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RV vacation safety tips every family should consider

Vacationing in an RV doesn’t have to mean that you’re at the mercy of the open road. There are plenty of safety measures you can put in place to ensure, no matter what happens while you’re in your RV, you and your family are safe.

Here we’ll explore some RV vacation safety tips all families should consider.

RV insurance is a must

You wouldn’t get in your everyday vehicle without the right insurance cover. So why should driving an RV be any different? Having the right Alberta RV insurance in place will give you the coverage you need no matter what happens on the road. RV insurance means first-class protection for your RV whether it’s class A, B or C. The fear of breaking down at the side of the road or experiencing an engine failure at your destination is enough to put many families off RVing for their annual break, however with emergency vacation expense, personal effects cover and comprehensive roadside assistance included with your cover, you’ll have one less thing to worry about.

The right policy means that no matter what happens, your vacation doesn’t have to end just because something unexpected has occurred. Start searching for your perfect policy, now.

Consistently check for road and weather updates

When your vacation is entirely dependent on good driving conditions and open roads, to keep you and your family safe you must regularly check weather updates and any potential road closures that may throw your route. There's nothing that will frustrate you more and throw off your entire schedule than discovering a road closure and having to turn back.

While there is very little we can do to control the weather, by checking updates you can keep you and your family safe, know when you need to pull over and get off the road until the bad weather has passed.

Be wary of wildlife

Perhaps one of the biggest perks of vacationing in an RV is the opportunity to get closer to nature. However, although nature is beautiful, it can also be deadly. Researching native flora and fauna at your destinations will help keep you and your family safe. This means clearing away leftovers and trash to reduce the risk of attracting bears and ensuring your children don’t touch toxic plants.

Last but not least: Have a list of emergency campsites

Planning and booking your campsites in advance makes sense. It saves you time, money, and disappointment. However, sometimes reservations get lost, or you may find yourself stuck in traffic, unable to make your reservation and the campsite is unable to hold your space. If this is the case, call the campsite to let them know you're not arriving (this should prevent you from being charged) and then choose an alternative campsite or truck stop from your emergency list. Conducting some basic research and taking note of potential alternatives along your route, means you and your family will always have somewhere safe to spend the night.

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