Mistake #8: Going Without Proper Insurance and Roadside Assistance
Proper RV insurance is an incredibly important thing to have as an RV owner. After all, you never know when an accident may happen, and insurance will protect you in case of such an event.
You’ll also want to invest in quality RV-specific roadside assistance. This is offered by multiple companies, but the two most popular are Good Sam and Coach-Net. This service sends help should you find yourself needing a tow, a tire change, or a battery jump while driving your rig.
Mistake #9: Driving in Poor Conditions
Driving an RV is difficult enough. Add in heavy rain, snow, or wind and you’ve got yourself a scary and dangerous situation. For this reason, it’s best to avoid driving your rig in poor weather conditions if at all possible. Watch the weather before every trip. If it looks like a storm is headed your way, consider rescheduling.
Mistake #10: Backing Up Without a Spotter (or Camera)
You might be the best driver in the world, but that doesn’t make you immune to backing into things. Even the most experienced RVers still employ the help of a spotter to ensure they don’t accidentally run into a tree or electric box. Tend to travel sans passengers? Install a backup camera to do the same job!
Mistake #11: Going Without a Surge Protector and Pressure Regulator
Once you get to your campsite, it can be tempting to throw caution to the wild and start having fun. That said, there are still steps you should take to ensure you keep your RV in tip-top shape.
Two of the most important steps you can take are actually quite easy:
- Plug in a surge protector.
- Install a pressure regulator.
These two simple things protect your RV from high water pressure and electrical issues, and they might just save you a whole lot of time, money, and headaches.