Take A Practice RV Drive
How to drive an RV … or any big vehicle … can be nerve-wracking for families who are new to rving.
Getting comfortable as a driver is important … AND … so is being calm as passengers!
A white-knuckle backseat driver can be dangerous when cruising on the road … especially if the driver becomes distracted.
If you are traveling with kids and pets, they also need to be educated on RV travel tips beginners need to know so the driver is able to fully focus on one thing … driving!
One of the most commonly forgotten RV driving tips is that you will probably be “taller” and “wider” than you are used to, so practice driving in some wide open spaces and watch for height clearances under bridges, underpasses, low-hanging branches and anything else ABOVE your path of travel.
Just like driving any new-to-you vehicle, you want to know your RV (if you have a drive-type) or your tow vehicle (if you have one of those travel trailers that is a tow-type RV) … it’s a bummer when the sun begins to set and you realize it’s too dark inside the vehicle to see where the switch is for the headlights!
And, don’t forget to secure your personal items so they don’t shift while driving.