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Fifth Wheel RV Safety Tips

When traveling across country or just up the road with your fifth wheel RV, you will want to make sure you are adhering to basic safety precautions. By being proactive in your safety measures for your fifth wheel RV, you will be able to travel with a peace of mind and be prepared for any accidental mishaps that come your way on the road. The tips below are to guide you in preparing your fifth wheel RV for a safe traveling experience.

Five RV fifth wheel safety measures:

1.  RV fifth wheel tire check – look at each of the tires on your motor home travel trailer prior to leaving town. You should check the tire pressure on the RV fifth wheel, and you should look for bald spots and worn wear. If you see any such wear and tear on the tires, take the travel trailer in for a new set. Also, you will want to make sure that your spare tire is filled to the proper air pressure point and that it is the proper size for your recreational vehicle unit.

2.  Make sure the brake lights work on the towable motorhome unit. Have one of your family members or traveling companions stand behind the unit checking that the blinkers work, as well. Look at interior lights to make sure they are operating properly, too.

3.  Double check the first aid kit that you store on board your towable unit to make sure you have restocked its contents. Remember to stock the first aid kit immediately after you return from your trip in order to save time and be prepared for your next trip.

4. Make sure you adapt your motor home towable unit to the weather where you will be driving. If you need snow tires or extra weight to balance the fifth wheel bearings, then make sure you do so prior to hitting the climate unexpectedly on the road. Another good tip in relation to weather when on the road is for you to reserve your RV camping spots ahead of time.

5. Pay extra attention to getting your motor home or fifth wheel travel trailer completely checked out by a professional mechanic, especially if you have purchased a used RV or if the one you will be traveling in is more than five years old.

These precautionary measures will help you and your recreational vehicle family be able to hit the road with a sound mind, allowing the joy of the trip to be experienced in full. Keep a safety check list on hand in the unit. This will help you for future trips.

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