RV Safety Tips

RV SafetyWhether you are new to the world of RV'ing, or have been doing it for many years, it is always important to remember that there are many dangers lurking out there on the roads, and if you aren't careful, you could have some problems. There are all kinds of things that can happen while you are on the road, from breakdowns, accidents, illness, wild animals, and, heaven forbid, crime, such as robbery.

When you are out there traveling in your RV, are you aware of the things that can happen, and are you prepared for any type of emergency? If you follow all of the proper safety tips for RV'ers, you can relax and enjoy your vacation, and know that even though it is unlikely that you will face any of these types of emergencies, you will be prepared for anything that comes your way.

Before You Leave

When you decide to take a trip in your RV, there are a number of things that you have to do in order to get ready. You need to pack everything you are going to need, plan out your travel route (unless of course you are just going wherever the wind takes you), cancel magazine and newspaper subscriptions and all of the other things most people do before leaving on vacation. There are some safety tips you can follow before you even get out on the road, things that you can do while you are preparing for your trip. These tips include:

  • Have your RV checked out by a mechanic to make sure that everything is running soundly.

  • Make sure that you have a spare tire or two stowed away in case of a flat tire.

  • Get yourself a GPS system if there is not one already installed in your RV.

  • While you are packing, put together a first aid kit, including bandages, painkillers, anti-inflammatory medications, allergy pills, hydro cortisone cream, anti-bacterial ointment, peroxide, gauze, scissors, ACE bandages, eye wash, any medications you may be taking, and other items you think you should have in your first aid kit. Practice RV Safety For Fun On the Road

    Once you are on the road, there are certain safety practices you should follow in order to have a safe and fun vacation. Of course, you need to make sure that you know how to handle your RV, and are driving safely. You must wear seatbelts at all times, not only for your safety, but because it is the law. If you get tired on the road, pull over. Try to find a highway rest stop that is well-lit and safe. Do not let people you don't know tag along for a ride, and never pull over for anyone other than a police officer. Always make sure that you have a cell phone, so you can call for help in case of an emergency.

    These are a few of the tips you can follow in order to have a safe and fun vacation in your RV. Most of the time, you will have accident and incident-free vacations, but, in the event that something does happen, you will be well prepared for any type of emergency.