No matter how long you have owned your RV one question always coming up: “How will I get this thing from point A to point B?”
Driving a motorhome can be a daunting task, especially if you normally drive a small, four-door sedan! So if your new to driving a motorhome here are 2 tips for you to keep in mind.
- Make the Right Adjustments before you take off.
I know it sounds simple but you’d be amazing at the amount of people who skip this. This is the first and most basic instructions are the same with both cars and RVs: adjust for comfort and safety.
*** Mirrors: Check your side mirrors and learn how to use your rear camera, if your rig has one.
Seat: Adjust your seat so that you can clearly see in every direction necessary. Move forward, backward, and play with the tilt to avoid making a lot of adjustments while driving an unfamiliar vehicle.
*** Know Your Size: More than likely, every car you've driven before is standard size, meaning it fits below bridges and is allowed on every road. However, the height and weight of RV's make it a little different.
*** Height: General bridge height is 13 feet 6 inches. However, some states differ so check your driving route in advance to make sure your RV will fit.
*** Width: Any motorhome wider than 8.5 feet requires an oversized load permit. Check with your salesperson before making your purchase or signing a rental agreement.
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- Learn how to Park the beast!
Practice, practice, practice. Parking an RV is very different from a truck or small vehicle. A few basic parking tips to keep in mind, include:
*** Rely on your mirrors: You can't look over your shoulder or through the back window. Adjust and test them before heading out.
*** Always have clear vision of the spot you're pulling into.
*** Avoid parking near other cars, if possible. However, practice tight parking in case you have no other option.
- Install Quality Steering parts!
It’s been said that the most demanding part of driving an RV is the steering and handling of the rig itself. It is heavy, not always well balanced, and a challenge to keep control of in windy conditions, or even when a truck passes you by.
While most manufacturers focus on creature comforts you can enjoy once you get to your destination, at SuperSteer, we focus on making your trip to the destination a pleasurable experience as well. We have designed and built the very best aftermarket products that affect steering and handling of your coach. We are able to greatly reduce sway, porpoising and tail wagging, while dramatically improving the day-to-day experience of sitting behind the wheel of your home on wheels as you cruise comfortably towards your favorite destination. With that in mind… check out our site at: https://supersteerparts.com/