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Old 11-25-2012, 02:16 PM   #43
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Motorcycle safety foundation taught 2sec rule. That is no where enough time for any RV.
Yes folks cut in however YOU are responsible for your safety.

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Old 11-25-2012, 07:46 PM   #44
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I was taught to allow 1 sec separation for each 5' of coach+ toad length. If I go with 60 ft of length, then that equates to 12 second separation. I realize in traffic, that just isn't possible but on freeways, I've managed that more times than not. For me the important thing is that I'm continually driving defensively, being cognizant of the actions of drivers around me, and not taking chances.
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:12 PM   #45
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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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We took the course at Lazydays in Tucson, Arizona and is nice place this time of year. We bought our Tiffin from them but there were people in our class that had not and there was no charge. We drove a 45' in the second part of the Class. I was able to drive it. On one of our trips home from camping my DH pulled off at our exit from the 10 and told me to drive us the rest of the way to the ranch and i did. It was a 2 lane road for about 20 miles.
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Are there any driving classes offered near South Alabama?
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:17 PM   #47
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Might check with George who is the director of RV Driving School www.rvschool.com I took a class with him over 2 days, Well worth it in my 45' MH

I learned a lot!

Something that Lazydays internet driving school told me to do was to put little dots all over the place (mirrors, camera, windshield) . I took them off after school as they weren't all that helpful but more of a crutch.
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Old 06-01-2013, 04:37 AM   #48
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This is a great link!!!!!
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:25 PM   #49
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RV Driving Course

Hailing from Ontario Canada,any RV over a certain GVW and with air brakes, the driver has to have an upgraded license as well as an air brake endorsement. The air brake course and test, (three full days ) is the same one given for tractor trailer drivers and is very good. I came away with a lot more respect for tractor trailer drivers and confidence while driving my MH.
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:48 AM   #50
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Question RV driving course

Does anyone know of or have a recommendation for an RV driving course in the Colorado Springs, CO area?
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Does anyone know of or have a recommendation for an RV driving course in the Colorado Springs, CO area?
Absolutely! These guys are excellent!!
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Do you know of a good RV driving course in So. Calif.?
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Do you know of a good RV driving course in So. Calif.?
These guys are still excellent.

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Old 11-02-2013, 01:13 PM   #54
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I work for Penndot as a Driver License Examiner, including Class A (Tractor Trailer), Class B (any thing over 26000 lbs), and automobiles. I would highly recommend that you should stop at any DOT in any state and pick up a copy of the Commercial Drivers Manual. Some states have these online as well. Even though you are not a "Commercial" driver, the rules of how your vehicle act and react are the same as a Commercial Vehicle. I don't know if the DOT inspection stations currently make an RV driver go through the "Airbrake" leak down test or any of the other DOT inspections but it seems that there is more and more legislation all the time.
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Some recommendations .. Always have an out(escape route),know what is going on 4 cars ahead and behind you at all times!! And know what your :swing: is
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