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Old 09-22-2015, 07:19 PM   #1
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Help.

My wife won't let me drive our motor home with the window open without the screen closed. She's afraid a bird will fly in and distract me, or cause me to lose control.

Surely someone has the argument I need to convince it will be okay.
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Old 09-22-2015, 07:22 PM   #2
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Screens were made to keep out bugs, flying things etc. I'm with your wife
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Old 09-22-2015, 07:52 PM   #3
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What is your problem with having either the window or the screen closed.

Window closed is less noise and less chance of sucking out of the waste tanks.
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Wow,
This is something else. Been driving with windows open now for, oh, maybe 50 years and, pretty much don't think ANY BIRDS have EVER attempted to fly into any of our MOVING VEHICLES. And that's been all over the western U.S. And, many, many miles in many motor homes with the windows WIDE OPEN.

Certainly no offense here but, I'd maybe give her a book or, suggest she concentrate on something else while you're driving. I love the open air and, have driven probably somewhere in the neighborhood of 40-50K miles with the windows open. It's especially nice if we have a tail wind, which is rare, because you have virtually no wind noise, with wide open windows, and NO SCREEN. And don't give me any cra.. about fuel mileage. No one on this planet can prove there's an inch difference in fuel mileage with windows open on a motorhome.

I'll shut things up if:
1. It's getting too hot and, need dash A/C
2. Encounter lots of bugs and or bees
3. behind a vehicle/truck dropping hay or, debris etc.
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Old 09-22-2015, 08:16 PM   #5
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I think a bird might be a stretch but I was driving in my car with the window open and a yellow jacket wasp blew in and hit me smack in the middle of my forehead. 30 minutes later I was sitting in an ER from a reaction to the wasp sting.
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Old 09-22-2015, 08:37 PM   #6
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A few yrs back, we (Wife kids and I) started out on a 5500 mile trip in the summer from S Louisiana to Oregon. 100 miles into the trip, the generator crapped out. I was bumming!!!. I just couldn't imagine crossing all that desert without house AC. The kids and wife opened the windows and the trip was saved. It took me a while to get used to it but we really had a great time. During the whole trip, I dont recall anything getting in through the open windows.
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Old 09-22-2015, 09:04 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the responses. We've compromised. I can drive with the window open if I wear a helmet and face shield. 😗
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Old 09-24-2015, 10:28 AM   #8
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Your wife won't let you. OMG can't you grow a backbone, can a real man stand up here.I am a woman and can't believe this.
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This is a funny thread. I kind of agree with both of you. I have had wasps come in my car window before and sting me. Also, one time we were driving her car and I had the drivers window open and believe it or not a bird flew right in the side window and almost hit me in the head. It was freaking out and I had to pull over right away and open the rear hatch so it could fly out. I too enjoy driving with the windows open, I also like to ride my motorcycle and have been stung numerous times at that also. If you have a screen, why not just open the window and keep the screen shut? Seems like a simple solution.
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Old 09-25-2015, 07:58 PM   #10
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My wife won't let me drive our motor home with the window open without the screen closed. She's afraid a bird will fly in and distract me, or cause me to lose control.

Surely someone has the argument I need to convince it will be okay.
"We have nothing to fear but fear itself".

What's wrong with leaving the screens closed???
Why does the screen have to be open???
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Our window does not open but I do notice the window is covered with lots of bug debris that comes off of the mirror. OK on passenger side because mirror is in front of coach but drivers mirror is beside.

Since the little vent windows were discontinued I have observed the same thing with bug debris coming off of the mirrors. If I roll the window down on the truck it is just above the top of the mirror.
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My wife won't let me drive our motor home with the window open without the screen closed. She's afraid a bird will fly in and distract me, or cause me to lose control.

Surely someone has the argument I need to convince it will be okay.

You can't be serious.
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You can't be serious.

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