Can you imagine a house without the proper safety equipment in place? Maybe you can, but you won’t want your family in it. An RV-er won’t either, only this time he would be thinking of an RV instead of a home because, for full-time RV-ers, a motor home is a home. You know that too well since you are now thinking of how to sell your RV and we can safely assume that you have used your rig for a good many years. If you ask us, we will say that you must take a second look at your RV’s safety features before you try selling it because safety is the one thing that your prospective clients won’t compromise. Even if you feel these are just the basics, don’t overlook them. Install them if you have to, but do not put your rig on the market without them. Stat with the following three safety equipment:
1. Propane or Carbon Monoxide Leak Detector
If you do not have a gas alarm or propane detector, ensure that you set up one. The device sets off a signal when it detects any odorless, toxic gas inside the vehicle. It not only senses the presence of a poisonous gas such as propane but also prevents its flow from the tank. Most of these devices are wired to a solenoid regulator or valve that closes and stops the circulation of propane when the alarm starts beeping. Propane or carbon monoxide detector is a necessary addition because a motor home has a confined space, and so odorless gases may prove lethal for people residing inside.
2. Tire Protection System
Tire punctures are frequent when you maneuver your RV through rough terrains or bumpy roads. And deflation’s may prove dangerous if you are not careful. An RV driver may not be able to detect a flat tire, especially on the rear wheel when traveling in the rig due to the suspension that hides the problem. Install tire safety bands to hold both the wheel and tire in place for a short while in case of a blowout. The safety bands are easy to use and will let the driver pull over to a safe place or corner while controlling the RV.
Punctures are not the only problem that needs addressing. Sometimes, a high or low tire pressure may lead to road mishaps, risking your customer’s life. Therefore, if you do not have a tire pressure monitoring system in your vehicle, ensure that you set up one before someone visits you for a personal inspection of your RV. A tire pressure detector comes with sensors that continuously check the tire temperature and pressure. The details are displayed on a portable monitor that notifies you when the pressure is too high or low. Choose a device that is ISO 21750 certified, comes with both audio and visual alerts, and has sensors set up on every wheel assemblies that are in contact with the road. Select a system that you can easily install near the driver’s seat.
3. Smoke Alarm
If you already have a smoke alarm installed, there is nothing like it. In case, you do not have one, or it’s damaged, set up a detector before selling your rig. They are similar to smoke detectors you use in your home. You can install the device above your RV stove or kitchen appliance. These alarms will start beeping when there is tobacco smoke, nearby campfires, and smoke near the stove area.
If you do not have these safety devices installed, make sure that you include them in your vehicle. Instead of wondering how to sell your RV, highlight the upgrades while posting your ad online to pique customer interest. Enhanced security features will increase your motor home’s sale value.