RV Driving tips: 2011 checklist for the journey

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If you are planning on going on a road trip this Summer armed with your trusty RV caravan vehicle, it’s a good idea to check out a list of some of the most useful RV driving tips that we have compiled for you.

As most of you are properly aware, driving your RV to an unfamiliar destination is one of the most popular activities for families to take part in during the Summer each year in the US.

However, those with limited driving experience of RV vehicles can often get put off by the sheer difficulty of handling such a large beast, although like everything – it gets easier when you have picked up the learning curve for it.

The good news, is that you’re not alone and there are several guides you can read online which can help you in your quest to become an RV master in the driver’s seat. One such guide we’ve picked out comes courtesy of TheCampingSource, as they have compiled a list of guidelines in summary format which you should look through before heading out on your journey.

A few examples of RV driving tips include adjusting all vehicle mirrors before setting off, and also ensuring to check mirrors when changing lane – common sense you may feel but you’ll be surprised how many accidents are caused by drivers failure to check mirrors when changing lanes.

Another important factor that you’ll need to consider is the weight of trailer or pop-up tent that your vehicle can tow without causing strains on the vehicle. You can find out exact details on the weight you can manage in the instruction manual of your vehicle.

While you should take these ideas on board when preparing for your RV trip, an actual checklist that you can print out will really help you in this situation. Over at RVersOnline, you’ll see that they have compiled a list of equipment that you’ll need to obtain for your trip, as well as a checklist for the passengers to overlook in relation to the safety of the driver.

The article continues to list useful information which you will find very handy and as we mentioned above, it’s definitely a good idea for to print this page so you have quick access to it whilst out on the road or preparing to head out on a trip soon. Take a look at it and let us know what you think.

Are you set to go on an RV adventure soon? Let us know if you have any tips for our other readers.

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