Safety Tips When Camping in an RV

Parked RV overlooks a beautiful landscape and sunsetCamping can be fun and adventurous, but doing so while in an RV provides a comfortable place to stay, more freedom to go where you want, and the ability to travel in any season or weather. There are many other advantages to RV camping; however, there are also associated concerns and risks. But with the right preparation, RVing can be your best adventure yet. Let’s discuss five of the most important safety tips that you can implement when camping in an RV.

1. Be Aware of Your Surroundings & Environment

Whether you’re alone in a remote campground or taking a pit stop on the road, always be conscious of what’s going on around you. When looking for a place to stay, use your best judgment and keep on moving if it doesn’t feel right.

2. Keep an Eye on the Weather

Camping in an RV is EXTREMELY weather dependent, even though you will not have to worry about staying warm and dry. Rain is the number one weather threat that can put a damper on your plans and potentially lead to a very difficult situation. Mucky campsites are a death trap to RVs due to their weight and size. It’s always best to relocate to a campsite on higher ground to avoid washouts.

3. Create an Emergency Plan/Have a Way to Reach Help

Camping in an RV is truly a memorable experience, but disaster can strike at any point. It is important to create an emergency plan and have viable ways of communication if ever faced with trouble. Reviewing various scenarios you could run into—such as natural disasters, winter weather, or mechanical issues with your RV—allows for extra planning and preparation ahead of time. Carrying emergency food and water stashes also will give you peace of mind if you ever find yourself in such a situation.

4. Carry Tools & Know the Basics of Your RV

As an RV owner and operator, it’s your responsibility to know the basics of your vehicle in the case of a malfunction or broken part. It will save you time and money to research how to fix the issue, instead of sitting in a repair shop for hours or completely cancelling your trip. In the event your RV needs repair in a shop, double check to see what is covered by warranty and RV insurance.

5. Preparation is Key

Creating a packing list, making sure your RV is up to service, and planning how you will spend your days on the road are all essential when camping in your RV;but that’s not all you need to do in preparation for a trip.. Reading and understanding your insurance policies BEFORE you need them is important, especially the specifics such as roadside assistance, towing limits, and mechanic shop repairs/labor costs.

Camping in an RV is an all-year-round experience for those looking to create their own journey. It can be extremely rewarding and memorable if you are aware of the ins-and-outs of owning an RV and planning a trip. Heeding these simple safety tips will provide you with the ability and knowledge to handle any situation and guarantee that your vacation is well worth every risk. Contact TJ Woods Agency today and let us help you get the RV/motorhome insurance you need to embark on your next adventure!