Handling a Breakdown in your RV

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When you’re planning your next family vacation, the last thing you want to worry about is handling a breakdown. Especially when you’re in a big RV that needs heavy-duty towing services. Finding yourself spending the night on the side of the road isn’t exactly how you thought you and your family would be spending their vacation. However, a reliable towing service like Bullocks Towing can get you to a repair shop and back on your way quickly.

Routine Check-ups for your RV

Preventive care and routine maintenance is key to keeping your RV running smoothly. If you only deal with problems once they arise, you’ll likely find yourself spending time waiting for towing services and costly repairs. Before your next road trip, stop by your local RV service center for a regular service and inspection.

Walk-Around Inspection

Before starting any long drive, always perform a simple walk around of the RV. Look under your RV for fluid leaks, test your tire pressure (including the spare), and make sure nothing is dragging or out of place. In addition to making sure your RV is mechanically sound, double check that the exterior compartments are secure, cargo is tied down, and awnings are retracted. Lastly, inspect tow connections are tight with safety chains in place if you will be hauling another vehicle or cargo.

Planning for the Inevitable

Unfortunately, even with proper maintenance, an RV breakdown can still happen. As long as you haven’t run out of gas, see if you can make it to the next rest stop for a safe place to pull over. If that is not an option, then pull over as far off the road as possible. Also, remember to put your hazards on while you wait for help.

Furthermore, it is a good idea to keep an emergency kit on hand with cones or road reflectors, flashing lights, and reflective vest to keep you safe. By keeping a small tool kit on hand, you may be able to fix the problem on your own.

Heavy Duty Towing Services in Utah

Towing an RV to the next town for repairs requires special equipment. You will need to find a heavy-duty towing service such as Bullocks Towing. A dispatcher is standing by 24/7 to assist you and get a fleet out to you as quickly as possible. With your RV at a repair shop, you’ll be back on the road in no time. Contact us for more information or to request a towing service at (801) 531-9256.

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