Getting ready to travel with your family in a fully-stocked RV? Wherever you plan to go no matter the time length, safety is essential. There’s plenty that you can do to stay safe on the road and make the most of your trip, and Hoover Met Complex can help. We offer 170 pull-through parking sites at our RV park, so we have travelers passing through for all kinds of events in vehicles of all sizes. Here are some things to keep in mind before hitting the road.
Make Sure You’re Properly Insured
Whether you’re a veteran driver or a novice make sure you are fully covered with your insurance. This includes making sure your current auto insurance covers your RV, towing separate motorhomes is covered, towing distance, and a variety of other important factors. When it comes to towing distance, you should also think about where you’re planning to go. Spending less on a towing service for a shorter distance is fine if you break down in a populated area, but not so much in the middle of the desert.
Keep a Checklist
You’ll want to make sure you have everything you need for comfort and convenience, along with safety and emergency essentials. If you’re new to traveling in an RV, you can find some simple checklist guides online to help you get started.
Don’t forget anything for your RV trip. Read Hoover Met’s blog to check off everything you need: RV Checklist: Everything You Need for a Long Trip
Weight and Watts
You need to check how much your RV is wired for and measure out your use of electronics accordingly.
The same consideration also needs to be given to how much weight your RV can carry. The distribution of weight in your RV can make a big difference to how it handles. You need to stay under the legal weight limit of the type of vehicle you’re driving, which includes basics like water and fuel.
Check Conditions Ahead of Time
Don’t get caught in bad weather. Being caught by surprise by severe weather is bad enough in any road trip, but it can be disastrous in an RV. When you’re planning your route, make sure you check conditions as far ahead of time as you can.
Keep your weather app in hand to keep a close eye on forecasts and change routes or stop if conditions get bad. Make sure you keep your phones charged and consider buying a cheaper pay-as-you-go phone for emergencies.
If you are planning on traveling with kids, it can be challenging to always entertain them. Read our related blog to learn how: How to Entertain Your Kids While Staying at an RV Park
Make Your Reservation at Our RV Park
Following these safety tips will give you some peace of mind on the road. If you’re looking for an RV park that’s feature-packed and convenient, contact Hoover Met Complex to make a reservation today. We don’t just offer spaces, but power, sewer, and water hook-ups, park-wide WiFi access, convenient locations and much more. Find out more about what our event center can offer.