A new article was released explaining that driving a motor home is no different than a car. If you are an experienced driver you have skills necessary to driver an RV. You do not need a special license to drive or tow the majority of RVs. Several aspects between motor homes and cars are the same – power brakes and steering, automatic transmission, and other standards features are no different than on a normal sized everyday car. The obvious differences: vehicle size, height and weight. However, if you are aware of these differences you should have no problem at all.
If you are driving a motorized RV or towing one:
- Sit in the driver’s seat and adjust all mirrors before leaving.
- Be cautious when you are turning by allowing enough space for the size of your vehicle when taking a turn.
- Give yourself more time to brake or change lanes, especially when merging onto a freeway.
- Check the maximum weight that your RV can tow if you are towing a car.
- Use the appropriate trailer hitch.
- Connect brakes and signal lights and make sure they are synchronized with the towing car.
- When you are backing up, ask someone to stand outside the vehicle to make sure the driver avoids any obstacles not seen in the mirror.
- Always wear a seat belt.
If you have been the victim of a motor home or RV accident, contact accident attorney Chris Davis. Mr. Davis offers a free consultation. Call Davis Law Group at (206) 727-4000 to schedule an appointment.