Have you seen movies like “Paul” and “We’re The Millers”? Both are comedy films of friends and families experiencing misadventures on their road trips. Caravan trips are budget-friendly. The caravan itself is a “hotel,” with a fully functioning kitchen. Loading gasoline into a trailer is less expensive and time-consuming than taking a flight.
Preparation is vital for any successful trip. Choosing the right vehicle size and ease of maneuvering is the first step. Next is getting accessories like towing mirrors, weight distribution devices, satellite systems, wheel chocks, insect screening devices, portable clotheslines, and caravan privacy screens.
The popularity of caravan trips
From statistics released by the Caravan Industry Association of Australia, the total expenditure for caravan and camping trips increased by 17% as of June 2019, with 90% of the visits in regional Australia.
Travel bloggers also post their adventures and travel tips on Facebook. While traveling in a caravan is an exciting experience, a majority of travelers highlight the necessity of using caravan privacy screens.
Benefits of using caravan privacy screens
Protection from heat
Australia’s climate is warming faster than the global average. People need protection from continuous exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR), which is harmful to the skin, eyes, and immune system.
According to NCBI, exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is the main reason why skin cells become cancer cells. Almost all skin cancers are traceable to excessive UVR.
Fortunately, there are caravan privacy screens that provide up to 90% UV protection from the sun. Check for the GSM rating (grams per square meter). The higher the GSM, the higher is the shade rating.
There is an abundance of caravan parks in Australia. In a 2018 report, more than 70,000 Australians live in Manufactured Housing Estates (MHE) and caravan parks.
Although living in a community has its social benefits, caravan residents still need privacy from the prying eyes of neighbors. There are privacy screens that peg down to the ground, giving a more enclosed feeling of privacy.
Having a cool camper helps in reducing consumption. There are camper vans that run on gas, diesel, and electricity. Screens with high GSM, aside from filtering UV rays, will keep the refrigerator and aircon units functioning at their best.
Caravan screens have beautiful designs. Favorite images, like travel spots or family photos, can also be printed on the screens. In caravan park communities, having a unique screen design will help in locating the camper van. Printing ads on the screen will also promote business.
Caravan screens give protection from gusty winds and rain. Choose sturdy covers and position them straight down or closer to the steeper angle, especially during bad weather.
A majority of caravan travelers have only a few possessions. With not enough space, the van can only store a few clothes, cutleries, and books. However, if there are visitors, screen shades provide extra living space. Outdoor activities are also possible in caravan park communities.
Going on caravan trips is not just for retired baby boomers, fondly known as ‘grey nomads.’ Young Australians are also discovering that road trips help in reconnecting with their families and getting back to the basics of living.
Having minimal possessions encourages creativity. Children start getting involved in planning at an early age. Plus, caravan trips are a great way to promote local tourism.