There are many ways to stay safe when you’re on the road. It’s the same, whether you’re a fulltimer or just a recreational RVer. However, your attitude and state of mind can often be polar opposites in these two circumstances.
If you’re a fulltimer, you will be used to remaining vigilant to danger, even if it’s rather deep under your conscious thought. If you’re on vacation, however, or just adventuring, chances are you’re more hyper-tuned in to all the sensory stimuli around you, because it’s new and thrilling, and sometimes even overwhelming. This can be a recipe for Bad Things to happen, so you really need to stay aware of your surroundings, either way.