SmartPlug was designed with one main goal – to improve safety standards of RVers and Boaters. When travelling or spending leisure time in an RV, there is nothing more important than the safety of all passengers on board. With millions of RV enthusiasts enjoying the RV lifestyle, it’s increasingly important that all RVers take the time to understand how to safely enjoy their travels. Here are SmartPlug’s five tips for RV Safety:
1. Security A major concern for RVers is the lack of security options for protecting their RV and their belongings from theft or invaders. The most important precaution to take is to keep your doors, windows, and bays locked. Avoid displaying flashy or expensive items to keep yourself from being made a target. Another option is installing a camera security system. Lastly, check in with trusted friends or family members to make sure they know your intentions for timing and location. By sharing your updated location and planned schedule, you’ll not only give them peace of mind but you’ll also be creating a back-up plan if you go unheard from.
2. Know Your Height This tip sounds obvious, but you’d be amazed by the amount of people who forget the extra height of an RV while driving. In fact, hitting a bridge or overhang is one of the most common RV accidents. A simple trick to ensure you’re always aware of your height is by putting a bright coloured sticky note on your dashboard with your exact clearance. In addition to height, keep in mind the width of your RV. Getting stuck under a highway overpass will certainly ruin your RV season!
3. Travelling with Kids RVing is a great way to spend time together as a family. While travelling with kids, it’s important to give constant reminders to remain seated. During long RV trips, it’s easy to forget you’re in a moving vehicle, but keep in mind that turns, bumps, braking, and unexpected movement can cause danger for the passengers who are not seated. In addition to being seated, being buckled in is the safest way to travel.