Every year more and more Canadians are enjoying the freedom of RVing.
And now more than ever, it’s a particularly great way to take a much-needed holiday. An RV vacation allows you and your family to easily travel within the provincial borders and safely adhere to the current social distancing guidelines. RVs also provide everything you need in one, self-contained vehicle which usually includes a kitchen, bathroom and sleeping accommodations - giving you complete control of your environment.
Before you hit the road…
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Preparing for your RV expedition!
Anyone who has driven an RV can attest – being behind the wheel of one of these larger vehicles is quite different from driving a car.
Whether you’re new to RVing or an experienced driver, those differences are something you need to keep top-of-mind. Here are a few important tips for you to consider before you head out.
Keep your eyes on the road.
This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone with a valid Canadian driver’s licence. Operating a motor vehicle demands your complete attention. Whether you’re crossing a flat open stretch of highway or making your way through rush hour traffic on the 401, your full attention must be focused on the road.
Maintaining that focus involves more than simply paying attention to what’s directly in front of you. In fact, even though your RV is probably larger than most vehicles around you, you’d be surprised by how often other drivers will act as though you’re invisible. Ask any driver of a large transport truck about this and you’ll get the same response – people often treat large vehicles with less respect than others of their own size.
As a result, you’ll want to maintain a clear view of the road, preferably remaining 12 to 15 seconds behind traffic at highway speeds. If your RV is equipped with rear view cameras, make sure to make use of them while driving and not simply while in reverse. Stay aware of other cars around you and the flow of traffic at all times.