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Old 04-04-2014, 05:00 PM   #1
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My llovely wife wants to learn to drive the coach, and I enjoy being married (36 yrs now), so I am NOT going to attempt to teach her. Can anyone recommend a school in the southeastern US?



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Lazy Days in Fl. offers a basic course for free but it is basic.


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If you can't find a real RV school, contact a local commercial driver's school and see if you can hire a bus instructor for a few hours. Probably off the books for cash...
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I went to the school of tearing off the rear panel of a rental coach in a small parking lot!!!
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There are several schools that will come to your location and teach you in your own coach. It's a two course, not sure about,the cost. Google " RV Driving Schools"
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Here are some that I have found
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Rick Andrews RV Training School - Motorhome Driving Schools - Defensive Driving Instruction for RV, Boat Trailer and 5th wheel
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Good decision, DH

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My llovely wife wants to learn to drive the coach, and I enjoy being married (36 yrs now), so I am NOT going to attempt to teach her. Can anyone recommend a school in the southeastern US?


My husband of 37 years at the time, made the same decision! We went to Lazy Days in Tampa where we both took the course. You do classroom and then you drive a 36 foot RV through their campground. Well worth the time and money. You can watch videos of the class online: RV Driver Confidence Course 1: Adjusting Your RV Mirrors - betterRVing! Experience better RVing.. There are seven parts. Good luck to both of you!
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Good move on not teaching the wifey-poo yourself. "Honey, let me show you how to do that..." never has a happy ending.

Walter Cannon (head of the RV Safety and Education Foundation) offers a classroom-style RV driving safety course which is excellent. It's offered at most group conventions (we took it at the FMCA convention in Indianapolis a couple years ago). He also offers an on-road course. I know it's offered in his location down in Merritt Island, Florida. I think it's offered at various locations in conjunction with the classroom offering, but you should contact him directly. RV Safety & Education Foundation.

FWIW, in my opinion, Walter would be the perfect instructor: he's easy going, light-hearted, funny, gregarious, and VERY knowledgeable.
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Thank you. You can always learn something new.

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