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Old 11-15-2013, 08:29 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by CorbandErin View Post
Ok, I admit it, I'm a nervous nellie 5th wheel passenger. We're new to this whole retirement thing (it's great actually) and now the mobile lifestyle with a new truck and 5th wheel. I love the RV park life and all that comes with it. What I DON'T like and I sure wish I could get used to it is the "going down the road" part. I'm a nervous passenger. I don't like the jostling, the bumping, the wham bam up and down part (that my husband says is perfectly normal). I look at paved roads much differently now. I see every whoop-dee-do, every rough patch, every overpass, or roadwork project as a possible....well, I don't know what, but I know my hands are sweatier then they've ever been. I'm a good driver (of my own SUV), so no problem there, and once we're parked I'm a happy camper. Will I get used to this? Is there counseling for me? Is there any talk-therapy out there that can help? We've dreamed of being on the road, I just didn't think I'd get this jittery! Help. And mostly, I'm sure I'm driving my husband crazy. I need tranquilizers!
PS - I'm sure I'm not the only one to experience this -- point me in the right direction and I'll go there willingly.
Check out this forum RDBE (for those in the know) - Page 58 - HDT - Escapees Discussion Forum it might help.
Started in 2007 by my DW, has well over 100 members by now. The group calls itself RDBE, Rigs Driven By Estrogen. Not all of the ladies drive, but many do, many are fultiming couples, great camaraderie.


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Old 11-15-2013, 08:39 AM   #30
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My DW shares the driving with me. I usually drive the AM shift (she's not a morning person) and she drives the PM shift. Best money ever spent was taking her to a driving school. It was a school that taught tractor trailer driving during teh week and RV driving on weekends. It gave her a lot of confidence driving off of the interstates. Prior to that class, she would drive, but only from rest stop to rest stop. Now she'll pull of the interstate for fuel stops and for the CG at the end of the day.

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5th wheel, anxious, nervous passenger, sweaty palms

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