Steps to Take Before Loading Up the RV this Summer

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Florida Educators insurance can make sure that your RV is fully insured so that regardless of what happens on the road, you have the coverage you need to protect your family. To have your policy reviewed call our office. In the meantime, here are some tips that you can use to stay safe on your RV travels.

#1 Pack important tools.

You need to make sure that you have the tools necessary to help in the event of an emergency. This should include jumper cables, road flares, screwdrivers, an adjustable wrench, duct tape, and a flashlight.

#2 Plan for safety.

Making sure that you are safe on the road starts before you get behind the wheel. We recommend that you take the time to plan your route, print out a map of where you’re headed, identify necessary gas stations if you are going to be in a remote or rural area, and that you check

to make sure that everything is working and that all of your lights are functioning properly. While simple, making sure that your blinkers are functioning and your horn is working, can help to prevent an accident.

#3 Indoor safety.

You should always check your RV to make sure that your fire extinguisher is inside and working and that you have smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors that are fully operational.

#4 Check your insurance policy.

For most families the RV is something that is only used on occasion. Out of sight out of mind it is easy to forget to make sure that the insurance coverage is fully up-to-date and appropriate for what you need. We recommend that you never leave on a trip without first checking your insurance coverage. Something as simple as not making a payment can lead to a lapse in coverage and while we will do our best to call and alert you of this matter it is always best for you to double-check, especially if you are with another insurance company.

#5 Check the weather.

You should check the weather before heading out in your RV. Understanding whether or not there could be a risk of a flash flood, severe thunderstorms, or weather that will be much hotter or colder than you anticipate is wise because it can help you to plan accordingly. Fortunately, it’s easy to do this. If you have a smart phone you can look up hour by hour weather forecast on an app before you start driving. This can help you to determine whether or not you should leave first thing in the morning or maybe wait until later in the afternoon after the storm has passed. By avoiding inclement weather, you can stay safe in your RV this summer.

#6 Lock up.

When you reach your destination remember to lock up and keep your belonging safe. You should also put a deadbolt on your RV to make sure that it is difficult for a stranger to get inside.

Stay Safe on the Road this Summer

Following these tips can help your RV trip to be fun and safe – so can the right insurance policy. Give our office a call to have your policy reviewed today but before you do.

My name is Gary Cucchi, I am the owner of Florida Educator Insurance, LLC (an agency of Horace Mann Insurance). As a previous coach and educator, I was impressed with Horace Mann Companies’ devotion to helping educators for over 60 years. I know first-hand that educators have busy lives, and that is why my staff and I are dedicated to helping our clients meet their insurance needs and plan for their financial future.

 

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