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Old 03-23-2016, 12:27 PM   #15
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We have not needed a toad. We are usually going from point A to point B between projects or home. We have a vehicle waiting at either end.

That saying that's another new part of equation. All I've watched the toad follows rv ��

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Old 03-23-2016, 12:39 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by F76Marion View Post
Last year I volunteered to work parking at an FMCA event.
There were lots of people that could hit the marks for a parking space without any guidance from us. (Then there were the others...)
(The same goes for OTR drivers by the way.)

When you get the coach, take a friend and a trash can (plastic) to a commercial parking lot when it is empty on a weekend. Practice getting the two left side corners in the right place. Nothing else matters.

It will take practice, but my wife has learned to do it.

And then there are the FMCA spotters that had me run into the electrical box and bend my exhaust tip, then threaten to throw me out for not following directions back in about 2000! Show me where you want it and I'll put it there, usually on the first try too.

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Old 03-23-2016, 12:57 PM   #17
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In my opinion, when you're driving a vehicle you're really always 'alone' - it's not like it's a team sport or anything.
Sure there are times when having someone calling the turns or saying 'do you see that little red car' is helpful (but there are those other times when you really wish the right hand seat would be quiet so you can concentrate on what you're doing...)
So I'm with the group, if you're comfortable driving your rig now, a bigger one won't be an issue. Yes there will be times when you might like to have a spotter, but you'll work it out. You already know that there will be some parking lots you'll need to avoid that your current rig will fit in, so I'd say you're 3/4 of the way to doing it already.

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Old 03-23-2016, 09:17 PM   #18
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You can do it, I had to movemy 36 ft gasser out of my port to get some repair work done all by myself. I was comfortable driving on freeways, so plotted route carefully, missed a turn and fell into a darn deep pothole trying to get into a walmart parking lot at 4am. Hit the darn cement barrier and put a 5 inch scratch on the bumper. Outside of being mad as a wet hen, it taught me that I was capable to handle the rig despite misadventures that can happen. I have progressed to a 45 ft rig. If you get a newmar, the comfort steer helps a lot and a diesel is heavier and more stable on the road.
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Old 03-23-2016, 09:44 PM   #19
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I use the rig to go drag racing often and meet up with people there. A couple of hundred miles alone pulling a trailer. I usually leave with plenty of time to spare so that a quick rest stop nap is not out of the question.
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Old 03-30-2016, 09:38 PM   #20
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I test drove a 40 and 43 ft was quite surprised how comfortable it felt. Was a little overwhelmed seeing that long side when making a turn. We are looking at a 43 ft Entegra used.
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Old 03-30-2016, 10:43 PM   #21
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I drive solo very often when I travel for business. Between business and pleasure trips, we put just over 20,000 miles on the coach last year.

I have become very comfortable driving our Mandalay. In fact, I'd rather drive the coach than my Chrysler. It's a very relaxing activity for me that I genuinely enjoy. Many years ago I drove a 36' cab-over straight truck for a tire company for a couple years. Driving the coach is very similar to driving that truck. It's a similar driving position, sitting just in front of the front wheels.

When parking at an RV park or anywhere that's a bit tight, I prefer to maneuver and park using my mirrors and the rear view camera as opposed to getting directions from someone on the ground. If you can't do that, you need more time in the coach to get comfortable driving it in tight spaces.
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Old 03-31-2016, 06:34 AM   #22
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You can do it - our 45 ft Entegra is just as easy to drive as our 25 ft class c was (but much more comfortable). And don't worry, if you need a spotter, trust me - many fellow rvers at the campground you go to will be glad to help! They will come out of the woodwork when they see a female driving a big rig - trust me - I know! Lynn
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We are blessed with a member in one our clubs that is 94! He handles a 45ft mh by his self, I'm sure you can adapt if you try.

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