Protect Your Investment And Secure Your Enjoyment - Preparing Your RV To Be Towed

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Protect Your Investment And Secure Your Enjoyment - Preparing Your RV To Be Towed

20 July 2015
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Recreational vehicles can be a great tool for allowing you and your family to explore a vast countryside while still maintaining all of the comforts of home. However, if your vehicle suffers from a mechanical fault while you're away from home, having it towed to a repair location can seem like a daunting task. It's important that you take the proper steps to make sure it's secured and stable.

Below, you'll find a guide to some things you should do to prepare your RV to be towed. Following these suggestions will allow you to protect the significant investment you've made in your RV and can help guarantee that it arrives at its destination in the best possible condition.

Secure Interior Items

A well stocked RV can allow you to live extremely comfortable and minimize or even eliminate any potential loss of comfort. However, the variety of appliances, electronics, and other items that are necessary to guarantee that comfort can quickly become challenges and hazards when your vehicle is being towed.

Before your RV is hauled away, make sure that all of the interior items are securely strapped down or fastened to a surface. If there are items that you can't secure, such as small electronics and personal items, you should remove them and keep them with you, as they may otherwise bang around the interior of your cabin and suffer damage.

Verify Rear Tire Pressure

RVs are most commonly towed with the front end secured and the rear end on the road, which may put your rear tires under stress. Since changing a tire on an RV is difficult under the easiest of circumstances, doing so with half of the vehicle hoisted in the air poses a real challenge.

In order to minimize the odds that such a change will need to be performed, you should double check your rear tires for proper pressure and alignment. This will guarantee that they can absorb the stress and will decrease the risk of a serious failure.

Secure All Doors and Hatches

Comfortable RVs require easy access, but those access points can quickly turn into hazards if they're jarred open during a tow. Make sure that you check each door, window, hatch, and other opening to verify that it's locked and bolted as tightly as possible. This will prevent the locks from shifting due to the unusual orientation of the vehicle during towing and will provide you with the peace of mind of knowing that your vehicle remains secure.

For more towing tips, contact a company like Crouse Body Shop Inc.

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what to car sounds mean?

I have an older car that is constantly in the shop. Yes, this car does cost me a bit each year to keep on the road, but what I pay in repairs is much less than what I would pay to buy a new car. I have learned a lot over the years of driving this car. I have found out what just about any sound means and what it takes to make those repairs. If your car is making a funny noise or two, take a minute to read through my blog. You might find that I have already experienced that sound and have provided you a solution to the problem.

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