No one likes to think about having to deal with an emergency when they are on the road in their travel trailer. Nevertheless, emergencies do come up, and it’s best to be prepared for them when they do.
Benjamin Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” There are things you can do to prevent some emergencies. Service your travel trailer before you leave, and practice driving it. If you have not been behind the wheel since last summer, it’s a good idea to review the skills involved in driving and braking a large vehicle. Know how to exit your travel trailer in an emergency, and where to find an RV dealer for repairs if you need one along the road.
Drive safely at speeds that allow you to keep the vehicle under control at all times. Decrease your speed in inclement weather. On the road, remember to stop regularly to stretch, and drink water to prevent dehydration. You’ll find it easier to stay awake if you are hydrated.
Everyone should know basic first aid. CPR is a plus, but, once you begin, unless you have a partner to assist you, you must continue until help arrives. Be sure to call 911 on your well-charged cell phone before you begin.
If you have a medical condition, keep your Medic Alert bracelet or necklace on at all times. Have all of your medication labeled correctly.
Take time to prepare for emergencies now so you can have peace of mind when you travel. Happy trails!