Here are a few things that you can do to make life easier, simpler, and/or safer in your Class A RV. These are especially helpful for beginning RVers, but experienced travelers may learn something as well. A review is always helpful.
- Take time to sit down and read all of your manuals, paperwork, and anything about your RV. This is “oops” prevention, and it will answer your questions before you know you have them.
- Before you pull out of your parking space, do a check to make sure that everything is ready to go. Check for open cupboards or drawers. Check the outside as well, and if you have a “toad,” make sure it’s hooked up before you head down the road.
- Your Class A RV is a large vehicle. Find a large, vacant lot of space and practice the maneuvers you will need to drive and park it.
- Check your tires frequently for wear, tear, and inflation. Good tire maintenance is accident prevention.
- Get some netting. Cut it into squares, and put mothballs in it. Tie it up like a sack, and hang these bags near openings in the RV to help prevent bugs from getting in.
- After you park at the campground, spray the area outside with bug spray to help avoid carrying any insects with you when you leave.
- Check your oil frequently – each time you stop for gas is not too often. Big rigs can use up a quart of oil within 500 to 1,000 miles.a