Will you be traveling in your new or used RV for the 4th of July? If so, you’ll want to make sure you have a vacation that’s fun, safe, and memorable. Here are some RV tips for a safe and fun 4th of July!
Many towns and cities offer a variety of 4th of July festivities. Check out the Chamber of Commerce website wherever you’re heading for an outline of the plans. If you’ve vacationed there before, you may already know what you want to see and do while you’re there. But if you’re a first-time visitor, a schedule of events (and great viewing locations for fireworks!) is something the Chamber of Commerce can help you with.
Check Campground & Local Policies
Check with your campground for their policies on fireworks. You might want to enjoy a handful of sparklers or firecrackers, but better safe than sorry: check the policies and abide by them – no exceptions!
Additionally, fireworks policies may vary by state or county – and sometimes are directly impacted by how dry the climate is. Some ordinances may even vary on the legality of certain fireworks types. Don’t cross state or county lines with illegal items! Abide by the local ordinances as a way to ensure everyone has a fun and safe time.
Play it Safe
Large and loud fireworks may be impressive and fun, but stay on the safe side. Light one at a time, don’t overfill firing canisters, and don’t try deliberately risky stunts. Make sure a trusted and sober adult is the one lighting fireworks – alcohol and fireworks do not mix. The best way to enjoy your 4th of July is to remain injury-free!
Love Your Neighbor – and Your Fur Baby
Many memes get shared this time of year reminding people that the loud booms can be scary or triggering for some individuals. It’s true. Individuals who suffer from PTSD, as well as toddlers, young children, and pets, may experience stress, fear, or even panic attacks. Toddlers typically outgrow their fear of fireworks, but it may be worth it to take them back inside rather than prolong their discomfort by making them wait through it. Pets can be aided by weighted jackets to calm their nerves. Respect the boundaries of individuals with PTSD: this frequently includes war veterans.
Make Use of Your Outdoor Grill
Summer is the perfect time for outdoor BBQ! Don’t stay cooped up inside your RV. Put your RV’s outdoor kitchen to good use and grill up some burgers for everyone! An outdoor kitchen is a great feature to have and use on warm summer nights.