Life in a pandemic has meant that many of us have foregone our usual holiday plans and are instead turning to staycations. And what better way to explore the country than by campervan? Offering freedom on the open road, campervans are perfect for last-minute exploring.
Whether you’re heading to the coast for a
spot of surfing or to the highlands for breath-taking scenery, there are no
shortage of places for you to park
your campervan. In recent years we’ve seen the popularity of campervans
increasing, which has led to them incorporating some serious onboard safety
tech. The following examples can be found in a number of modern leisure
Full Brake Control
Newer campervan models enjoy full brake
controls (FBC). Helping to prevent collisions and reduce their severity, FBC alerts
drivers to obstacles ahead. If the driver fails to react, it brakes
Blind Spot Assist
If you’re not used to driving a larger
vehicle, you may find the thought of driving a campervan daunting. But with Blind
Spot Assist (BSA)your fears can be waylaid. BSA uses radar sensors to detect
oncoming vehicles which may not be visible to the driver and alerts the driver
to these obstacles.
Rear view camera
The rear view camera provides drivers with
a wide, detailed view of the area behind the vehicle. This is particularly
useful when parking, as well as when reversing in pedestrian areas like in
supermarket carparks and campsites. The screen displays grid lines which helps
drivers estimate how close obstacles are.
Cruise control and speed limiters
When there’s nothing ahead of you but open
road, cruise control is the perfect piece of kit. Allowing you to set the
cruising speed, cruise controls keeps it constant – helping with fuel
efficiency. Speed limiters allow you to set the maximum speed the vehicle can
reach, making it perfect for the new motorway
Electronic Stability Control
Electronic Stability Control works by monitoring
parameters such as lateral acceleration, speed, grip, and the angle of the
steering wheel in emergency situations such as sudden swerving or braking. It
processes the data, and if necessary, intervenes helping to restore stability
to the campervan.
Hill Holder ensures the brakes hold the
vehicle on steep inclines. Hill Holder works by inhibiting the rearward motion
without using the handbrake. The brake is released automatically when the
engine delivers enough force to move the vehicle forward.
Of course, while you can have all the
latest safety tech equipment onboard your campervan, it will all be for
nothingif you do have an incident
and you don’t have campervan insurance.Whether you suffer accidental damage
or vandalism, fire, and even theft, having the right insurance in place will
offer you that peace of mind when you’re out on the open road.