RV BOOT CAMP is held in your RV,
Our Goal for you is ZERO DAMAGE!
The cost for RV BOOT CAMP is $450.
for a full day of training.
Because our Trainers travel to you,There can be a Travel Fee*
*Travel Fee is negotiated by your Trainer to cover direct travel expenses
Driving an RV is Easy...Let Us show you how!
Air Brake Test Explained:
Most commercial vehicles and large diesel housecars use Air Brakes to stop. As part of the Pre-trip inspection test for a CDL, a driver must demonstrate knowledge of how an Air Brake system works and how to check it. Noncommercial Class B applicants are not required to pass this portion of the test, but all Class B Boot Camp Grads will be proficient in the Air Brake Test.
To check an Air Brake system, the driver is expected to perform an in-cab air check or as it is known in California,
A COLA check.
C stands for COMPRESSOR CUT IN: The Governor will cause the air compressor to Cut In and start pumping, when the pressure in the system drops to between 85 – 105 psi, as indicated by the air gauges. When the air gauge needles rise the driver knows the air compressor pump is working.
O stands for COMPRESSOR CUT OUT: The air compressor, shown in the diagram above will pump air until the system is fully charged, 120 – 130 psi, at which time the Governor will cut out the pump and you will hear an air blow off. (Psssh).
L stands for LOW AIR WARNING: All Air Brake equipped vehicles are required by law to have an audible and a light warning system to alert the driver, should air pressure fall to 55 – 75 psi. This is important information for the driver because if the air pressure were to fall below 45 psi, the brakes in the vehicle will immediately be fully applied!
A stands for APPLIED AIR LEAKAGE TEST: The purpose of this test is to ensure the system is secure and has no leaks. With a fully charged air system and the vehicle securely parked, the driver releases the parking brake, turns off the engine, presses and holds the brake pedal to the floor for 1 minute, making sure the system does not lose more than 3 psi. When finished, the driver indicates to the examiner there was no air pressure loss and applies the parking brake.
PRACTICAL BRAKE TEST:
Parking Brake Test, with the parking brake on, put the coach in gear to see if it holds.
Service Brake Test, release all brakes pull coach forward about five feet, apply service brake making sure the coach stops smooth with no pulls in either direction.
Driver Training Testimonial-WOW!
Written by The Customer Friday, 28 March 2014 14:03
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.
Please feel free to post this on your web site and/or give our names and contact information to anyone seeking a reference for your valuable service. It was worth every penny and time well spent.
Tom and Val
Follow Up Testimonial from Karen
Written by The Customer Tuesday, 11 March 2014 11:49
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!
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