This Easter saw caravan holidays rise to the status of “most convenient” after the eruption of the Icelandic volcano saw most aeroplanes around the world either completely grounded or at least disrupted.
It was truly a great feeling, pulling my caravan home whilst air-traffic had ground to a halt and not even having to concern myself with whether or not my insurance covered volcanic eruptions covered happening in a distant country. It suddenly feels as if caravan lovers everywhere have been vindicated. Next time someone says something along the lines of “cars towing caravans are slow and only get in the way” you could remind them that there was a period around Easter 2010 in which a caravan could get from anywhere in Europe to almost anywhere else in Europe faster than the average plane.
As well as that, most anti-caravan type people often refer to caravans as being tight and claustrophobic, but even the smallest of caravans would have seemed thankfully open and spacious compared to a spot on an airport floor or a single seat on a coach.
This is all, of course irrelevant within the caravan community; we like our holidays and you like yours. How tedious would the world be if we all liked the same things? However the reason for the somewhat smug nature of this article is that those who are not into caravanning often tend to poke fun at our choice of holiday, while we rarely, if ever, do the same to them.
So, although I didn’t incur any of the costs and inconveniences that the aeroplane fan-club did this Easter, I did have some additional costs, and not the kind that you can insure against either.
I took a copy of Caravan Magazine with me because we are thinking of buying a new one (caravan that is, not magazine). We planned to read all about the cost and proportions of our next purchase, but ended up reading their insurance survey. It looks like, because I couldn’t be bothered to call a broker, I have overpaid on my own caravan insurance – by quite a lot. If you are looking for cheap caravan insurance, you ought to shop around, because the Caravan Magazine Insurance Survey had loads of comparisons, and I was surprised by the results.
If you are looking to take out caravan insurance, but want to make sure you get the best deal, you should visit Coversure. They are an insurance broker with long-standing relationships with providers and can always secure a great deal on static caravan insurance or touring caravan insurance.