At last, the perfect RV materializes. Now what? Just looking at it sends chills down your back. Sitting in the driver’s seat gives you goose bumps. Will you ever get up the nerve to turn on the key and hit the road?
This scenario is very common among new and not-so-new RV owners. If you are tired of white knuckle driving or just want to get on with the RV lifestyle, find a driving school and graduate with new confidence.
With all the brand-new RV drivers on the road this season, learning how to defend yourself on the busy road is essential. Take the two-day courses if you are used to handling bigger vehicles, or take the longer courses offered by a couple of the following schools. Drive with confidence!
RV Driving School
RV Driving School lessons are designed to make you more confident and safer on the road. Their priority is to make sure you have the knowledge and training you need to arrive safely at your next destination. Classes scheduled from coast to coast.
Valley Driving School – British Columbia
Valley Driving School training is provided with a flexible schedule, as their Instructors are available during the evenings and weekends, as well as daytime! For even more flexibility, your training can be conducted at your own home or you can bring your own RV to them. Each one of their individual training sessions can be customized and tailored to your specific needs – focusing on one or two skills, or covering more ground throughout the session.
FMCA, in partnership with the RV Driving School, has developed a pair of programs for those wishing to become safer and more confident drivers. All training uses YOUR RV.
The RV Driving Class: Two-day class with classroom training on day 1 and behind-the-wheel training on day 2 ($425).
The RV Backing Class: One-day class with 2 hours of training in the morning and 3.5 hours of individual backing practice in the afternoon ($199).
There are a limited number of seats available for each class.
On completion of the course, save on your insurance premium with some providers. Call 800-543-3622 to register.
Escapees Boot Camp and Driving School
Location: Rainbow’s End, Livingston, TX
The Escapees Boot Camp and Driving School tuition includes all costs of training, handouts, RVer’s Ultimate Survival Guide (CD), breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning, and dinner Saturday evening.
- There are campfire gatherings each night, weather permitting. RV parking is available on site at additional cost.
- Additional optional services such as RV weighing by Escapees SmartWeigh, and fire/life safety products are available at the event at additional cost.
Online Edition of Boot Camp
RVers Online University (RVOU) is Escapees RV Club’s answer to the demand for more RV education. With millions of RVs currently on the road, and more joining every day, it is important for RVers to understand the capabilities and limitations of their rigs.
RVOU brings Escapees acclaimed RVers’ Boot Camp online. RVOU offers lessons on topics ranging from driving safety to RV maintenance, with new lessons and topics added regularly.
RV Basic Training
RV Basic Training performs one-on-one instruction in your RV, with a Professional Driver/Trainer. Your experience begins with classroom instruction and progresses thru to driving in the country, city and on the freeway. Classes scheduled coast to coast.
They show you the “tricks” professional drivers use to keep safe. A printed RV Basic Training Manual is available.
RV Drivers Confidence Course – YouTube
For drivers that just want a refresher course: A series of videos demonstrating Lazydays RV driving and safety class.
“This is a great book for beginning do-it-yourselfers (like myself). A lot of overview about basic things, so you know you are doing the right thing for yourself. It’s a guide more than a How-to book. But it includes proper procedures for many things like how to properly maintain and handle your sewer system, troubleshooting the water heater, refrigerator, furnace, etc. I feel more confident now that I know more about my RV. A book worth getting!” … Amazon Customer
Would you like to understand more about your RV? Some questions answered in “Conquer the Road: RV Maintenance for Travelers:”
- How does the refrigerator work and why does it need to be level when in use?
- How do hydraulic levelers work and why do they need maintenance?
- I need to flush the hot water heater, what is the best procedure?
- What is the best practice to keep the sewer system working properly?
- What is an inverter and why do I need one?
Don’t leave home without it!