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RV Driving Schools Lake Oswego OR

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.

Sears Driving School
(503) 977-3000
10120 SW Hall Blvd. #103
Portland, OR
 
Hammerly's Great Northwest Drivers, Inc.
(503) 628-6306
18717 SW Forest Park Road
Hillsboro, OR
 
Ex L II Driving School
(360) 699-4841
700 North Devine Road
Vancouver, WA
 
Oregon Driver Training Institute
(503) 225-0770
10315 Sw Barbur Blvd
Portland, OR
 
Oregon Driver Education Center Inc
(503) 297-4813
4848 Sw Scholls Ferry Rd
Portland, OR
 
A B C Driving School Inc.
(503) 297-1099
835 NW Saltzman Road
Portland, OR
 
AME Driving School
(503) 846-1753
1024 Southeast Walnut Street
Hillsboro, OR
 
Acadia Northwest Llc
(503) 245-6262
10101 Sw Barbur Blvd Ste 101
Portland, OR
 
America'S Driving School
(503) 977-3000
11945 Sw Pacific Hwy
Portland, OR
 
A B C Driving School
(503) 297-1099
10450 Nw Laidlaw Rd
Portland, OR
 

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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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