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HOW CAN WE ALL HELP MAKE OUR TRIP MORE ENJOYABLE AND SAFER FOR EVERYONE?


Most RV drivers and caravanners want to help other road users including the truck drivers, but as most of us have not actually been in, or driven a fully loaded semi-trailer on the highway, only a few of us know actually how we can help. 

Many think they are helping when in fact may actually be making the situation worse by their lack of knowledge and understanding of what is needed.  

 

Here are some ways that RV drivers and caravanners can be Truck Friendly and help other drivers on the highways.  


LIGHTS 

Remember that when you attach a heavy caravan on to your car’s tow bar your car will sag at the rear to some extent. This will have the effect of raising the front of your tow vehicle and altering the angle of your headlights. Low beam will now look like high beam to oncoming drivers and may blind them. 


 There is no substitute to correct loading of your caravan however a good set of properly adjusted weight distribution bars will help limit this tow vehicle sag and make life more comfortable and safer for approaching drivers. This will also help reduce driver fatigue from drivers constantly looking at oncoming bright lights.

Check out this video on driving at night.

 https://www.sharetheroad.net.au/?p=200 


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