Caravan Tyre Placards
Article from Caravan Council explaining what should be stamped on the caravan tyre placard and what the terms mean.
Read more in the PDF file attached.
Thanks to the tireless work by John and Olwen Gormly, useful resources for travellers, holiday makers, tourists, grey nomads and many more are available for you to use.
You can download the GoSeeOZ PDF and then get direct links to sections of the web site which may be relevant.
Follow this link ... https://qorf.org.au/resources/...
Truck Friendly Program
Ken Wilson, an avid caravanner, has spent considerable time and effort to develop and promote a web site to help caravanners and truckies safely share the road.
Ken has Truck Friendly stickers which caravanners and RV travellers can put on their rigs to show they have read and understood the correct ways to be truck friendly.
Ken also highlights the importance of keeping the UHF radio turned on so that truckies can communicate with the caravanner as required.
We urge all RV travellers to read the information on the Truck Friendly web site.
Follow this link ... https://truckfriendly.com.au/...
Poem for caravanners
Towing Caravans for Rec-reation… Not Wreck-creation!
It’s a good life for the ‘vanners, who live out on the road,
Seeing our great country, without a fixed abode,
But there’s danger ever lurking, on our highways when you drive,
So be careful when you travel, so you get back home alive.
Towing sure can be a problem, if something isn't right,
It may be out of mind, but it’s never out of sight,
So check that all’s OK, both the tow-rig and the ‘van,
And enjoy the pleasures of your trips, as safely as you can.
Is the ‘van in sound condition, are mechanicals still good,
Are you never over-loaded, does it tow the way it should,
Is the Ball-Load as it should be, not too high and not too low,
To give the safest handling, on whatever roads you go?
Are the tyres still road-worthy, and still have lots of grip,
Have you had the brakes adjusted, so they’ll never lock or slip,
Are the pressures set correctly, as the makers recommend,
To give the needed traction, on a hill or on a bend?
Are all the lights still shining, and the coupling’s done up tight,
Are the safety-chains and shackles, still connected safe and right,
Are your heavy goods stored safely, in the middle of the ‘van,
Are the wheels and bearings still turning well, as smoothly as they can?
Do you understand the meaning, of each Rating and each force,
Of the tow-rig and the caravan, and their legalise of course?,
There’s the ATM and Ball-load, the Tare and GTM,
There’s the GCM and Tow-bar specs, you need to know 'bout them.
Supplied courtesy of Caravan Council of Australia