Spring RV Safety Checks

Well it’s that time of year again RVers! Spring has sprung! The time of year when we, who have hibernated over the course of a long winter, stick our heads outside and are bitten once again by the camping bug. But before we get out there and go RVing there are a few things we need to do to make sure we have a safe and fun time in our recreational vehicles.

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Propane Tank Recertification

Department of Transportation (DOT) portable propane cylinders, which are used in your travel trailer or fifth wheel, need to be recertified 10 years after the manufacture date. After the initial recertification, they will need to be recertified every 5 years.

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From My Cold, Dead Hands

Aging is difficult. Don't let anyone tell you differently. While there are many beautiful benefits to maturity such as grandchildren who go back to their parents once the sugar high sets in, cool discounts that young whipper-snappers don't have access to, and

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Intersections: Intro

According to the US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration,

“Intersections are planned points of conflict in any roadway system.”

That speaks volumes about how much care we need to take when approaching intersections.

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Intersections: Pavement Markings

United States Pavement markings, as determined by the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), are efficient ways to instruct drivers of roadway use and warn them of potential hazards ahead. While we are aware of most pavement markings found at intersections, let’s take a little time to do a quick review the most common ones.

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Intersections: Signs and Signals

Signs are standardized to help motorists quickly determine the type of information they display. Color and shape give cues to help the driver understand the roadway situation the sign is identifying.

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