Just like most WBCCI activities, Caravans are informal. However, they do travel through many areas of the country, a wide range of altitudes and weather conditions, and sometimes for a significant amount of time. You should be prepared for any eventuality – from very hot to very cold and wet. Layering always is best and it is the most practical way to pack clothing for your trip. Sometimes the final Banquet for a Caravan is a more formal affair so you should consider bringing something a little more formal (Sport coat for men, dress or nice slacks for women). OH – don’t forget your camera.
We do not bring a mechanic on WBCCI Caravans so your Airstream and tow vehicle should be in top condition before you arrive. Make sure you have checked the brakes, wheel bearings, belts and hoses, and have good tires and spare (be sure to check the air pressure in the spare). Check to see your cooling system is clean and in good condition. Check your hitch ball regularly for tightness, cracks, and broken welds. Check hitch platform bolts and wheel lugs. Be sure you have working fire extinguishers, good batteries, and that your water pump, water heater, and refrigerator work well. Gas bottles should be full and have current certification.
You should carry, at a minimum: 1 25ft and 1 50ft 5/8in dia. Non-toxic (white) water hose, 2 free flowing Y’s with caps, 1 shut off Y, 10ft (min) sewer hose, 1 short and 1 long (25ft min) sanitary drain hose (non white), a 2 gallon waste water container or bucket, wheel chocks, leveling blocks, tow cable, highway hazard safety triangles, 50ft electrical extension (10 or 12 gage), and a water pressure regulator. Mark all loose equipment with your member number.
Your travel companions or the “Caboose” will stop with you until you are able to get the problem fixed or have professional help if you need it.
There will be many planned meals on the Caravan, but you will need to cook on your own as well. There will be plenty of opportunity for you to get to grocery stores for food as you need it.
There will be a “Drivers Meeting” before each move to review travel plans. While you are on the road (and often in a campsite) the CB will be used.
Although our Caravans do travel into some remote and interesting spots, there is always access to fuel (Diesel, Gasoline, and Propane).
About the Wally Byam Caravan Club International
WBCCI Central Office803 E. Pike StreetP.O. Box 612Jackson Center,OH 45334Ph 937-596-5211Fax 937-596-5542