Caravan World

TOWING COURSES

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Whether you’re a complete novice or an old hand looking to consolidat­e the tips your grandad gave you as a young’n, a towing course is a great way to go about it. Generally, courses will run through a theory component that covers all the things you’ll need to consider before setting off, which will be followed by an instructor­guided driving session in a controlled environmen­t, using your own van and vehicle.

SYDNEY & SURROUNDS:

Tow-Ed has nationally recognised towing courses; including full day on road, offroad and private courses starting from $645 for the day. Visit www.tow-ed.com.au, email at info@tow-ed.com.au or phone 1300 305 660.

MELBOURNE: Metec Driver Training holds caravan and trailer towing courses for individual­s, schools and companies. Prices start from $395 for just towing for the day. Visit www.metec.com.au, email training@metec.com.au or phone (03) 9725 4758.

GYMPIE, QLD: Roadcraft runs a Safe Towing Course with one caravan (one person) and one caravan (two people) for $600 and $700 respective­ly. This is run over two days and covers a broad range of topics from reversing and sway management to communicat­ing and negotiatin­g turns. Visit www.roadcraft.org.au/ driver-training/safe-towingcara­van-trailer-2days or phone (07) 5482 8833.

ADELAIDE: Tow-Ed’s courses are also run in Adelaide and include the full day on road, offroad and private courses starting from $645 for the day. Visit www. tow-ed.com.au, email info@ tow-ed.com.au or phone 1300 305 660.

PERTH: Global Gypsies in Perth offers a half-day towing training course for $385 for one or two people. It covers such topics as hitching, reversing, parking, packing, leveling and highway driving. Visit www.globalgyps­ies. com.au, email admin@ globalgyps­ies.com.au, or phone (08) 9341 6727

DARWIN: Train Safe NT runs a variety of courses for 4X4 driving, trailer towing and caravan towing. Visit https://trainsafe.net/courses/ duplicate-of-4x4-coursesdar­win/ or phone 0435 182 042.

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