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Old 02-11-2017, 05:42 PM   #15
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"...(if the trailer is not visible you have a bigger problem)."

True story. Some years ago a trucker was towing two trailers. The back one came loose and crashed into the front door of a factory. A few miles down the road he stopped at a weigh station and his weight was quite a bit less than what he thought it should be. When he questioned it, they said it looked about right for one small trailer. About that time the State Patrol showed up, asking him if he was missing a trailer.

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Old 02-11-2017, 09:36 PM   #16
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Driving practice

I am now camped at Fiddler's Cove onthe Strand just south of Coronado. My wife and I have stayed at Admiral Baker (I-15 and I-8 Friars Rd.) where there is a large parking lot. RVs are common there and during the week, the parking lot is empty. I would be glad to assist you with the basics of towing and dealing with SD driver's behavior around RVs. It ain't kind but it is predictable.

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Old 02-11-2017, 09:52 PM   #17
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It's amazing how well you do - when you have too.
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Old 02-12-2017, 09:41 AM   #18
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Practice in large parking lots. Find a large church, high school, mall or movie theater. My first purchase for my Airstream was 6 large red traffic cones. I learned to back in spaces and to go around tight turns with these cones. I still carry them with me in the bed of my tuck for emergency use on the road.
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Old 02-12-2017, 05:17 PM   #19
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Many larger RV Rallies have driving schools/instructors available. Usually, all you'll need is two~four hours of professional instruction to get you off to a good, safe start. As already mentioned, EARLY in the AM, any shopping center with a large parking lot will be empty. TAKE NOTE of the light posts! You'll be able to slowly practice turns and backing. Check out the RV Geeks. They have good videos, one of which is specifically for new drivers.

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