RV Camping Safety and Preparation Essentials
Do you like the idea of camping? You can give up all sources of technology, which also means all responsibilities and nagging communication. You can share in memorable outdoor adventures with your family. You can fall asleep every night, staring at the stars with nothing but the sounds of nature. Does all of this sound wonderful, but the idea of sleeping outdoors turn you away? RVs, or recreational vehicles provide you with all of the pros of camping, without making you give up the amenities you prefer, like electrical or shower capabilities. Further improve your camping trip with these necessary RV additions.
The comforts of home
Do you ever get a strong feeling of homesickness when you are away for an extended period of time? You begin to miss the small things from home, like how your sheets feel and the familiar smell of your shampoo. Reduce your feelings of homesickness by bringing these things with you. An RV gives you additional needed space to bring whatever you want from home. You can also ease your kid?s first camping trip by bringing along their favorite toys and movies.
First aid kit and supplies
Injuries and accidents can and do happen on vacation. Be prepared for any accidents or medical emergencies with a first aid kit and additional medical supplies. Be sure to have ointments, bandages, and any specialized medical care needs. Also, be sure that you always have a fully charged battery, in the event you need to make any emergency calls. It is possible that you will never have to use the first aid kit, but it can ease the worry of travel by having it fully stocked and knowing where to find it.
RV maintenance supplies
RVs are heavy vehicles that transfer other heavy items. You may have bikes, luggage, or even your personal vehicle attached. If a problem occurs with the RV, you want to be prepared for repairs or the ability to contact assistance. Ensure that you have the ability to call for help, minor mechanical tools, and an additional RV battery. It can also be helpful to have other types of safety materials, like crane pads and camper jack pads to steady yourself in tougher terrain, while you await roadside assistance.
RV parking items
When you arrive at your camping destination, you will have to find a parking space, hook up for electrical and water capabilities, and prepare your RV for secure parking with a crane pad. A crane pad will level the RV, making it more even once inside. You can find the appropriate size and type of crane pads and ground mats from your local crane mat company. In the U.S., OSHA states that cranes must be assembled on ground that is firm, drained and graded sufficiently, in conjunction with supporting materials, such as blocking, cribbing, pads, mats, to provide adequate support and levelness. (OHSA 1926.1402). The same levelness is required for recreational vehicles.
RV protection materials
RVs are an expensive investment. Be sure to protect your investment with the necessary RV protection materials. Use a ground protection mat when parked to protect crane outrigger pads. Also, be sure to cover your RV when not in use. It is similar to a vehicle in that it can rust and become faulty with minimal use. However, you are likely to use your personal automobile more frequently than you do your RV. According to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, approximately 8.9 million households own an RV. The problem is, not enough properly care for their RV or take the necessary storage precautions.
Camping is a favorite activity among Americans. According to the 2014 American Camping Report, 16% of campers stayed in RVs. RVs provide campers with a level of comfort, while still having the ability to travel and get the camping vacation feel. Prior to your next camping trip, ensure that you are prepared. Remember to bring some of the comforts of home, stock the first aid kit and be prepared for a medical emergency, have a road side assistance plan, and understand safety stopping practices.