Gaging Tail Swing
Also on this week’s show, we continue with RV Education 101 Drivers Education series as Mark and Dawn Polk show us how to properly gage the “tail swing’ on your RV. Understanding ‘tail swing’ can prevent accidents at the gas pumps and in other tight spaces.
Tail swing is the distance the body of the coach behind the pivot point moves in the opposite direction of the front when you make a turn. Depending on the type of RV you have, the tail swing could be 15″ to 30″+ inches. A newer chassis will turn sharper which increases tail swing. After talking to RV Service departments, the most common area damaged damaged is the upper right corner of the vehicle. The second most common area damaged is from tail swing.
It’s simple, but if you don’t know how to do it correctly, you could be the subject of the next campfire discussion.
This Driving like a Pro Tip is from our RV Education 101 Drive your Motorhome like a Pro DVD. Happy Camping!