The caravanning season has arrived and thousands of us are preparing to enjoy a much-needed holiday in our caravans either at home or abroad. To celebrate, here we look at some record-breaking caravans: how does YOURS match up??
World's Largest Caravan
Built way back in 1990 and still not bettered, the biggest caravan in the world was built for Sheik Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates. At a full 20m long, 12m wide and weighing over 122 tonnes, the five-storey caravan boasts eight bedrooms and can carry a massive 24,000 litres of water on board.
World's Smallest Caravan
At the other end of the scale, the smallest caravan in the world measures just 2.39m in length, 0.79m in width and 1.53m in height. The vehicle is fully roadworthy and was built by Yannick Read, an inventor and writer from London, UK.
World's Fastest Caravan Tow
Jason Sands of the USA holds this record, after towing a standard caravan at a speed of almost 142 mph across El Mirage Dry Lake in California. Apart from uprated tyres, all of the components of the caravan were left unchanged.
World's Fastest Time to Pull a Caravan 50 Metres
If you think towing a caravan is challenging, try doing it with only your body! That's what Warrick Brant from Australia did when he set this record by using only his own effort to pull a 735kg caravan 50m in just 13.59 seconds.
World's Biggest Lego Caravan
Consisting of 28,630 individual Lego bricks, the biggest Lego caravan in the world was built by Ben 'Brick Builder' Craig in Brisbane, Australia in 2018. The caravan, modelled on a 1973 Viscount Royale, comes complete with stove, fridge and a sink with running water!
Your caravan might not be a record breaker but, with a little help from us here at Motornuts, you can make sure that it is in tip-top condition ready for your holiday. We supply a comprehensive collection of parts, components and accessories designed to fully kit out your caravan; check out the dedicated 'Towing & Leisure' section of our website for the full collection. Happy holidays!