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Visit us at the 2017 Manitoba RV Show & Sale – March 9-12 2017!

“GET YOUR WILDHOOD BACK” at this year’s Manitoba RV Show & Sale and discover the latest in the RV camping and leisure industry. First Class Training Centre will be on hand in booth 51 as an exhibitor as the Manitoba RV Show partners with the Winnipeg Golf Expo in downtown Winnipeg’s RBC Convention Centre. Purchase a ticket for the Manitoba RV Show & Sale and for an additional $5.00 you can also attend the Winnipeg Golf Expo.

Life on the road in an RV or motorhome is a great way to spend the summer, but if your RV or vehicle/trailer combination has more than 2 axles or weighs more than 4,540 kilograms (10,000 pounds), you might need to upgrade your licence to a Class 3 instead of the more common Class 5.

If you have your eye on the RV of your dreams, come to our booth and ask us how to confirm the weight of your new home on wheels. Don’t forget to factor in the weight of your contents, it all adds up!

The show begins on Thursday, March 9th at 3:00pm and ends on Sunday, March 12th at 5:00pm. Opening day marks a special event, Salute to Service, from 4-9pm, whereby official members of service receive free admission (I.D. required). Not only that, it’s also Ladies Day, where ladies get in free and pay no admission on Thursday, March 9th, so bring the whole family and come explore your next adventure.

Visit First Class Training Centre at the Manitoba RV Show – March 10-13 2016!

“GO & GET EXPLORING!” at this year’s Manitoba RV Show and discover the latest in the RV camping and leisure industry. First Class Training Centre will be on hand as an exhibitor as the Manitoba RV Show partners with the Winnipeg Golf Expo in the newly-renovated RBC Convention Centre in downtown Winnipeg. Two shows for the price of one!

Life on the road in an RV or motorhome is a great way to spend the summer, but if your RV or vehicle/trailer combination has more than 2 axles or weighs more than 4,540 kilograms (10,000 pounds), you might need to upgrade your licence to a Class 3 instead of the more common Class 5.

If you have your eye on the RV of your dreams, come to our booth and ask us how to confirm the weight of your new home on wheels. Don’t forget to factor in the weight of your contents, it all adds up!

The show begins on Thursday, March 10th at 3:00pm and ends on Sunday, March 13th at 5:00pm. Not only that, but ladies get in free and pay no admission all day on Thursday, March 10th, so bring the whole family and come explore your next adventure.

Planning Your Drive South to Escape the Winter?

If you’re planning to take a trip in a recreational vehicle, you need to ensure that you are correctly licensed to take to the road before you leave.

In Manitoba, most people drive under a Class 5 license, which qualifies the operator for most cars, light trucks, SUVs, vans, and many (but not all) RVs.  If your RV or vehicle/trailer combo has more than two axles, or weighs more than 4,540 Kgs (10,000 lbs.) you will likely need to upgrade to a Class 3 license. To check the weight of your RV, check the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR).  It’s usually located on a sticker on the post inside the driver door, or in the owner’s manual.

This requirement for a Class 3 license ensures that anyone driving such a vehicle has received specialized instruction that deals specifically with the challenges entailed in operating a vehicle with increased height and weight.  These vehicles have specific visibility issues, and will be impacted differently than passenger vehicles by changes in driving conditions, like rain and high wind.

If you think you might need to upgrade your license, contact First Class Training Centre today.  We offer the highest standard in Class 3 driver training, combining excellent in-class instruction with the best practical in-vehicle training possible, giving you the confidence and experience you need to take to the road safely in your RV.

First Class Training Centre is Winnipeg’s premiere provider of training for drivers needing to obtain licenses to operate larger vehicles.  If you’ve got questions, we can help you navigate Manitoba’s licensing regulations.  If you need training, our instructors have more than 200 years of experience in operating larger vehicles.  Safety is our primary concern.

Contact us online or call Toll Free (1-(855) 632-5302.

In the Winnipeg area call 204-632-5302.