Recreational Vehicle Safety
Provided by: AmeriAgency Insurance
Did You Know?
Hitting the open road in an RV is a time-honored American tradition. Don’t let your
adventure be derailed by an easily avoidable mishap. Recreational Vehicle Safety
An overloaded vehicle is susceptible
to tire failure and rollovers— two things sure to ruin any trip.
Use these safe loading tips:
1. Never exceed the manufacturer’s
2. These limits are in place for a
reason. Only bring things on the
trip that you will actually need.
3. Never estimate the RV’s weight.
It is worth the small fee to have
your RV weighed at a local
4. Distribute the cargo evenly.
Putting too much weight on one
side can cause a rollover during a
5. To help insure recreational vehicle safety, get in the habit of good
housekeeping. Regularly clean out the RV to
remove unneeded items, such as
garbage, unused food and out-ofseason
items, such as skis in the
summer and lawn chairs in the
6. Store heavy items low and light items
The idea is to keep the RV’s center
of gravity as low as possible, which
provides more stability while
To help insure recreational vehicle safety:
There are several weight ratings you should be aware of when loading up your
1. Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW): Total weight of the RV and all the contents
2. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR): Maximum weight the RV can safely
handle, including passengers and cargo. Do not exceed this number.
3. Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR): Maximum weight that can be placed on
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