With the arrival of spring and the warm months ahead, many families will travel using a recreational vehicle (RV). Though this is a fun, exciting way to explore the backcountry, this does not negate your exposure to risks. Though policies may differ depending on the type of RV, it is important that you ensure that you and your family have a safe vacation. Look out for these common RV related accidents, and ensure that your vehicle is properly covered by a New Jersey Recreational Vehicle Insurance policy.

The Size of Your Vehicle

Many accidents happen because of the size of an RV. Due to their height and size, RVs can be difficult to operate than a smaller automobile. Keep in mind that RVs respond differently than lighter cars, often taking longer to speed up or come to a stop. Furthermore, RV’s can be affected by high winds, and could strike overhead objects.

Other Cars Around You

Due to the size of your vehicle, you may not be aware of the small vehicles in your blind-spot. Create distance with vehicles that are in front of you, and make sure to anticipate ahead of time when you would need to switch lanes.

Maintenance Issues

Recreation vehicles are less apt to break down when you are meticulous about maintenance. Do an inspection every time you get behind the wheel. RV Goddess has a helpful check-list that you can use to ensure everything is working well before hitting the road.

This includes the following maintenance checks:

  • Inspect all hoses and belts for cracking.
  • Check headlights, turn signal, and tail lights.
  • Check your tires for the correct air pressure.
  • Check any hitch or towing equipment.
  • Check your fire extinguishers and smoke alarms.
  • Clean your cooking vent hood to avoid grease fires.

At Connell Insurance Agency, we know how important it is to protect your recreational vehicle and we would like to help. We are one of the very few insurance agencies out there that offers this type of high-risk insurance. Call us today to learn more about our Auto Insurance policies. 888.590.0715.