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There are so many enjoyable experiences that can be had in a Cruise America RV. There are, however, a few things that could hamper the good times, if you should completely disregard a few sensible safety tips while traveling.

• If you are a smoker, make sure to refrain from lighting up inside the motorhome. Not only is smoking not allowed inside the RVs, it is an unsafe practice.

• If you use candles in the RV, be completely sure that they are kept on a sturdy, flat surface to avoid anyone knocking them over. Also, do not leave the vehicle or go to sleep before being certain that they are fully extinguished.

• Never use a gas heater inside an RV. They are dangerous in many ways, including carbon monoxide poisoning and fire hazard.

• Don’t overload electrical circuits. If an electrical cord becomes worn out or frayed, replace it before using it again. If you notice that a cord is warm or hot to the touch, stop using it right away and unplug it until you can have it or the object is was powering inspected by a service facility.

• If you are using an outdoor grill at your campsite, be sure that your motorhome is not parked too close to it. Remember that embers tend to fly all over the place, preferably not into your RV.

• Be sure to memorize where the fire extinguishers are in your Cruise America rental RV. It is difficult to search for an extinguisher if it is really needed.

• Make sure that before you camp, you have a fire drill so that everyone knows the best escape route in the event of a fire.

• Remember that if you are camping in heavy wooded areas, you are in a place that could be drastically affected by a wildfire, so keep your ears tuned for any warning sirens or signs of a fire. If you can safely drive to an area away from the danger, do so. However, if you do not have time to drive out, just get out of the unit and move to safe ground. The motorhome can be replaced; you can’t.

• Adhere to burn rules or no-fire zones. Any restrictions on campfires or barbeques should be strictly obeyed. You don’t want to be responsible for starting a fire. Not only could you be fined, you could be arrested and face criminal charges.

• While RV parks are generally safe and secure, don’t be too trusting. Be sure to lock the windows and doors of your motorhome while you are sleeping or away from the coach. Also, don’t leave valuables in plain sight. This adds temptation to the mix for a bad guy to break in.

• Lastly, if you have to park at a rest area or a truck stop for the night, try to park in one where there are other motorhomes or big trucks. Park close to the rest of the crowd, as there is safety in numbers. If you see something that looks suspicious, simply start your RV up and leave.

We at Cruise America want you all to enjoy the convenient, comfortable world of RV travel. There is nothing that compares to the good times and family togetherness that can be enjoyed in one of our class C rental RVs. But we also want you to use common sense and return to us safely as well.

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