If you love to get out and travel in your recreational vehicle, consider yourself part of a large group.
With that being the case, you never want to cut safety in looking to save money on your travel excursions. While it may be tempting to make a cut here or there, such moves can put you and others at risk.
The same holds true if you decide to permanently live in your RV.
With your RV, you don’t have to spend money on hotels and other such needs unless you want to.
Another of the nice things with living in a RV is that you can pick up and go whenever you choose. As such, you want your RV to be as organized and spotless as possible.
A messy RV inside and out can lead to potential safety issues, placing you and others in danger.
So, will you make sure you never sidestep safety when wanting to save money on your travels?
Be Driven to Own and Operate a Safe RV
So that you and those around you can be as safe as possible in your RV, remember the following:
1. Avoiding fire hazards – When living out of your RV, it can be easy to accumulate various items. As such, there is always the potential for fire hazards. Avoid having papers and other flammable items near wiring and cooking areas. Also be sure you carry a fire extinguisher with you should a fire break out in or outside your vehicle.
2. Knowing what is around you – Unlike a car or even smaller SUV, it can be difficult in an RV seeing all that is around you. That said having the right resources on hand can lessen the chances of an accident. Adding an RV backup camera makes perfect sense. The device allows you to see both vehicles and people behind you and to the side. In doing so, you are much less likely to strike a vehicle, other individual, even a standing object. By combining technology and safety, you win.
3. Keeping your RV up to speed on maintenance – Even if not traveling in your RV soon, don’t slack on maintenance needs. Always make sure all fluid levels kept up, tires have the right pressure, and the brakes are good to go. It can be easy to cut back on regular maintenance needs, especially if money is a factor.
Your Driving Habits Matter Too
As important as it is to not cut safety in owning and traveling with your RV, your driving habits matter too.
Among your most important areas of focus:
1. Reckless driving – With the size and power of an RV, it can be a true force of nature. That said never engage in any forms of reckless driving. This is especially the case when it comes to road rage. If someone cuts you off, tailgates or does other reckless habits, don’t engage them. There are plenty of other drivers of RV’s, cars and trucks out on the roads. Do your best to share the road in a safe manner.
2. Dozing off – Dozing off behind the wheel can come with deadly consequences. That said do your best to be bright-eyed when driving. If you have another adult driver or two in the RV, let them share in the driving. In the event you are driving alone, be sure to pull off to a safe side of the road if you need to catch a power nap. The best break place is a rest stop along the highway.
Traveling in an RV is a great way to see the country. If you call your RV home that is even better.
Always remember to drive home safety when living in and driving your RV.
While saving money on travel is great, there is no price you can put on your life and the lives of others.