Before you go anywhere, it is critical to have your RV checked for any mechanical or electrical problems that could cause you issues while you’re on the road.
Make sure to do the following:
1. Have your brakes inspected to ensure that they are in tip-top shape, and remember, large and heavy vehicles require longer stopping distances.
2. Check your lights. Replace any burnt out bulbs, as non-functional lights can not only lead to accidents, they can also lead to hefty fines.
3. Make sure your battery and generator systems are working. This is especially important to do if you’re traveling to more remote areas where you may not have access to a garage or other necessary resources for a long while.
4. Don’t forget the spare tire! Before you head off for some sight-seeing and adventure, check your tires for any damage and make sure they’re inflated properly.
5. If you can’t remember the last time you had your cooling system flushed, do it before you go on your trip.
6. Replace any old hoses or belts.
If you do these things before leaving for your trip, you could avoid a lot of stress and financial burden while you’re on the road, so it’s worth spending the time and money getting your RV ready for road trips so that you can spend your time seeing the sights, not waiting for a tow truck.
Getting your RV ready for road trips involves ensuring that you are well-prepared for any speed-bumps along the way. Make sure you are well-stocked for your trip by packing a few extra items:
1. A first aid kit
2. A small fire extinguisher
3. A Cell phone. Contact your cell phone provider before you leave to make sure that you won’t accumulate a bunch of expensive roaming charges.
4. Flashlight and batteries
5. Booster cables
Make Sure You’re Covered
If you’re thinking of taking your RV on a tour of North America, make sure you have all the coverage you need to make your trip as hassle-free as possible. While the first step to getting your RV ready for road trips is to check the mechanics of your RV to make sure the brakes, battery and motor functions are all good to go, you’ll also want to purchase insurance. Accidents do happen, and it’s important to prepare for them.
RV insurance comes in many different forms, so if you’re unsure if your RV’s current coverage is adequate for your vacation, or you’re looking into getting RV insurance for the first time, give us a call. We will walk you through all of the different options and advise on which coverage is best for you. In addition to RV insurance, you’ll also want to purchase proper health coverage, especially if you’re traveling to the United States or Mexico. At Sadler Insurance, we’ll help make your road trip a time of adventure and relaxation, not worry and financial stress.