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Old 01-20-2014, 05:24 AM   #43
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My DW says if something happens to me when we're on the road she will call one of our sons to come get her and the MH she ain't gona drive with me in the passenger seat in any car/truck/MH anyhow........

Are we talking about the same DW? my wifey said the exact same thing.

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Old 01-20-2014, 05:49 AM   #44
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Been watching the thread about the wife dumping the tanks........well, I want to hear from those who's wife drives their Coach.......and how long is it, towing a TOAD or trailer..........did she go to a class, or did you teach her???? And after driving it a couple of times.......Did she Quit! My DW will not drive, she says she enjoys riding in the ultimate limousine......and wants to be shofered around the USA..........
I am the DW and I do drive 40ft 2003 HR Endeavor and toad 2012 Colorado pickup. Interesting though, when I drive he sleeps - when he drives I fetch (something to drink, eat, etc.)

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Old 01-20-2014, 06:08 AM   #45
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I'm puzzled by the question as well. My wife has wanted to drive since we bought the coach, but was prevented by medical/vision issues that prevented any driving. Things are better now, and through several sessions over the past couple of weeks I taught her what she needed. Two days ago (on Friday) she received her TX Class B. Tomorrow is her leg- she's PIC Austin to Dallas.
What is the TX Class B? So is there licenses for air brakes or weight class?
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Old 01-20-2014, 06:27 AM   #46
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DW is hand eye coordination challenged. She's a good driver, but tends to drive a lot by brail and tends to hit a lot of curves and that's in her Grand Cherokee...and no, she does not drink. My new truck has two scratches...both by her. Every time I have to back the coach up, I'm better off getting out of the coach and judging things myself. LOL. She's always asking if I need a break and let her drive the coach, but I'm terrified. I need to wrap up the perimeter of the coach with old used tires and let her at it.
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Old 01-20-2014, 06:36 AM   #47
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I told DW she could drive when she pried the steering wheel from my cold, dead hands!
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She could handle it in an emergency, but since she dozed off at the wheel in our car coming back from Chicago, I do all the driving. I was doing some paperwork and was unaware that she was nodding off until she hit the rumble strips.
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I could barley get wife to drive the coach 3 feet straight forward at a gas pump.. Let alone on the freeway.

last thing she drove was our just purchased used JEEP. she drove it into a tree at 50 mph..

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We purchased our first of 5 coaches 22 years ago. It was a used 34' Pace Arrow. We purchased it in Knoxville. TN and after I drove it 1/2 way home to WI I pulled into a rest stop and told my DW that I drove my half this far and now she could drive her 1/2 the rest of the way. She was a little nervous at first but did an excellent job. She grew up on a farm and her dad taught her to drive farm machinery She has driven every coach we have owned enough time to feel comfortable. She occasionally asks to drive and I am always happy to let her. She does not feel comfortable backing into a site but does well going forward. One time I got sick in southern MO and she drove the coach all the way home. Boy was I glad she could drive.

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We have a 40' pulling a toad and the wife loves to drive. I had surgery last year and if the wife wanted to travel she had to drive. Now I am spoiled she drives and I get to watch TV. Who’s better than me I get to raid the refrigerator and watch TV.
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Not a chance, she won't even drive a car if I'm going with her.
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I told DW she could drive when she pried the steering wheel from my cold, dead hands!
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I do the driving in the rv... Although I'm sure she "could" do it,,, I just see it as part of my job... I drive a truck for a living,, so I'm used to it... She is a good copilot,, never rags on me unless need be.... LOL Guess I need to learn how to listen to her a little more,, instead of "we should have turned Back there"....
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Linda does a very good job in driving the motorhome and a good job in navigation (all types). She learned to drive our 38' coach with a jeep toad when moving from AZ to NV. All I have to do is convince her that I need a nap. !!!

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