Daisy Completes Drivers Training

One of the requirements my wife set down was that she wanted drivers training prior to getting on the road.  Her thoughts were that if anything happened to me she needed to be able to take over and get us to where ever we were going.

So after some research I found RV Driving School (http://rvschools.com).  Signed up with and was assigned Ray Cassleberry.  Ray has been a commercial trucker and trainer for several companies and really understood how to maneuver our 39 ft motor home around the streets.

Ray Cassleberry was are trainer
Ray Cassleberry was are trainer

We met at the campground on Friday at 9 AM.  After some safety tips and briefing, he took us around the motor home and showed us what to inspect prior to getting on the road.  First thing I learned was that there is OIL in the front hubs of our tires.  He also told us about the PA Non-Commercial Class A Drivers Licenses.  Next we discussed the training for the day and informed Daisy she will be doing ALL of the driving.  She was kind of upset at that, she was hoping to  wait until we got to the area where he was going to have her train.  She was not looking forward to getting out of the campground.

Daisy driving the rig while Ray Cassleberry gives her some pointers
Daisy driving the rig while Ray Cassleberry gives her some pointers

Friday’s training was all road training.  Drove from Manhiem to York, PA.  Then spent a few hours driving around the various city blocks getting use to left and right hand turns. By lunch time Daisy was feeling much better about driving. After getting back to the campground we did our post trip inspections and called it a day.  Daisy now knows what I felt like coming through Washington DC, so we went out to dinner.

Saturday, was spent backing up and parking the rig, both sighted and blind side (left and right).  It was a much easier day for Daisy.  We did learn we need to work on hand signals, just so we both understand what they mean.  I think we did pretty good.

She knew mommy could do it and took a nap.
She knew mommy could do it and took a nap.
Misty was very nervous while Daisy was driving.
Misty was very nervous while Daisy was driving.

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