RVers will have the chance to improve their driving and towing skills during the Good Sam VIP RV Safety Rally scheduled May 9-13 at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.
The five-day program provides attendees with a classroom-intensive agenda complemented by hands-on driving experience.
The rally is designed to accommodate RVers of all skill levels – from first-timers to veterans – and is sponsored by Good Sam VIP Insurance, the Good Sam Club, and General Motors Corp.
The first two days of the course will consist of four 4-hour class sections, staffed by professionally trained Good Sam VIP safety instructors and covering a variety of safety and usage issues.
The RV Safety Review portion includes a free weigh-in of participants’ rigs along with classroom discussion on weight distribution, tire pressure, and other safety information specific to getting the RV ready for the road. Discussions will be led by instructors from the Recreation Vehicle Safety Education Foundation (RVSEF).
One of the most popular features of the program is the RV Hands-on Driving Course, which allows participants to spend time behind the wheel with Good Sam VIP and GM safety instructors in a group setting.
During the session, students will gain first-hand information on several safe-driving exercises, including hand signals, curves, parking and controlled braking.
The program also provides practice on off-road recovery, skids, and turns in vehicles provided by GM and overseen by GM safety instructors.
The third day of the course will consist of safety related seminars. In addition, participants will be given an opportunity to register for private driving time sessions offering one-on-one interaction with instructors.