Tip of the Month

An RV, a Toad and a Pot Hole

The word 'Toad' in the Motor-Home World means a 'Towed Vehicle'.

This is a story about how easy it to tow a car behind a motor home. Yes, it’s so easy, you don’t even know the Toad is there, but what if something goes wrong? The lady towing this car took her eyes off I-5 for only a couple of seconds, reaching for a piece of gum which was just enough time for the RV and Toad to slightly move over to the edge of the road and hit 4 or 5 large pot holes she would have avoided, had she been watching the road.

What she did not realize for over ten minutes was that the pot holes had bent the Toads front passenger side wheel, which caused the tire to loose air and disintegrate. Everything seemed the same; the only thing she wondered about was where all that flying rubber had come from. It was when she saw smoke in her rear view mirrors and a car pulled up along side and the passenger motioned wildly to the back of her RV that she thought maybe she had a problem!

toad_tireWhen she stopped to get out and look, this is what she saw. A new wheel, a new tire, a little body work and $750 later she was on her way.

What’s the moral of this story? First, always keep your eyes on the road, two hands on the wheel and remember the wheel base of the Toad tracks inside the wheelbase of your motor home. Just because you missed the pot holes with the motor home doesn’t mean your Toad missed them.

Our Tip of the Month is to take regular breaks and always perform a Safety Check before resuming your journey. Check tire pressures, compartment doors, lights and the connection between the motor home and the Toad. A Safety Check is the MOST important check you can do before beginning any journey.

Keep Safe and enjoy your travels!

Rail Road Crossing and Intersections Safety

Railway Crossing Safety Tip March 2011When approaching a rail road crossing or an intersection make sure there is enough room for your RV and tow car to clear the tracks or the intersection when you move out.

Be thinking ahead,don't get trapped and always, keep safe!

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Motor Home Driving Tip of the Month

Toll Booths & Border Crossings

This is the time of year when many Snow-Birds head south from Canada to find the California and Arizona sun.  It is also the time when many RV drivers are reminded what happens when they forget about “Off-Track” and “Rear Swing out”.

When going through a border crossing or entering a Toll Booth, always ensure you are lined up in the center of the lane or your mirrors or other parts of your RV can come in contact with the Toll Booth or Inspection Station.  This is because your RV will not bend and if your approach is not Straight-On you will hit something or get caught up on the K-rail.  

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Tip of the Month – Storage Compartments

thumb_storage_containersAlways be “Heads-Up” when using your storage compartments.  NEVER store anything on the drivers side of your RV that you might need in an emergency!  You DO NOT want to be on the side of the road or freeway trying to dig out tools or other emergency equipment with traffic roaring past you.  Anything you might need in an emergency should be stored on the passenger side of your RV.

At this time of year, also be aware of the location of your furnace exhausts.  

The driver of this RV forgot the furnace can come on in the winter and opened a compartment door that came in direct contact with the exhaust outlet.  He was VERY lucky the only damage was paint discoloration; he could have set his RV on fire!

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