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Old 06-27-2016, 07:54 PM   #43
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If they made the people take and pass a training course before buying it would badly hurt sales or at least make people buy smaller units.

The ambulance chasing dirt bag liars are the people (if lawyers are people) that will change it. They will be on top of every RV accident for improper license and lack of training. Insurance co's. and police will force drivers into proper licensing also.

I have been driving big trucks with trailers up to 75' long for 30 years. I got into a 40' DP the other week for a test drive. When I got done I thought, how on earth does someone go from a compact car to this?
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If you attend church they may train you. Of course, they would also want you to be available at times.
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The ambulance chasing dirt bag liars are the people (if lawyers are people) that will change it. They will be on top of every RV accident for improper license and lack of training. Insurance co's. and police will force drivers into proper licensing also.
You're probably right in this regard - but only IF the number of RV related accidents skyrocket. However, the folks you've identified as being the likely drivers of change in this regard (police, insurance companies) haven't seen a need to push for change. RV related accidents - while often catastrophic when they occur - aren't all that common. Seems I've read that most RV related insurance claims are minor low speed events that happen when backing up/maneuvering in tight spaces. Perhaps one of the more telling signs as to just how small of a problem it is are RV insurance rates. The cost of my insurance on a 43' diesel pusher is roughly 4 times what it costs me to insure my Jeep Liberty, a vehicle that's less than 1/10th the value of the coach.

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I have been driving big trucks with trailers up to 75' long for 30 years. I got into a 40' DP the other week for a test drive. When I got done I thought, how on earth does someone go from a compact car to this?
I've read numerous posts where a similar sentiment has been expressed. I get it ... RVs are BIG and certainly handle differently than a small car. However, our roads are literally FILLED with large vehicles - all manner of trucks, busses, farm and construction equipment as well as RVs. I realize that we all need to feel special - but hey, driving a large vehicle is clearly NOT rocket surgery or brain science. Given the opportunity to give it a try and gain some experience - pretty much anybody with basic driving skills, the right mindset and a desire to learn can develop the skills necessary to competently drive a larger vehicle without much trouble.
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Ran across this thread today - RV Driving School provides driver's training through out the USA for a reasonable fee. Check out their website: RV School They also have trainings at the Escapees' Boot camp (before & after) and at the Escapees rallies.
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