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Old 09-13-2019, 07:57 PM   #1
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Default "Cargo Van" Truck Driver School in So. Cal?

You know those really amazing box-truck drivers who can back up, in traffic, at speed, around some absurdly complicated driveway, and just kiss the loading dock with the bumper?

I'd like to be that good with my Sprinter.

I'd like to learn in somebody else's Sprinter, for obvious reasons.

Most of the driving schools I've seen are either RV-based, and seem to cater to the brand new, timid driver, or geared entirely for people looking for a CDL.

Anything between?
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Old 09-15-2019, 02:13 AM   #2
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Slow practice is the best school.
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Slow practice is the best school.
I've found slow practice with someone who knows what they are doing is bester.
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I've had the same interest, but I haven't found anything in Texas.

Slow practice is great, but as a biological species, we also learn from others who may have worked out superior ways of doing things that never occurred to us. I'd pay for mentorship in this area out of curiosity if nothing else.

I sometimes try to teach my husband driving tricks, because I have most of the experience (I'm the primary driver). The Sprinter has a 50-foot turning radius and desperately low rear end clearance due to the undermount generator. My husband is perfectly capable of slow learning, but if I offer tips, it might help him to cut to the chase, especially where the departure angle is concerned. I have a better feel for what actions we can get away with than he does.
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