This time of year as autumn provides us with vivid colors, seasonal winds pick up and remind us that winter is coming. For many of us RVers this is the time of year we begin the journey to our ‘wintering grounds’ and that means we could find ourselves dealing with these seasonal breezes.
A gentle breeze is a wonderful thing while sitting around your RV; it helps to keep you cool and the bugs away. But when it’s more than a breeze, wind is something you need to be keenly aware of, whether your RV is parked or you’re driving it down the road.
Regardless of the type of RV you drive or tow there are inherent blind spots that prevent you from seeing objects in your path or other motorist sharing the road.
One of the blind spots that I have had to deal with in our motorhome is the space right next to our front door. Even the rearview convex mirrors on the passenger side don’t provide sufficient coverage of the area. So if a small car or motorcycle is in the lane to our right, right next to the entry door it can’t be seen without my copilot looking to see if anything or anyone is there.
For me, not in the least. I have no fear of driving a motorhome or other big vehicle. In fact, I have driven some large and unique ones in my time – everything from specialized cargo handling equipment to semi truck and trailer. Fortunately, our 38′ Holiday Rambler Ambassador is very easy to drive and quite agile for its size.
When driving a motorhome, you must be conscious of the real estate it takes to make turns, as well as its height on streets or roadways. Low hanging tree limbs, overpasses and wires can snag and damage its roof mounted accessories. And all we’ve all seen too many pictures of big rigs completely tearing off their roof when a bridge clearance is insufficient!
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