The euphoria on a campervan hired road trip from Perth is exactly what makes many people forget about the multitude of things that can go wrong while on a road trip. The first safety precaution is to think of every unwanted possibilities of what could actually go wrong, and make adequate preparations before going on a road trip. This is the only way to ensure that even if something goes wrong, it has little chances of running the excitement you felt. There is absolutely no need to talk about the great places you can see in Western Australia. Of course the list is endless and asides that, you probably already have a destination in mind.
It’s a given you can not be in control of everything that happens when you decide to go on a trip. However, bracing yourself up for these things and making preparations for them to happen is as important as the decision to go on an exciting road trip to Western Australia. This article will highlight some of the things that can go wrong and how to brace yourself up for them, and or avoid them:
- Do not over rely on navigational technologies. Of course the intelligent of smart devices isn’t absolute. A million and one things can go wrong, your battery could go off and your phone might suddenly go out of coverage. The most efficient applications break down sometimes, when we need them most. The best favor you can do for yourself while preparing for a road trip to Western Australia is to check out details of the place you’re visiting off the internet; be prepared to make a mental image of the roads, detours and road patterns. Make use of a physical map which you can go back to and comes in handy.
- Make an estimate of the exact quantity of fuel you are going to need, and get a little above it in case of emergency detours and change of plans. One of the worst things that can happen to you on a road trip to Western Australia is to be stranded with no gas in the middle of a long dirt road, in the middle of nowhere. If you think making a full tank gas purchase is dangerous for reasons known only to you, make research on gas stations along your routes.
- You have to be ready drive and keep other drivers on the road in mind. You may be a good driver but some other inexperienced person may be behind the wheels of another vehicle. Don’t make sharp turnings, be confident about asking for directions when you’re about to make missed turns. You cannot control every other road user during your road trip and that is why it is important to stay totally put and in control. Driving long distances can be tiring and can definitely make you tired and grumpy: this is why it is advisable to take minutes of rest off driving. Always remember that you can do everything right but someone can still run into you.
- A vehicle breakdown is probably one of the most frustrating things that can happen to you during a roadtrip to Western Australia. Unexpected breakdowns can result in a complete lose of interest in making a roadtrip or a reduction in the number of days you’ve planned to spend. This is why it is important to make sure your vehicle has been thoroughly serviced recently and is fit to be taken anywhere. Prepare a flat tyre and make sure you have all the tools and skills required to change a tyre. Get rid of old and worn out ones to avoid getting stranded and waiting for hours before getting help.
- Make lodging plans. Don’t become a nervous wreck when you suddenly find yourself in the middle of nowhere with no plans for where to sleep for the night. Roadtrips are spontaneous but not every preparations for it has to be. Have an idea of where the lodges and hotels are, and pack enough cash and things that will suit your need.
- It is a good idea to stock up medicines and a first aid help for your road trip. Faking sick is the worst as you’re practically all by yourself and the chances of the junky foods and drinks upsetting your stomach after a few days of consumption is high.
- Tuck away maps and luggage that can make you to be easily seen as a stranger. This makes you a target to petty thieves who can practically smell nervousness off you. Keep maps somewhere in the car and avoid looking at it every minute. And don’t forget to always lock your campervan!