Good Sam RV Travel Guide & Campground Directory

RV Driving and Towing Clases Rolla MO

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.

Basic Skill Driving School
(314) 381-6363
6107 W. Florissant Avenue
St., MO
 
E-Z Driving School Inc
(314) 432-2330
10342 Old Olive Street Road
St., MO
 
A Driving School
(573) 442-7798
302 W El Cortez Dr
Columbia, MO
 
Columbia School District
(573) 214-3243
4200 Bethel St
Columbia, MO
 
Better Way Driving School
(314) 771-6325
3335 Indiana Ave
Saint Louis, MO
 
Sears Driving School
(816) 350-3180
4212 South Hocker Drive
Independence, MO
 
Kci Defensive Driving School Llc
(816) 741-8138
6640 Nw Park Plaza Dr
Kansas City, MO
 
Rolling Wheels Training Center Llc
(816) 478-3677
4804 Noland Rd
Kansas City, MO
 
A Basic Driving School
(314) 726-6614
6443 Clayton Rd
Saint Louis, MO
 
Worth Harley Davidson North
(816) 420-9767
6651 N Oak Traffic Way
Kansas City, MO
 

RV Driving and Towing Tips

Provided By: 

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 ...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Woodall's

/div>