When you really need one of these items and you don't have it, the consequences could be severe.
Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) September 04, 2013
SellMyRVToday.com, the number one used RV purchaser in the nation, has developed a helpful list of items to consider in the event that you experience an emergency while traveling in your RV. If you have not used the services of SellMyRVToday.com, and you still have an RV, these tips will be of help as you plan your next outing.
No matter how much planning goes into your road trip, you can never anticipate all that will happen, including emergency situations. Weather, fire and traffic accidents are just a few of the hazards that could affect your wellbeing. For this reason, it is prudent to plan for a variety of things that could go wrong, so that if something untoward should occur, you will be ready.
Propane Gas – Liquid propane gas (known as LP) is used in your RV to cool the refrigerator, heat water and cook food. It is very helpful to campers, but could also be detrimental if a few precautions are not exercised. While many people travel with the gas turned on to keep the food in the refrigerator cool, it is prudent to turn the gas off so that in the event of an accident or collision, the gas line is not compromised and a fire or explosion occur.
Fire Extinguishers – All recreational vehicles should have fire extinguishers on board as standard equipment. The National Fire Protection Agency has mandated a rule stating that RVs must have a 5-lb BC-rated fire extinguisher near each exit. Other areas that should have extinguishers within reach are the kitchen, the driver's compartment, the bedroom, under the coach in the storage compartment, and in the vehicle being towed if applicable. If there are children traveling with you, be sure to teach them the location of the extinguishers, and teach them that they are not toys to be played with. If the children are old enough, teach them how to properly use the extinguishers.
Emergency Kits – Every motorhome or RV should be equipped with an emergency kit that contains items that will sustain the traveling party for three days without the help of any outsiders. The kit should include enough food, water and any medication that may be needed for each traveler in the party. Also, sanitary items should be remembered in the kit as well, for the sake of good health practices.
Communication Devices – There is no nobility in tossing the cell phones away while on a trip. They should be carried and well charged so that in the event of a breakdown, an illness or an accident, you can communicate with officials who can send help. Using a GPS unit, or a GPS application on your smart phone, you will be able to report the exact coordinates of where you are.
Carry a Tool Kit – It is a good idea to have tools on hand in the event that you need to make repairs to your RV should it break down in a remote area. Even if you don't have the knowledge of how to fix the RV, a do-gooder may stop by who does know how but has no tools.
Carry a First Aid Kit – In the event that someone becomes injured while on your trip, a first aid kit should be readily accessible at all times. Included in the kit should be bandages, antibiotic cream, medical grade wrap and rubbing alcohol for disinfection if needed. Any special needs of someone in the traveling party should be addressed, such as special medication for anyone who has allergic reactions to something like a bee sting.
Gerard Pedata of SellMyRVToday.com said, "You may go for years and never use any of these emergency preparedness tips. If you do, congratulations because that means that you have enjoyed safe, carefree trips. However, when you really need one of these items and you don't have it, the consequences could be severe."
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