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Questions to Ask Before Making Reservations at a Caravan Park

Hitting the road with your caravan or motor home can be a great way to enjoy a family vacation and the great outdoors. Staying at a caravan park is also usually cheaper than staying at a hotel, and of course you don't need to worry about the condition of the accommodations since you're bringing them with you! Before you make reservations, however, be sure you consider a few questions to ask of the park.

1. Always ask if they accommodate your size and type of caravan

Some parks may not allow small pop-up trailers and some don't allow tent camping. Others may not have space for very large motor homes and may also not have pull-through sites, so you would need to manage backing into your space. The width of the space will also be important if your caravan or trailer has lots of slide outs that might encroach on a neighbour's lot. Always ask about these details so you know your stay will be comfortable.

2. Ask if they have power, and the amps

Unless you see it boldly advertised on their website, don't assume that a caravan park has power, and don't assume the amps of the power either. Some parks may only have a limited number of sites with power, and some might have power that doesn't supply the amps your caravan needs to run all its electrical devices. When making a reservation, you want to ensure you'll have enough power for everything you bring with you, so always ask about this.

3. Ask about campfires and open flames

If you look forward to a campfire or have a charcoal grill, be sure you ask if these are allowed. Not all caravan parks allow open flames because of the number of caravans with propane tanks, and if they do, they may not have a fire pit in every single site to accommodate.

4. Ask about conditions for pets

A caravan park might advertise that they allow pets, but if you don't read the fine print, you might miss their conditions. This can mean not allowing dogs without a leash, not allowing cats to be let out of a caravan, and not allowing any type of exotic pet or animal. There may also be breed and size restrictions for dogs, as some parks might not allow what they consider to be aggressive breeds or oversized dogs. Always ask about any conditions for pets so you know your four-legged friend will be welcomed.

Take these things into consideration when looking at different powered caravan sites


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