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According to a study commissioned by the RV Industry Association, around 10 million households own an RV. Each year millions of dollars in damage is caused by RV fires.

Make sure you stay safe if you’re traveling in an RV. Here are some simple precautions and tips…


  • Before you venture out have your vehicle serviced by a qualified mechanic.

    • This is especially important if you’re planning on heading “off the grid”.
  • Check that at least two exits are clear and that the windows are easily accessible and easy to open.

  • Install and test smoke alarms (annually).

  • Create and practice a fire escape plan.

  • Make sure you have a portable fire extinguisher on board, for small fires that can be contained.

    • We advise that only an adult who knows how to use the extinguisher should use it.
    • It’s recommended to check verify the extinguisher works if it hasn’t been used in a year or longer.
  • Check appliances (refrigerators, furnaces, ovens, stovetops) for propane leaks.

    • Keep am updated leak detector onĀ board.

  • Have your propane tank inspected by a certified technician.

  • Check that campfires are allowed at your campsite before setting one up.

    • If allowed, make sure you set up your campfire at least 25 feet from anything flammable.
  • Stay in the kitchen while you cook.

  • Be sure to use only one heat-producing appliance (plugged into a wall outlet) at a time.

    • All major appliances should be plugged into a wall outlet.
  • Turn off heaters and lanterns while sleeping.


References:
  1. https://www.propertycasualty360.com/2019/06/27/a-dozen-tips-for-rv-safety/?kw=A%20dozen%20tips%20for%20RV%20safety&utm_source=email&utm_medium=enl&utm_campaign=newsroomupdate&utm_content=20190627&utm_term=pc360&slreturn=20190527121850
  2. https://www.rvia.org/media-resources/rv-quick-facts