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.
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
- 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
- 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
Tools to Keep Handy
- Jumper Cables
- Flat Repair Spray
- Road Flares
- Adjustable Wrench
- Duct Tape (for temporary repairs to ruptured radiator hoses)
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 you can get countrywide claim service by calling our toll-free claims hotline at 1-800-527-3907. If you're injured in an accident, seek medical assistance first and call us later or have someone else make the call for you.
Brochure for RV Travelers
If you’d like a copy of our brochure for RV travelers, including travel, safety and insurance information, drop a note to Foremost Insurance Group, Public Relations Department, PO Box 2450, Grand Rapids, MI 49501 or send us an e-mail.