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Old 08-10-2015, 05:04 PM   #11
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I took a one day class in my own rig from an instructor at www.rvbasictraining.com. he came to the city where I have the unit stored. We did parking lot, city and highway driving. It helped my confidence level, and I gained skill in parking and backing up the rig.
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Old 08-10-2015, 05:30 PM   #12
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It's good to hear there are classes available...when we bought our first motor home (Bounder 36S) the only training we got was from the previous owner, who told my husband, "You know those signs on the off ramps that say 25 mph? THAT MEANS YOU."
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Old 08-11-2015, 03:01 AM   #13
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Excellent points indeed Harkerr
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Old 08-11-2015, 12:47 PM   #14
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We took a two day course with RVDrivingSchool.com. BEST value for our time and money. Met at a nearby RV park and spent two days going over - safety, driving, backing & general operations. Gained confidence and learned techniques to practice.
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Old 08-14-2015, 06:54 PM   #15
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Check your local vocational school. In Albuquerque the local community college has a commercial license class which is used by RV drivers for large trailers
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Old 08-14-2015, 07:13 PM   #16
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We did it the hard way.

I had a head full of theoretical knowledge. That's all. I read a lot of stuff. Good information in this thread.

We drove from Georgia to RVWholesalers in Ohio. With no towing experience at all, we moved the brand new 5th wheel from RVW to the local KOA campground. When we made reservations we told them we were newbies and they insisted we take a pull through site. Nice of them.

Then a few days later, we drove to a state park in Kentucky. Tried backing into a site that was not level, at all, and too small. But with some help from a neighbor we got it in there.

Then on to Georgia with a stop at Cloudland Canyon State Park. More fun learning to back up into a site. As we were leaving the rangers used blue lights and sirens to stop us, our TV antenna was up (we didn't have a checklist. But we sure do now!)

Then home. Got my (truck driver) brother in law to help us get backed down the driveway.

It was a white knuckle ride. But it can be done. We did it.
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