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16 Jul 2017 @ 19:56:31 pm
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Hi all,
As mentioned in my previous post my husband Johan and I are novices to caravanning. He is retiring at the end of the year and it our plan now to take to the road with a caravan and tour our beautiful country for as long as we want. The challenge is that we have never caravanned before and he has never towed a caravan before. He needs training to do so. Where can we find someone to provide such training or are there online courses that he can take? Can anyone help?
16 Jul 2017 @ 20:49:04 pm
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If  he has an EB licence, you do not have to go for training. If he only has a B licence, he will have to do the driving test. The best will be to go to the nearest driving school. Most will have a smallish trailer to practise with and to do the test.

If he already has an EB licence, he should just hook up the caravan and teach himself. Basic common sense will get you far. Focus on driving smoothly and use enough revolutions so the engine does not labour. Take your turns slightly wider than usual. Go to a parking lot that is empty over weekends and train to reverse. If you enter enclosed spaces, remember to plan an exit route and look out for low branches, etc. He should get the hang of it within half an hour. It really is not as daunting as it might seem.

The most important is to stay calm and enjoy the trip.

16 Jul 2017 @ 21:46:44 pm
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If  he has an EB licence, you do not have to go for training. If he only has a B licence, he will have to do the driving test. The best will be to go to the nearest driving school. Most will have a smallish trailer to practise with and to do the test.

If he already has an EB licence, he should just hook up the caravan and teach himself. Basic common sense will get you far. Focus on driving smoothly and use enough revolutions so the engine does not labour. Take your turns slightly wider than usual. Go to a parking lot that is empty over weekends and train to reverse. If you enter enclosed spaces, remember to plan an exit route and look out for low branches, etc. He should get the hang of it within half an hour. It really is not as daunting as it might seem.

The most important is to stay calm and enjoy the trip.

Very well said.  I trust that he did some small trailer towing over the years and if he already has a EB license no problem. Take it slow at first by driving at speeds that he is comfortable with. The rest will come as comon sence.

Take short trips to nearby resorts. This will give confidence and help sort out the packing plan of the caravan as that could be a large culprit in towing stability.

 

Sonder Jesus is ek niks! ! ! !
17 Jul 2017 @ 09:18:18 am
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Welkom op die forum.

Oefen oefen oefen en onthou dat dit wat jy sleep of breëer as jou voertuig is en langer.

Die wiele van wat jy sleep nie in jou voertuig se spore trap nie. Dus as jy vir n gat in die pad uitswaai die wa dalk deur die gat ry.

So ook as jy by n hek inry dat die sleeptuig die hek kan saam bring of n voertuig verby steek.

Draai is die meeste hak plek, die sleeptuig draai nie in jou voertuig se spore nie hy draai korter.

Die hoogte is hoër as jou voertuig en jy kan nie met nat hout braai nie en die dak is gekrap.

Bly altyd bewus van daar is iets gehak aan die voertuig.

Sou jy agteruit stoot is dit die geleentheid dat die vrou op jou kan skreeu, laat sy jou oë na agter wees tot jy n kamera in het.
Oefen oefen oefen
Sterkte.
As jy wil he jou drome moet waar word, moet jy eers wakker word.

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17 Jul 2017 @ 13:10:23 pm
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Hi and Welcome.

My advice:
1) Learn by doing
2) Go slow
3) Caravan Movers are NOT a waste of money
4) Go slow
5) Use a stabilizer
6) Go slow
7) Right towing vehicle
8) Go-slow,
9) Go often
WERK SE MOER
17 Jul 2017 @ 16:48:46 pm
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Great advice given above.
The best teacher is time and experience.
Start slow and you will gain confidence.
Never have enough confidence to tow above 100 kmph.
Make the journey part of your holiday and enjoy the passing scenery.
Enjoy your carefree golden years and always put safety first...
On The Road Again
17 Jul 2017 @ 20:29:22 pm
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Hi Guys, Johan here. Thanks for all the advice I do have an EB licence. Our tow vehicle is a Prado 4L and we will probably acquire a Jurgens Exclusive. Towing is going to be a challenge but we will have all the time in the world to get the hang of it. We are so looking forward to getting on the road
18 Jul 2017 @ 06:47:57 am
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Gaan vir goud dit is die beste ding om te doen naas S............... toemaar. Jy sal weet wat ek bedoel.

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18 Jul 2017 @ 07:21:33 am
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Johan ... nog n Johan hier.
Ek het niks meer om te se wat nie alreeds gese is nie.

Die Prado en Exclusive kombinasie is "awesome". Jy gaan beslis gou gou n formidabele caravaner word.
Wat ek kan se is dat met die groot kombinasie jy vinniger gaan leer as met n sleepwa.
Reverse met n groot lang wa is eintlik makliker as met n kort sleepwa.
Ek sou se jy moet vir jou movers en rearview kamera inkry.
Om op ons hoë ouderdom leer mens moeilik en as jy sukkel om by n plek in te kom, gaan frustrasie jou goeie voornemens bederf. Daarom moet jy gaan vir MOVERS. Ek glo in n beginner se geval is dit nie n nice-to-have nie. Hoor maar hier oppie forum vir die beste tipe ve n exclusive.
Rearview kamera tel seker as n nice-to-have maar dit maak die ryery op die pad net soveel meer aangenamer.
Kry die exclusive en kom kamp en gesels saam..
I love camping all year round
18 Jul 2017 @ 07:38:33 am
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Hi all,
As mentioned in my previous post my husband Johan and I are novices to caravanning. He is retiring at the end of the year and it our plan now to take to the road with a caravan and tour our beautiful country for as long as we want. The challenge is that we have never caravanned before and he has never towed a caravan before. He needs training to do so. Where can we find someone to provide such training or are there online courses that he can take? Can anyone help?

Hi Guys, Johan here. Thanks for all the advice I do have an EB licence. Our tow vehicle is a Prado 4L and we will probably acquire a Jurgens Exclusive. Towing is going to be a challenge but we will have all the time in the world to get the hang of it. We are so looking forward to getting on the road

Johan, my beste advies sou wees; 

Gaan huur 'n karavaan voor jy koop, dit is nie kleingeld waarvan jy praat nie.

As julle sien dit gaan nie vir julle werk nie dan weet jy voor jy 'n groot klomp geld uit gee.

Vat dit stadig, moenie dink jy gaan teen 120kph sleep nie, en vat jou draaie effens wyer.

Volg die raad hierbo gegee en geniet 'n top manier van vakansie hou.

Die lewe is 'n lied, die natuur voorsien die musiek.
18 Jul 2017 @ 07:40:41 am
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Die Exclusive is nie 'n klein karavaan nie, jy gaan hom nie reverse waar jy dit wil staan maak nie, en nog minder gaan julle twee daai groot wa kan manhandle.

 

Die lewe is 'n lied, die natuur voorsien die musiek.
18 Jul 2017 @ 11:26:04 am
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Die Exclusive is nie 'n klein karavaan nie, jy gaan hom nie reverse waar jy dit wil staan maak nie, en nog minder gaan julle twee daai groot wa kan manhandle.

 

Johann ek wil nie heeltemal met jou saam stem nie.

Behalwe vir die feit dat die karavaan groot is en met die hand minder beweeglik is gaan dit egter makliker met die beheer as jy jou voertuig gebruik My redes:

  • Daar is vandag movers beskikbaar wat die rondskuif van enige karavaan baie vergemaklik al het hy dubbel aste.
  • My Sensation is langer as 'n Exclusive maar die reverse of terug stoot is baie maklik.
  • 'n Dubbel as karavaan stoot baie makliker terug as 'n klein venter sleepwaentjie omrede die karavaan nie so maklik van rigting verander nie en groot stuur aksies nodig het om rigting verandering te wee te bring.  Met 'n klein sleepwa wat mens sou dink moet maklik terug stoot het jy nog nie eers die stuurwiel vasgevat nie of hy is al klaar in sy eie rigting.
  • As ek iemand sou moes leer om 'n sleepwa terug te stoot sou my keuse wees om 'n groot karavaan te gebruik of 'n boot sleepwa.

 

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18 Jul 2017 @ 11:28:35 am
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Die normale neiging/denkwyse is groter is moeiliker. Maar ek verseker jou in die geval van sleepwa met enkel spilpunt is groter makliker.

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18 Jul 2017 @ 12:35:02 pm
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Although I could tow already, I still went for a few drivers licence kessons on towing which most driving schools can offer.. tell them you have a licence but would like to taje 2 or 3 kessobs so they teach you what the correct procedures are and they will go through reversing a caravan and reverse parking as well... I had to, to get my EB since I am still in the younger crowd, but woukd advise anyone to do it anyways.. if you have an EB licence it DOES NOT MEAN YOU KNOW HOW TO TOW A CARAVAN....

Zoem....
18 Jul 2017 @ 12:54:41 pm
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Although I could tow already, I still went for a few drivers licence kessons on towing which most driving schools can offer.. tell them you have a licence but would like to taje 2 or 3 kessobs so they teach you what the correct procedures are and they will go through reversing a caravan and reverse parking as well... I had to, to get my EB since I am still in the younger crowd, but woukd advise anyone to do it anyways.. if you have an EB licence it DOES NOT MEAN YOU KNOW HOW TO TOW A CARAVAN....

Very true, I have an EC license and still struggle with the reverse story.

 

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18 Jul 2017 @ 13:52:00 pm
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Johann ek wil nie heeltemal met jou saam stem nie.

Behalwe vir die feit dat die karavaan groot is en met die hand minder beweeglik is gaan dit egter makliker met die beheer as jy jou voertuig gebruik My redes:

  • Daar is vandag movers beskikbaar wat die rondskuif van enige karavaan baie vergemaklik al het hy dubbel aste.
  • My Sensation is langer as 'n Exclusive maar die reverse of terug stoot is baie maklik.
  • 'n Dubbel as karavaan stoot baie makliker terug as 'n klein venter sleepwaentjie omrede die karavaan nie so maklik van rigting verander nie en groot stuur aksies nodig het om rigting verandering te wee te bring.  Met 'n klein sleepwa wat mens sou dink moet maklik terug stoot het jy nog nie eers die stuurwiel vasgevat nie of hy is al klaar in sy eie rigting.
  • As ek iemand sou moes leer om 'n sleepwa terug te stoot sou my keuse wees om 'n groot karavaan te gebruik of 'n boot sleepwa.

 

Leon, ek stem 100% saam met jou stelling, hou net in gedagte dat Johan klaarblyklik sy EB by default gekry het en geen sleep ondervinding het nie.

Daarom, my aan beveling dat hulle eers 'n wa moet gaan huur en kyk of karavaan vir hulle is. Asook dat hulle movers moet opsit.

Hoop ek verstaan hulle reg.

Die lewe is 'n lied, die natuur voorsien die musiek.
18 Jul 2017 @ 14:44:38 pm
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Okay gesien in daai lig............. stem.

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18 Jul 2017 @ 21:15:37 pm
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Baie dankie ouens. Ons is beslis van voorneme om 'n paar keer 'n karavaan te huur om sodoende 'n bietjie ondervinding op te doen. Ek sal ook meer ondersoek doen om uit te vind of daar dalk iemand hier in die Weskaap is wat 'n kursus in karavaan sleep aanbied.
Daar is puik Exculsives op die mark wat 'movers'het en ons is beslis op die uitkyk vir een. Andersins sal ons dit oorweeg om movers aan te sit
19 Jul 2017 @ 08:02:57 am
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Johan, kontak Wegsleep of Bestuur skole. Bestuur skool gaan jou 'n paar rand vra, maar dit is geld wat jy goed belê.

Sterkte met jul soeke, jy gaan spyt wees jy het nie jare vroeér so vakansie gehou nie.

Hou ons asb op hoogte.

Die lewe is 'n lied, die natuur voorsien die musiek.
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