7 Traveling Tips for your RV

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RV Travel Tips

Travel in Comfort

When traveling in your RV, comfort is key. Here are a few tips to ensure a comfortable journey:

  1. Keep Your RV Cool: If you have a motor coach, you can run your house AC while driving. This keeps the RV cool despite the sun beating down. For towables with an onboard generator, you can also keep the AC running. This helps maintain a comfortable temperature inside and keeps your food cool.
  2. Avoid Traveling with Propane On: While it’s legal in most places, traveling with propane on, especially for your refrigerator, can be dangerous. An absorption refrigerator with an open flame can be a fire hazard. Instead, use an onboard generator to power the refrigerator, or pack perishables in the freezer to keep them cool longer.

Handling Road Conditions

  1. Watch for Dark Spots: When you see a dark spot on the road, it often indicates a dip. If you’re towing, cover your brakes and ease off the gas. This reduces chucking and surging, improving your towing experience.
  2. Brake Boosters: If you have a brake booster, use it to help separate the truck and trailer, reducing the chucking effect.

Fuel Stops and Maintenance

  1. Check Axle Temperatures: At fuel stops, use an infrared gun to check the temperature of your axles. Normal temperatures should align with the ambient asphalt temperature, typically 110-120°F. If