Caravanning Etiquette

If you are new to the caravanning world or want to enhance your good form, here is a guide to caravanning etiquette.

Caravan Park/National Park/Recreation Areas

∆ Follow the park rules.
∆ Say hello to your neighbours and consider others at all times.
∆ Don’t walk through anybody else’s site.
∆ Make sure your pet is under control. Not everyone is an animal lover. Also, ∆ make sure that pets are allowed in the park.
∆ Park your vehicles on your own site or designated parking area.
∆ Toilet waste to be disposed of in designated dump stations or toilets.
∆ Wash down a dump station with the hose provided after emptying your holding tanks.
∆ Use a sullage hose for grey water.
∆ Use the allocated entertainment and activities areas – especially children.
∆ Keep noise levels down – particularly before 8am and after 10pm. This applies to music, generators and loud TV sets.
∆ Light campfires if allowed only in designated area; never leave unattended; extinguish thoroughly.
∆ Remove all rubbish from your site when you leave and ensure the site is as clean as or cleaner than when you arrived.
∆ Care for the environment and protect trees, shrubs and other natural surrounds.


∆ It is essential that you remain aware at all times of the fact that you are towing or driving a significant weight.
∆ Check rear vision mirrors frequently.
∆ Keep within the legal towing speed limit.
∆ Drive in the left hand lane except when passing and allow extra room when overtaking.
∆ When travelling in convoy, leave enough room for other vehicles to pass one van at a time.
∆ Pull off the road periodically to allow other cars to pass.
∆ On gravel and narrow roads, pull off the road and stop to allow large trucks to pass.
∆ Acknowledge fellow caravanners and RV drivers as you pass them on the road.




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