- Stopping Distance
- RVs also weigh much more than conventional passenger cars and light trucks.
- Thus the stopping distance for an RV is longer than the stopping distance for car, minivan, or SUV.
- If you decide to drive an RV, practice driving the vehicle in a parking lot or on a quiet street before driving in congested traffic.
- Center of Gravity/Stability
- Due to their significant height, RVs have a higher center of gravity than passenger cars.
- In calm conditions, you can compensate for the high center of gravity by driving more slowly, especially on winding roads and on sharp curves.
- On a windy day, the high center of gravity means that an RV will be much less stable than a car.
- If you encounter windy conditions, slow down or stop until conditions improve.