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RV Driving and Towing Clases Gillette WY

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.

Sage Truck Driving School
(307) 234-0242
2368 Oil Dr
Cheyenne, WY
 
Deluxe Harley Davidson/Buell Motor Company
(307) 265-3211
831 N Glenn Rd
Cheyenne, WY
 
Green Tree's Crazy Woman Camp Ground
(307) 682-3665
1001 W 2nd St
Gillette, WY
 
Sleeping Bear Rv Park & Campground
(307) 332-5159
715 E Main St
Lander, WY
 
Fort Rendezvous Campground
(307) 856-1144
10368 State Highway 789
Riverton, WY
 
Casper Fire X
(307) 237-8438
435 N Mckinley St
Cheyenne, WY
 
High Plains Campground
(307) 687-7339
1600 S Garner Rd
Gillette, WY
 
Rock Springs Koa
(307) 362-3063
86 Foothill Blvd
Rock Springs, WY
 
Parkway Trailer & Rv Park
(307) 527-5927
132 Yellowstone Ave
Cody, WY
 
Ten Broek Rv Park
(307) 366-2250
98 2 St
Ten Sleep, WY
 

RV Driving and Towing Tips

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RV Driving and Towing Tips




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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