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Old 02-28-2006, 05:00 AM   #1
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We are going to GNR this year for the first time, and since after that we are going to head to South Dakota and Colorado, my husband thinks it would be GREAT if I did some of the driving. I have driven our other rigs, gas powered, but not our 40' diesel....jeep attached. Our last coach was a 39' and we towed, but I am a little intimidated by this one. Our friends are traveling with us ( in their own coach) so my girlfriend and I have signed up for the driving class while we are at GNR. Her husband thinks she should do some of the driving too! Go Figure. We were perfectly happy to read and snooze and watch TV, but I guess those days are over. I think I will be okay as long as we are in WIDE OPEN spaces. We will not be using our own rigs for the class (thank GOD) I would hate to ruin our whole trip by running into something.
Just wondered if anyone has taken this class and if you thought it helped? If you fail the class do they take your Right to Drive an RV away from you....now that's a thought !
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We are going to GNR this year for the first time, and since after that we are going to head to South Dakota and Colorado, my husband thinks it would be GREAT if I did some of the driving. I have driven our other rigs, gas powered, but not our 40' diesel....jeep attached. Our last coach was a 39' and we towed, but I am a little intimidated by this one. Our friends are traveling with us ( in their own coach) so my girlfriend and I have signed up for the driving class while we are at GNR. Her husband thinks she should do some of the driving too! Go Figure. We were perfectly happy to read and snooze and watch TV, but I guess those days are over. I think I will be okay as long as we are in WIDE OPEN spaces. We will not be using our own rigs for the class (thank GOD) I would hate to ruin our whole trip by running into something.
Just wondered if anyone has taken this class and if you thought it helped? If you fail the class do they take your Right to Drive an RV away from you....now that's a thought !
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Glenda - Dick Reed's RV Driving school was some of the best RV-related money we have ever spent. Jane is now a fully-qualified driver for the coach. I have a long article posted on our web site (janeandjohn.org) under RV Mods.
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When we were fiver drivers,the wife learned how to tow it and even did on one long trip where we were trying to get back home and I needed a breather...Everything except my knees likes those long drives...

She and I have talked about this and she's agreed to learn how and even practice some,but still it's her desire to do the "feet up" co-pilot thing....It's just what she enjoys...
We will be watching the rally classes and definitely plan on doing the two day class like Jane and John.
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We took Dick Reeds course and it was great. You learn a lot about your coach and RVing. It was a BIG confidence booster for my wife
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Link to Dick Reed's site

His page has a schedule of classes...
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