Temporary Housing Available

 

Weather is a strange force and not one to be reckoned with. No one can predict when it will become horrific enough to destroy homes. There is no certain amount of preparedness you can have to protect you and your family or friends or co-workers when nature unleashes its fury. However, there are a few warning signs that sometimes we can read before a tornado may strike.

Keep a watchful eye out for large hail, dark or greenish-colored sky and rotating clouds that are low-lying. They may strike quickly and without warning so taking cover is important at first signs. Be familiar with the terminology associated with tornadoes. A tornado watch means that tornadoes are possible. Keep alert, watch the skies and keep updated on status. A tornado warning means one has been spotted. Take cover immediately when this happens.

Recently, there have been a number of devastating tornadic events that have taken place here in Oklahoma. Some have hit fairly close to our capital of Oklahoma City. For those who have lost their homes due to recent events, your local Oklahoma City RV dealer is here to help.

Leisure Time RV is currently offering to help those affected by the latest tornadoes. We can help you find and acquire a great temporary housing solution. The staff here at Leisure Time is understanding, friendly and has experience in dealing with insurance companies as well as insurance adjusters. We have both rental and purchase options on a wide selection of fifth wheels and travel trailers. Many of the ones we offer are move-in ready for immediate occupancy. Let us help you find a motorhome!

If you are in need of assistance, you can contact FEMA. The Federal Emergency Management Agency website has several resources such as disaster stress helplines, housing and ride shares and news and updates of affected areas.

RVing with Kids

One of the best reasons to get out in your OK motorhome is to see what people and places have to offer. Since sharing is caring, RVing gets even better when your kids are involved. Watching them discover the world through their own eyes and hands is exciting. If you’re traveling with older children or teens, there aren’t many extra precautions that need to be taken, aside from having enough DVDs or chargers for gadgets. The extra planning comes when you are taking the really small ones. Here are a few tips for bringing the babies.

Car Seats

If both parents are traveling aboard the Oklahoma City RV, chances are they take up the front seats. When there are small children, this could quickly present a problem because of the lack of seat belts throughout the RV. If you have yet to purchase your motorhome, and you have the need for extra seats, make sure to check each vehicle thoroughly to make sure it satiates your needs. Neither a recliner nor a side-facing seat can be used for a child’s seat because it requires a metal base that connects to the body of the vehicle. Remember, dinettes usually have lap belts; which could work in some situations.

Restraints

While you’re probably well versed on how the Oklahoma government wants you to restrain your child, you may have a few things to learn about the state of your destination. Proper restraining varies from state to state so be sure to stay in compliance by checking ahead. Also, motorhomes and cars are different when it comes to procedures so be aware. Perhaps a travel trailer or fifth wheel would suite your needs better if a lack of restraints can’t be remedied.

Are you experienced with bringing along your wee little ones in your Leisure Time motorhome? Feel free to share your suggestions in the comments below!

Organizing Your Oklahoma RV

Since our new motorhomes are always in motion, our things can easily slide around – quickly creating a mess and a safety hazard. Have you ever been driving and all of the sudden realize that either the brake or gas pedal is jammed? Somehow something has fallen on to the floorboard and rolled its way up to your pedals causing a jam. Or maybe after a long drive, you go to open a cabinet and realize that all of its contents have fallen over or moved around. Now you have to go in and clean up or reorganize the mess.

Luckily, there are several inexpensive and effective things we can do to help prevent things from sliding around in your Leisure Time RV. First thing to do is line all of your cabinets and drawers with non-slip liner. You can find non adhesive shelf liners almost anywhere and they are great because they also cushion and protect your contents. You can also add slide-out shelving in your cabinets with attached baskets. Not only will this help keep your belongings in space, it will also maximize the space your working with. Slide-out shelving is also a great idea for your RV kitchen. Shelves with lips on the end are perfect for your pots and pans and there are even ones you can find that are specifically for food items like cans and sauces.

Another route for cabinets, is to use stacking bins or shelves to divide cabinet or cubby space to further help prevent items from shifting. You can find inexpensive, freestanding drawer units that serve as shelves. Be sure to use ones with lips on the end, though. That way your things won’t be able to slid off the edge. If you have limited space in your RV bathroom, you may want to try using containers with suction cups on your mirror. This is great for organizing and keeps your toiletries in place while you’re driving. Another option is to use a hanging shoe holder to store. There are many other little tricks out there to help keep your things in place while your on the road. Most of which are also space savers. Does anyone else have any tips they can share for fellow Oklahoma City RVers?