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Old 12-27-2012, 07:38 AM   #29
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Anything i want. Usually plan my lunch either at breakfast or the evening before then fix it right after breakfast. I usually leave early in the morning and only stop for fuel, so i put it beside me when I leave. Nothing in between meals except water. Not sure i understand the distraction theory, either eating or driving must be to hard on some.
It's not so much the eating it's when you spill something then have to, swear, take your eyes off the road, and shift postions , that is the distracting part.

Talking about distracted driving. I am not all that impressed by the layout in my 2004 Chevy Silverado. The radio, the climate control, and everything else is set up in such a way that you have to take your eyes off the road to adjust it. Chevy wasn't thinking when they built this pickup
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:18 AM   #30
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A bag of those little Sweet Sixteen donuts is my favorite driving food. In a traffic emergency you can pop a whole donut in your mouth for two handed driving.
As a matter of fact, I think they teach that at the Police Academy!
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:46 AM   #31
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Isn't that a final test maneuver for them?
How would they survive without it b
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:01 AM   #32
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As a caffeine addict I almost always have a can of Diet Coke in the MH cup holder.
Eating while en route is limited to snack items like grapes & crackers.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:04 AM   #34
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We will usually plan a lunch stop enroute. On occasion that plan may not work out and we will snack on nuts, peanut butter crackers and water.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:07 PM   #35
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Its salted peanuts poured into a bottle of coke for me. Love them peanuts with coke.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:28 PM   #36
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Baby back ribs and Miller lite for me!! It keeps all traffic at a safe distance... Just kidding,,,,
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I'm not surprised. You would have gotten a similar response from me.

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Rick I have first hand knowledge about that. We (ex and I) once had a 30' Class A MH. One evening while driving through Indianapolis a man ran a red light. I slammed on the brakes to avoid "T"-boning him. Turned out I hit him anyway, but the sudden stop threw my ex-wife from the bathroom door, which was halfway back, all the way to the dashboard. She suffered two broken wrists, wrenched back, and was black N blue all over a few days later. BTW, my speed was 30 MPH before I hit the brakes.
That's why I think any MH driver who allows someone they love to get up and walk around in the MH while underway is an un-caring idiot. Yup, I was an an un-caring idiot to allow her to get up and walk around.
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Well, now that you've called yourself "an uncaring idiot", I feel free to ask:

Are you sure you didn't earn that label moments before the wreck by making her use the toilet with the rig in motion?

Hard to imagine many things more awkward, so one has to presume she did it out of desperation due to somebody's unwillingness to stop.
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Rick I have first hand knowledge about that. We (ex and I) once had a 30' Class A MH. One evening while driving through Indianapolis a man ran a red light. I slammed on the brakes to avoid "T"-boning him. Turned out I hit him anyway, but the sudden stop threw my ex-wife from the bathroom door, which was halfway back, all the way to the dashboard. She suffered two broken wrists, wrenched back, and was black N blue all over a few days later. BTW, my speed was 30 MPH before I hit the brakes.
That's why I think any MH driver who allows someone they love to get up and walk around in the MH while underway is an un-caring idiot. Yup, I was an an un-caring idiot to allow her to get up and walk around.
So sorry to hear of that accident. I'm sure it left a lasting impression but I'm glad that it appears her wounds healed.

Having said that, if anyone comes out of left field with me saying I "want my wife dead" because of how I choose to legally operate my vehicle... they are going to have me in their face... sharing my own views.

Personally, I like to think I'm always open to questions, suggestions, or even a civil debate about such things... but "why do you want your wife dead?" would be a bad start IMHO.

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I usually have some legal beverage in a safety cup held in a cup holder and on occasion a granola bar will hold me until I can find a place to safely pull over and have a meal and do my walk around checks. My pets have gone to where ever lovable pets go when they pass on so no need to walk the fur friends.
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Rick I have first hand knowledge about that. We (ex and I) once had a 30' Class A MH. One evening while driving through Indianapolis a man ran a red light. I slammed on the brakes to avoid "T"-boning him. Turned out I hit him anyway, but the sudden stop threw my ex-wife from the bathroom door, which was halfway back, all the way to the dashboard. She suffered two broken wrists, wrenched back, and was black N blue all over a few days later. BTW, my speed was 30 MPH before I hit the brakes.
That's why I think any MH driver who allows someone they love to get up and walk around in the MH while underway is an un-caring idiot. Yup, I was an an un-caring idiot to allow her to get up and walk around.
I am not an uncaring idiot, however, this is part of the reason DW and I moved up to a Class A, she wanted that freedom. There have been times in the TT where all I could do is pull off the side of the highway, onto the shoulder so she could run to the TT. We are both well aware of the risks.
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