Trailer & Caravan Training

4x4 towing caravan

We are the only Caravan & Motorhome Club training centre in North Wales and the surrounding areas.

We have been running their courses here for over 10 years now.

If the Caravan Club can trust us with training their valued Club members then we are sure you can trust us too!

Due to the Governments decision to scrap the B+E Car & Trailer test as of the 20th September 2021, Tilston Training are now offering shorter courses to ensure you are safe and confident in the art of towing caravans.

Towing trailers/caravans up to a max weight of 3,500 kgs can be very dangerous if the driver is not correctly trained. Although the Government have relaxed the rules on towing trailers and caravans they are encouraging and advising people to take up training by qualified instructors. We still take the art of towing a trailer or caravan very seriously here at Tilston Training.

We will still train you to the very high standards as if you needed to pass a test. The lucky thing now is you do not have the pressure of an actual test at the end of it.

You will be issued with an attendance certificate at the end of the course signed off by one of our grade A DVSA Approved Instructors.

So whether you need to tow a trailer or caravan for the first time, or if you just require a little additional training to give you a little more confidence when you’re towing, then we have a training course that will suit you.

As you will see by all our 5 star reviews our instructors are friendly, patient and very knowledgeable. All the training is overseen by fully qualified, CRB checked and registered grade A DVSA Approved Driving Instructors. In addition, they have years of experience in towing trailers and caravans. We’re based in Llay, Wrexham provide trailer and caravan towing training across Wrexham, Mold, Deeside, Cheshire, Shropshire, Flint, Holywell, Denbigh, Warrington and the surrounding areas.

We now have our own DVSA approved customer test centre open so you will be trained as if you were on test in a perfect off road facility and not in a public car park somewhere.

We are based between Wrexham and Chester in Llay. See the map on our contact page for more details.

About the caravan and trailer towing training courses

Course 1. Off road caravan handling course. (Half day)

Course content:

  • Safety briefing
  • Hitching up the caravan to your vehicle
  • Caravan safety checks
  • Safe loading and securing of the caravan
  • Forward driving through tight spaces
  • Reversing in a straight line
  • Reversing around corners
  • Levelling the caravan
  • Unhitching the caravan from your vehicle

This course is ideal for the person who has experience on the road but has always struggled with the reversing of the caravan.

Course 2. caravan driving experience course. (Half day)

Course content:

  • Safety briefing
  • On road driving to cover dual carriageways, town centres, multi lane roundabouts to country lanes
  • Pulling in and moving off from various situations including laybys
  • Feedback de brief and advice

This course is suited to the person who has a lot of off-road experience with trailers/caravans but has little experience of towing one on the road.

Course 3. Full caravan experience course. (Full day). Highly recommended

This course will cover all of the above aspects of towing caravans and you would be trained exactly as we would have been trained you as if there was a test at the end of that day.

This course is ideal for the person with little or no experience with a caravan before and who would like to be fully trained to test standard. Remember we had one of if not the highest pass rate in the Country for B+E. Therefore you can be sure you will receive probably the best possible training which will give you the safest and most confident towing experience in the future.

All courses can be taken using one of our vehicles or if you prefer you can use your own.

For more details please feel free to call us 01978 851179 or email info@tilstontraining.co.uk

Trailer training and caravan towing courses

Our trailer and caravan towing courses are priced competitively and also include the use of our towing vehicles along with our Ivor Williams box trailers or Caravans.

Tilston Training are based in Llay, Wrexham and offer trailer training and caravan towing training courses, in Wrexham, with clients from, North Wales, North West, Chester, Mold, Deeside, Cheshire, Dudley, Ludlow, Wolverhampton, Nantwich, Whitchurch, Tarporley, Tattenhall, Sandbach, Crewe, Cheadle, Manchester, Warrington, Shropshire, Telford, Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Wirral, Runcorn, Liverpool, Prestatyn, Rhyl, Derby, Widnes, Colwyn Bay, Flint, Holywell, Mostyn, Denbigh, Connah’s Quay, Corwen, Ruthin, Ellesmere Port, Reaseheath, Knutsford, Frodsham, Flintshire, Llandudno, Birkenhead, Malpas, Northwich and Windsford and have taken trailer towing and caravan towing training courses and the passed the trailer test with us. Lessons are overseen by grade A fully qualified DVSA Approved Driving Instructors.

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