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RV Safety Resources You Need to Know About


Isn’t it interesting that you need a specific license to drive a bus and certain kinds of trucks, but you can drive RVs right off the lot of the dealership? Isn’t it curious that the biggest RV fires can be caused by the improper maintenance of the tiniest wire?

RV emergency preparedness and overall safety can be a little overwhelming and downright confusing at times. But with the proper resources, it is possible for you to feel like you have it all together... After all, the more prepared you are for incidents before they occur and the more trained you are to deal with potential issues, the less likely you are to be sidelined by mishaps on your vacation.

Check out this list of some of our top-ranked resources, and your friends and family will call you the RV safety guru in no time.


Escapees RV Club

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Full access to safety and education resources, including weight and load management, driving tips, towing safety, tire and accessory resources, and more. They also provide updates on recent RV model recalls, and give you access to a collection of valuable safety websites.




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It’s been said that the hardest part about operating a fire extinguisher, for many people, is knowing how to maneuver it the first time you use it. But did you know there are 8 different types of extinguishers, all with specific, targeted purposes and functions? Don’t be left wondering if you bought the right one… you don’t want to find out when it’s too late. Use this guide to choose the right one, or even buy more than one to further prepare yourself for worst case scenarios before they appear.



Good Sam RV Roadside Assistance

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There’s a reason why so many RVers (and automobile drivers in general) use Good Sam’s services. Their Roadside Assistance program is ranked #1 on TopConsumerReviews.com, and the way they combine affordability with a thorough provision of resources is honestly incomparable. With towing and tire services, family and vehicle coverage, and on-staff techs available for dispatch, they’ve got everything you need to ensure you’re always taken care of during an emergency. And you won’t believe the price until you see it… talk about a great deal. Find out more about this top-ranked program now.


DIY RV’s RV Technician Finder

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Trouble figuring out where to look for the best technician for your RV? No problem. In this handy guide, DIY RV walks you through the best way to find a trusted and successful technician, no matter where in the country you are or what kind of issue you’re having.


Roadtrip America’s RV Fire Safety Questionnaire





In this insightful article, you’ll find a list of some of the top questions to ask yourself if you really want to know whether your RV is truly ‘fire safe’ while on the road. They also provide you with an interesting guide to the most common causes of fires for different types of RVs - some of which may be surprising.



Motorhome Magazine’s Open Roads Forum





There will come a point in time where, just like with everything else in life, you will have a question that websites and resources just don’t seem to have the answer for. Why not ask the larger community of RVers instead? On Motorhome Mag’s Open Roads forum, you can ask any question you’d like, broken out into tons of different categories. You’ll get honest answers from a caring and thoughtful community of RV owners, and will likely get the answers you need in no time.



Recreation Vehicle Safety and Education Federation



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The purpose of RVSEF is to provide the RV community with professional advice and training resources so that RVers can enjoy their experience to the fullest. The group is endorsed by the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), with emphasis on “its unbiased focus solely on safety advocacy.” Countless resources can be found on the RVSEF website, but a few of our favorites are their printable list of emergency numbers, Driving Safety program (available both online and at some rallies), and their RV Weight and Tire Glossary.



RV Education 101 - RV University







If you’re looking for the full package when it comes to RV safety training and preparation, look no further than RV Education 101. Just as their name claims, they are all about one thing: teaching RVers like you exactly what you need to know before you hit the road. The big winner here: they provide a full program called “RV University,” where educational videos, books, and more will give you all the information you’d ever need to RV safely. One of our top picks when it comes to their resources would be the “Learning RVs the Easy Way” program, which comes in both eBook and DVD format. It’s simple, to-the-point, and will still give you all the info you need to become a pro RVer in no time.
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