Driving an RV is very different than driving a car! Most of us learned how to drive an RV the hard way — through trial and error (and a lot of mistakes). But sitting behind the wheel of a large RV on your first road trip is not the best time to figure out all the challenges and nuances that come with driving RVs. Here are 12 important first-time RV driving tips for newbies to learn before renting an RV… or buying one.
RV Security And Safety Issues
Here experienced RVers are talking about all the ways to keep yourself, your family, and your belongings safe and secure while they're inside your RV. From CB radios & fireproof safes to carbon monoxide detectors & other onboard alarms -- even RV locks & little-known secrets about RV keys.
Do you have to wear a seat belt as a passenger in an RV? Do kids have to wear RV seat belts? See what’s legal & what’s not. Plus, what’s safe for children and adults riding in the back of RVs. Since most RVers travel between states, it’s important that you know the RV seat belt laws in each state.
Here’s everything you need to know about RV locks, keys, and trailer hitch locks that will ultimately prevent thieves from driving away with your RV trailer or fifth wheel.
We explore all of the RV radio options that are useful when traveling: FRS radios, CB radios, and Ham radio. Plus tips from RVers on choosing the best RV radio for your needs.
Your RV isn’t a secure place to leave valuables. Aside from changing the locks and installing RV alarms, what are your options? Floor safes or small fireproof safes will help keep the valuables inside your RV safe. Here’s what to look for.
New RVs are safer than ever — with all of the safety alarms and detectors that are factory-installed. But, if you’re buying a used RV, then you may need to add an RV alarm or two yourself. Here is a list of RV alarm and safety detection equipment that you need to have on board at all times.
Just like in your home, there are a number of RV alarm systems you can employ to protect your possessions and the safety of your loved ones. These videos show security systems installed in cargo trailers that would also work in your RV trailer or motorhome.
Check out our list of all the best free RV parking spots when you need a place to stay overnight. Looking for a place to stay for free on a longer basis? We’ve got that too! All aspects of RV boondocking are covered here.
With an effective RV disaster plan, your ability to escape a rapidly spreading fire is greatly enhanced. For example, if there’s a fire, smoke and toxic gases can leave you with mere seconds to get out! Here are some tips.
Most RVs use the same key for all outside storage compartments. The entrance door lock isn’t much better when it comes to RV security. Keep this in mind, especially when storing your RV for the off-season. Never leave valuables inside.
Here are some of the detectors and monitors inside your RV that need to be checked each year — and have a fresh set of batteries installed.
If you’ve stored your RV for the winter, then it’s time to get it out of storage and get things in order for your summer travels. Here’s how I prepare our RV each year for a summer of fun on the road…
Whether you are going to a new campground and planning to stay for months, or just going on a weekend trip in your RV, you should have a checklist of things that need to be done before you leave. Only by crossing off the things on this list can you get from one place to the other safely — and without forgetting anything!