Minimising harm and hazards in your RV should be an important factor to consider. The biggest hazard to safety in motorhomes and caravans is fire. Fires don't happen often in RVs but it's better to be safe than sorry.
A few quick tips to minimise hazard are:
- Cleaning the stove grill and rangehood frequently to prevent a build-up of fats.
- Never leave cooking unattended, even for a minute.
- Don’t have curtains near the stove and watch where you put tea towels.
- Park at least three metres from your neighbour.
- Carry a smoke alarm. There are no special smoke alarms for RVs. Smoke alarms use either photoelectric or ionisation sensors to detect smoke. Some have both types of sensor. An ionisation detector is more effective in detecting flaming fires; photoelectric better discerns a smouldering fire. Mini versions are available if you need a mobile alarm to place in the awning or elsewhere.