The thrill and excitement of the open road is the whole reason you invested in your RV. As you plan your next road trip, keep these tips in mind in case you have mechanical trouble. Being properly prepared will help you get your RV back on the road and stay safe in the process.
Before departing on your trip, stock your RV with safety items and spare parts like emergency triangles, flares, flashlights, water, spare tires, radiator stop-leak, a fuel filter, engine drive belts, radiator hoses, fuses, extra motor oil, coolant and other necessary fluids. A spare battery, tires, and basic tools like duct tape and wrenches are also good items to have on hand. Keep a charged cell phone handy in case of an emergency.
Consider the different roadside assistance insurance programs available to you, and sign up as soon as you purchase your RV or before you leave on your first trip. Not only will they help you through any sticky situations, but they offer large databases of reputable repair shops around the country that can help, no matter where you are.
As soon as you begin experiencing trouble with your RV, pull it as far off the road as possible. It’s important to ensure that you are in a safe, legal location and not impeding traffic in any way. Try to give yourself space around your RV so you can walk around and inspect or work on it. If your RV needs to be towed, be sure you check its manual for towing procedures to avoid any additional damage due to improper towing.
When your vehicle breaks down on the road, it’s important to know what to do. To learn more about RVs and RV maintenance, call Johnnie Walker RV at (702) 529-2194 in Las Vegas. We can help you find the new or used RV that’s right for you and can even help you with RV parts and service!