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Old 10-30-2012, 07:35 PM   #15
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My DW totally loves the view and the on top of the world feeling she gets while sitting up front.

We are soon to share the driving and she is looking forward to that as well.


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Old 10-30-2012, 08:00 PM   #16
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Well, it's been a while since I was a "girl", but I guess I'll answer anyhow. I don't mind riding shotgun at all. I can keep my eye on the right mirror and watch the white line. Besides, I can backseat drive from anywhere in the RV.

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Old 10-30-2012, 08:20 PM   #17
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I'm the one with the license to drive the coach. Hubby sits in the passenger seat and reads, checks his smart phone, sleeps and once in a while navigates for me. He's perfectly happy with the arrangement and has no trouble with the view. Oh, and I can ask him to get me a snack when I need one.
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:27 PM   #18
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Reminds me of the first time I took my then73 yr old mum for a fly
About an hour in she announced that the only reason she agreed to go flying was because she was ready to die and today was as good a time as any
Sure gives you lots of confidence
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:26 PM   #19
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I love riding shotgun in our a class, except in really heavy freeway traffic - too many idiots to try to keep an eye on! And I enjoy driving it, too, except in really heavy freeway traffic

It was a bit overwhelming the first time I rode in the MH, but once I adjusted to the larger field of view, it's been great.

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Old 10-31-2012, 04:00 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by Afubar
I've never been in the passenger seat. lol I love sitting up so high and the big windshield. But then I guess there's quite a few "wives" out there that won't try to drive the bigger MHs. It's a shame really, it's a blast!!!!
Same here! Whether it's my RV or my lifted off-road trucks, they're my vehicles and I do all the driving. Have no clue what the "experience" is from the passenger seat. :-)
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Old 10-31-2012, 04:12 PM   #21
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I'll answer for DW as she does not wander around in forums much. Since we share all the driving for 12 years 50/50 she is not intimidated by the gorgeous panoramic view out the front of our coach. Nor am I. We both love it.

Our new tow'd has a relatively small window and it does feel a bit cramped.
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Old 10-31-2012, 04:19 PM   #22
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DW doesn't do forums so I'll chime in. For her the panoramic view was a huge plus for the class A. Finding a mid door entry so she could have a large side window was very high on the list too.
The above post is just my experience/opinion which is worth exactly what you paid for it.

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Old 11-02-2012, 08:30 AM   #23
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My wife doesn't do forums either so I'll answer the question. When we bought the MH and drove it from Montgomery, AL to Columbus, MS, to say she was "overwhelmed" would be like saying Minnie Mouse just had puppies! Yeah, I know you young whippersnappers don't know who Minnie Mouse is! She was constantly screaming "you're running off the road!" and I had to pry her hands off the armrests when we got home! She is much more comfortable with it now after a 2-month trip out west and a 2-week trip to the NC mountains, but it still makes her really nervous when we are in heavy freeway traffic or on narrow roads in the mountains! As for driving, FORGET IT!
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:23 AM   #24
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I love the big windshield, and I love it even more when I'm driving the rig....then again, no-one ever called me a normal gal
Guys, there is the answer. Move your behinds to the passenger seat and let DW drive. You would not believe how much sleep you can catch up on while she is driving.
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:06 AM   #25
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the first couple years with the PaceArrow she was scared to death.
It was my first large vehicle, I coulda had something to do with that.

She's calm in the knight, other than when I pass a truck on her side.
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:36 AM   #26
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Strange thing is while we were wandering coast to coast it was her idea to get a 'slightly bigger' unit with a back bedroom. Well slightly = six or seven feet and as the saying goes the rest is history.

She is totally infatuated with the Coach and just loves the creature comforts but has this niggling problem with the IMAX perception. She did manage to "ride shotgun" for most of the hundred mile trip to last weekends camping and back and seems to be getting used to the big picture.

Thanks all for your input because she is seeing that others had the same problems when they first moved up to these bigger units. MSHappyCampers I see I am not alone. For that thanks.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:00 PM   #27
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My wife does okay in the Class A if we stay in the right lane and there is a decent sized shoulder. Passing trucks is scary but she will continue playing Angry Birds. If it is a narrow two laner she will sit in the back.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:09 PM   #28
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I love looking at the scenery while DH drives.Now it does get a yikes outta me when we go around a tight curve in the mountains.Makes me feel like I could touch it,but it's a beautiful way the see the USA

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