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RV Driving and Towing Clases Rice Lake WI

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.

PanAmerican Driving School
(608) 515-5234
2934 Fish Hatchery Rd.
Blue Mounds, WI
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Adult Drivers, Behind-The-Wheel Driver Training, Classroom Drivers Ed, Driving Schools, Insurance Discount Course, Teenage Drivers

Drivers 2 B Driving School
(715) 258-7887
1017 Demerest Street
Waupaca, WI
 
Dairyland Diesel Driving School Inc
(608) 254-4282
N382 US Highway 12 And 16
Wisconsin, WI
 
Confidence Driving School
(414) 546-9966
4406 South 68th Street
Milwaukee, WI
 
First Class Driving School
(262) 345-1299
N55 W21404 Logan Drive
Menomonee, WI
 
All-Star Driving School
(608) 222-0022
6414 Copps Avenue
Madison, WI
 
Town & Country Driving School
(608) 592-7785
W9287 Prospect Drive
Lodi, WI
 
A Roadready Driving School
(920) 387-1090
407 Dayton Street
Mayville, WI
 
Dees School of Driving
(920) 262-9610
108 South 2nd Street
Watertown, WI
 
ESSE School of Driving
(715) 392-2155
1323 Broadway Street
Superior, WI
 

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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