Thursday, November 19, 2015

5 Safety Items Your RV Needs

You know that old saying 'better safe than sorry'? Well, we're putting it to good use with a list of safety items you should keep in your RV. You don't want to end up like those bumbling people in the RV movies filled with mishaps. 

1. A MAP

That's right, friends. An old school map. We know you have like 10 gadgets with GPS on them, that's cool, but what if they stop working? If you're going on a long trip or a road trip, map out your route on an old school map and bring it along. It can't hurt, right? Unless you have to fold it back up, of course. [P.S. You could also print out directions from Google Maps. SHHH!]

2. First Aid Kit
What's more safe than a first aid kit?! Basically, these should be standard in all RVs. You can either buy a completed kit or put one together for your family's special needs. For example, if you know you'll need allergy medicine or car sickness medicine you might need a more customized kit. Whatever you put in it, you'll be glad to have it along when you need it! 


3. A Toolkit
Fine, we like kits, okay? If your motor home is  small in size, a simple toolbox will do.  With that being said, the more tools that you can have on board in your motor home the better, especially in the event of an emergency.  A toolbox should at least contain a collection of screwdrivers, a hammer, a wrench, a box cutter or a pocket nice.

4. A Weather Radio

Time to kick it old school again, friends. Listen, we did say these were safety items. You might not need them, hopefully you won't, but you'll be glad to have them when you do. Most RVs will come equipped with a radio or a CD player, but a battery operated radio that can be moved to higher ground for a better signal is advised.  Weather radios are ideal, as they provide much needed information for those on the road.  Also, you can find and buy weather radios that double as other helpful tools, such as an alarm clock, compass, and flashlight.

5. A Plan

Finally, be sure to have an emergency plan in place.  This is the best tool that you can use to keep yourself happy, healthy, and safe when traveling by RV.  You and your family or others that you are traveling with should all know what to do if the motor home is involved in an accident, breaks down, or runs out of gas. Check out Pinterest for some great emergency plan ideas.

What are your must-haves for RV safety? 

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