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Old 04-03-2012, 07:56 PM   #29
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Something else I have done is put marks on the monitor where the trailer would cross he lane lines.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:08 AM   #30
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Something else I have done is put marks on the monitor where the trailer would cross he lane lines.
Did you set up all the colored dots on your coach?

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Old 04-27-2012, 08:26 AM   #31
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hello. i'm new to everything. are these courses all over or just in certain locations? i'm in michigan and i can't seem to find anything.

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I understand your in Mic. But Lazy Days in Fl. Has one of the best courses and they use their coaches. Nice vacation.
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:14 PM   #33
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At 60 mph (88 fps) seven seconds works out to 616 feet. That's over 1/10th of a mile. I doubt that anyone, including any of your company drivers, actually maintain that much distance.

The rule I have heard for years is two seconds.

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Two seconds is for cars. At least 5-7 seconds should be used for Rv's. Time is based on length, in the case of cars, and length, weight, and stopping distance on an RV. A car is a lot shorter, so 2 seconds is ok. Motorhomes, being much longer and heavier, need extra time to stop.
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hello. i'm new to everything. are these courses all over or just in certain locations? i'm in michigan and i can't seem to find anything.

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I took 2 hours with a local driving school that teaches truck and bus drivers. They charged me $75/Hr for the instructor's time since I was providing the vehicle. Well worth it.
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I highly recommend a driving course - for experienced a well as newbie drivers. I took an abbreviated, hands-on one at the FMHA rally last summer. I learned SO much. Although I've driven every RV we've owned (SUV+TT, HD truck+5-r & now MH+toad), I never felt comfortable doing so - I was a white knuckle driver the entire time. After taking the course, I'm much more confident & assured in my driving. Sure, I still have those scary moments (i.e. construction zones, close quarters at campgrounds), but I'm better able to handle those situations after taking the class.

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I'm actually surprised that states don't REQUIRE a driving course for RVers, especially newbies that haven't driven an RV before. In any case, since insurance companies generally give discounts for RVers who've taken a driving course, it just makes sense to take the driving course anyway.
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I can not find a RV driving school any where in Southern Cali. Help please. It would be great to attend a couple of classes before driving off the lot with my 40ft diesel.
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I just found out that Lazy Days/Tampa's RV Driver Confidence Course is FREE whether you bought your coach there or not. They are about to start charging for it, so if anyone is considering doing this and you're in a reasonable distance to Tampa, now would be the time. The phone # is 866-703-3076 to reserve. It is offered Tues. - Friday. You must go to the classroom session 9-10:30 a.m. and then there are 2 driving sessions in the p.m. -1:00-3:00 or 3:00-5:00. They're pretty booked, so call them now if interested.
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Just got home from taking Lazy Days/Tampa's RV Confidence Drivers Course. It was well worth the time & effort (class was free). I had not driven our MH and am not sure I would've gotten the confidence without some kind of course. The little tricks for making turns and backing up make it easy (well, easier than I thought!). Bob, the teacher, has a great sense of humor, too.
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I can not find a RV driving school any where in Southern Cali. Help please. It would be great to attend a couple of classes before driving off the lot with my 40ft diesel.
Try this course - www.rvschool.com

I took this class before purchasing my last coach. 8 hours, split over 2 days, and you are in the drivers seat the whole time. I'm picking up a new coach in January and plan to repeat the class on the way home from Florida to Arizona.
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Do you have to purchase your MH from Lazydays to take their courses?

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Do you have to purchase your MH from Lazydays to take their courses?

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The course is free whether you bought there or not. The instructor indicated that they are going to start charging, but didn't know when. If interested, I'd do it now.
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