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Learning to Drive a Motorhome

Ever since I can remember, I’ve been fascinated with those large RVs, Motorhomes and Motor Coaches that allow you to travel around the country with all the comforts of home. I’ve arrived at the stage of life where it’s time to decide if a motorhome is in my future. So, in Gadget Guru fashion, I set out on a fact finding mission around the country to learn if a motorhome is in my future. This is an ongoing series and new stories and videos will be uploaded on a regular basis. Let’s take this ride together! Scroll down to start the adventure.



Chapter 1: Andy Visits La Mesa RV For His First Motorhome Driving Lesson

So, you want to buy a motorhome, RV or motor coach, but you’ve never driven one before. Where do you go to get lessons to learn how to drive these monster-sized vehicles? Andy Pargh, The Gadget Guru faced this dilemma and this is Part #1 of his series about learning to drive a RV. In this introductory episode, Andy gives you the background on what he’s attempting to do and his opinions of the lack... Read More

Chapter 3: Learning To Drive A Motorhome – Part 1: Motorhome 101

It’s official, I’ve started my quest to learn to drive a motorcoach. This is Part 1 of a three part video series that highlights my experience of taking a two-day Learning To Drive A Motorhome class at Motorhomes of Texas in Nachogdoches, Texas. So, it’s no surprise that he prefers Foretravel coaches! In this episode you’ll meet Keith Davis, my Instructor for this class. Keith has quite a bit of experience with Foretravel Motorcoaches and... Read More

Chapter 4: Learning To Drive A Motorhome – Part 2 – Driving On The Road

This is Part 2 of a three-part series of learning to drive a motorhome. In this episode, Andy takes advice from Keith Davis of Motorhomes of Texas in Nacogdoches, Texas, and the day starts with a detailed walk-around the 2007 Foretravel Nimbus 40′ motor coach and double checks to make sure everything is in good working order and safe to drive. Next, we head to a parking lot to allow me to practice the skills I learned the... Read More

Chapter 5: Learning To Drive A Motorhome – Part 3 – Driving Backwards!

This is Part 3 of my series, Learning To Drive A Motor Coach. This is my final session with Keith Davis at Motorhomes of Texas and in this segment we head to a parking lot to practice driving in reverse. Yeah, it’s not easy backing up a 40′ motorhome and given the choice I’ll opt for a pull through space at a RV campground! In future episodes I’ll be trying different models and getting seat... Read More

Chapter 6: Where Do You Go To Take Motorhome Driving Lessons?

This is the wrap-up of my three days training session at Motorhomes of Texas in Nacogdoches, TX where I took part in a pilot Learn To Drive A Motorhome program. This program came to life due to my desire to learn to drive a motorhome prior to making the decision whether or not to make a purchase. It seems that the standard operating procedure in the RV industry is to provide training after the point... Read More
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