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Old 01-20-2014, 03:37 PM   #71
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When we got our first MH, I asked her if she wanted to drive.
She looked at me and said ' Do I look like a big rig driver?" I Never asked again.
We have a very nice arrangement.
I drive and she sits in the lounge and tells me what the GPS says.
Works out very nicely.
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Old 01-20-2014, 03:44 PM   #72
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Wife does the driving

We own a Damon 3980, diesel pusher. My wife loves driving it, which is fine with me.
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Old 01-20-2014, 06:31 PM   #73
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My DW the best

I figured she is pretty good with our 42' twin throttle boat. Not just going forward but docking too. She is a great navigator both on land and sea.
Her first lessons with OUR 99 36 winne were at the locale shool parking lot. Since that time, she took a ladies course at the National Ralley and even entered the husband wife MH backup contest. She (we) came in fourth.

She never hits the rummble strip (I do) and she can handle heave traffic and backing into the driveway. Our last trip to Florida we switched out driving while pulling our 24 box with the jag. I drove 4 hrs, she drove 4.5 and I drove 5 so with lunch and supper breaks we were able to put on 800 miles in 16 hours.

An OH! Did I forget to mention see did dump the tanks. She also takes care of all the books, documets, banking and operations of my company too! I plan the trip and she loads the RV.


Here is a pic of her driving as a semi passed by. And she passes them too even with a 64 foot combination.
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Old 01-20-2014, 07:27 PM   #74
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Old 01-20-2014, 07:39 PM   #75
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we drive 40 ft with 24 ft enclosed trailer, wife self taught. we switch drivers every hour usually 10 hrs straight on long hauls sure makes for a relaxing trip- she is a great driver!
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Old 01-20-2014, 07:45 PM   #76
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I am the DW and yes I can drive the MH although my husband loves driving therefor my time behind the wheel is minimal. However that being said if anything would happen while we are on the road he knows that I can at least get us to the next exit safely.
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Old 01-20-2014, 07:55 PM   #77
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My GF (hope I can comment since we aren't married) loves to drive the coach, but she limits it to clear weather during the day. She just feels more comfortable then.
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:00 PM   #78
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My wife won't even sit in the drivers seat, says she's afraid of touching something and causing a problem.
If I die she'll sell it where it is!
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Oh Boy....You opened a huge can of worms...!!!!

Yes, This wife drives and loves it...

A few years ago after seeing my hubby drifting a bit too much on the road...(well maybe it was my imagination, but he was way too close to the guard rail for the 100'th time), I was gasping and holding on to the passenger seat arms with a grasp that made marks in the leather. He kept telling me to stop gasping and whimpering. I could not because I was terrified at how close I felt to the edge of the road...(I have since learned that the passenger often feels that way...)...but I digress.....

After one squeal too many from me...Hubby pulled over and threw the keys at me.... He told me that he was through hearing me complaining about his driving and if I wanted to get home that I had better get in the driver's seat.

I was stunned and sputtered that I had never driven such a large vehicle (at that time it was a 38 foot gasser)...but I accepted the challenge because I was tired of feeling afraid of his diminishing ability. I jumped into the driver's seat and have never felt afraid again!!!!

I love driving the RV. We now have a 40 foot dp and I "drag" a CRV behind us. But very fortunately, I know how to drive it and I know how to set it up and break it down. My beloved, cranky Hubby is now handicapped and cannot do the simple tasks that he was previously able to do. But we can get on the road because that old cranky man once threw the keys at me and challenged me to do it better than him.

I love him and I want to spend the rest of our lives traveling the country in this lovely "tin-can" so I am very happy to be able to drive the RV. Do I ever have some scary moments or some trepidation about a particular route...??? You bet I do!!! But I do the best that I can. I am probably more cautious than most but I don't want to try to stop and unhook the toad and back up because I took a wrong turn. But hubby and I will continue to travel together with our two furry four legged kids and hopefully enjoy many more days and years together.

Every rally or campground we stop at, I encourage women to learn to drive the RV. They may have to do so in an emergency, but if they learn to drive, they can assist their hubbies and maybe have a more pleasant trip with many hands making light work.... I do all of the driving, the set-up, the break-down, the holding tank dumps and light maintenance...(I gas it up, check the oil and my tire pressure). And Hubby is able to relax and hand me his credit card...LOL!!!

To all women....try driving the rig...you may love it!!!!

Just my 2 cents worth...and my humble opinion...

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Oh Boy....You opened a huge can of worms...!!!! Yes, This wife drives and loves it... A few years ago after seeing my hubby drifting a bit too much on the road...(well maybe it was my imagination, but he was way too close to the guard rail for the 100'th time), I was gasping and holding on to the passenger seat arms with a grasp that made marks in the leather. He kept telling me to stop gasping and whimpering. I could not because I was terrified at how close I felt to the edge of the road...(I have since learned that the passenger often feels that way...)...but I digress..... After one squeal too many from me...Hubby pulled over and threw the keys at me.... He told me that he was through hearing me complaining about his driving and if I wanted to get home that I had better get in the driver's seat. I was stunned and sputtered that I had never driven such a large vehicle (at that time it was a 38 foot gasser)...but I accepted the challenge because I was tired of feeling afraid of his diminishing ability. I jumped into the driver's seat and have never felt afraid again!!!! I love driving the RV. We now have a 40 foot dp and I "drag" a CRV behind us. But very fortunately, I know how to drive it and I know how to set it up and break it down. My beloved, cranky Hubby is now handicapped and cannot do the simple tasks that he was previously able to do. But we can get on the road because that old cranky man once threw the keys at me and challenged me to do it better than him. I love him and I want to spend the rest of our lives traveling the country in this lovely "tin-can" so I am very happy to be able to drive the RV. Do I ever have some scary moments or some trepidation about a particular route...??? You bet I do!!! But I do the best that I can. I am probably more cautious than most but I don't want to try to stop and unhook the toad and back up because I took a wrong turn. But hubby and I will continue to travel together with our two furry four legged kids and hopefully enjoy many more days and years together. Every rally or campground we stop at, I encourage women to learn to drive the RV. They may have to do so in an emergency, but if they learn to drive, they can assist their hubbies and maybe have a more pleasant trip with many hands making light work.... I do all of the driving, the set-up, the break-down, the holding tank dumps and light maintenance...(I gas it up, check the oil and my tire pressure). And Hubby is able to relax and hand me his credit card...LOL!!! To all women....try driving the rig...you may love it!!!! Just my 2 cents worth...and my humble opinion... Faith in
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Wow that is a moving story and I am going to have my DW read it. I'm going to have to say You Go Girl!
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Wow that is a moving story and I am going to have my DW read it. I'm going to have to say You Go Girl!
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Old 01-20-2014, 09:15 PM   #82
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The wife of a buddy of mine does all the driving. He would only take
the wheel in relief, and then only if on an interstate with little
traffic. My daughter has driven mine, with no problems. Both of
us have 40' DPs towing cars. With power steering and brakes,
automatic transmission, why not ?
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[QUOTE=palehorse89;1891146]Dear.........of course[/QUOTE


Oh dear, and all along I thought it was ...Darling
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So does my DW!



That's how It's done in our coach as well!

One last question though, how many wives have their Air Endorsement for Air Brakes?
My wife took the air endorsement course with me, we both passed the tests and got licensed, and we learned to drive the moho together in the local high school with lots of help from the online U-tube courses. She does a beautiful job driving, and so far, loves it.
I'm more than happy to cruise in the passenger seat. What's the worst that could happen? We were looking for a moho when we found this one.
Next test for us is trying to tow the toad. We just got it this fall, and I'm slowly hooking up the pieces so that it will be ready by spring.
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