FMCA, in partnership with the RV Driving School, has developed a pair of programs for those wishing to become safer and more confident drivers. All training will be done using YOUR RV. The RV Driving Class will be a two-day class with classroom training on day 1 and behind-the-wheel training on day 2.
The RV Backing Class will be a one day class with 2 hours of training in the morning and 3.5 hours of individual backing practice in the afternoon. There are a limited number of seats available for each class.
You may be able to save on your insurance policy upon completion of the course.
Please contact FMCARVInsurance.com or your agent to see if you qualify.
Why you should take one or both of these classes
For many people, the thought of driving an RV is intimidating. Whether piloting a motorhome or pulling a trailer, it’s not the same experience as driving a passenger car. The vehicle or combination of vehicles is longer and significantly heavier. Trucks, other highway traffic, and road issues such as construction add to the anxiety levels. By taking the RV Driving Class, you will feel more comfortable behind the wheel in any situation. The RV Backing Class will eliminate the frustration of attempting to back into a campground space, a storage space, of other confined areas.
Because of the individualized nature of the classes, the program will be spread over a week’s time. Participants will dry camp on the grounds at the convention area during their session. Once your session is completed, we ask that you depart the grounds by the following morning so others arriving can use the parking area. If you plan to remain for the convention, you can dry camp in the FMCA Staging Area until you are directed to your final convention parking space.
RV Driving Class
Two-Day Classes Run
Thursday, March 19
Through Tuesday, March 24
*Price per Person
Learn everything you need to know about safe driving, and then take that knowledge on the road during the hands-on portion of the class. You’ll leave the convention with the knowledge, skill, and increased confidence to get behind the wheel and navigate your RV.
This class will include 4 hours of classroom learning and 4 hours of individual behind-the-wheel training and provide a broad base of driving education.
- Backing and parking
- Mirror adjustment
- Transmission and engine operation
- Turns, swing outs, curb climb
- Situational awareness and lane positioning
- Proper road separation (forward, sides, and rear)
- Over-the-road driving
- Other RV operational instruction
- Learning your RV's dimensions
- RV tires (pressures, age)
RV Backing Class
One-Day Classes Run
Friday, March 20
Through Sunday, March 22
*Price per Couple
Whether you’re pulling your RV or driving it, the RV Backing Class will teach you the correct methods of maneuvering it into tight places from multiple directions. Never again will you “need” a pull-through campsite or spend hours – and your last bit of patience -- getting that RV parked.
This class will include 2 hours of classroom work and 3.5 hours of individual backing and parking training.
- Right angle backing
- Left angle backing
- 90-degree backing
- Parallel parking
- Straight line backing
- Mirror adjustment and use
- Turns, swing outs, curb climb
- Situational awareness
Refunds for the RV Driving Program (Driving Class and/or Backing Class) will be made only upon written request (email is acceptable) and only if the request is received by Thursday, March 5, 2020. Because of the individualized nature of instruction participants will receive, no refunds will be made for cancellations after Thursday, March 5, 2020.
Space is Limited Call 800-543-3622 to Register Today!