Here are 359 comments made by our happy customers!
My husband and I and our 2018 Newmar Dutch Star traveled from Phoenix to Casa Grande AZ for me to train with Paul. This is our very first motor home of any kind. Our hope was that I would be able to drive the coach periodically to relieve my husband as we travel across the country. I have never driven a large vehicle!After spending 2 days with Paul, I could do so much more than that! His expertise and teaching style put me at ease immediately. The driving situations were in real time and scenarios including city streets, left and rights turns with traffic, interstate driving, truck stop in and out plus streets with obstacles (trees, manhole covers, etc.). Backing up and parking were also covered.The results were beyond what we had hoped for! Hats off to Paul. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to learn to drive a Motorcoach. Please count me among his many fans and feel free to use me as a reference if you wish.
He even fixed my door that would not open by turning a nut that was not correct, and also taught me so many things about my motor home that I did not know…so many little details that I never ever thought about.. I have been r.v.ing for many years, drove everything from a fifth wheel and a little van and everything in between.. I usually only went places for short times a couple of times a year…I have driven the pleasure way van for the last twelve years and it was so easy with not much to do that i had forgotten more than I knew…I would recommend your school to RVers that think they know it all because my eyes have been opened to so much that i did not know..
It was probably the best money we have spent in the entire process of getting into RVing. Charles was incredibly informative, provided us with a great experience and most importantly gave us confidence in our new RV. By putting us in all the situations we will encounter in the real world he allowed us to learn, correct our mistakes and come out as much safer and better drivers. I feel confident saying he will end up being a friend and resource for us the entire time we RV. I would highly recommend to anyone starting out or making a significant size change in their unit that this is money and time well spent.
Wanted to share feedback concerning our weekend with Lorrin Walsh April 7,8 in Silverdale, WA. Lorrin was right on time started with the basics. showing both of us things we needed to know to look for and check before we got behind the wheel. He encouraged my wife to go first and was very thorough and gentle with her. she had never driven the rig so this was all new. he had a great area to practice. there was enough repetition so the lessons were learned and then we went out to practice in the surrounding area. the second day was also good with more driving time, more and different kinds of intersections and traffic situations. he was supportive and clear with his instruction. My 60 mile trip home with the rig gave me a chance to practice all he talked about and what we read in his book.
I would highly recommend this training and would recommend Lorrin as an instructor. it was well worth the expense and time and will help us feel safer and enjoy the journey more.
Lorin, on the way home, we encountered EVERY driving skill and experience you taught and trained except for the roundabout.First we tried to find a Thousand Trails campsite. Construction on the bridge with markers on the line….Steve proceeded slowly, ver slowly. Then we turned onto a country road that kept getting more narrow. And 15 mph turns. I kept apologizing to Steve for advising him to take this route. Steve just asked me if you had put him up to this and 😀.We finally turned around and had to back up to complete the turn on the extremely narrow road with NO shoulders. Finally made it back to the interstate and decided to drive home. Since it was pouring rain and dinner time, we stopped at a McDonald’s with the smallest ever parking lot. Steve parked across spaces, just like Lowe’s. Getting in was easy, getting out was tight. Steve would have made you proud.Still pouring rain and over an hour from home, Steve needed to change the steering wheel position so we needed to stop. I offered to drive and drove the rest of the way home. Horrible driving conditions as it was dark, pouring rain and wipers on high but I was familiar with the road. When I saw the sign with the truck pointing downhill, I did what you trained and turned on the retarder. Almost like you were in the passenger seat with me.Obviously we made it home. We hadn’t expected to use so many of our new skills but we were just thankful we encountered those situations AFTER the training!😀😀
Charles did a great job. He knows his stuff and is very tactful in correcting the student. I benefited greatly from the school.
I decided to sign up for RV School because I was laying awake at night wondering why I bought this thing I was scared to death of!! My boyfriend was talking about driving across country this spring and all I could do was come up with excuses why we shouldn’t.We took lessons with Paul Nordan. He was AWESOME. His knowledge and experience is so apparent! He was patient and very through in explaining things and he didn’t mind our questions. You can tell he is passionate about helping people learn. Going home I felt 1000% better about driving, being the passenger and I felt safer. Not only did we learn driving techniques and safety, but he taught us about functions of the RV that we didn’t even know to ask about. I mentioned to Paul it’s a bit scary that people buy these big RV’s (like us) and don’t really know what they’re doing. I can’t say enough about how great the experience was. It should be mandatory!!I do want to share a funny story with you – Paul and his wife were very hospitable and let us camp at their house – they told me there were coyotes around there. I told them I was a little bit scared, didn’t want to run into one. They told me not to worry but if in fact one did attack me, my RV lesson would be refunded. We had a great laugh!!Thanks again for the WONDERFUL experience!!
The two day driving lessons I took from Chuck were invaluable. Chuck is truly a professional in every sense. I am a novice in every sense when it comes to a motorhome. We went over buttons, switches, pumps etc. He left no stone uncovered. MOST importantly, he showed me how to safely operate a RV Motorhome. He is as patient as a Saint. He taught me how to not spill the cup of coffee on the dash in turns and merging. I gotta tell you that that was no easy task. My wife and I camped at his camp ground and he even took the time to show me how to setup and breakdown. He is easy going and very personable. I can’t thank him enough. I would highly recommend this driving school to anyone. Thanks again Chuck. You are truly the best. Thanks for everything.
We recently completed the RV Driving Course with Duane Kunze as our teacher. (L8338) It was a very comprehensive course that both helped improve our driving skills and gave us helpful tips for parking and maneuvering in real life camping situations. Duane was very encouraging and patient. As we struggled to back into various size parking spaces, he walked beside our RV and talked us through each step. Then he stepped back and asked us to do it independently several more times. At the end of the 2 day session, he sat with us and discussed our strengths and our weaknesses. We are grateful for the instruction and now have more confidence as we take our rig out on the road. We strongly recommend this course and Duane to other new RV drivers.
Duane Kunze is a skilled and courteous teacher who did an excellent job of showing us how to drive the RV. Neither of us had ever driven anything that large before. We thoroughly enjoyed the class and will gladly recommend the RV Driving School to others.