Smart Steps to Take When Your RV Breaks Down

December 22, 2017 7:53 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Regardless of how well you take care of your recreational vehicle, you can run into trouble on the road. When that happens, your mind is running a mile a minute. What are you supposed to do? Who are you supposed to call? How are you going to get to your destination? All of these are valid concerns. Keep reading to learn how to handle this situation!

If you were involved in an accident…

  • Move to a safe area: Your first priority after any sort of collision or accident is getting to safety. You can’t be in the middle of the road and expect to be safe from passing vehicles. At the very least, get to the right-hand shoulder of the road. In this scenario, the farther you get from traffic, the better!
  • Check on everyone involved: Before proceeding, make sure all passengers in your RV and any other vehicle(s) involved are okay. Obviously, call the paramedics right away if there are any injuries.
  • Collect insurance info: Assuming everyone is unharmed, you’ll want to collect the insurance info of everyone involved in the accident. Later on you might decide not to go through insurance and just settle out of pocket, but having everyone’s info is always a good idea.
  • Call the police: Even if nobody was hurt, you’ll want to notify the police that there was an accident. The authorities can get a crew out to clean up the scene.
  • File your insurance claim: Finally, you’ll want to file an insurance claim once you’re back home. Repairing an RV can be pretty expensive—file a claim to ensure you aren’t stuck paying for all those repairs by yourself!

If there wasn’t an accident…

  • Move to a safe area: Again, your first priority is getting off the road. Pull far enough off to the right-hand shoulder of the road that you won’t be in danger of vehicles flying by. If you have flares or flashing signals, put them on the shoulder behind your vehicle to alert other drivers to your presence. If you don’t have flares, be sure to turn your flashers on! Your emergency lights aren’t as effective as flares, but they’re better than nothing at all.
  • Call for roadside assistance: Now that you’re safe inside your RV, use your phone to call someone for help. If you aren’t a member of AAA or a similar service, give us a call! United Diesel Power offers 24/7 roadside assistance in our area. If the damage isn’t too bad, we may be able to perform mobile RV repairs in Memphis, TN to get your RV up and running in no time at all. If we can’t perform repairs on the side of the road, you can rest assured that we’ll tow you back to our shop.

Be sure to give United Diesel Power a call for mobile RV repairs in Memphis, TN if your RV ever breaks down. Whether you just need a tank of gas or a more involved repair, our professionals can arrive at your RV to get you back up and running in no time at all.

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