I'm looking at the licensing requirements in the state of Maryland. They have a pretty helpful Motorhome/Recreational Vehicle Guide
In the guide, it describes their "Basic Control Skills Testing". The straight line backing
-(get it!)-forward. 12' wide lane, you have to reverse 100' without straying. My only beef with this is that it's further than most real-life situations. But, I can understand it.
My confusion comes from the "Offset Backing to the Right" skills test:
You will drive forward (straight ahead) to the boundary line and stop your vehicle. When instructed, you will back your vehicle into the opposite lane until the front of your vehicle has passed the first set of cones.
I couldn't quite envision this, so I went to Youtube and found this video
. I now understand WHAT it is.
But why/how is this useful in the real world? I mean, yes - occassionally at a campsite, I need to move the camper to the left or right by a foot. But, I'm certainly not going to pull forward a hundred feet and do it from there.
Thoughts? Opinions? Witty commentary?