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Feel Safer During Your Next RV Adventure With These Tips
Create a pre-departure checklist before your RV road trip, including checking the gas, tire pressure, and fluid levels.
Make A Checklist
To ensure you remember everything, download the Ultimate RV Checklist app. Make it a habit to review the checklist each time you hit the road.
Be sure to keep safety essentials on board, like a first aid kit, a flashlight, extra batteries, jumper cables, bottled water, and a fire extinguisher.
Pack Emergency Items
Check with your provider to see if they offer roadside assistance for RV-related issues and what their towing policy is; you may need to expand your policy.
Check Insurance Coverage
We suggest Good Sam Roadside Assistance, which has 24/7 breakdown support. Unlike other insurance companies, their plans include unlimited towing and tire delivery.
To avoid coverage issues, invest in an RV-specific GPS unit, like the Garmin RV 890. You can input your RV's size, and it will adjust the route accordingly.
Take RV-Friendly Routes
If you do plan to use a traditional GPS, keep a note of your RV's height and width taped to your dashboard. Sticking to main highways and having a current trucker atlas also helps.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has a great Storm Tracker app, where you can see what the weather will be on your route, hour by hour.
Mind The Weather