7 Tips for How to Drive A Class A Motorhome

May 2, 2022

Traveling around the country in a recreational vehicle, otherwise known as an RV, is a dream many people hold for their retirement years. There are many types of RVs, from travel trailers to fifth wheels, and three classes of drivable self-contained models, including the Class A motorhome. However, you may wonder how hard it is to drive a Class A motorhome?

What is a Class A motorhome?

RV Share tells us that a Class A motorhome ranges in length from 20 feet up to 45 feet and mentions a couple of times that “they are big” and weigh a lot since they contain everything you need to enjoy a camping trip or longer in some cases. They also report that a Class A motorhome is likely what many of us picture when thinking about RVs. 

Class A motorhomes may look like buses on the outside, but when you walk inside, you may forget that the space you just entered is on wheels. Most models feature fully equipped kitchens, including center islands, living areas complete with large flat-screened televisions, fireplaces, comfortable reclining couches, and bedrooms with king-sized beds, walk-in closets, and full-size dressers. Some models even have two bathrooms and a laundry room with a washer and dryer. 

7 tips for driving a Class A motorhome

Tip #1: While driving a Class A motorhome isn’t hard, Go RVing suggests watching videos on the subject to become familiar with the basics of driving a Class A motorhome. 

Tip #2: Prepare for the unexpected. Watch videos about handling a front tire blowout, as this situation is startling and dangerous. Knowing what to expect and what to do is critical if it ever happens to you. 

Tip #3: Follow a checklist. Go RVing reminds us of the pre-drive safety checks taught in driver’s education. Few people follow these when driving passenger cars, but it’s a good idea to check the tires and ensure you’ve stowed things, like stairs and awnings, properly before driving a Class A motorhome. 

Read the full article from MotorBiscuit here.