RV Driving Lessons: Time for Professional Help

“Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot,

and anyone driving faster than you is a maniac?” – George Carlin


We have had this big rig long enough that I am embarrassed that I don’t know how to drive it like a pro yet. I rely on Bill to do 95% of the driving.

But … now … I am ready to take on my fair share.

To be sure, it is the wise thing to do. Should Bill not be feeling well or get called away at a time that we need to be moving on, I need to be able to take over. Also, I have this road-warrior-woman vision that while Bill is working, I am clocking my own RV miles and having him fly in and join me at our new spot. How much would he love that?!

I have some things going for me and some things going against me. On the plus side, I am a conservative drive. There is no part of me that wants to speed or drive recklessly. I am not out to set a record or amaze and terrify other drivers. I want to ENJOY the journey.

On the not so positive side, I am not particularly adept at judging space.

That’s a BIG con, isn’t it? Yeah. Well. Practice, practice, practice, right?

But I think it’s going to take more than practice. I think I need professional help. – In this case, driving lessons.

I’ve started doing some research and found a few driving school options:

http://www.lazydays.com/RVExperience/RVTraining/Tampa (EDIT: 10/1/19: I’m not sure this is currently available. No longer see details on their website.) 
9 to 11 AM: Classroom – Learn RV driving basics, tips and techniques from an RV driving expert.
1 to 3 PM: Driving Practice – Hone your skills on the RV driving course.
Cost: Free for Lazydays customers and one refresher course within the year. $100 per person or $150 per couple who bought RV from another dealership.
Registration: 866.703.3076
Tampa, Florida
RV Driving School
Private Lessons: $525 ($445)
2 Days – 4 Hours Per Day
Rick Andrews RV Training School 
Branson, MO

I would love to hear from you. – Have you used any of these options, and if so, how did it go? Or what other options are out there, awesome, and available to me? Thanks in advance for any input!

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