It is fun and exciting to travel alone, especially in an RV. Going solo brings lots of freedom to the RV owner — along with a list of safety concerns. What if I break down? What if I get lost? Should I do this?
Solo travelers can drive all night and sleep through the day, stop for a week or dig in for months. They can also get lost with no one along to watch for road signs. There are more dangers for the solitary soul than for people traveling in groups.
Whether following a strict agenda or free styling, safety is a top priority when going solo.
Here are 12 safety tips to reduce unsavory surprises.
- Travel with a smart phone
- Study RV manuals and learn basic repairs.
- Make sure all insurance policies and licenses are up-to-date. Call Allegiance Insurance Agency if you have questions.
- Before leaving, make sure the RV is road ready. Check that everything is tied down securely.
- Use GPS as needed
- Follow a regular maintenance schedule during the trip
- Be aware of surroundings. Move on if unsavory characters are lurking. Head to a better place on down the road. Trust your gut feelings!
- Park in a space that is easy to exit.
- When sleeping, keep all door and windows locked.
- Keep quiet about travel arrangements. Strangers don’t need to know you are traveling solo. Carry extra lawn chairs and set out two pairs of shoes.
- Keep friends and relatives informed, texting and emailing regularly. If you go missing, someone needs to know.
- Do not let fear stop you from having the time of your life. Bon voyage!
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