a fire blanket in your safety kit. It's a small investment that can make a significant difference in emergency situations and help you enjoy a worry-free trip.

Nemesis Ultra Wheel Lock Sold Secure Approved

When it comes to safeguarding your caravan or trailer during your European travels, investing in reliable security devices is crucial. At Tamar Leisure, we proudly offer the Nemesis Ultra Wheel Lock, a Sold Secure approved solution that provides exceptional protection. While most European countries are generally safe for travel, it's essential to remain vigilant and take precautions to prevent potential crimes. Just like at home, using security devices when your caravan is left detached from the tow car is of utmost importance. The Nemesis Ultra Wheel Lock is designed to meet your security needs effectively. It is a world-leading multipurpose wheel lock that offers versatility and convenience. Whether you have alloy or steel wheels, the Nemesis Ultra is suitable for both types. What sets it apart is its user-friendly design, allowing you to fit and secure it with just one hand in under 10 seconds. This means you can quickly and effortlessly protect your caravan or trailer during brief stops, such as service stations or car parks, where other wheel clamps and locks may not be practical.

Caravan Insurance

When embarking on a caravan adventure across Europe, one essential aspect that should never be overlooked is securing comprehensive caravan insurance. While travelling in the UK, you may already have insurance coverage, but it's vital to extend this protection to your European journey. Caravan insurance provides financial security and peace of mind in case of unforeseen events or accidents.

Travelling abroad exposes your caravan to different risks, including theft, damage, or liability claims. Having adequate insurance ensures that you are financially protected and can recover any potential losses or damages. It covers a wide range of scenarios, such as accidents on the road, theft of belongings, damage caused by natural disasters, or even incidents at campsites. Caravan insurance policies for Europe typically include features specific to international travel, such as legal expenses cover, emergency accommodation, repatriation, and breakdown assistance. It's important to carefully review and understand the policy terms and conditions to ensure you have the right level of coverage for your needs.

Vango E-Pinnacle 40 Litre 12V/230V Electric Coolbox

Whether you're camping or caravanning, having an electric coolbox is a fantastic way to keep your food and beverages cool while shopping for supplies abroad. The Vango E-Pinnacle 40 Litre 12V/230V Electric Coolbox is an excellent choice, especially for families. Its spacious capacity can accommodate all your essentials and more. What makes the Vango E-Pinnacle stand out is its versatility. It can be powered from both AC - 230V mains and DC - 12V in-car socket, giving you the flexibility to use it wherever you have access to power. This means you can keep your perishables chilled during long drives or while enjoying the comfort of your camping site. With its reliable thermoelectric refrigeration system, the coolbox can cool up to 16°C below the ambient temperature. This ensures that your food and drinks stay fresh and cool, even on hot summer days. No more worrying about spoiled groceries or warm beverages during your travels.

Wherever you go, you can be sure to find all your camping and caravanning essentials.

Post By Ella