Rangitsch Brothers RV & Home Center Missoula Blog

  • Published on Jan 28, 2016
    Safety Tips


    As you start planning for the coming season's RV adventures, there are a few important safety items to keep in mind. 

    In this blog we are going to cover the 1st item, water & electrical cords don't mix, reference the picture above.  Always be aware, if you are plugging in to shore power, that there are no puddles or a low spot in the ground where rainwater can gather.  Make sure there is a cover on the pedestal, where you plug in.

    During one of those really hot days, during summer, do not decide to put a sprinkler or a hose on the roof of your RV to cool it off.  As you can see from the picture above, this is what can happen when you put a garden hose on the roof of your RV. Depending where the hose is placed, water runs down right over where the adapter is plugged into your shore cord & shorts out/melts the adapter. In the case of this adapter, the circuit breaker tripped without causing any further damage.  Worse case scenario, if the circuit breaker doesn't trip & it goes up the line, the microwave, TV, etc., could get fried. It could wind up being a very expensive mistake.

    We know that his may seem a common sense item, but, as you can see, this is something that has been brought into our service department.  We just want this to be a friendly reminder to watch out for the little things, so you have an enjoyable RV season.

    Until the next "Safety Meeting"!

    Rangitsch Brothers RV Service Department

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