If you had plans for a holiday this summer, they’ve probably been affected by the worldwide covid-19 pandemic. As a result, you may be planning a vacation for when things get back to normal, and with travel restrictions being lifted many people are beginning to look for the best options.
Vacations abroad are a mixed lot right now with some popular countries not accepting foreign tourists, so why not look at a vacation in the USA?
The best way to get to know the beauty and wonder that lies across the amazing United States of America is by exploring the US in an RV and as RV’s were becoming more popular before the crisis, the industry is reporting that enquiries are pouring regards not only rentals but also sales of these fabulous vehicles. Let’s talk a bit more about RV holidays and, in particular, the importance of a roadside assistance plan.
Why an RV is the Best Way to Tour the USA
Let’s face it, the RV is as American as it gets! Big, bold and luxurious, these fabulous vehicles take thousands of Americans and foreign tourists to many of the stunning destinations that the States have to offer.
It’s the nearest thing to a home from home, and depending on the one you buy or rent will come with all mod cons, and they are built to be rugged, reliable and long-lived. So why do you need roadside assistance?
You may have the best and most reliable RV of all, but there are still things that can go wrong. Many of the moving parts on every vehicle are consumable so will have a limited lifetime – tyre and brake components, for example, and many of the parts that make up the engine – and while you may set out with a perfectly healthy vehicle, a few hundred miles down the road you may experience a sudden failure that leaves you stranded.
This is where the roadside assistance comes to the rescue, and it is certainly essential you research the best plans before setting out on your adventure. Batteries do a lot of work on an RV as they may have many systems and functions to power, so make sure you take on a roadside assistance plan that includes battery replacement; some do and others don’t, so let’s have a look at what else to look for when choosing your plan.
What to Look For
A roadside assistance plan is designed to get you back on the road as soon as possible, and you will be attended by an experienced and qualified mechanic who will either fix the problem or – if it can’t done at the roadside – will arrange for your RV to be taken to an approved garage to be repaired. The first thing you should look for is a policy that offers towing to a garage as part of the deal.
Running short of fuel is a surprisingly common occurrence where RV’s are concerned, especially when one underestimates the distance between filling stations on longer journeys.
You should always carry spare fuel with you in case of this – check the legal limits in each state – and a good policy will provide you with a few gallons of fuel in the event you run out.
Also look for lockout assistance, jump starting and fresh batteries as part of the package for added peace of mind. While travel in the USA has been less prevalent in recent months it will soon become time for you to enjoy a much-deserved vacation, so make it an RV vacation and enjoy America in the best possible way.