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Old 05-12-2008, 06:40 PM   #1
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I'm new to RVing and was wondering what are the top few safety concerns people think are most important?
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I'm new to RVing and was wondering what are the top few safety concerns people think are most important?
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Old 05-12-2008, 07:19 PM   #3
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Welcome to iRV2. I am curious as to what type of "safety" things you are referring to? Maybe we can give you some feedback if you give us a little more of an idea of what you are referring to...

What type of RV do you have - or are you looking for so we can help...


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Aside from the normal safety concerns of being fully aware of your surrondings, not much else changes. Do inspect the rig regullary, check oil , tires, fluid levels, pay attendion to leaks, eetc.

Probably the most dangerous thing for your check book is to stop at a Camping World. You will leaves with some of the $$$$ missing.

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The most discussed safety item, would have to be TIRES. They cost a lot and die before they're worn out. Their life is determined by AGE not appearance.
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Old 05-13-2008, 05:38 AM   #6
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I believe the most important consideration in motor home safety is the driver!! The transition from a 3-5000 pound automobile to a 25-30,000 pound motor home is easily underestimated in a number of areas. I believe first and foremost in the requirement to plan your route where possible and even more important is the need to "drive further ahead" of your vehicle. Situational awareness is paramount. Checking air pressure in all tires should become a routine every trip and on extended trips every day before you start out. Keeping the rig in excellent mechanical condition is also important, i.e., brakes, lights, etc.
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Old 05-13-2008, 05:58 AM   #7
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Thanks for the quick replies! I am considering buying a class C but haven't yet decided. I have read up on dangers like tire pressures, driving safely and keeping the gas system maintained. But I haven't seen much about what the major issues are when you get to the campsite - are there any features that aren't standard that I should ask for?
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Take weapons training and get and maintain firarms. The world will only get more dangerous not less.
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Another safety issue is the proper tow vehicle. I see you are considering a Class C so that wouldn't be an issue but if you change your mind & go with a TT or 5er you need to consider the tow vehicles limits when matching the trailer to it.
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Of course, some class C's have low CCC (Cargo Carrying Capacity) and/or Tow Capacity, so make sure you know what the limits of the vehicle you are considering, and make sure you don't exceed them.
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