When you’re planning on heading out for a long journey touring the likes of the NC500, then make sure you carry out some campervan vehicle checks before setting off.
So here’s a checklist that you can use to prepare your VW campervan for a 2-week tour around the UK. If you need a check list for festivals then follow this link Dubbed Out Festival Essentials Checklist:
1. Engine and mechanical systems: – Check the oil level and top up if necessary – Check the coolant level and top up if necessary – Check the brake fluid level and top up if necessary – Check the tyre pressure and adjust if necessary – Check the brake pads and discs for wear – Check the suspension and steering components for wear – Check the battery and charging system – Check the lights and indicators
2. Interior and living systems: – Clean and tidy the living area, including the bed and kitchen facilities – Check the gas supply and ensure the cooker and fridge are working correctly – Check the water supply and pump, and fill up the water tank if necessary – Test the toilet and sewage system – Check the electrical system, including the leisure battery and any external power hook-ups – Check the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working correctly
3. Safety and emergency equipment: – Check that the fire extinguisher is in good condition and easily accessible – Check the first aid kit and replenish any missing items – Check the spare wheel and jack – Ensure you have a warning triangle and high-visibility vest – Check the insurance and breakdown cover details
4. Navigation and communication: – Plan your route and ensure you have a map, sat nav, or GPS system – Charge your mobile phone and ensure you have a charging cable – Consider purchasing a portable Wi-Fi hotspot or upgrading your mobile data plan
5. Personal items and supplies: – Pack appropriate clothing for the weather conditions in the UK – Bring essential toiletries, towels, bedding, and pillows – Stock up on food, drinks, and cooking supplies for the trip – Bring any outdoor equipment you may need, such as hiking boots or bicycles.
It’s essential to perform a thorough check before embarking on any long road trip. By following this checklist, you can ensure that your VW Transporter campervan is in good working order and ready for a safe and enjoyable journey around the UK.