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RV LIFE SAFE TOWING WORKSHOPS

Looking to learn how to tow your new caravan or just brush up on your existing skills? The RV Life Safe Towing courses will give you the knowledge, practical experience and confidence to handle your towing setup anywhere in Australia.

We can even provide a tow vehicle and/or a caravan for you to use during the training. Workshops are brought to you by Australian Caravan Co and Hamilton Holden, along with the expertise of the RAA Safe Driver Program.

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Safe Towing Workshops

Protect your family and further your safe towing skills. Choose the workshop option that suits you best below.

    RAA Safe Towing Skills

    Infomation Session (2.5 hrs)

    For both non-van and van owners

    A comprehensive 2.5 hour group theory workshop (minimum of 5 couples per class). Designed so you can relax and know that you’re up to date with the latest towing regulations. Popular with experienced van owners, new owners, as well as anyone who’s about to buy a van.

    Course content includes comprehensive towing safety essentials regarding:

  • Trailer ball load & payload calculator
  • Safety chains
  • Tyres
  • Vehicle and van separation
  • Pre-vehicle departure
  • Checklist for car and caravan
  • Driving in the country
  • Overtaking and low risk driving
  • Reversing technique
  • $150 per couple (Exclusive to RVLife)
    RAA Safe Towing Skills

    Practical Session (3 hrs)

    For both new and experienced van owners

    3 hours of personalised city and country driving designed to ensure you’re up with the latest regulations and best towing practice. Popular with couples wanting to up-skill your non-towing driver, so you’re prepared in case of emergencies.

    Course content includes comprehensive towing safety essentials regarding:

  • How to inspect a motor vehicle and trailer for safety and roadworthiness
  • How to safely negotiate city and country roads while towing a trailer
  • Safe technique for descending steep declines while towing a trailer
  • How to safely reverse a trailer, covering both driving and communication skills
  • How to safely couple and uncouple a trailer
  • Covers no-stress towing communication skills for partners
  • It is recommended that participants complete the infomation session prior to attending the practical.
  • $330 per couple (Normally $360)

“We would like to pass on our thanks to you and your driver trainer team after our RAA safe towing course at Australian Caravan Co. Our practical experience was an eye opener for a “car driver” with a caravan in training and much appreciated as many years of observations were skilfully explained…

If we only avoid one incident in the future this course will have more than paid for itself.”


- Peter and Hazel

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