Before you launch yourself, and your belongings onto the highways and byways of the open road, do yourself and your companions on the road a favor and make sure that your rig is safe to tow. To help you, there are Free vehicle towing guides available from Trailer Life. Click here to go to their download page.
For the sake of other motorists, take advantage of the very useful and free information provided for you by the US government and make certain that you don’t jeopardize the safety and lives of others traveling the highways with you. Below is a wealth of information you should take the time to read:
From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
Pre-departure safety checklist
Safety tips for driving with a trailer
Connecting your trailer to your tow vehicle
Loading and weight distribution
Selecting a tow vehicle
If you already have a tow vehicle
Are you a U.S. Citizen thinking about traveling to Canada? Well, before you go, there are some facts you need to know. Click here to get valuable information.
Are you planning to cross the Canadian border with your pet? Click here to learn about the rules that Canada expects you to comply with.
Do you travel with a firearm in your RV? Take a little time to familiarize yourself with information about the regulation of interstate transportation of firearms by clicking here.
Thinking about towing your RV into Mexico? We highly recommend that you restrict your RVing adventure to the United States and Canada. If you have friends experienced in camping and traveling in Mexico, or have joined a caravan, you will be much better off than attempting a solo adventure.
In addition, within the United States, there are many violent and dangerous areas within both large cities and even small towns. Park your RV close to one of these places and you may well be at risk of losing your property, your life, or sustaining a serious injury.
It is not unreasonable to use your common sense and avoid the rapidly growing number of violent, high-crime areas in the United States. As sympathetic as you might feel about the plight of local residents who may have no choice about living there, you could represent the embodiment of all that they see is wrong in their world.
If you aren’t already familiar with the location you plan on traveling to, take a few minutes and use Internet search engines to research the local crime statistics. Never permit yourself to park your RV in the vicinity of high-crime locations when a safe campground may only be fifteen or twenty minutes away. If you get a bad feeling about an area, trust your gut instinct and keep on driving no matter how far away it is to the next campground.