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
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Rincon Parkway, why you need to know how to parallel Park
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When you sign up for RV Boot Camp you will learn the four basic driving skills that every commercial driver in North America MUST be able to do in order to obtain their CDL, including Parallel Parking. On more than one occasion I’ve been asked, “Why do I need to know how to parallel park?” Well, this is the reason, Rincon Parkway!
Rincon Parkway is situated in Ventura County on the Pacific Ocean 9 miles north of Ventura. If you’re like me and don’t need to be hooked-up all the time, this is the best RV spot in the whole world!
Your RV is facing south and on your passenger side is the wide-open Pacific Ocean in all its glory with only the cry of sea gulls and the fresh smell of the salt water, it's too awesome...
Now why do you need to Parallel Park, well if you get there late in the afternoon, most of the 127 parking space could be taken and the only space available could be between two 40 + foot class A motor homes. If you can’t parallel park, you’re not going to be spending the night in paradise.
To learn about Parallel Parking, Dock-Side Backing and a whole lot more, give us a call at 866-976-7878 We’ll show you how to get you to your favorite RV spot and be comfortable behind the wheel.
Testimonial of the Month
I had to send this email right away. I just finished my RV training with Cy today here in Grand Rapids, MI. He was a fantastic instructor. I am a mom of 4 children who wanted to learn to drive the RV by myself to help my husband on longer journeys. I also wanted to learn in case the kids and I wanted to camp while my husband was working.
I had NEVER driven our 38' motorhome. I wouldn't even move it a foot if my husband needed me to. I was very intimidated by the size and by the other drivers around me. Cy put me at ease from the start. He said I would be much more confident after our day together.
Ya know what???? He was right!!!
I told my husband that I am driving it from now on. By the end of the day, I was no longer gripping the steering wheel with white knuckles. I was completely at ease. I have no more fear and that's half the battle right there. The knowledge I learned from this course is what squelched the fear. Knowledge really is powerful.
Thank you again and thank you, Cy!!!
What To Do Before You Move
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Written by Gary Lewis Monday, 04 March 2013 09:28
This past Friday I had a call and it went something like this. “Hello Gary, I think we need your services!” This always means only one thing; someone has had an accident with their RV or Mobile Clinic. (For those of you not familiar with Mobile Clinics, they’re just RV’s with medical exam rooms and dental chairs instead of bedrooms and kitchens) In this particular situation it seems the driver drove off with the awning extended, which tore the awning totally off the unit! So much for a Pre-Trip Inspection or Safety Check.
There is a safety protocol that all commercial drivers are taught to do in order to keep safe and that is the Pre-Trip Inspection. A PTI is always done at the start of a drivers shift and at the end. It begins with an ENGINE CHECK, checking the engines fluid levels, belts, hoses and making sure there are NO leaks.
Next is the LIGHT CHECK. Starting at the front and top of the vehicle you check the clearance lights, five amber in the front, five red in the back. Working your way down the front of the vehicle you check the left and right turn signals, 4-way flashers, high and low beams on your headlights and your horn, (you never know when you’re going to need it). Going round the vehicle, in a counter-clockwise direction you then check the vehicles Marker lights, (amber on the side, red at the back). At the back of the vehicle you check running lights and work your way down the vehicle to the left and right turn signals, 4-way flashers, brake lights and license plate light and license plate sticker.
Last but not least, do a SAFETY CHECK. For an RV or Mobile Clinic start your SAFETY CHECK at your entrance door, closing the door to make sure the steps retract. Moving in a counter-clockwise direction check the passenger (Curb Side) front tire for I, C, D. - Inflation, Condition, Depth of Tread. Check to make sure all of the wheel nuts are tight and all there. Check to make sure the Oil Hub is NOT leaking. Check your Curb Side mirror for adjustment and that it is tight. At the front of the vehicle make sure the windshield is clean, the wiper arms are tight and the wiper blades are in good condition. Going down the driver’s side of the vehicle (Road Side) check the Road Side mirror for adjustment and that it is tight. Check the front tire for ICD, check that all compartments doors are securely latched and locked. Check that the slides and awning covers are secure. At the rear tires check both the outside and the inside rear tires for ICD. Check that the power cord is fully retracted and the compartoor is locked. At the rear of the vehicle, if it is a diesel pusher, make sure the
engine cover is securely latched. On the Curb Side check the outside and inside rear tires for ICD, check that the compartment doors are latched and locked, check that all awning covers are tight and secure.
Now for the MOST IMPORTANT check of all, make sure the levelers are fully retracted, the awning is retracted and secured, the power cord is stowed, all antennas are down, all slides are fully retracted and the vehicle clear of any obstructions in your departure path. If you do these simple checks every time you return to your vehicle, I guarantee it will save you BIG BUCKS.
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Vehicle Pre-Trip Check List 2013
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