As summer inches closer, you’re itching to get the RV out and hit the open road. Before you embark on your road trip adventures, take a moment to read our RV safety tips.
Before your trip:
Install a deadbolt door lock on your RV
Inspect all belts and hoses for cracking, especially radiator hoses, and replace as needed
Check headlights, tires (air and tread) and turn signals
Check any hitch or towing equipment
Verify your insurance coverage
Check your fire extinguisher and smoke alarms
Clean your cooking vent hood to avoid grease fires
Leave your itinerary with family or friends in case of an emergency
On the road:
Watch your blind spots- make sure you always use your mirrors and signals properly.
Watch your tires. Make sure to check your tires regularly to make sure they maintain the proper tire pressure- it will help ensure their longevity and your safety.
Watch your weight. Weight distribution is important in keeping a proper center of gravity in the RV. Make sure to secure all heavy items that could shift on the road and could affect handling or braking.
Wear your seatbelt. In the event of a collision or sudden stop, passengers who are not buckled in may be seriously injured.
Know your height. Hitting bridges and overhangs are some of the most common accidents.
If you do experience severe weather while in an RV, the best thing to do is to pull over until the brunt of the storm is over. Make sure not to park under any trees or power lines that could fall on your vehicle.
Above all, before you head off to enjoy your road trip, make sure you have the proper New London County RV insurance coverage so your travels are worry free.
The Byrnes Agency offers an Connecticut RV insurance policies designed to protect you, your companions and your RV against unforeseen damages in the event of an accident. Contact us today for more information.