The climate is beginning to heat up and summer is officially right around the corner. We expect you all to be out there enjoying the weather and spending a lot of time outside, as you all deserve the sunshine! While you are out there having fun in the sun make sure that you are also protecting yourself from it! Here are some simple tips so you avoid any sun burns, skin damage and visits to the doctor in the future:
Cover Up in Style
- Wear a wide brim hat that protects your scalp, forehead, eyes, ears, nose and neck- a good opportunity to showcase your fashion sense
- Wear sunglasses that are UV absorbent
- Invest in some light weight long sleeved shirts, they’ll keep you cool while protecting your arms
- SPF 30 at least; Anything less than this won’t protect your skin much, and can result in unwanted sunburns
- Remember to reapply regularly – especially if you plan on swimming or playing sports
Limit Your Sun Exposure
- If you plan on being out in the sun for a couple of hours make sure that you routinely find shade as well
- Bring a sun umbrella, if you’re going to the beach or a park
- Drink up on natural waters
- Reusable water bottles are the way to go
- Soda and alcoholic beverages actually dehydrate you, so do not use these as a replacement to water
Keep these tips in mind and go out and have some fun in the sun! If you plan on camping soon, be sure to follow the steps above and check out our 101 guide to camping.
Tips and Tricks
Last week we gave you some tips on how to insure your RV or camper for your next camping trip. This week we wanted to share some awesome safety and space saving tips to make your time out in the wild as amazing as possible.
And here is an article with some awesome safety tricks that you may need if you ever find yourself in an emergency while out in the wild. Some of our favorites are:
- Use Duct tape to close a wound
- Use tin foil to turn AAA batteries into AA batteries
- Use Crisco and a t-shirt to make a long lasting candle
- Cuddle with your pets if you’re cold
Take a look at this article on how to make the most out of the space you have. Here are some highlights:
- Use bedside caddies as a makeshift night stand
- Hanging fold up shelves are good for storing clothes and pantry items
- Shoe hangers are also good for storing miscellaneous items
- Attach slide out drawers under tables or beds if possible
So there you have it, another edition of Petschauer’s 101 Guide to a safe and comfortable camping trip.
And one final tip, whether you are in an RV, a camper or just tenting it out, make sure you bring the bug spray, sunscreen, marshmallows and toilet paper!
Please feel free to contact us at INFO@JPINS.com if you have any questions about RV/ Camper coverage. We will be glad to share more detailed information with you. Thank you!
Insuring your RV/Camper
The weather is starting to heat up, those spring and summer trips you have planned are not too far away. We know that being out in nature is the best way to recover from being stuck in the house all winter, making camping the go-to trip for family and friends. Some will be tenting while others will opt for the comfort of a camper or RV. If you choose the latter, here is some insurance advice before heading to the great outdoors.
Did you know?
- An RV policy is designed to accommodate almost all recreational vehicles from pop-ups to coaches
- While towing an RV/Camper, liability only is extended from your auto insurance
- While the RV/Camper is unhitched at your primary residence, liability will only be extended from your homeowners insurance
- An RV policy provides liability while being stored away from the primary residence
- An RV policy can be endorsed to provide comprehensive and collision coverage
- An RV policy extends coverage in Canada
- An RV policy does not extend liability coverage in Mexico
- In Mexico, an RV policy extends comprehensive and collision coverage only
- If damage occurs in Mexico, repairs must be completed in the U.S.
- In Mexico, you should purchase RV liability coverage from a local agent
- If RV/Camper is being towed by a Commercial Vehicle, contact your Commercial Auto carrier to confirm liability will be extended to RV
As always, check with your insurance agent or carrier to confirm coverage.
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