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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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RV Basic Training Tip of the Month March 2015

Tip of the Month

Tip of the Month, March 2015: Are you overloaded?

Are you overloaded

No one would overload their vehicle like this, right?  
Well before you answer that question, let’s examine what you need to know about loading your RV or Mobile Clinic and how overloading can affect your SAFE operation.

GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) is the MAXIMUM permissible weight of your vehicle, FULLY LOADED and includes liquids,  passengers and cargo.  (GVWR=NCC) Important because you are unsafe operating near or above this weight.     

GCWR (Gross Combination Weight Rating) is the MAXIMUM allowable combined weight of the motorhome and the attached tow vehicle.  Important because exceeding this weight places stress on the vehicle’s engine, cooling system and transmission, that exceeds the designed and engineered limits.  GCWR assumes the towed vehicle has its own braking system.

GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating) is the MAXIMUM permissible weight each axle assembly is designed to carry, as measured at the tires (including tires, wheels, springs and axle).  The GAWR assumes that the load is equal on each side of the vehicle.  Important because you want your vehicle to be weight-balanced.

UVW (Unloaded/Unladen Vehicle Weight) is the weight of the RV AS BUILT at the factory with full fuel, engine oil and coolant, but otherwise empty.  (GVWR=UVW+NCC).  Important because this number is needed to calculate what you may safely store aboard the vehicle.

NCC (Net Carrying Capacity)is ALL YOUR STUFF; including all occupants, food, tools, LP gas, fresh water, personal belonging, after-factory installed accessories and the tongue weight of any towed vehicle.  Weight Distribution also plays a role in safely loading your vehicle.  (GVWR=UVW+NCC)

CCC (Cargo Carrying Capacity) is the GVWR MINUS each of the following:  UVW, full water tank (including not water tank), full LP Gas weight and the SCWR.

SCWR (Sleeping Capacity Weight Rating) is the manufacturer’s designated number of sleeping positions multiplied by 154 pounds.

It’s easy to have your vehicle weighted and this will give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your vehicle is balanced and properly loaded.   

For more information, go to www.rvweigh.com .

Did you know Water weights 8.3 lbs per US Gallon, Gasoline weights 5.6 lbs per US Gallon, Diesel Fuel weights 6.8 lbs per US Gallon and Propane weights 4.2 lbs per US Gallon?


Fleetwood RV National Rally 2015 Decatur IN

Training Events

Driver Training Programs available this year

#1 LEARN BASIC DRIVING SKILLSdecatur rally fleetwood june 2015

$95 per person

This two hour course will show a new RV driver how to:

1. Do a Pre-Trip and Set the Mirrors
2. Back a straight line
3. Identify where the back wheels are located
4. Do a tight turn around an object
5. Back into an RV parking space


$295 per person

This 4 hour course is for the driver who can perform the four basic driving skills.

rvguy trainerThis class is held in your RV and you will go on the road. The goal is to fine tune your motor home driving skills. Subjects covered include:

  • Review of the Pre-trip Inspection
  • Review of Mirror use & settings
  • Review of Driver/Spotter Communications
  • Using Reference Points
  • Understanding Off Track & Tail Swling
  • Lane Use and Lane Positioning
  • Stopping and Following Distance
  • The Three Driving Challenges
  • Defensive Driving Techniques

Both courses include a Certificate of Completion

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