RV Tip Video: How to Avoid Accidents at the Gas Pump

October 14, 2013

In this informative RV how-to video, KOA resident expert Mark Polk demonstrates how to avoid RV accidents at the gas pump. Understanding terms like pivot point and tail swing can help you prevent accidents when refueling with your motorhome, travel trailer or 5th wheel trailer.

Happy RV learning,

Mark J. Polk

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  • Becca Prather

    Very helpful; thank you

  • Joe Morris

    Another rule of thumb is to turn off all propane appliances before going into the gas station
    the refrigerator and the furnaces draw outside air into the combustion chamber .
    In a service station that could cause a very real problem if there gasoline vapors in the area.

  • psmulvaney

    Great suggestion. Thank you so much for sharing! Please let us know if there are any other helpful tips or suggestions you’d like to see on the blog. Happy Camping,
    Polly Mulvaney, KOA

  • Scot McKay

    I’d also add that it’s a good idea to pay attention to the position of other vehicles at the station and practice common courtesy so that you’re not blocking anyone. To be completely honest, I’ll sometimes intentionally wait for the end spots to open up at bigger stations for that very reason…just to better stay out of everyone else’s thoroughfare.