America has experienced a lot of natural disasters in the last few weeks: an earthquake, a hurricane and huge fires. It is always good to be prepared for any kind of disaster, but did you know your motorhome can be used as an emergency shelter? During a natural disaster many people are without power, but people who own RVs that are self contained will be able to stay in their RV and have electricity and running water.
The best way to make sure you can use your motorhome in case of a emergency, is to make sure your RV is fully stocked and prepared at all times. Most people wait until a few days before they take a planned trip to prep their RV, but if you always have your RV ready to go on a trip you will be prepared for an emergency. Here are a couple of tips on things you need to do to prepare your RV:
- Dump both holding tanks.
- Make sure your water, propane, and fuel tanks are all full.
- Have a few gallons of water stored in the RV.
- Stock your RV with food. Make sure you have lots of canned and dried food that will not expire for a long time.
- Have clean towels, sheets, and clothing stored.
- Make sure your first aid kit is fully stocked.
- Buy extra flashlights, battery powered lanterns, and batteries to keep in your RV.
- Stock up on paper goods and cleaning supplies. (Toilet paper, paper towels, bar soap, etc)
- Keep a toolbox stored in the RV with any tool you might need to make a repair.
Have you ever thought of using your RV for an emergency? Can you think of anything else to pack in your RV for an emergency situation?