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Have you ever been traveling in your RV and you’ve hit bad weather? It can be scary and dangerous, can’t it? At Henderson’s Line-Up, we have some helpful ideas to keep you, your RV, and all of your travel companions safe when bad weather strikes your RV.
Monitor the weather. Anytime you drive a motor home or trailer, you should get a daily weather report. Utilize the NOAA weather app on your phone to keep track of weather patterns along your route. Be sure to keep your phone charged so you don’t miss out on important updates.
Tornadoes. In the event of a tornado, you will need to take action immediately. Develop a disaster plan for you and your family. Never try to outrun a tornado. Know where to go in case a tornado strikes. Identify safe places to take shelter, like truck stops, convenience stores, restaurants, and even walk-in coolers. Once you are inside, go to the basement, a cellar, or a hallway or room without windows in the center of the house. If caught outside when a tornado hits, lie down on the ground, remain as flat as possible, and cover your head to protect yourself from flying debris. If you can find an underground shelter, that’s your best option.
Know your location. We know it’s easy to let your mind wander and not pay full attention to the name of the city you are driving through. However, you should know your whereabouts at all times. Why? So you can get accurate weather and travel information. Or, if you need to call 911 for help, they’ll need to know where you are so they can find you.
Avoid flooded roads. It may seem that your RV is tough and can handle anything, but that’s not completely true. No RV is waterproof and it only takes two feet of water for it to float. That is why you should avoid flooded roads at all costs.
Respect Mother Nature’s wrath. Be mindful and aware when a severe thunderstorm approaches. Winds can reach up to a whopping 100 mph to 150 miles per hour, and that can rip your RV apart. Take shelter immediately.
Lightning strikes. When you see a flash of lightning, you can hear how close it is by listening for the thunder. When the timing between lightning and thunder is less than 30 seconds, you need to take shelter quickly.
Trust us, since we have been living the RV Lifestyle, we have grown a deep respect for the weather and the damage it can cause. That’s why we hope these tips help keep you and your family out of danger.
The good news is that Henderson’s Line-Up and Super Steer Parts helps RV owners protect their vehicles and the occupants from hazardous winds. To learn more about how we can protect your RV from the hazards of driving in strong winds, contact us.
If your recreational vehicle requires maintenance service, our team at Henderson’s Line-Up and Super Steer Parts can take care of what goes on under the hood. Your motor home, trailer, and dingy vehicle work extra hard during the warmer months and can use a little extra TLC. Make your appointment with Henderson’s Line-Up and Super Steer Parts today. See you soon!
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