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Old 12-13-2011, 01:58 PM   #15
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ICBC answer is 5 seconds for driving or towing an RV. People always cut right in front of you after they pass, sucks in heavy trafic. I too rather have them in front where I can keep an eye on them.
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I remember the 1 for 10. Don't know why, or where.
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:01 PM   #17
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2 sec's for cars with 4 or more in rain or poor visibility. Trucks and RV's 4+ sec's is good with more the gooder. But remember you are just trying to stop before hitting the moving veh in front of you. Your distance needs to account for your reaction time and the stopping distance of that veh, esp if it is blocking your view of possible reasons for a sudden stop or slow down.
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:37 AM   #18
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not only is my rear view camera always on, with the sound on too. my mirrors have a top hat convex mirror, when someone is passing i have them in sight from behind the coach and when they leave the camera view i pick them up in the mirrors and they are in sight til passed. I also use a lane marker placed at eye level (simple, just a square of blue painters tape). when the left tape is on the center line the coach has room on both sides. I also use a right line marker as well for those construction zone areas and tight spots.
The only driving courses I have taken were all army couses for 2 1/2 ton to 10 ton trucks and tank driving courses (talk about driving nearly blind), but they help me out here.
Question Jimmy: Where do you place the tape? Thx Larry
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Question Jimmy: Where do you place the tape? Thx Larry
While you wait for Jimmy to answer you might want to take a look at these 7 short driving video's they will tell you how to mark the centerline, adjust you mirrors and where to place the dot (tape).

http://www.betterrving.com/Article/R...usting_Mirrors
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:55 AM   #20
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While you wait for Jimmy to answer you might want to take a look at these 7 short driving video's they will tell you how to mark the centerline, adjust you mirrors and where to place the dot (tape).

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Excellent set of teaching videos.

Until we watched them, I did not realize just how far in FRONT of the RV I was blind. 20 foot blind spot from the driver's seat- you could hide a small car in front of our Class A.
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Question: How's that blue painters tape "lane marker" put on your mirror?

I like that idea, especially for the right side during construction areas and narrow bridges.
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While you wait for Jimmy to answer you might want to take a look at these 7 short driving video's they will tell you how to mark the centerline, adjust you mirrors and where to place the dot (tape).

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Thank you sdennislee....those were very helpful. I went through each video and wrote down notes. I will be picking up the rig tomorrow and will have to drive her on the 5 frwy to get to where we want to park it for a week. So I will be have to be extra careful and using ALL this great input. Thx again.
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Thank you sdennislee....those were very helpful. I went through each video and wrote down notes. I will be picking up the rig tomorrow and will have to drive her on the 5 frwy to get to where we want to park it for a week. So I will be have to be extra careful and using ALL this great input. Thx again.
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The bottom line is to only drive at the speed which you feel safe and comfortable with and for the conditions. That includes weather and traffic.
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I also use a lane marker placed at eye level (simple, just a square of blue painters tape). when the left tape is on the center line the coach has room on both sides..
I just took a broad black felt marker and marked right on the glass. Do need to redo it as it's blocked from sight now that I have netbook on the dash running my VMSpc.
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2 sec's for cars with 4 or more in rain or poor visibility. Trucks and RV's 4+ sec's is good with more the gooder. But remember you are just trying to stop before hitting the moving veh in front of you. Your distance needs to account for your reaction time and the stopping distance of that veh, esp if it is blocking your view of possible reasons for a sudden stop or slow down.
If you try leaving that much difference here you'll find two cars pulling over in front of you. If you keep backing off everytime you might as well get off the freeway and park it.
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They have changed it to Three seconds now for a car/truck, I agree a MH should be much more time (7-10) for stopping. But like the last post they just keep pulling in front of you and you have to keep backing off. JR
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We just took the classroom Driver's Confidence Course at Lazydays and just sitting there I learned a lot!
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