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Experienced automobile drivers already have the skills to drive a motorized RV. Automatic transmissions, power brakes and steering are practically standard equipment. With proper attention to the differences in vehicle size, height and weight, you will find getting behind the wheel of the conversion van or motorhome fun. If your RV is a towable, don't fear - towing skills are also readily acquired.

Preformance Driving School
(763) 274-1208
592 Dodge Avenue
Elk, MN
 
ESSE School of Driving Inc
(763) 424-3149
500 3rd Street Southeast
Osseo, MN
 
Superior Driving School
(763) 585-9960
5708 Brookdale Drive North
Minneapolis, MN
 
Mid Southern Driving School Inc
(507) 526-5415
119 North Main Street
Blue, MN
 
St Cloud Driving School
(320) 253-7483
556 25th Avenue North
Saint, MN
 
Classic Driving School
(763) 497-3923
12737 43rd Street NE
St., MN
 
Easy Driving School
(763) 424-8270
6812 Hemlock Lane North
Osseo, MN
 
A Plus Driving School
(763) 784-5758
3600 Plymouth Blvd
Minneapolis, MN
 
Mid Southern Driving School
(507) 893-4454
37312 180th Street
Winnebago, MN
 
Austin Area Driving School
(507) 433-2100
109A 11th Ave NE
Austin, MN
 

RV Driving and Towing Tips

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With some practice, you can become a confident driver of your new RV. Whether you are thinking about purchasing a trailer and tow vehicle (or vice versa), or if you're new to the RVing lifestyle, here are a few RV driving and towing tips:

Experienced automobile drivers already have the skills to drive a motorized RV. Automatic transmissions, power brakes and steering are practically standard equipment.

With proper attention to the differences in vehicle size, height and weight, you will find getting behind the wheel of the conversion van or motorhome fun. If your RV is a towable, don't fear - towing skills are also readily acquired.

Motorized RVs


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 that those of a car.

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

Towables


Match the proper tow vehicle to your RV. Most full- and mid-size family cars can pull a trailer, so can many mini vans, 4x4s 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 those of the tow vehicle.

Back up with care. By placing your hand at the bottom of the steering wheel, the trailer will move in the direction you turn your hand. To move the trailer to the right, move your hand to the right. Once the trailer is moving in the proper direction, avoid any sharp movements of the steering wheel. Slowly steer the vehicle into its desired direction. It is also a good idea to have someone outside the vehicle assist the driver in backing up to avoid any obstacles not seen in the mirrors. If another person is not available, the driver should inspect the area behind the vehicle. By evaluating the situation before backing, drivers can avoid surprises and accidents.

Whether you're driving a motorhome, van conversion or tow vehicle, make every trip a safer one by buckling up your safety belt and making sure passengers are secured, too. According to the National Safety ...

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