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Old 12-18-2016, 12:54 PM   #15
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WRONG!

This will get you creamed on the right side eventually. The right side is your blind side.

You should be in the RIGHT hand lane when there are 2 or More left turn lanes. You can swing wider keeping your vehicle out of the left lane. When you chose the left or inside lane you may be forced into the right lane by a curb or sitting vehicle that is over the stop line and you wont be able to see if the traffic in the right lane is yielding to you swinging into THEIR lane. YOU will be ticketed in a crash.
Wherefore the right lane, even if you are forced to encroach the left lane, you can see if traffic is yielding to your encroachment and stop if necessary. Avoiding tickets and vehicle damage and higher insurance premiums.
You are correct and the right lane is what I meant to say for left hand turns when 2 lanes are available.

Have not encountered any intersections where I had to encroach on the left hand lane.
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Old 12-19-2016, 11:29 PM   #16
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Any tips or informational links on cornering a 40' class A. Driving a class C for several years but can never stop learning new techniques/knowledge.
Thanks, Terry.
Is it a gasser or a diesel. The location of the front axel is critical.
Usually your butt should be slightly ahead of the Apex of the corner when you turn in. With a diesel you wait about 2 feet longer before you cut.
Keep an eye on your side mirrors to see where the rear axel is on relation to the Apex you just turned on.
Hope that helps.
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Old 12-20-2016, 05:47 AM   #17
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You are correct and the right lane is what I meant to say for left hand turns when 2 lanes are available.

Have not encountered any intersections where I had to encroach on the left hand lane.
Depends on the traffic pattern and you have to use your judgement. Left turn followed by another left turn, and you want to be in that left lane to minimize lane changes. Use your mirrors and be careful.

Best advice, know where your axles are and go SLOW.
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Put a mark or piece of tape on your mirror where your rear tires are. That will help you make the turn without running up on a curb.
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Old 12-20-2016, 07:25 AM   #19
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This is what I think is the best driving video for a newbie. Since I'm a newbie I watch portion of this each time I get ready to leave home after an extend layover. Never too late to refresh.
X1. This is a good one.

Here's another one from The RVGeeks website. Focuses on just turns.



Here's one on adjusting mirrors and lane control.



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Sorry but if your having to ask this question on safe cornering, why not consider taking a professional RV Driving course? The course is money well spent and the results will put you in your "comfort zone" in terms of operating a Class A in almost all situations. Typically a 2-day course led by professional CDL level instructors many of which are full-timers. One can't go wrong taking the course be they a newbie or experienced Class A driver. The RV Driving school offers training nation-wide.

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Put a mark or piece of tape on your mirror where your rear tires are. That will help you make the turn without running up on a curb.
These type of "tricks" work well and do help. When we took the RV Driving school training, we learned to use small dots strategically placed on the inside of the windshield that serve to mark our front-end clearance and left turning apex. Knowing your front-end distance is as equally important particularly when navigating sharp right turns with perpendicular traffic.

Albeit we can navigate by experience now, the dots are still there as a quick point of reference when needed and we've yet to "bump" a rear wheel on a curb including while pulling our dinghy/toad.
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Good info in this threads. Thanks all!
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