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RV Driving Schools Lake Havasu City AZ

A survey of RV owners by Louis Harris and Associates found that three out of four RV owners do not feel that driving or towing an RV poses any difficulty. In fact, experienced automobile drivers already have the needed skills to drive a motorized RV. Automatic transmissions, power brakes and steering are usually standard equipment. RV driving is a unique experience that most people already have the necessary skills for. There are a few tips you can learn that will help prepare you for your first RV trip.

Behind The Wheel Driving School
(928) 208-3945
2771 Jamaica Blvd S
Lake Havasu City, AZ
 
Atlantic Driving School
(928) 330-2254
2231 Kuntz Court
Mohave, AZ
 
Driving Line
(520) 519-3005
4595 S. Palo Verde Rd. #501
Tucson, AZ
 
Arizona Defensive Driving Schools Inc
(480) 303-0182
Danelle Plaza 45 W. Southern Suite # 45
Tempe, AZ
 
A B C Driving School
(520) 466-3788
3728 North Toltec Road
Eloy, AZ
 
Edna School of Driving
(520) 617-0931
933 East Edison Street
Tucson, AZ
 
A 1 Driving School
(520) 772-1009
8200 East Valley Road
Prescott, AZ
 
Northwest Arizona Defensive Driving
(520) 757-2303
PO Box 4195
Kingman, AZ
 
ABC Driving School
(602) 272-1908
P.O. Box 6942
Phoenix, AZ
 
Sears Arizona School of Driving
(602) 230-1381
4628 South 17th Street
Phoenix, AZ
 

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RV Driving: Different, Not Difficult




RV Driving opens up a world of on-the-road travel adventure. It requires no special license and it's easier than many newcomers think.

A survey of RV owners by Louis Harris and Associates found that three out of four RV owners do not feel that driving or towing an RV poses any difficulty. In fact, experienced automobile drivers already have the needed skills to drive a motorized RV. Automatic transmissions, power brakes and steering are usually standard equipment.

With proper attention to the differences in vehicle size, height and weight, you'll find it easy to take the wheel of a conversion vehicle or motorhome. Towing skills are also readily acquired.

However, although RV driving is not difficult, it is different. Some tips to keep in mind, whether you will be driving a motorized RV or towing an RV, are as follows:

  • Adjust and use all rear view mirrors. Before leaving on a trip, sit in the driver's seat and adjust all mirrors for optimal road views.

  • Account for your vehicle size when turning. The front and rear wheels will track paths much farther apart than those of a car.

  • Allow more time to brake, change lanes and enter a busy highway; bigger vehicles take more time to accelerate and slow down.

  • Drivers towing a folding camping trailer or travel trailers also should match the proper tow vehicle to your RV. Most full and mid-size family cars can pull a trailer; so can today's popular vans, 4-by-4s and light-duty trucks. Check the owner's manual to find the trailer types that your vehicle can haul and the maximum load weight it can pull.

  • Use the right trailer hitch and make sure it is hitched correctly.

  • Connect brakes and signal lights. Always check that the trailer's brakes, turn signals and tail lights are synchronized with the towing vehicle's.

  • Back up with care. By placing your hand at the bottom of the steering wheel, the trailer will move in the direction you turn y...

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