Five basic tips for safe RV trips

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Courtesy Amica Insurance

Here are some basic tips from Amica Insurance to keep in mind for safe driving in an RV:

1. Double-check your blinds spots: On an RV, blind spots tend to be bigger than on a smaller vehicle. Using mirrors increases your safety but they don’t always show everything on the road, so always be aware of what’s around you.

2. Leave more space: That means leave extra room for braking. RVs are heavier than typical cars and require more time to stop.

3. Never tire your tires: Make sure all tires are in good condition and properly inflated. Avoiding excess loading and driving at a safe speed will cut down on tire issues.

4. RV diet? Weight distribution is crucial when traveling in an RV, so be sure to securely pack away heavy items. Items that come loose can cause problems with handling and braking.

5. Just belt ’em: Always wear a seat belt, whether you’re driving the RV or are a passenger. Anyone not wearing a seat belt may be injured in the event of a sudden stop or accident.

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Sharon B
3 months ago

NO belt no go.

Impavid
3 months ago

Not only can a person be injured if not wearing a seatbelt, in a collision or sudden stop they become a projectile and can injure or kill another person in the vehicle.

Ken
3 months ago

#5. My wife constantly is getting out of her seat!!! One trip it was over ten times she would unbuckle to do this or that. Grrrr