Many retirees and families like to travel in recreational vehicles when they are going camping or visiting family who live other states. However, as with any other vehicle, mechanical failures or other emergencies can result in being stranded on the highway. Fortunately, there are companies that come to the aid of RV owners in these situations.
Running Out of Gas
RVs are not known for being fuel-efficient and if you don’t carefully gauge how much fuel you have in the tank, you could run out while on the road. Luckily, most businesses offering RV roadside assistance will take enough gas to you so that you can get your vehicle running again and drive it to the next gas station. If the fuel filter is clogged or the fuel pump is not working correctly, they can tow the RV to a repair shop instead.
Unless you have a smaller RV or a camper van, you shouldn’t attempt changing a flat tire yourself. Some RVs are too big to be jacked up and the tire changed by someone who is inexperienced in doing so. You should contact RV roadside assistance and allow them to change the tire or, if they cannot do it, tow the vehicle to a repair shop to have it done.
Locked Out of Vehicle
If you’ve locked yourself out of the vehicle in a campground or while stopped somewhere along the road, you can call companies such as USA Towing & Recovery. The driver responding to your call should have the tools to quickly unlock the door and get back into the vehicle so that you can recover the keys and get on your way.
Contacting a RV roadside assistance company may be necessary for many reasons including those above. Along with making small repairs, they can also help rescue your vacation. You can also follow them on Twitter.