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Old 07-02-2015, 03:03 AM   #15
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My DW talked for over a year about learning to drive our coach, but one way or another we never got around to it. In Jan of 14 we spent a couple of weeks in Livingston shifting domicile, so the time was right. She'd never driven anything bigger than our Navigator, but wasn't intimidated or put off at all. I gave her brief systems explanations and we talked about visual cues. We spent a few hours driving around the park and the town, and we both took our written tests and separate road tests for the TX Class B. No problems.

I once again now do most of the driving, partly because some of her meds often leave her drowsy and partly because I actually enjoy driving, while she is ambivalent. But now we both know she can if she must, and she does it well.


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Once the partner learns to drive it that shouldn't be the end of it. I think it's important to drive to keep up the skills - at least once a month or a couple hours during every trip. Skills can be lost along with confidence. It would be difficult to remember everything in an emergency?
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