For the countless individuals and families who love to hit the roads in their RV’s, fun is right around the corner.
With that fun is responsibility, with the most importance on being a safer RV owner and driver.
When you own a recreational vehicle, keep it maintained both inside and outside at all times.
For instance, when was the last time you do a thorough cleaning on the inside of your vehicle? If it has been some time now, make organizing and cleaning a top priority.
You also have to make sure that you are as safe as can be when out on the roads.
From safety technology to how you drive your vehicle, never take your foot off the pedal when it comes to RV safety.
Making for the Safest RV Possible
To have the safest RV possible, drive off with the following tips:
1.Equipment in your vehicle
Is your RV stocked with the right safety features?
One that may get overlooked at times but provides a lot of safety is a backup camera.
When it comes to your recreational vehicle, RV backup cameras give you more safety. As a result, you and those around your RV are the better for it.
The camera mounted inside your vehicle allows you to get a wide view of what is behind you and to the sides. By doing so, you decrease the chances of hitting a person, another vehicle, and even a standing object. Given the size of your RV, even hitting something or someone at slow speeds can cause great damage.
2.Don’t Get into a Rage
In operating that recreational vehicle, be sure to drive with as much care as possible.
One factor to keep in mind is the speed with which your RV can move at. Although RV’s are not in most cases blowing past other traffic, they can pick up a fair amount of speed. As such, stop on a dime can be difficult. This is especially the case when headed downhill.
Always put safety at the top of your list when behind the wheel.
Also make it a habit to avoid confronting other drivers who are reckless.
Someone cutting you off, tailgating and even slamming on their brakes is annoying. Do your best to avoid engaging them in a confrontational manner better known as road rage.
3.Never drink and drive
Though there are commercials on dangers of drinking and driving, do you heed the warnings?
Drinking while behind the wheel is wrong and dangerous on so many fronts. Of most importance is the fact that it endangers more individuals than you alone.
When you live out of your RV, there’s a chance there will be alcohol in the fridge or nearby. If so, never get the temptation to drink it while driving or taking a short break from driving.
Always wait and have a drink or two when you done driving for the day.
No matter your destination, being sober behind the wheel keeps you and others safer.
If you unfortunately break down on the road, do your best to get your RV to the side.
From there, having a roadside service available to you is always your best option. This also means keeping your cell phone charged so you can make that all-important call for help.
In the event you do need to fix a flat or do other repairs on your own, try and get to a rest stop. Making repairs right off the road can put you and others in danger. Be sure to have triangle reflectors and flares if needed at night so other drivers can see you in time.
When you are heading out on road trips with your RV; put driving safety in the front seat with you.