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RV Safety Behind the Wheel


Traveling in a recreational vehicle (RV) can be a fun way to see the world and spend time with your family. But because it’s bigger and heavier than an average car or truck, there are additional hazards that come with owning and operating an RV. Fortunately, many RV accidents can be avoided by following these pre-trip, mid-trip, and post-trip tips.

Pre-trip Tips

  • Know the weight capacity of your RV.
  • Perform a complete pre-trip inspection.
  • Check the tire pressure, tread depth, headlights, taillights, turn signals, belts, oil levels, hitch and other towing equipment, and windshield wipers before heading out.


Mid-trip Tips

  • Know your RV’s height.
  • Watch your speed, especially at night and during dusk.
  • Slow down on blind curve areas of the roadway.
  • Use your high beams at night to see animals and other obstructions.
  • Always wear a seat belt—it’s your best safety defense.


Post-trip Tips

  • Clear out any food and garbage.
  • Store the RV in a safe, secure location.


How to Respond to an Accident

In the event that you get into an accident while driving your RV, pull off to the side of the road and call the state or local police department. If the accident involves two or more vehicles, make sure the other drivers are OK.

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