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Old 08-08-2011, 11:39 AM   #1
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Red face Newbie with ? re: legally required emer equipment.

Hi All! New to the forum's and thought this was the best place to look for an answer. I was plowing thru various websites, reading up about RV'in in Nova Scotia, Canada when I came across a bit about having to carry emergency warning equipment in case you happen to stop alongside the highway. Sadly I can't remember(happens a lot these days!) the exact text, or the website(might even have been in the forums stuff on here?!). Anyway, while concerned about NS specifically, I guess it leads to a more generic question as to just what a fella should(must?) have on board when travelling the hiways and byways.
Can anyone point to a definitive source of info on this topic?
Is there a forum thread about such legislation as relates to other provinces, or indeed, any of the United States??

Thanks!
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Old 08-08-2011, 11:49 AM   #2
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I'm fairly new myself so I don't have an answer but I will be watching this thread to see who does! Great question!
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Old 08-08-2011, 11:52 AM   #3
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Since an RV is a private vehicle most states will define what they require and most states require the same items. Look at the state the vehicle is registered in for their requirments. # 1 requirement is a set of warning triangles which can be picked up at most places that sell RV supplies.
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I'm not sure if they are required by law but a few things I wont do with out are my safety triangles, fire extinguishers and smoke detectors.
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The Safety Triagle's are required in BC and Flares are recommended! We carry Both along with a pair of High Visibility Vests and an Orange and Red Flag! Stowed under /beside the Drivers Seat! I keep My Latex Gloves there too!
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Welcome to the forum! Good advice so far IMHO. At least in Texas, the only thing legally required are the three triangles but I wouldn't travel without the fire extinguishers or smoke detectors either.

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Irregardless of minimum required equipment, I would carry as a minimum...
set of 3 reflectors or triangles.
set of flares
large flashlight
fire extinguisher
signal flag
orange vest
bottle jack
a few boards
large 4-way lug wrench with cheater pipe extension
gloves.

And hope you never have to use them.

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Welcome to the forums! I think the others have pretty much covered it. Happy trails
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Do not know the law in Canada but in the US, an RV is a private vehicle, like a car, only the 4-way flashers (Factory installed) are required. Nothing else.

What I carry:

A set of DOT approved traiangles, and the book that tells me how to spread 'em out (What every Commercial driver must know) and 2 sets of battery flairs as well.

Plus not only the factory fire extinguisher toy but 3 more better ones.

And of cours me (Yes, I'm "emergency equipment", Trained as a "First responder" (That is before EMS arrives)
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Emergency Equipment...

WOW!!! Thanks to everyone for the superb info. Looks like I've got a bit of shopping to do!!
For sure I'm gonna feel a lot more secure when next on the road.

Hope our paths cross some day!

Regards. Fred.ca
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