Anybody who caravans, travels to off road locations or simply goes camping will tell you that trailer spares are a necessity. Anything can happen at any time, so you need to be prepared for that. Little emergencies occur at a moment’s notice and can really put a damper on your trip without them.
Some of the most common spares are things like water, electrical or gas connections. A variety of sizes and types should be on hand at all times. You never really know what is going to be needed until you get there. Without the proper fittings, gaskets, valves or hookups, your trip could be made shorter than you wanted it to be.
Other things like awnings, leveling jacks, stabilizers and steps are good ideas as well. If you’re travelling in the warmer weather, an awning can be a shady savior. Alternatively, in bad weather, that awning can keep the rain away from you. A dry spot can be very welcome at times!
Other trailer spares to be kept in mind include a spare tire for the trailer, wheel chocks or even a couple of bricks to keep things straight and upright. A flat tire is a damper on the most joyous of outdoor times. Then again, you do not want the trailer rolling away in the middle of the night, either.
Extra bulbs or fuses are always a good idea to add to your list of trailer spares, too. Light bulbs for the interior of the trailer AND bulbs for the tail lights, brake lights, clearance lights and headlamps will help keep the law away from you, too!!
So put together a list of the most handy trailer spares you know of and keep it close. Every time you go out caravanning, check the list before you go anywhere. It could mean the difference between staying or leaving early. Also, it is not always convenient to go to a local trailer parts store.