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Prepare Your Trailer For Emergencies – Part 2

September 1st, 2017

Hello, and welcome back to Performance Trailer Braking's blog. Last time we talked about several things you should keep in your trailer to prepare for emergencies. This time we'll talk about several more things to keep you safe out there on the road.

Trailers can be very comfortable to travel in. They're roomy, they have all the utilities we need to feel like we're at home, and they allow us to explore the world! However, if you don't prepare properly with necessary emergency supplies, it can be dangerous to live out of your trailer.

Spare parts

When you're towing a trailer around it means you have extra wheels to account for and the single spare tire in your car won't cut it if one of your trailer's wheels goes flat. However, this isn't just limited to tires, you'll also want to have spare parts for your appliances, spare batteries, an external battery for your phone, and anything else needed to make necessary repairs on your trailer.

Flashlights and batteries

If there's a power outage at your RV resort or you're out on the road, you probably won't have any sources of light. That's why it's imperative that you bring a flashlight with extra batteries. A good alternative is a rechargeable flashlight that you won't have to worry about refilling with batteries constantly.

Spare money

Not all emergencies happen in the middle of nowhere. If you misplace your wallet or cash supply, you're going to want to have a backup plan. That's why you should hide some extra cash somewhere in your trailer, preferably in a safe and out of sight. Next time you need repairs or food and don't have money, you'll have some cash to spare.

Weather radio

Sure, you can hear the weather on your car radio, but only after listening to music and talking for a while. With an NOAA radio, you'll be able to hear the weather 24-7. This is perfect if you don't have phone service and want quick updates.

Going on trips with your trailer or RV is a really exciting experience and it's one of the best and most comfortable ways to see the world! However, you'll want to make sure you're prepared for an emergency. That's why Performance Trailer Braking provides DIY hydraulic trailer brakes that can be installed with little-to-no mechanical experience! Contact us today to learn more!

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