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Tips for backing up an RV or travel trailer

Backing up an oversized vehicle, like an RV or a travel trailer, can be very hard. You have severely limited visibility. You have huge blind spots, even with your mirrors. Plus, this is probably not your daily driver, so you already feel a bit out of your element as soon as you get behind the wheel.

Driving an RV is no picnic: These tips can help

Recreational vehicles are very popular, allowing you to bring many of the comforts of home along with you on your next trip. They're great for people who want to see the country but who don't want to stay in one cheap motel after another or struggle to set up a tent in a campground.

Can passengers ride in the camper?

You're going on a trip across Alaska, with your camper and your family. Maybe you're bringing some friends along. (Either way, you're going to have a lot of passengers.) Are your passengers allowed to ride in the camper while you travel, or do they all have to be in the vehicle itself?

What are the most common recreational vehicle injuries?

Unlike some parts of the country where all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are used perhaps only during the summer, they're used by many across Alaska to traverse hard-to-navigate terrains during all times of the year. No matter what season that they're used in, they pose many risks for those who either operate or take a ride on them.

Why are recreational vehicles prone to accidents?

Having your own recreational vehicle is a dream you've had for years. Now that you have one, it's important that you take precautions to stay safe on the roads. Before you ever drive, make sure that you understand the differences in these vehicles compared to traditional cars and trucks.

Do you need special insurance for ATVs and other vehicles?

Recreational vehicles include many kinds of vehicles, and there is a potential for them to be just as dangerous as passenger cars and trucks. Recreational vehicles aren't just RVs, they're also personal watercraft, boats, off-road vehicles, motor homes, travel trailers and 5th-wheels.

What are some dangerous recreational vehicle mistakes?

When driving a recreational vehicle (RV), there are many things you need to avoid doing so that you don't cause an accident. For example, one mistake you could make in your RV is forgetting to disconnect an electrical cord or sewer hose. While that might not cause an accident right away, it could result in damage to your vehicle that potentially leads to an accident down the road.

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