There is always a bit of fear associated with towing one’s R.V. For a professional that has done it many times, there is not much intimidation there. For an amateur, it can be nerve-racking. If you’re stuck out in traffic, or broken down at 3 A.M., Priceless Towing is here to take the anxiety out of having your R.V. towed because we have the experience and drivers who are highly skilled in towing all types of vehicles, big or small. If you’re headed out for a weekend getaway and you are new to driving an R.V. or towing a camper, toy hauler etc., Priceless Towing has some great tips for you to get to and from your destination safely.
RV Safety Departure Checklist
Before going anywhere, you should ensure all of your lights are on and working. Check both blinkers, reverse lights, high beams and low beams to ensure they are all in good working order. Check your tires, ensure they have good tread depth and the proper air pressure to avoid a blowout. Look at the sidewall of the tires to ensure there are no cracks or dry rot and check for nails or big pebbles stuck in the tread. Always have a spare or two on board for emergencies and be sure the spares are aired up and ready to go. There’s nothing worse than getting a blow-out and reaching for your spare only to realize it doesn’t have enough air. Next check all your fluid levels to ensure you’re topped off and make sure your windshield wipers are in good condition in case you run into rain.
Tips for Backing Up a Motorhome
Backing up an automobile is much simpler than backing up a R.V. or camper. Becoming a pro in backing up a larger vehicle or trailer such as this takes time and experience. For beginners, always avoid backing up from your right side, this is your blindside. You have a much better view from the left (drivers) side of the R.V. If you have someone with you who can act as a spotter to guide you into your space, this is ideal. Communicate using hand signals or radios, and your spotter should be visible from your mirrors. They will need to be in an area where they are not at risk of being hit but can efficiently give you directions on how much further to go, and when to turn. Always have each other’s faces in plain view to be able to clearly communicate with one another and operate safely. If you do not have anyone to assist you, you need to walk the area first and get an idea of where you need to go. Establish predetermined stopping points and get out at these stopping points to check your positioning and evaluate how much further to go. Before backing up, always honk your horn to warn those around you that your R.V. Is backing up, and be on the lookout for children and pets before moving your R.V.
RV Camper Height
Always be aware of the overhead clearance needed to safely move your vehicle through bridges, gas pumps, parking structures, getting safely around trees etc. In a car there is no need to do this or no need to worry about roof damage because there is little risk. When moving R.V.’s or campers you are at risk of hitting the roof, side mirrors, awnings, roof a/c units etc. if there is not enough clearance. When you make it to your campground or other like destination. Get out to survey the scene and identify problem areas so you know what spaces to avoid. You don’t want to damage your R.V. Or camper due to lack of planning. The extra few minutes will be worth your while.
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Priceless Towing hopes these simple tips help you in safely navigating your R.V. or camper on your next trip. We offer 24-hour roadside assistance and towing for R.V.’s and campers in the Greater Las Vegas Valley. If you get stuck on your next trip to Lake Mead, Mount Charleston or Red Rock, our flatbed tow truck and skilled drivers will be there to save you. Stuck in the mud or sand? No worries there, we offer winchout services as well and would be glad to serve you. Keep us in your contacts and give us a call if you have questions or need assistance towing your R.V.