Use an RV safe GPS
You should know the height, width, length, and weight of your RV. And just because you have a map available like mentioned above, you still don’t have the math available. When you cross a bridge, is the weight of your RV too much to cross. When you drive under overpasses, are they high enough for you to successfully go through? Are you too wide to go through a tunnel? You can enter your RV’s dimensions into the RV LIFE app. (https://rvlife.com). Enter your route information and it will tell you when there may be driving restrictions. Also, when you travel into areas where there may be issues for your rig, the app will notify you. It is better to know in advance that your 13-foot-tall RV won’t fit under an upcoming 12-foot bridge. That way you won’t have to back up miles and miles or worse yet, you turn your rig into a 12-foot-tall roofless RV.
Pay Attention to the Weather
Use for free or upgrade your subscription to https://weather.com/. Driving an RV safely across the country depends on the weather too. Whether you are driving a van size RV or a 44-footer, you are more susceptible to the weather because of your larger size than a regular auto. And you are carrying your home/vacation home with you! It isn’t just about knowing if it is going to rain or snow. You should know if it is going to be a hot day as that can affect your tires. What about the wind speed? That is important to know – especially driving with a travel trailer or an extra large fifth wheel. Think about all the ways weather can affect your drive and be prepared. If it is an especially windy day – you may need to plan an extra day to stop and wait until it clears.