As you are planning a trip in your RV, safety should be at the top of your list. You shouldn't just grab the family, jump in the rig and take off. You don't want to wait until something goes wrong, instead you need to be proactive instead of reactive. Here are a few things to help you and your family have a safe vacation.
Too much stuff? Driving or towing an overloaded rig is a leading cause of RV accidents. This not only includes being overloaded but also uneven weight distribution. This can cause issues with braking and steering, increase fuel consumption, blowouts and breakdowns. It can also cause extensive wear and tear on your vehicle. To learn more about overloading, check out RV loading.
Generator precautions - be sure to follow the operator's manual regarding your generator so that it is used in a safe and efficient manner. Generally accidents happen due to not following instructions. For more information on generator precautions, go to Generator Safety.
Propane - When it comes to propane, you are most definitely better safe than sorry. So follow instructions when using, storing or transporting propane.To learn more about handling propane, check out Propane Safety.
Finally, anyone traveling needs to consider the well being of their family as a number one priority. If you are new to RVing or are an experienced traveler, you can always use more tips on safety. Here is a checklist for RV safety.
If you'll be towing from your RV on your next adventure, get some pointers on doing it correctly by downloading our Free Printable Tipsheet.