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Old 04-12-2016, 11:44 AM   #1
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Driver Training In Florida, Quick

We're in need of some quick help to find a Class A RV driving instructor in Florida for next week (4/19-21). We just purchased a new (used) motorhome in Florida and need to drive it back to NJ after those dates. We had a lesson scheduled with RV Basic Training before leaving Florida. However, the instructor had to cancel due to a family emergency. We've also checked RVSchool.com without luck. Seems like all the snowbirds are headed home.

We'd really like to have the training before driving back 1200 miles. Does anyone know of an instructor in the Orlando or northern Florida areas who might be available next week?
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Old 04-12-2016, 11:53 AM   #2
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Check with Lazy Days RV center in Seftner (near Tampa). They offer a short Drivers Confident Course. It's enough to get you familiar with making sharp turns at intersections and backing into spaces.
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Thanks. We've already been to Lazy Days to take the course in Feb. But its really only 10-15 minutes of actual driving, so I'd like to have more practice.
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Call North Trails in Ft Meyers and see if they can do it or if they can suggest someone who can do it.

You can fly me down I'll do it.

Good luck.
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You may try a driving school at home for a short course before you go to pick it up.
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Ft Myers is headed in wrong direction.
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We've already tried signing up for courses at home before buying to become familiar. However, everyone want you to have your own RV to use. And we don't have any dealers of our brand (at least none I would use) close to us.
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Lazy Days gave you the foundation--you need the practice. Go to the local college on a Sunday and drive like crazy. Keep doing what they showed you at LD and keep reading the booklet. Make sure you place and use your dogs. Drive home at night--less traffic on the road.
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Find a large parking lot and drive and turn most of all take your time be patient. Most People out there seem to be understanding and will give you space as long as you don't hurry yourself. Also knowing the RV wheel cut does help you know when to start your turn, see lazy days video on youtube as well as others. This can be found by googling your coach specs in most cases. Then watch the lazy days video again you will understand what there saying.

Like others say make sure you set up mirrors and the dots to help you till you adjust. That's how DW felt more comfortable till she adjusted. We also kept her on 4 lane roads till she had it down, still don't care for two lane but can do them.

Have a feeling you have it down by time you leave the 4 lane road of 95/75

Wish you the best,
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