Touring Caravan Safety Devices
With such a myriad of safety products available to caravanners today, it can be difficult to choose which ones are best. Providing that they are fitted and used correctly, the following safety devices could make a real difference to your Touring Caravan Insurance premium in terms of commanding a discount.
AL-KO Trailer Control (ATC)
The ATC device is a clever solution that helps prevent a caravan from snaking. This electronic control system reacts quickly to maintain the stability of the towing vehicle and caravan. The ATC is similar to the ESP system on some cars, continually monitoring the stability during a journey and only operating when an unstable condition is encountered. When this AL-KO device activates, the driver will feel the towing vehicle being slowed down by the soft braking of the caravan.
Ensuring that the tyre on your caravan remains on the rim in the event of a puncture or a blow out is essential. Thankfully these occurrences are rare, but from an insurer’s point of view the potential claim can be huge. At Shield Total Insurance we are prepared to reward careful caravanners who fit this highly effective safety device.
TyrePal tyre monitoring systems
TyrePal supply tyre pressure monitoring systems for a wide range of vehicles, including single and twin axle caravans. You simply need to replace the existing dust caps in your caravan tyres with valve cap sensors, to monitor the temperature and pressure of each tyre. A wireless signal is then transmitted to a monitor that sits on your tow car’s dashboard.
This early visual and audible warning system can help reduce the likelihood of an accident caused by a tyre blowout, puncture or leaking value (providing additional peace of mind for the safety conscious caravanner).
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