What should you do when your RV breaks down?
Encountering problems on the road is inevitable. Whether it’s a flat tire, an empty gas tank or a more complex mechanical issue, being prepared is the best advice for when an issue arises.
If you breakdown, make sure to pull your vehicle off the road as far as possible in a safe place. RVTravel.com suggests carrying items like emergency flares and triangles in storage compartments on the curb side of your RV to make finding them safer.
You should also make sure to carry a charged cell phone with you at all times. Many roadside assistance insurance programs are worth their weight in gold when you find yourself stranded in the middle of nowhere! These programs will also help you find a reputable repair shop wherever you are.
It's a good idea to carry some basic tools with you too in case you're able to fix the problem yourself. The website trailer-life-resources.com also suggests bringing some spare parts like duct tape, a can of radiator stop-leak, a fuel filter, engine drive belts, radiator hoses, fuses, motor oil and other fluids as well as a starter.
If you have to be towed, check your owner's manual beforehand to avoid causing any additional problems to the transmission.
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