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Old 03-16-2013, 05:05 PM   #1
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Driving School?

We have a class C (31) but this summer in Utah are contemplating renting an A as they are more available there (not many A's to rent in our area). Our local camping world has a driving school for A's, I assume we could go as customers for our C's service. Anyone gone? Worth it?
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:03 PM   #2
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Unless you are driving a 40 or 45 footer I would think that you should know what you need to know. I know when I had my 33' Class A it was a little easier driving the C, but yours is 31' and I think you will be fine.
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You don't need it. Leave plenty of room behind vehicles. Constantly scan up ahead. May be a tad higher. Low branches and low clearances.
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:28 PM   #4
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I would suggest that you do take a course, usually one or two days. You make street turns differently in a flat nosed class A than you do in a C class. You could also learn some tips about backing in to spaces and other tips that translate to your class C.
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This web site a series of 7 very good videos for driving a class A.

RV Driver Confidence Course: Part 1 - Better RVing
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This web site a series of 7 very good videos for driving a class A.

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Thanks, great place to start!
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Get your hips past what you don't want to hit when turning right.
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This web site a series of 7 very good videos for driving a class A.

RV Driver Confidence Course: Part 1 - Better RVing
That series is excellent. I used it to get my head wrapped around what I was going to be doing. But after taking just a half day course, I'm SO glad it took it!

You didn't mention the length of the class A you were considering, but here are some points to ponder:
  • Air Brakes - Totally different operation and feel. Has it's own start up proceedure to follow.
  • Diesel Engine - If equipted, it's a whole different world of driving.
  • Exhaust/Compression Brake - Usually comes with Diesel engines.
  • Tag Axial - Turning and manuvering is different
Especially if your going the rental route, I'd highly recommend attending a class. It will not only make your time in the class A more enjoyable, but I'm sure you'll enjoy your class C more as well!

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