Make sure you have an emergency kit handy it should include a first aid kit, plenty of extra water, snacks or non-perishable foods, a flashlight, emergency radio, matches, blankets, candles, etc. Make sure to check the kit before each trip for anything that is past its expiration date or any missing items that need to be replenished.
When you hear a weather warning in the forecast check your RV and camping spot for safety and potential hazards. Many people like to camp in the trees; look around for signs of weak branches that could come down in high winds. Look for anything that could get blown away or into something else in high winds such as furniture, BBQs, toys, garbage cans, etc. Bring them inside or tie them down. Make sure all storage doors are secure and locked. Retract awnings and securely fasten them. Close and latch windows. If evacuation has been suggested then do so right at the time of suggestion don’t wait things out. Know where safe shelter is like a brick bath house in case you need to run to shelter and there is no time to evacuate.
Other things you want to be aware of when a storm is on the way is the possibility of flooding and the predicted speed of the winds. If you are in a place prone to flooding it is best to evacuate early. If the storm is going to have really high winds an RV is not the best place to be during the storm, find shelter in a building or in your car as RVs don’t stand up to severe winds well.
When heading out on an RV trip it is always good to be knowledgeable of the weather and be prepared for any harsh weather that could come your way during your trip. Luckily, NW Adventure Rentals is here to provide you with safe, secure, and luxury RV rentals for your next getaway, providing the perfect retreat no matter what weather may come your way!
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