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Old 10-14-2015, 07:21 PM   #1
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I am trying to find an instructor or class to teach me all there is to know about towing an airstream. I have a 28 International on order but I won't be able to pick it without lessons. The only thing I have towed is the jet ski trailer and the 4 wheelers. Does anyone know of a beginner class or instructor in Texas?
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Old 10-14-2015, 07:26 PM   #2
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Check for a local professional truck driving school. Many of them give classes on RV and travel trailer use.
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Old 10-14-2015, 07:28 PM   #3
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Good idea, Clay... What model International?
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Old 10-14-2015, 07:37 PM   #4
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Hummm....idea for a small business?

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Old 10-15-2015, 10:37 AM   #5
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You might check with the local SCCA chapter, as a lot of their folks are very familiar with towing large enclosed trailers and one of them might be willing to help you. Their contact page is here: Region Contacts
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Old 10-15-2015, 10:37 AM   #6
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We have a class for me wife scheduled with these folks in November - RV School We can give you some feedback after the class but we have been corresponding with the instructor and I believe that the class will be very worthwhile.
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Old 10-15-2015, 11:11 AM   #7
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Try this...
RVsafety.com I know they are in fla.
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Old 10-15-2015, 11:33 AM   #8
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I got my trailering in the military but would have traded the experience for a truck driving school any day. Your dealer should be able to give you tips, CD's, reference to a driving school or an experienced person on their payroll or a customer. The thing to remember is to ensure your tow vehicle is set up properly, your trailer is prepared well by the dealer and a you have a big parking lot to practice in. Drive at half speed until you are comfortable with the rig. Then stick to good wide straight roads for a while. Local WBCCI chapters always have folks ready and willing to help.
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Old 10-15-2015, 12:34 PM   #9
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Look for a WBCCI Rally in your area. Drop in and ask the same question. They are a friendly bunch and you will got lots of help. Rallies can be found on Airforums.com
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Old 10-15-2015, 01:06 PM   #10
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These people show a location in Houston on their website. I know nothing more than what I found on google. You'd think there'd be something in our DFW metro area.

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Old 10-15-2015, 03:21 PM   #11
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I am trying to find an instructor or class to teach me all there is to know about towing an airstream. I have a 28 International on order but I won't be able to pick it without lessons. The only thing I have towed is the jet ski trailer and the 4 wheelers. Does anyone know of a beginner class or instructor in Texas?
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I live in mesquite. drive an 18wheeler, what help do you need? I tow a 27ft 2015 international ,972-415-1666
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Old 10-15-2015, 03:45 PM   #12
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If RV Basic training doesn't help, try these guys:
https://www.escapees.com/knowledge/b...p/program-info
They're in East Texas and I think they also have a Driving School at some of their functions.
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Old 10-16-2015, 12:55 AM   #13
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Thank you all for this information. It's exactly what I need.
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Old 10-16-2015, 06:59 AM   #14
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Wow, so many folks are so arrogant as to think they know it all. How refreshing to actually have someone who is HOW....honest, open minded, and wiling. My sincere congratulations. With your attitude, you will do well whatever training you receive.

Let us know if you have any specific questions and many of us will try to help.
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