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Old 08-11-2015, 04:20 PM   #43
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You guys are lucky. When we bought our rig, it never occurred to either of us to see if DW would be able to drive it. She was badly in intimidated by our earlier 26' Class C. A 32' Class A was just too scary.

After we'd had it a couple of months, I suggested she get in the driver's seat to to see how things fitted. Big disaster - there wasn't enough forward seat adjustment for her to get her feet within 8" of the pedals, nowhere near enough steering column angular adjustment to get the wheel low enough for her to see over it and no telescopic adjustment to get the steering wheel rim out from behind her ears! Also, the flex-steel seats had no height adjustment, so her feet were off the floor. She used a foot-stool at the passenger's seat.

It hadn't occurred to me that a truck chassis wouldn't have the same range of adjustments as the transit coaches I'd been driving for a couple of years. Guess who did ALL the driving and, with my easy-cramping tail end, my endurance was only about 250 miles a day, with 20-minute breaks at 150 and 200. I could drive transit for 6 hours or more without a problem (thanks, Recaro!)

The above is one of the reasons we decided to give up the lifestyle. Our emergency "get us home" was a one-way airline ticket to a retired son-in-law to come to the rescue!

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Old 08-11-2015, 06:54 PM   #44
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My DW keeps our rig running down the road better than me. Even pulling our 24 box trailer with the Caddi and the Harley inside, she drives with determination and excellence. Got good training from dear old hubby drive around the local high school parking lot. first all left hand turning then all right hand turning and finally backing up into parking spaces. the real test was driving over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge out of Annapolis. Like she said "it is just another road"

We spit the drive to florida into two days. she operates 4-5 hours of the day a I take the early morning and late night. Two 12 hour days with lunch breaks and we are there. 625 miles each day.

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Old 08-17-2015, 07:14 AM   #45
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Any good driving school anyone recommend in texas
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Old 08-17-2015, 08:10 AM   #46
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This company has locations throughout the country.

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There are two listed in Texas (Austin & Livingston). Note that the color of the icon tells you whether the location is permanent, seasonal, or just for a rally gathering. Explanation of the colors is defined at top of page.

I have not used these guys; just checked out their website a few times.

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