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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.

John Wood Community College Truck Driver Training
(217) 224-5362
4220 Kochs Ln
Quincy, IL
 
Sears Driving School
(816) 350-3180
4212 South Hocker Drive
Independence, MO
 
Basic Skill Driving School
(314) 381-6363
6107 W. Florissant Avenue
St., MO
 
Traffic Safety Awarness
(417) 882-5422
3028 S Fremont Ave
Springfield, MO
 
Rolling Wheels Training Center Llc
(816) 478-3677
4804 Noland Rd
Kansas City, MO
 
John Wood Community College
(217) 224-6500
1301 S 48th St
Quincy, IL
 
E-Z Driving School Inc
(314) 432-2330
10342 Old Olive Street Road
St., MO
 
U-Drive
(417) 883-1949
2 Corporate Ctr
Springfield, MO
 
Mtc Driver Training
(314) 895-4111
11842 Missouri Bottom Rd
Saint Louis, MO
 
A & B Driving School Llc
(573) 875-8772
12090 W Highway Ee
Columbia, MO
 

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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