1. A Note From Margo: Driving Schools
you ready? The time to climb into that RV and hit the road is coming
soon. Taking a few driving lessons to build your confidence is a great
idea. The first step is finding a school within 300 miles. Make this
your first destination.
Here are a few suggestions:
Lazydays RV Sales
Lazydays has two locations, Tampa Florida & Tucson
Arizona. Both sales lots have a drivers training class each week. Free
if you buy your RV from them, otherwise a minimum charge.
RV Drivers Confidence Course - YouTube
Series of videos demonstrating Lazydays RV driving and safety class.
RV Driving School
Our driving lessons are designed to make you more
confident and safe on the road. Our number one priority is to make sure
you have the knowledge and training you need to arrive safely at your
RVing Women (RVW)
Driving School, Drumwright, OK, October 10, 2015 and 10/11/2015
is sponsoring a two-day driving school for new owners of recreational
vehicles and those who wish to renew their driving skills. For members
planning to attend the 2015 RVW Convention in Shawnee, Oklahoma, this
presents a perfect opportunity to brush up on driving skills.
you will learn: Working with certified instructors and using a
state-of-the-art three-mile driving range, you will practice backing and
other skills maneuvers and learn how to use your mirrors effectively.
instruction will augment the hands-on driver training you receive.
Instruction will also include pre-trip vehicle inspection, space and
speed management, map reading, trip planning and tips to avoid driver
student must provide her own RV. All types of RVs are welcome,
including travel trailers, fifth wheels, Class A, B or C motorhomes,
conversion vans and truck campers.
Where: Instruction will be provided from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Central Tech Transportation and Safety Education Division of Central Technology Center, a nationally accredited driving school located 45 miles west of Tulsa at 3 CT Circle, Drumright OK 74030.
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– Buying That Dream RV - Things to Consider
– Equipping an RV and Tips on Maintenance
– Managing Power, AC and DC
– Emergency Road Service
– Towing Your Auto
– Planning Trips - How To Get The Most For Your Money
– Boondocking (Primitive Parking)
– Earning an Income on the Road
– Staying In Touch with Family and Friends
2. RV Lifestyle: Boot Camps
that the driving school lessons are complete and you feel confident to
navigate anywhere, it is time to move on to the next step: Boot Camp.
these camps are a three-day event with plenty of play too. This
learning experience gives you a hands-on relationship with the sewer,
water, hydraulic, and battery systems. Often there are classes on adding
solar, updating equipment, balancing weight, safety issues and various
other areas that interest the beginning RVer.
Escapees Boot Camp and Driving School
Rainbow's End, Livingston, TX
Date: November 13-15, 2015
includes all training, handouts, RVer's Ultimate Survival Guide (CD),
breakfast in Saturday and Sunday morning, and dinner on Saturday
evening. We'll have campfire gatherings each night, weather permitting.
parking is available on site at additional cost. Additional optional
services, such as RV driver training, RV weighing by Escapees
SmartWeigh, and fire/life safety products, will be available at the
event at additional cost.
RV Basic Training
You will receive one-on-one instruction in your
RV, with a Professional Driver / Trainer. Your experience begins with
classroom instruction and progresses thru to driving in the Country,
City and on the freeway. We show you the “tricks” Professional Drivers
use to keep safe. There is also a printed RV Basic Training Manual
“Healthcare and the RV Lifestyle”
is designed for senior travelers. This eBook introduces the important
elements required for a safe and healthy interface with the healthcare
industry. Partial Contents:
Introduction to Healthcare and Life Before 65
Medicare and Fighting the Medical Syndrome
Dealing with the Healthcare Industry
What about Medical Records
How to get Caregiver Credit
Get Help Paying Costs
Examining Medicare Part A, B, C, D, MSA, Therapy Management, Medigap
Retiree Insurance, Where do You Go From Here
Medicare Coverage Limitations
Dental Implants - What to Expect
Glossary of Medical Terminology
"Conquer the Road: RV Maintenance for Travelers"
covers all the basic systems: air conditioning, awning, generator, hot
water heater, hydraulic levelers, inverter/converter, roof, sewer,
tires, and much more. Driving and weight balance tips are included.
Learn basic maintenance skills and know when to call for help.
3. RVing Nugget: Show Off Your RV
Now that you are stepping into the spotlight at driving
school or boot camp, the RV should be clean and glossy, at least on the
I use these Mequiar products to keep my
aluminum-sided motorhome looking like it came off the showroom floor
(and it did 14 years ago). Use the Quick Detailer for those easy shines
anytime. Add the microfiber cloth and you have the secrets to the shine.
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4. RV fun, resources and news
Charge Your Phone With Your Bracelet
Here you are, sitting in on a wonderful
demonstration at a rally, when you want to call your best friend to
share the information. Oops, your phone is almost dead. If you are
wearing your SolarHug, just plug in the phone and continue the conversation.
connected to a computer, SolarHug acts like a USB drive with storage up
to 128 GB. Also, a colorful LED light is included, and it also works as
an indicator of the battery status. Even more, SolarHug vibrates, when
it needs your attention. And do not worry about leaving the cable at
home. It is built-in within the bracelet, just pull it out.
covered with flexible solar panel that charges the battery inside. This
innovative idea can be a real game-changer for travelers.
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1. What are the easternmost and westernmost points in the United States?
Provincetown (Cape Cod), Mass. and Eureka Calif.
West Quoddy Head, Maine and Cape Wrangell, Alaska
Honolulu, Hawaii and Key Largo, Fla.
Hint: Measure from the geographic center of the U.S., including Hawaii and Alaska.
2. What is the speed limit in the Erie Canal?
a. no speed limit
b. 10 mph
c. 15 mph
Hint: The speed limit matches the traveling speed of a Segway motorized personal transporter.
3. What geographical and meteorological phenomena are known as the “devil winds”?
a. El Niño
b. Chinook winds
c. Santa Ana winds
Hint: The winds form between the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Rocky Mountains.
4. Lake Ontario is the source for which river?
b. St. Lawrence
Hint: This river empties into a gulf of the same name.
5. How many territories are currently under U.S. jurisdiction?
Hint: All but Palmyra Atoll are unincorporated territories.
6. What boundary is 1,933 mi. (3,111 km) in length?
boundary between Alaska and Canada
boundary between the 48 conterminous states (including the Great Lakes)
boundary between the U.S. and Mexico
Hint: If you were to drive from New York to San Francisco, you would travel approximately 2,907 mi.
7. There are 92 mountain peaks over 14,000 feet tall in the U.S. Where are the majority located?
Hint: Sunshine Peak just makes the cut at 14,001 ft.
1. West Quoddy Head, Maine and Cape Wrangell,
Alaska. West Quoddy Head is located 2,507 mi east of center (Butte
County, S.D.), while Cape Wrangell is 3,625 mi west of center.
2. 10 mph. At 10 mph, it takes
approximately five days for ships to cruise between Albany and Buffalo.
3. Santa Ana winds. The Santa Ana winds blow
warm air from east to west across southern California each autumn, often
exacerbating existing wildfires.
4. St. Lawrence. The St. Lawrence connects the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean.
5. 14: They are: American Samoa, Baker Island,
Guam, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef,
Midway Islands, Navassa Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Palmyra Atoll
(incorporated), Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and Wake Island.
6. Boundary between the U.S. and Mexico.
Mexico’s border with California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas is 67 mi
shy of 2,000.
7. Colorado. Fifty-six of the mountains rise in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado
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