RONALD JARVIE IS A NATIONALLY CERTIFIED INSURANCE COUNSELOR SINCE 1995!

SAFETY TIPS FROM OVERLAND RV INSURANCE SERVICES

Why Most RV Accidents Happen!

  • Fires start due to leaking Propane gas
  • Tires blow out due to overloading, old or underinflated tires
  • Your RV’s outside steps or awnings don’t get put away properly
  • RV runs into an overpass, bridge or gas station due to not enough height clearance
  • You load your weight unevenly in your RV causing restricted steering and breaking
  • Slide out accidents happen due to not retracting slide out properly
  • Pests take over your vehicle chewing on your RV’s plastic, wires and rubber hoses
  • For additional RV safety tips and information please visit the RV Safety & Education Foundation.

There are certain precautions you should take in order to stay safe out there on the road. Take a minute to look over these important RV safety tips below. For additional RV safety tips and information please visit the RV Safety & Education Foundation.

Know Your Vehicle Size

Most RV accidents happen because of their additional weight and size. For example, an RV operator sometimes drive under an overpass that’s too low not realizing the additional height their RV causing an accident. Make a note of your RV’s height and always keep a look out for ride height whenever riding under overpasses. Also, it’s always wise to keep the same information in mind about tunnels and bridges along your route. Quick Tip: There are road atlas’s specifically made for semi drivers and RV’ers.

Develop an RV Maintenance Regimen

Having an RV maintenance regimen for your RV maintenance is one of the most important things you can do to make sure you and your recreational vehicle are safe at all times. You don’t want your RV randomly breaking down on you while you’re out there on the road. Here’s a quick maintenance checklist that you can use to go over each time before you get behind the wheel.

  • Inspect all hoses and belts to make sure they are in good condition and not cracked or leaking
  • Check all your lights including turn signals, headlights and tail lights
  • Check all tires to make sure they have sufficient tread depth and the correct tire air pressure
  • IF needed: Check all your towing or hitch equipment to make sure it’s properly connected and in good running shape
  • Check your smoke alarms and fire extinguishers
  • Make sure you clean your cooking vent to avoid potential grease fires
  • Make sure all food and other supplies are secured safely in your RV’s cabinets

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Ronald Jarvie is a Nationally Certified Insurance Counselor Agent Since 1995!

Have A Contingency Plan For An Unexpected Breakdown!

Always tell someone where you are going and when you will be there just in case of an emergency. Also, it’s always wise to have a dedicated pre-paid cell phone just for your RV in case you lose yours or your battery dies before you get to make a call. Having a backup can be a lifesaver.

Pre-Plan For Tough Weather!

Heavy rain, wind, fog or ice can make driving an RV treacherous. If you can avoid it, try to plan your trip around the bad weather or factor in the extra time so can delay your trip if necessary.

Always Wear Your Seatbelt!

Just like in a standard automobile, wearing your seatbelt is super important. The law doesn’t require Recreational vehicles to have seat belts in every area of the RV but it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

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