Hello everyone and welcome to RV Safety Tips and Tricks, a place where I hope to share ideas about RV safety, tools and gizmos, and things we can do to make our RV experience better with less hassle, a place where seasoned RV’ers can, perhaps, share their ideas and tips and beginners can get helpful suggestion that will make their camping experience more memorable.
My name is Wayne and, along with my awesome wife, Sheilagh, (who took the picture), we have been camping together, with various pets, (including a cat), and a grandchild for about twenty years. Our Granddaughter is grown up now and our furry buddies were amazing companions but now we RV on our own (for the time being).
Over that period of time, we have camped in a tent, a tent trailer and are now on our third travel trailer.
We have also learned some safety tips, tricks along with other hacks and security issues as well as ways to avoid unnecessary maintenance and repairs, the hard way, some that we wish we had remembered during the orientation and walk through when we bought the trailers.
Some of our issues have come from ignorance (as newbies), others from carelessness. I’m sure that some of you can relate. We have all had issues, and experiences with our RV’s that we would like to forget.
So I thought, “Why not create a website for the purpose of passing along some RV safety tips and tricks while incorporating some insights from others who have been doing this a lot longer than us?”
To Our Journey
Over the years, we have had to deal with break-ins, thefts, moisture, bumps, and bruises.
We woke up one morning and found our tent trailer had been stolen. We got it back 2 weeks later but all our stuff including a propane tank, battery, and an outdoor stove, was gone. Through that ordeal, we learned some important things about security for our RV.
Our first travel trailer was broken into. We figure it was a homeless person because all they took was a sleeping bag and, I think, a blanket. They pried open the door and broke the moulding around the bedroom ceiling vent. We learned more about security through this experience.
The first time we took out our second trailer, I clipped the side of a lamp standard and left a pretty good kink in the edge of the front side phylon/wall.
That winter we didn’t take the proper precautions and the following spring we discovered that we had moisture issues with our upper cabinet doors and countertop edges (newbie mistakes). There have been other issues as well, all part of a learning process.
Why I Created This Website
The purpose of this site is to pass along some safety tips and tricks that we have learned and picked up from various sources and pass them on to you who are just getting started and perhaps even some who are more seasoned than us. In doing this I hope to be able to help beginners, and experienced alike, to have better ways to create adventures and make memories with family and friends, (and pets).
I would also like this site to be a place that people can find links to places and products that would make their RV experience more enjoyable and less stressful. And, if you need help, want to talk, offer your own advice or encouragement, there will be a place for comments and I would love to chat with you and learn from you.
When they happen, I/we will share our troubles, triumphs, and travels with you as well.
Happy Camping and Be Safe,
Author of this website