RV Tips

 Recreational Vehicle Safety Tips

Traveling Safely in Your RV
Traveling safely is important to everyone who takes to the road in a motor home or travel trailer. Make sure your RV is well maintained and ready to go when you are. That’s the first step toward having a safe trip. Murphy Insurance

Before your trip
Remember to observe the common principles of safety:

  • Obey the speed limit
  • Buckle your seat belt
  • Know your rig height before you go…VERY IMPORTANT !!
  • Install a deadbolt door lock on your RV
  • Inspect all belts and hoses for cracking, especially radiator hoses. Replace as needed.
  • Check headlights, tires (air and tread) and turn signals.
  • Check any hitch or towing equipment
  • Verify your insurance coverage  (CALL US 855-687-7491)
  • Check your fire extinguisher and smoke alarms
  • Clean your cooking vent hood to avoid grease fires
  • Leave your itinerary with relatives or friends in case of emergency.
  • Know your height and clearance.
    IMPORTANT!  Some rural underpasses may be too low for safe passage.

Things to keep handy

  • Flashlight
  • Jumper Cables
  • Flat Tire Repair Spray
  • Road Flares (4 ea)
  • Adjustable Wrench
  • Screwdrivers
  • Pliers
  • Duct Tape (for temporary repairs to ruptured hoses, etc)
  • Granola bars or candy bars (in case you are stranded for extended period)
  • Bottled water ( at least 6 or 7 bottles)
  • Mobile First Aid kit (with insect bite kit and “appy” pin if allergic)
  • Cell phone battery charger and battery backup.

Park in a sheltered area

Avoid trees or power lines that could fall on your vehicle. The safest place during lightning is inside your RV. If you’re in the path of a tornado, you are safest in a tornado shelter. Avoid parking in low areas that are prone to flash flooding.

If you need to file a claim

We hope your RV trip is safe, but if you do have an accident we will help you get things smoothed out.   We will call the service center and conference you into the claims hotline.  If you’re injured in an accident, seek medical assistance first and call us later or have someone else make the call for you.

If you break down or have an accident.

If you have Comprehensive and Collision coverage with our Progressive RV Coverage, $750 of Emergency Expense coverage is automatically included.

Emergency Expense coverage pays up to specified limits for reasonable temporary living facilities, (hotel, etc) , transportation expenses and the cost of returning the RV if it becomes disabled due to a covered loss more than 50 miles away from the insured’s primary residence.  You also have the option of purchasing additional coverage, up to $2,000.  This may be an after thought….but imagine…you had planned on staying each night in your RV….NOW it is in a shop somewhere and you need a place to sleep.  You didn’t budget for the accident or this extra expense.


We are here for you !!

My other favorite RV use …… TAILGATING


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