Caravan Information

Caravan Safety Practices

  1. Each member should ensure that his trailer/motorhome, tow vehicle and hitch equipment are maintained in sound condition (Use enclosed safety check list as a guide).
  2. When leveling the trailer, pull trailer onto the parking wedge. Then, if something should go wrong, the trailer will roll away from the tow vehicle.
  3. Treat the smell of propane as seriously.  If you suspect a leak, find it and eliminate it immediately. Locate with soapy water–not a match!
  4. Maintain an even speed when towing on hilly roads. Engine speed can drop rapidly causing overheating. Learn to shift into lower gear before losing too much speed. Otherwise, you may “crawl” over the hill and your tow vehicle will overheat.
  5. Use ONLY 3-wire grounded power cords.
  6. Keep proper polarity. NEVER allow reverse polarity. Three prong polarity checkers are available for less than $5.
  7. Use hoses marked “Safe for drinking water.” NEVER use rubber hose for drinking. Sanatize hoses with a little bleach after longer storage. Proper hoses keepl our water safe and tasting good.
  8. If you see you are developing a tail, pull off the highway at first safe turnout to allow backed-up traffic to pass.
  9. Stay within the speed limit and a safe distance behind other traffic. If you are following another Caravanner and can read his numbers, you’re too close!
  10. Carry a fire extinguisher in your Airstream and tow/towed vehicle.
  11. REMOVE detachable mirrors as part of unhitching the trailer.

Caravan Courtesies

  1. Show courtesy and consideration to all with whom you come in contact so that the goodwill of the WBCCI is enhanced.
  2. Dispose of all rubbish by the means provided.
  3. Collect gray-water in the proper receptacle on rally grounds. Dispose of it in the proper manner
  4. Be courteous and considerate toward committee workers for they are volunteers.
  5. Keep pets under control at all times. Clean up after them. Pets should not be in hospitality area.
  6. When running generators, confine their use to appropriate places and times.
  7. Wear WBCCI name badges at all times when at WBCCI activities or on caravans.
  8. Let the officers and committee have the benefit of your ideas for the general improvement of the club.
  9. Keeps the area around trailer/motorhome clean at all times.
  10. Keep all clothing and laundry hung inside trailer/motorhome, NEVER outside on ropes or wires.
  11. Advise neighboring trailers/motorhome of intent to disconnect water or power.
  12. Protect others’ water supply and keeps hoses out of the dirt.
  13. Bring a fair share to the potlucks. Bring generous portions for the dinners, for we are one big family.
  14. Makes a point of getting acquainted with new members and make them welcome.
  15. Be considerate by not smoking at meetings or meals, etc.

Caravan Equipment List

Equipment to carry on a caravan:

  1. Drinking water supply equipment including:
    • (2) or more “White” drinking water hoses (NO RUBBER) 5/8″ x 25 ft.
    • (1) or more hose “Y’s”
    • (1) water thief
    • (1) water pressure regulator (if not built-in)
    • (1) 5 gallon water can or clean bucket and funnel (to fill water tank when there is no pressure).
  2. Waste water disposal equipment including:
    • (1)  “Green” waste water hose, plainly marked “FOR WASTE WATER ONLY”,
    • 3/4″ x 25′ with male fitting cut off,
    • (1) waste water holding container with vent tube (NO OPEN CONTAINERS).
  3. Sanitary waste equipment:
    • (1) 4-ft. sewer hose
    • (1) 8- or 10-ft. sewer hose is desirable.
  4. Electrical equipment including:
    • (1)  or more 50 ft. 3-wire cord, 10 or 12 gauge, (10 gauge preferred) with Ubar grounding plug and receptacle
    • (1)  adapter trailer plug to U-bar ground plug
    • extra supply of fuses for trailer/motorhome battery system.
  5. Emergency equipment including:
    • (1) shovel
    • (1) light crow bar
    • (1) set of reflectors
    • a supply of fuses, fire extinguisher.
  6. Other equipment including:
    • wood or metal blocks and wedges for leveling trailer/motorhome
    • flagpole
    • 3′x 5′ U.S. flag.

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