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Top RVing mishaps (steps, awnings and antenna)

It’s easy to forget minor things when you’re eager to move on to your next RVing destination or are finishing up your vacation. So it’s no surprise that many claims are the result of forgetting to retract steps, awnings or antenna.  So it is important to ensure that your RV is completely ready to get back on the road.

Before starting your engine, avoid common RVing mistakes by:

  • Being sure that awnings, jacks, steps and antenna are fully retracted.
  • Ensuring that sewer, water and power are disconnected.
  • Walking around your recreational vehicle to check for obstructions such as low-hanging branches, curbs, signs, etc.
  • Checking tire pressure and tread condition.
  • Ensuring that your oven and burners are off.
  • Checking underneath your rig for leaks.
  • Making sure your coolant, oil and transmission fluids are at the correct levels.
  • Double-checking safety lines and tow bars.
  • Making sure that all brakes are functioning properly.
  • Checking intakes and exhausts for blockages.
  • Checking for propane leaks and ensuring that smoke and propane leak detectors are functioning properly.
  • Closing and latching bay doors.