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Old 08-02-2016, 09:19 AM   #15
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Read the manual if there is one with the coach. Get used to what switches needed to do all the systems. Turn on the exhaust brake for now until you can get an education on how to use it in a manual mode. The new coach will not drive much different than the old. As others have said avoid tight spots or narrow to a day until you feed comfortable. Don't worry about RPM or gears for a bit they are built to keep themself safe. If you are coming home over passes use the shift pad to keep the RPM in the best cooling range on the way up, on the way down use the key pad to select the same gear you came up it and use stab braking to slow if needed. Stab braking is harder than normal braking to slow quickly to at or below the desired speed, this keeps the brakes cool. Now relax an enjoy the ride.


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Old 08-02-2016, 11:52 AM   #16
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Not sure about AZ but in Texas, once you hit the 26001 pounds you need a Class B Non-commercial license.

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Old 08-02-2016, 04:47 PM   #17
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Make wide turns and lower your deductible

Seriously, drive it like a truck not a car. Slow and easy
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Old 08-03-2016, 11:13 PM   #18
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As some have mentioned, practice the maneuvering with the new rig. You might be surprised at what you need to learn, or unlearn, about the front end feel. The steers will be further behind you and that will change some things you need to get familiar with and used to....the wheel cut needs to be taken advantage of. Don't underestimate this.
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Give yourself plenty of reaction time when in traffic. In other words, do not tailgate! Also drive with an eye further down the road, this will help you respond sooner to changing road and traffic conditions, and the careless drivers. Enjoy that new coach!

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