Tuesday, October 3, 2023


Deer crashes into RV – takes short ride!

“Honey, there’s a deer in our bed!” Well, “honey” would have to look quick, because when the deer crashes the RV, it may not stick around long.

We’re not sure if this is a comment about the resiliency of the Cervidae species, or about the thin-wall construction of RVs. In any event, a deer crashing into your RV could ruin your whole day!

What to do if you have a deer crash

deer crashIn any event, if you do happen to have a deer crash, here’s advice from California’s Department of Transportation on what to do next:

  • Pull to the side of the road as soon as it is safe to do so.
  • Turn on your hazard lights and remain in the vehicle until you are sure it is safe.
  • Call emergency services if injuries are involved or the local police for property damage.
  • Stay away from the deer. If it is still alive, it could be confused, injured and dangerous if approached.
  • When contacting the authorities, let them know if the deer is in a dangerous spot on the road so that it can be removed.

For tips on how to avoid a deer crash to start with, check out Caltrans’ website.



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3 months ago

Well, that sucked.

Neal Davis
3 months ago

Thank you, Russ and Tina!

Last edited 3 months ago by Neal Davis
3 months ago

I doubt any camper on the road could survive a 150 lb hunk of dense meat traveling 60 mph. A better built rig may do a bit better than the video showed but the deer would definitely splatter more, like a big bug. Put a 150 lb hind quarter of beef into a giant sling shot and propel it at 60 mph into the side of a Stix n brix house and let me know how that turned out for both.

In fact, put 25# turkey into a 60 mph sling shot and tell me how that works out on the side of your building.

Great video but it’s not a light weight construction issue.

Thomas D
3 months ago

Older video but people want a lightweight camper so their suv can pull it. You sacrifice durability for weight. Go figure.
Deer is now in therapy, trying to remember what it did wrong.

3 months ago

Good thing for the deer that RVs are built so poorly. Zero structure in the front of that one!

Even though it survived the initial hit, it may have suffered internal injuries that caused it to die later.

Last edited 3 months ago by Spike
3 months ago

The video gives new meaning to the term egg-shell camper. What a bummer for the campers but the egg-shell durability may have allowed the deer to survive.

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