18 Dec 2020
Campervan Ergonomics & Its Importance to Your Travelling Comfort< back
At Stuart Insurances, we know a thing or two about comprehensive camper insurance, as it’s something we’ve been providing to our customers across Ireland for many years. We also like to be helpful to our campervan insurance clients and campervan enthusiasts in general by providing informative articles like this one.
Here we look at the concept of ergonomics and how it plays a big part in how comfortable life is out on the open road. For anyone thinking about modifying or building the interior of a van for this kind of purpose, it’s a really important consideration.
So, What Exactly Are Ergonomics?
Well, the word itself comes from a combination of the Greek words “ergon” and “nomos”, which roughly translate as “the laws - of work”. It essentially deals with how people interact with their environment and in the case of campervans, it describes how well your camper’s interior is in tune with the person/people using it.
Aside from ensuring your camper insurance company is aware of any modifications you make to your vehicle, you need to take a number of considerations into account when deciding on your layout. Let’s have a look at a few examples of what we mean.
- Headroom - is your campervan interior roof high enough to accommodate you?
- Sleeping arrangements - Is your bed easy to assemble or access?
- Storage - Is there enough of it and is there enough shelving?
- Ventilation - When you’re cooking, is there sufficient ventilation to stop you choking?
- Seating - Is it comfortable and is there enough leg room?
These may seem like secondary points and you’re never going to be as comfortable on the road as you are at home, but if you’re travelling for an extended period, you’ll be glad you took these ergonomic factors in account when creating your camper design. If you do, your camper will fit you like a glove and be much more comfortable as a result.
Keeping You Protected Out On The Road
So, when you’re putting your camper layout together, try and think about how things will work in reality when you’re actually living in that space. Try out your seating, bedding and kitchen facilities and make sure that it allows for a smooth and not-too-inconvenient way of living, as it can make a big difference in the long-run.
Another big thing to get right is where you get your camper insurance from and at Stuart Insurance, we offer a wide range of comprehensive insurance to keep you protected out on the road. If you’d like to know more about us, visit us online at www.campervaninsurance.ie.
Alternatively, if you’re wanting to renew insurance or you’d like an instant quote, give our friendly team a call on 01 288-1779 and we’ll do our very best to find the perfect policy for your needs. With tailored cover in place, you can enjoy your campervanning with the confidence of knowing that you’re protected, whatever happens.