Caravan towing courses

Caravan towing courses

from £184 per person

We offer two caravan towing courses across the country. Whether you're a beginner looking to build confidence or a more experienced caravanner wanting to give your skills a boost, we have a caravan course to suit your needs.

Training course locations

Course information

What you'll need

  • A standard driver’s licence will be fine for the course, but check your license covers you to tow your caravan on the road afterwards.
  • A car fitted with a towing bracket and functional 13 pin or 12N electric socket. It will also need a minimum of 70-80mm between the bumper and the centre of the towball to allow clearance of the caravan hitch.
  • Cover for third party liability insurance on your towing vehicle. You may need to advise your insurer that you intend to tow a caravan.
  • 2 external towing mirrors - search Club Shop

What we provide

  • Use of one of a fleet of 50 Adria caravans.
  • An Essential Guide to Touring will be provided on the course.
  • An information sheet on the training centre covering location and important information will be sent with your booking confirmation.
  • A certificate that will be presented to you when you complete the course.

Hitching compatibility

To attend either the Practical Caravanning or Caravan Manoeuvring courses your towcar will need to have a minimum clearance of 70-80mm between the bumper and the centre of the towball, to allow clearance of the caravan hitch.

Correct towball type

  • Your car’s towbar must have a standard 50mm towball - like most modern caravans, ours are fitted with stabilising hitches which require a minimum clearance around the towball.
  • If your towball is one which bolts on to the towbar it needs to be compatible with an AL-KO stabiliser. These have an extended neck cutaway which allows the stabiliser to articulate fully without fouling the towball.
  • If you have a fixed or detachable swan neck style towbar (where the towball is integral to the towbar) these will be compatible with the course caravans.

The clearance required between the towball and bumper

  • With all types of towbar, there must also be adequate clearance between the towball and the bumper of your car - for The Club’s course caravans this is 70-80mm.
  • Towbar legal regulations require there to be at least 65mm from the centre of the towball to the nearest vertical part of the bumper – don’t worry, most manufacturers provide more clearance than this which will minimise the risk that the caravan hitch will contact your bumper.
  • If the clearance is less generous on your car, you may wish to add a bumper protection device (either a metal plate or a stick-on plastic protector).

Getting your towball ready before the course

  • The towball must be clean of grease, rust or dirt. (Use brake cleaner if necessary, or a fine emery cloth on rust.)
  • If it is brand new, you’ll need to remove any protective paint finish from it. (Use a fine emery cloth to gently remove the paint, then wipe clean with brake cleaner.)

Important information

  • Please arrive at 8:45am for a 9am start.
  • You don’t need to bring a caravan for either course. We’ll provide you with one to train with (maximum weight is 650kg).
  • If you are attending with a partner or friend, you only need to have one car between the two of you.
  • Only fee-paying attendees will be able to come into the training centre with you.
  • Tuition is delivered across classroom lecture and discussion topics, demonstration and practical manoeuvring.
  • Participants will use their own car, which needs a minimum clearance of 70-80mm between the centre of the towball and bumper of the car.
  • The maximum ratio of participants is six to one instructor.
  • There are caravan sites near all venues if you would like to pitch-up close to your course training centre – details of these will be provided to you once you’ve booked
  • If you have any special needs or requirement please book over the phone on 01342 336 666
  • View full terms and conditions

Save 5% on Cover and Insurance*

When you complete a Caravan & Motorhome Club training course, you’ll be eligible to receive a 5% discount if you cover your caravan and/or insure your car and/or motorhome and/or campervan with us.

For more information, call us on:

01342 607 514 - Caravan Cover

0345 504 0334 - Motorhome Insurance

0345 504 0334 - Car Insurance

*Available on Club Caravan Cover and Motorhome, Campervan and/or Car Insurance, for all courses. Valid for new policies/cover or at next renewal of an existing policy/cover, upon proof of completion of the course.