Boot Camps

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.air breaks system rvbasic

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.


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.

Test Your RV Knowledge

At our Keep Safe Driving Seminars, we begin by determining what our audience knows about the operation of large vehicles. See if you need to learn more about driving your RV, test your RV knowledge.

  1. How wide is an Interstate freeway lane?
  2.  In your State, what is the maximum width an RV can be?
  3.  In your State, what is the maximum legal height a vehicle can be?
  4. If your motor home is over 40 feet, what do you require?
  5. What is the weight of your RV?
  6. What is the height of your RV?
  7. What is Off-Track?
  8. In your State, what is the maximum combined length of your truck and RV?
  9. Can you tow more than one vehicle in your State?
  10. When towing, what is the legal speed limit in your State?
  11. What is a Gator
  12. What is an easy way to keep your RV centered in the lane?
  13. Why is it important to adjust your mirrors?
  14. What is the easiest way to get more miles per gallon?
  15. If you double your speed, your stopping distance increases by...
  16. If you double your weight, your stopping distance increases by...
  17. If you double weight and speed, stopping distance increases by...
  18. Name the primary braking system when descending a steep hill?
  19. If you're in high wind conditions, what should you do?
  20. If there are 3 lanes, in which lane should an RV travel?
  21. When stopping in urban traffic, how must space should you leave between your vehicle and the one in front of you?
  22. On the freeway, how far ahead should you scan the road?
  23. When driving on the freeway, how many seconds should there be between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you?
  24. At 55 MPH, how many feet will you travell in 1/2 a secound?
  25. If your vehicle has air brakes, why is this figure important? Explain the COLA check?

If you didn't know many of the answers, your not alone. At our Keep Safe -RV DRIVER seminars very few non-commercial drivers know the answer's.

RV Boot Camp

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The cost for RV BOOT CAMP is $450.00 
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!

Learn what every Commercial Driver MUST know,
And every RV Driver SHOULD know!

If you’ve recently purchased an RV and find driving a STRESSFUL experience,
RV BOOT CAMP is the Learning Experience for you!

What Will You Learn?

You will receive one-on-one instruction in your RV, with a Professional Driver / Trainer.  Your experience begins with classroom instruction and progresses thru to driving in the Country, City and on the freeway. We show you the “tricks” Professional Drivers use to keep safe.

RV BOOT CAMP Curriculum includes:

  1. Understanding the RV Difference
  2. The Pre-Trip Inspection
  3.  Adjusting the Mirrors
  4. Four Basic Driving Skills
  5. Using Reference Points
  6. Understanding Rear Swing Out
  7. What is Off Track
  8. Stopping / Following Distance
  9. Three Driving Challenges
  10. Defensive Driving Techniques

When you complete RV BOOT CAMP, you receive a FREE copy of the RV Basic Training Motor Home Driving Tips Manual and a Certificate of Completion, Level One Boot Camp.


  • RV BOOT CAMP is held in your RV, WE COME TO YOU!
  • What Does It Cost?

Prices start as low as $450.00 for a full day RV BOOT CAMP training session.

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Mobile Health and Dental Clinic Boot Camps

Mobile Health and Dental Clinic Boot Camp's

If your organization operates mobile clinics, how comfortable are your drivers?

To make driving large vehicles easy; all your drivers need is RV Mobile Clinic Boot Camp!

Have your drivers feel this good about driving their Mobile Clinic

Call today to book your one-on-one training session. Toll Free Phone: 1-866-976-7878

Keep Safe

Most RV accidents happen because the driver is unfamiliar with his coach or does not understand the rules of the road as they apply to large vehicle operation.

Keep Centered

This C-class motor home was riding the center line on a two lane road that was curving to the left. A truck towing a fifth-wheel trailer was coming in the opposite direction, riding the center line.

The C-class caught the fifth-wheel which was pushed sideways into the path of a small station wagon, totally wrecking the wagon, the fifth wheel trailer and the C-class motor home. This accident would never have happened if both drivers had been centered in their lanes.

Beware of Rear Swing-Out

The design of motor homes places a large percentage of the vehicle behind the rear wheels. The driver of this vehicle made a number of mistakes:

  • He was not aware of the effects of rear swing-out
  • He was not watching his mirrors
  • He had not taken the time to assess all of the hazards surrounding his vehicle. Had the driver checked just one of the above, this accident could have been prevented.

Adjust and Watch the Mirrors

When making a turn in your motor home, it is necessary to always be aware of what is along side your coach.
There is only one way you can do this and that is by checking your properly adjusted convex mirrors as you make your turn.
If your mirrors are not properly adjusted, it is only a matter of time until you will hit something.

Leave a Space Cushion, Don't Follow Too Close

At 55 MPH your RV is traveling 64 feet per second.

To stop a vehicle you need to SEE-THINK-DO. Total stopping distance is the distance your vehicle will travel from the moment you SEE a hazard, THINK, decide to stop and DO, place your foot on the brake pedal until you stop. SEE-THINK takes about 3/4 of a second, DO takes another 3/4 of a second and if you have Air Brakes, add another 1/2 second for Air Brake Lag.

Do you understand why it's important to have a space cushion when driving a large vehicle and why you should sign up for RV Boot Camp?

Class B Boot Camp

If you’ve purchased of a 42’ or 45’ motor home, (housecar) the State of California requires that you obtain a noncommercial Class B license. Driving a motor home over 40’ without a noncommercial Class B license is driving out of class, which means you are driving illegally!  

To obtain a
n original noncommercial Class B license, a driver must:

  • Complete an application for a driver license
  • Pay the application fee
  • Submit a Health Questionnaire dated not more than two years prior to the date of your application
  • Pass the basic Class C law test (unless you qualified for a Class C license within the past 12 months)
  • Pass the Noncommercial Class B Vehicles test
  • Pass a vision test
  • Pass a Pre-Trip Inspection

All applicants for a Class B license are required to demonstrate knowledge of the vehicle they are driving and must express this knowledge to the DMV examiner in a specific order. We show you how to do this in the correct sequence, using the proper verbiage.

Understand an Air Brake Test

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.


The SKILLS TEST is designed to test how well you can maneuver a vehicle. At Class B Boot Camp we will show you:

  1. Forward Stop/Straight Line Backing
  2. Right Turns 
  3. Alley Docking 
  4. Parallel Parking (Conventional)

Pass a Road Test

When you take Class B Boot Camp we work with you to pass your written exam, know how to do your pretrip and we show you how to become proficient in all of the skills required to Ace the road test. Class B Boot Camp grads do not commit Critical Driving Errors!

Critical Driving Errors

If at any time during the Road portion of the Exam the driver commits a Critical Driving Error, the applicant will fail the test.

Critical Driving Errors

  • Intervention by examiner
  • Strikes object/curb
  • Disobeys traffic sign, signal or law
  • Disobeys safety personnel
  • Dangerous maneuvers
  • Speeding
  • Auxiliary equipment use
  • Lane violation

We will walk you through every part of the test procedure so you'll know what to expect. We take the worry out of the process and make the Class B license much easier to attain! Call us today to setup your appointment for Class B Boot Camp. Toll Free 1-866-976-7878

Vehicle Pre-Trip Check List 2020

NEW 2020 Pre-Trip
RV Basic Training Pre-Trip Check List
Download - PDF File

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Driver Training for Everyone!

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Various Types of Boot Camp for Everyone!

  • Individual One on One Driver Training
  • Corporate Driver Training - Safety Training
  • Mobile Medical Driver Training
  • Fifth Wheel Driver Training
  • Trailer Towing Training
  • Housecar License Training 40+ Feet
  • Group Driver Training and Special Events
  • Non-Commercial Class A & Class B Recreation Vehicle License

If you don't see the type of driver training you need in the list above please call us;

RV Driving Course Manual

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$30.00 USD

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Trailer Towing Training Manual

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Air Brake Test Explained 2018

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RV Headsets for Safety

New Headsets - Modern High Tech
New Stock -  New Model Available!

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You receive a pair of RV Headsets for $359.90 One for the Driver and one for the Spotter!
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We are looking for Trainers

If you have a passion for RVing, have a CDL in good standing with a valid
instructors permit and would like to be part of our growing team.
Contact Gary today.

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