This past weekend we came across this damage that occured when the driver of a large vehicle tried to go under a canopy without knowing how high it was. At least he stopped before going all the way through!

When maneuvering with any large vehicle it is imperative to be aware of the hazards. Posts, sharp turns, low clearances, all are things that will hang you up if you’re not paying attention.
Stay safe, have a plan and make your goal, ZERO DAMAGE!

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Did you know that taking RV Boot Camp could save you money?

Lisa saved $550 per year on her RV insurance when she showed her insurance company her Certificate of Completion.  Its call a Defensive Driver Discount!

Get yourself qualified for your Defensive Driver Discount by registering for RV Boot Camp today.

 

 lisa insurance rebate for rv trainingLisa

I drive a Jeep Wrangler. It is small. It fits about anywhere I want to take it or park it. RV’s are big. And scary. And are limited where they will fit, where you can park them, and where you can drive them. Needless to say I WAS scared, maybe even terrified to drive the thing.

A few years back when we started researching our dream to be fulltime RV’ers we attended a Life on Wheels seminar. While eating lunch at table with another couple, I asked the wife if she drove the RV too. “Of course!” was her answer. “Really???” I responded.

That is when the husband chimed in and said that she had attended an “RV driving school” and was better than he at driving and could do things with the RV that he could not. Hmmm.

Now that the RV is sitting in the driveway I figured, I guess it is time for me to go to school. I searched the web and found http://www.rvbasictraining.com/ and sent off an email to see if I could get scheduled for “Boot Camp”. The nice thing about this company is that the trainer comes to you not the other way around. Which is nice if you aren’t comfortable driving the RV in the first place.

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Wendy and instructor Randall – the hat is hiding all the hair he pulled out while teaching me ;)(kidding)

 Randal was our instructor and I have to say he is a very calm and patient trainer. He explained everything very clearly before having me do the driving exercises.

We spent the morning in a parking lot while he taught me where my tires are how to center my RV in the roadway, how to back into a campsite, left turns right turns….and get this….how to parallel park the RV. Yeah, parallel park the RV! It was not as hard as I had anticipated. Once he helped me establish reference points, it wasn’t bad!

After that it was on to the open road. We started with the highway. By the time we were done with that part, I was comfortable with how the RV drove and handled. We went on and off the ramps and I got better at slowing and stopping smoothly. Then it was time to go home and do some in town driving. That was a little more scary because of all those little cars!. But I managed not to hit anyone, take out any telephone poles or fire hydrants.

With John and Randall’s help, I even backed it into our driveway with very little problems. Can’t wait to get my certificate of “graduation”! I HIGHLY recommend RV Boot camp!!

 

Escape the Lock Down Safely! – Stay Safe, Maintain Your Distance from Suspect Crowds, Never Stand in Line, Never Breath Other People’s Air!
In your RV you can Go Where You Want, When You Want, and Do What You Want!
• RV-ing is the Safest & Most Relaxing Way to Travel
• Now More Affordable Than Ever!

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We will give you the skills to be completely safe driving your RV on the open road

Our instructors Will:
• Keep the required six feet of distance
• Have on their face mask.
• Use RV Headsets so they can be in constant contact with you when you’re behind the wheel, no matter how far away you are.

Our instructors Will make you a Safe Driver
• They will make sure you understand how to use and set your mirrors.
• They will make sure you can do the four basic driving skills that every commercial driver knows – You’ll drive like the Pro’s!
• They will show you how to find your Pivot Point in your mirrors, how to keep centered in your lane, and how to use reference points to make turns.
• We want you totally comfortable behind the wheel!

Get the confidence and driving comfort that comes with knowing what you’re doing.

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