Case Study #3
The third couple needed to rent a car while they waited for a new part for the fuel injection system to be sent to the park. These folks had the knowledge and tools to replace the part when it arrived, but they were burdened with the expense of the new part, expedited freight, and a rented car.
Case Study #4
Finally, not all RV breakdowns occur on the road. Sometimes they happen while you’re camping. In a park where we stayed recently, we saw the owner of a 40 ft. motorhome driving around the campground with the living room slide fully extended. It was apparent that the slide would not retract and as a last resort the owner tried driving the RV with the slide extended to jostle it loose. That didn’t work and nothing else these campers tried was effective. Clearly they were going to need professional help. Fortunately, this breakdown occurred while they were in a campground but many RV breakdowns do occur on the road.
Safety Tips for RV Breakdowns on the Road
Therefore, if you break down on the highway, the most important thing to do is get off the road, as far as possible, and to position yourself and your RV in the safest place possible. Then you can go to work solving the problem. It may require some time to diagnose, or it may require waiting for roadside assistance to tow your RV to a campground or service department. It will undoubtedly be inconvenient, costly, and in some cases, frightening.