Driving Safely is No Accident

Driving Safely saves lives and preserves your property value. Don worked as a Safety Manager for a large transportation company and has been a professional driver for over 30 years.

Don trained and coached professional drivers in defensive driving techniques, and he knows that alert and safe drivers can decrease their chances for road accidents and personal injuries.

We have added some RV travel safety tips that will show you how to handle some of the most common road hazards and avoid a motor vehicle accident in your RV. You should know how to practice motor home safety and RV towing safety procedures to get the most enjoyment in your full time rving lifestyle.

RV Travel Safety Tips

Our driving safety tips will help you develop safer habits that can protect you, your passengers, your vehicle and other motorists. These basic driving techniques can reduce your chances of collision.

Accident Procedures

You should be aware of the proper accident procedures to follow if you're involved in an accident. Of course everyone hopes they will never have to worry about this, but preparation is your best plan of action.

The first thing you need to remember is to stay calm and prepare to take decisive action. Following simple accident reporting procedures and an accident injury procedure can benefit all those involved.

Backing Techniques

Backing is basic, but it isn't simple. Backing accidents can happen when you're maneuvering a large vehicle or jointed trailer. Learn the basic fundamentals of backing your RV safely.

Defensive Driving

Taking precautionary measures can prevent accidents and ensure your passengers safety. Stay alert and avoid the reckless driving of other motorists who are not practicing safe driving procedures.

Emergency Maneuvers

Driving an RV requires additional evasive driving maneuvers, skid control and recovery, and correct braking procedures can help you manage the space around your RV.

Fixed Object Collisions

Crashing into stationary objects can ruin your day and your vehicle. We listed some driving maneuvers to help avoid a traffic accident.

Learn a good strategy to spot obstacles and to learn basic procedures of avoiding them.

Extreme Weather Conditions

Driving Safely in Extreme Weather - Tips for handling your vehicle in fog, rain, snow, ice and high winds that can reduce traction and visibility while driving.

Night Driving

Driving at night requires additional awareness, can cause fatigue and lessen your reaction time reducing highway safety.

Space and Speed Management

Driving too fast or too close is the easiest way to have a collision. Practice defensive driving by managing your space around your vehicle to increase road safety and reduce speeding accidents.

RV Safety Travel Tips

While enjoying the open road we must be alert to RV safety issues. We have had several close calls while full-timing and we've only been at it a few years. Read some of our "Close Encounters with the Criminal Kind."

Calculate Your Cargo Carrying Capacity

According to the RV Safety and Education Foundation 51% of new RV's exceed one or more safety ratings! Exceeding these limits can be dangerous and cause broken springs, failed airbags, broken or bent trailer axles, and tire blowouts. The closer you are to your RV's maximum GVWR the greater the chance of stress on the suspension, frame and tires. You must know your RVs limits for RV towing safety.

RV Towing Safety

Read our towing guide for beginners with all the terms involved when it comes to towing a vehicle, its easy to get confused. Learn more about and equalizer trailer hitch, & draw-tite hitch (draw tight hitches). If you are getting into towing for the first time, knowing and understanding these terms will give you a better and more stress free towing experience.