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Class C RV Travelers Find Ways To Stay Safe

Class C RV Travelers Find Ways To Stay Safe

Spring is upon us and RV lovers are starting their engines and heading out on the open road. National Parks have offered free entrance on certain weekends of the year and with snow melting, opportunities are opening up for biking, hiking and exploring. Before Class C RV owners pull out of the driveway, a few safety checks will help you return home safely. The following tips are designed to help not only solo travelers, but anyone heading into the unknown.

1. Have some idea of where you’re headed and a general time frame of when you’re going to get there. If making reservations is too constricting for you, be sure to at least know your options at the end of the day. Campgrounds can fill up quickly and driving while exhausted can put you at as much of a risk as if you had been drinking. Once you get somewhere, make sure you feel comfortable. If the hairs stick up on the back of your neck, pack up and move on. Instincts are rarely wrong.

2. Let a friend of family member know where you’re going and when you get there. While it may feel like you aren’t as alone in the world as you might like to be, it can end up saving your life. If you get lost, or something happens to you, police can help find you more easily if someone knows your last destination and how long ago you arrived there. Having an identifying mark on your Class C RV, like a sticker can help police track down your Class C RV if someone takes off in it.

3. While food and water should always be stowed in a Class C RV just in case of emergencies, it is especially important on longer trips. Engines can die for no reason, or a nail in a tire can leave you stranded far from help. Food and water can keep you nourished until help comes. Having blankets and extra clothes will keep you prepared for every weather condition. Having your Class C RV looked over by a mechanic can help prevent incidents before they happen.

4. Isolated locations are great for solitude, but they can also put Class C RV owners at greater risk for theft or assault. When you’re in a campground with other people around, you become less of a target.

5. Have a way to call someone if you need to. Cell phones are great, but can run out of battery, or get left behind. Make sure you have a calling card in case you need to use a pay phone or need to borrow a landline. It may sound out-dated but you will be grateful if you need to call a taxi or tow truck.

Being out on the road alone makes you feel like Indiana Jones or Jack Kerouac, exploring people and places. However, the mere fact of being alone, can make trouble look twice. When you’re out, keep the jewelry to a minimum. If you have high-end gadgets and accessories, keep them out of site as much as possible. Along the way, make friends. People are more likely to look out for you and help you out if you’re friendly.

Safety first should be your motto if you head out on a solo adventure in your Class C RV. Take care of yourself and keep maps handy and identify landmarks as you go. You’ve got one life. Enjoy it to the extreme.

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National Parks and Class C Motorhome Travelers Unite!

National Parks and Class C Motorhome Travelers Unite!

In 2009 the National Parks Service created an unprecedented program designed to offer free entrance to any National Park for select weekends during the summer months, June, July and August. As more and more Class C Motorhomes entered the gates it was clear that the National Parks were the people’s parks once again!

The fee-free program has certainly been well received as the 147 National Parks across the U.S. have enjoyed an increase in the number of Class C motorhome enthusiasts wishing to take advantage of the entrance fee waiver. These fees range from $ 3.00 to $ 25.00, so the appeal is quite clear.

The fee-free program is designed to appeal to those who have already witnessed the appeal of the National Parks and to create excitement for those who have yet to witness what the parks have to offer. But regardless of their personal reasons, thousands of people including Class C Motorhome drivers are making their way to the parks that at one time inspired Teddy Roosevelt.

During the summer months that the fee-free program is available Class C motorhome enthusiasts as well as all those who take advantage of the program can also enjoy special discounts offered by concessionaires, hotels, gift shops, restaurants and tour operators. And because National Parks want to make Class C Motorhome drivers feel welcomed, campgrounds designed for motorhomes are available as well as many areas to camp in outside of the park.

Class C motorhome travelers and other patrons are eagerly awaiting the announcement of the fee-free weekend dates for 2010. Beyond the announcement that the program kicks-off April 17-25, no dates have been given. But this has not stopped potential travelers from imagining themselves among the dogwoods in Yosemite Valley or the cliffs of the Grand Canyon or within the world that inspired John Muir.

In the United States there are 391 National Parks. For the fee-free program 147 of the parks are participating, the rest have no admission fee. Unfortunately many state and National parks in the U.S. are struggling with expenses and run the risk of closing down. It is important that these parks once again become self sufficient and remain open so hop in your RV, your Class C, your car, your bike and check out the beautiful parks!

Some may argue that National and State Parks cater to Class C Motorhomes because of the apparent easy access these vehicles have to the park and while the jury still may be out on the issue, Class C motorhome travelers will continue to enjoy many perks that are available at the parks. Enjoy comfy sleeping quarters, eating quarters, campfires and more, all with the backdrop of a National Park.

This summer there really is no reason to not take advantage of the fee-free program and experience the beauty of the U.S. National Parks. This is the time to make the trip you have always wanted.

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