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EMERGENCY . . . Kit

By July 21, 2021No Comments

Whether you are a seasoned RV camper or just beginning to venture into the RV world, once you own an RV it is advisable you have an emergency preparedness kit.  Who wants to be stuck somewhere without some basic essentials?  We have created a list of items (in no particular order) that every kit should include:

  • Every kit should contain an assortment of tools.  A small tool kit is ideal:  pliers; hammer; screwdrivers; and a small level (helpful if your automatic leveler breaks down)
  • Duct tape (there really are 1001 uses for this versatile product)
  • Rope (handy for a variety of reasons – one of which is if your awning breaks)
  • Fuses (we sell a variety pack for less than $5)
  • Water (an extra bottle or two)
  • Lighter (very handy if for some reason the ignition on your stove stops working; also useful to light those campfires)
  • Flashlight (there’s one that sells on amazon called “Gorillatorch” – it’s an LED light with a flexible tripod.  Handy to attach it to something if you need your hands free)
  • Multi-purpose pocket knife / swiss army knife
  • Freshwater hose
  • Sewer hose & adapter
  • Latex gloves
  • Black tank chemicals
  • Water pressure regulator
  • Fire Extinguisher (should always have one of these under the sink anyway)
  • Emergency flare kit and traffic cones
  • Tarp
  • Wheel chocks / leveling blocks (campsites are rarely perfectly level.  Protect your RV from getting away from you by using chocks every time you park)
  • Tow strap (you never know when you’ll need this)
  • Spare tire
  • Jumper / booster cables (the cables alone are passe – take a look at the next gen of booster cables – the portable jump starter box.  Once charged, most can last in your car or RV for months without the need to be recharged.  You will never need to rely on anyone else to have to give you a boost, again.  These handy units also have USB outlets to charge electronics if need be and some even come with a built-in air compressor.)
  • If you have a motorized unit – always keep an extra can of oil on hand ( coolant and hoses are useful too) (Or if you blow a hose and you don’t have a hose handy – this is one of those uses for duct tape)

 

Our parts department has a number of these items for sale.  Come on down and we can help you get your emergency kit started.