We’ve all heard the stories of seeing someone driving down the highway with their power cord or hoses dragging behind them, or their awning unsecured. The following is a handy list of things to check in and around your van before taking off. Make sure: Your stove is switched off All latches and hatches are closed and secure Stow your TV and aerial securely Make sure your awning is closed and secured Check that the van is disconnected from power, water and sewer (plus all hoses and cords are packed away) Check that all gas bottles are off Ensure the van legs are up Check your lights before leaving (parking, indicators, hazard lights and brake lights).