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RV Safety Tools

A family journey in an RV or ‘recreational vehicle’ can be great fun, and one of the ways that you can try to make sure that it goes well, is to plan for as many eventualities as possible. This involves taking a few safety items or safety tools that are helpful for an RV trip.

If you are travelling far from the beaten track, then adequate supplies of food and water are the prime concerns of course. You will also have to have adequate appropriate clothing for the season of the year and the location you are travelling in.

However, keep in mind, that some regions are chilly at night no matter what time of the year it is, so a few sweaters or light jackets will come in helpful if you are driving in the mountains, in the north (in the northern hemisphere) or along the coast.

Once you have the fundamentals to survive, there are a few luxury safety items, that you might find useful. The first of these is the mobile phone. There might or may not be sufficient coverage where you are going, but the likelihood are that it will work somewhere near, if you need to use it. Be certain that you have a charger that works in the RV and a hands free kit if possible.

The luxury of all luxuries is a GPS unit – Global Positioning System – so that you do not get too lost, if you are out in the wilderness or even in some huge, unknown metropolis looking for the hotel you booked into over the Internet for a couple days break from the road.

If you are renting your RV, there is almost certainly a GPS system on board, but if you are taking your own vehicle, you might consider purchasing a mobile phone that also has GPS built into it. These hand held devices are plenty accurate to steer you back on track.

However, they are electrical devices and as such can break down at any moment, particularly when you particularly need them, so make certain that you have a modern road map as well.

When you are on vacation, the weather is fairly important – in fact it can make or break a holiday, so why not take a portable weather radio with you? A weather radio is exactly what it implies. It is a radio that specializes in picking up weather transmissions – particularly local ones.

This is very handy indeed, particularly if where you are heading is not undergoing the type of weather you are looking for. It permits you to change your destination without having to get there first. These functional devices often come with other tools built in like a torch and a timer (alarm clock).

Make sure that your RV has an adequate set of vehicle repair tools including gloves and safety goggles. Gloves are practical for keeping your hands clean if you have a repair to make and safety goggles come in very handy if you have to swap a wheel in a dust, rain or snow storm.

The last thing on our list, but not the least important, is a good First Aid Kit. When choosing a First Aid kit, comprehensive is definitely better than compact.

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