Driving tips in Peru
Driving tips in Peru
  • Drive very carefully, it may not be your fault but roads in Peru can be a hell of adventure. The geography and fearful drivers may take you to your limits if you don’t take precautions.
  • Drive only during the day, night can be risky out in the road, better to be safe in the recommended camping spot and enjoy the campervan facilities!
  • Try not to drive over 100km/h as it is the speed limit in all roads.
  • Take 20 meters of distance behind cars and trucks.
  • Use GPS provided, all waypoints will be saved in it. Take care of it, it is your guide.
  • The Andes can provide long and steep downhill roads, if you use to much of the brakes these can overheat and start losing effectiveness, use the gearbox in 2nd or 3rd speed to keep a controlled speed.
  • The Andes also provide narrow sinuous roads, don’t overpass the vehicle in front using wrong way if you cannot see a fair distance in front, you may face with something bigger coming and there is nowhere to escape.
  • In the altitude over 2,500 mosl it can get very cold at night and this may affect the starting up of the diesel engine in the morning. In the morning before turning on the campervan, turn ignition 03 times and hold for 5 seconds each time, then start the engine. This way the battery will help with warming up.
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