I have a word to say about your training and instruction on driving our motor home... WOW!
I had limited experience in driving a motor home before we purchased our motor home and I freely admit I was a bit nervous about the road test for my class B DVM license. My wife does not even like to drive my large SUV because she says it is just too big. But when you put her behind the wheel of our 40 motor home and she went through the driving skills with you I was amazed! You were patient with her and gave her confidence in putting our motor home through those tricky maneuvers.
You are one of those rare individuals who easily relates to your students, conveyed your training program in such a way that we learned a great deal, it was a fun experience and we thoroughly enjoyed your training program. Although we had both read your training manual, as first time motor home owners, we learned a things we didn't know about our coach during your Pre-Trip inspection training. I would recommend you without reservations to anyone who needs RV training. We are both looking forward to taking our road tests for our class B drivers License thanks to you.
Tom and Val
Gary and Cy,
I just came across this email and realized I never told you about what I did with my new RV driving skills. We went on a few local trips within a 4 hour drive from our home. And I did all the drivings and did great.
Then, just the kids and I took 3 weeks and drove all through the northeast. Upstate New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Cape Cod (got re-routed through downtown Boston which was a little scary on their narrow roads, but did just fine) and then drove home through the Pocono Mountains. My husband was able to fly out to be with us on the weekends.
I would never have imagined I could do that by myself. I am so excited for the weather to finally warm up here in Michigan because I've already started planning trips for this summer.
One thing I will say is this....if you can send me some of your business cards, I would love to share them with people. I had SOOOO many people ask me, "Did you drive that thing all by yourself?" When I told them that I did, they alwways wanted to know all about how I learned to drive it. I gave them your website, but it would have been so much nicer to have been able to hand them a card or brochure or something. Or even email a flyer to me that I can print out. Is there one on your website?
Thank you again so much. Knowing how to drive our motorhome empowers me!
I had to send this email right away. I just finished my RV training with Cy today here in Grand Rapids, MI. He was a fantastic instructor. I am a mom of 4 children who wanted to learn to drive the RV by myself to help my husband on longer journeys. I also wanted to learn in case the kids and I wanted to camp while my husband was working.
I had NEVER driven our 38' motorhome. I wouldn't even move it a foot if my husband needed me to. I was very intimidated by the size and by the other drivers around me. Cy put me at ease from the start. He said I would be much more confident after our day together.
Ya know what???? He was right!!!
I told my husband that I am driving it from now on. By the end of the day, I was no longer gripping the steering wheel with white knuckles. I was completely at ease. I have no more fear and that's half the battle right there. The knowledge I learned from this course is what squelched the fear. Knowledge really is powerful.
Thank you again and thank you, Cy!!!
Just wanted you to know I’m very happy about my training session with Sully!
(Karen Sullivan is RV Basic Trainings, RV Boot Camp Instructor in Northern California).
She is an inspiring teacher and really helped with improving my confidence to manage hauling my gooseneck horse trailer. Like a lot of folks, I was petrified at the thought of backing my horse trailer and she showed me the skills I need to safely haul any trailer.
Thanks again and tell Sully I am now constantly checking my right mirror, no matter what vehicle I’m driving – I won’t forget!
Just wanted to let you know we had an excellent weekend of training with Cy – he was awesome! His patience, skills and techniques were perfect. Great course you have. My “significant other” had never driven the coach before Saturday, and safely and confidently drove us over 200 miles home yesterday.
If you need any references please do not hesitate to use us.
Rick and Trish
I’m happy to report that last season we had zero accidents!!!
I’m hoping that wasn’t just luck but in part due to your refresher course you did for our main drivers. I’d like to set up a date to do that again this year before they embark on the 6 month travel season. I’d like to concentrate on driver/spotter communication, navigating around and backing into tight spots.
If there is a short classroom review of basic concepts that is fine however I think the hands on is most valuable for my drivers. Driving on the open road tends not to be our problem areas either so if we could keep that to a minimum as well, I think that would be the best use of our time and yours.
I’m looking to do a one-day training in mid-December, possibly the week before x-mas. Can you also give me a price quote for the training?
Looking forward to seeing you soon. Your website looks GREAT! Congrats.
University of California
Davis, CA 95616
Just wanted you to know... We went camping this past weekend, and I drove the motorhome to and from the campground!! Then after we unloaded it at home, I drove it back to storage all alone, and even backed it into our spot, in one try!!!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
Backing into RV spots is tough for a lot of drivers but not after taking RV Basic Training!
Had to send you a picture of the first night of our trip with the rv on our way to Myrtle Beach. We stayed at Wytheville, Va and they only had backins for the 50 amp service. Look at the great job Dan did backing it in! Couldn't have done it without you and Cy!
Deb and Dan
Just wanted to tell you that we got back from our vacation to Utah -- and I drove our 40ft. rv the whole way and back by myself!
Taking your class was the best thing we did after we purchased our rig. Thanks so much!!!
I was cleaning out old e-mails and ran across the very first one, before we met for our first driving lesson. Brought back lots of memories, of things we still rely on from your teaching. Makes me feel safer knowing we have those great tips from you.
We have been back and forth across the country several times, coast to coast. Always talk about how much we got out of your class....
Blessings, Liz & Don
We had a lot of anxiety after purchasing our 40 foot diesel pusher because we had always been trailer campers. But I must say, your all day RV Boot Camp was the perfect answer to calm our fears!
It was even better that you took both my husband and I, as I fully intend to share in the driving.
I felt so confident after your training that I could have driven the two hours, through LA traffic, in the rain, to get home! You were extremely patient with us and gave thorough attention to all aspects of being an RV owner.
"Why would anyone purchase an RV and not take RV Boot Camp?!"
Thank you so very much!
Barbara and Mark
I did want to thank you again for your very thorough and beneficial RV training. I think you did a great job introducing the team to the fundamentals of large vehicle driving and the skills necessary to be safe on the road.
Your calming demeanor and patience were very much appreciated. I look forward to working with you in the future.
Hi There Gary and Randall,
Just wanted to drop you guys a line to tell you exactly how much we got out of taking the RV training course!!!! I don't know if we would have been able to manage had it not been for Randall’s class.
David (who really doesn't appreciate a lot of teachers or instruction) can't say enough about Randall and his instruction. The difference between this and our trailer towing experience is night and day, and having the fabulous and thorough lesson made all of the difference!!
We will HIGHLY recommend this program to any future people considering buying an RV.
Thyra and David
Wow Gary! What a day I had on Saturday.
You are a great instructor and I was so grateful that it was you giving me direction backing up. I thought I did pretty good!
At least I didn’t hit the house or our neighbor’s truck. Thanks for all of your help. I really feel better about everything now. What remains is PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE.