Information on the Area
As the saying goes you can't beat local knowledge. When planning that once in a lifetime trip it is always handy to ask the hiring company for advice. They will be able to point out the places
of interest, keep you updated on road conditions
,what to take
, the best camping sites, travelling times and also where the fish may be biting.
When travelling in remote areas you will always take spares such belts, hoses, oil etc for your car. The same should be said when hiring a trailer and make sure it has spares also. There is nothing worse than making a great holiday turn into a bad holiday especially if you break down miles
away from civilisation. The bare minimum spare parts should be bearings, bearing grease, lock pins and nuts. Some companies even give you spare springs and u bolts as well. Even if you cannot fix it yourself there is always a good samaritan there to help if you have the parts and get you on your way.
Always make sure the tyres on the hire trailer are designed to handle the conditions of the area you intend heading to and the spare is of good quality also. With the range of rim and tyre size on modern cars it is unlikely the spare on your car will not fit the trailer.
Help if You Breakdown
God forbid if something breaks but it does happen and most motoring clubs will only help to a certain extent especially if this happens in remote areas. Knowing before you go where the nearest help is and what help they can give will be invaluable. Hire companies who's trailers travel in remote areas should have contact points in certain areas to assist if the worst happens.
There is nothing worse than overloading the car with all the camping gear and travelling hundreds of miles
to pick up your hire trailer. Always check with the hire company what extras are available to hire. Some hire companies can organise a complete set up with pillows, sleeping bags, fridges, plates, cups and cutlery, cooking utensils, pots and pans, chairs and tables, showers, eskies, generators, camp stretchers, lights and jerry cans. All you need to take is your food and clothes.