Courtesy Amica Insurance
If you’re taking a vacation in your RV this year, you won’t be alone. More than 20 million Americans are expected to head out in their rigs, and that can cause auto insurance companies to take notice. Amica Insurance sends these tips along to RVers in hopes that they may help you have a safe trip:
- Always check your blind spots, which are bigger and more prevalent on RVs. Using mirrors increases your safety but they don’t always show everything on the road, so always be aware of what’s around you.
- Leave extra room for braking, as RVs are heavier than typical cars and require more time to stop.
- 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.
- 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.
- Always wear a seat belt, whether you’re driving the RV or just a passenger. Anyone not wearing a seat belt may be injured in the event of a sudden stop or accident.