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Old 08-02-2011, 01:00 PM   #85
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Most RVers Ive met are very laid back people, and that's a good thing.
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Old 08-02-2011, 02:28 PM   #86
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The sad fact is there are a few inconsiderate RV drivers who hog the road without any regard for others on the road. A friend and I were driving back to Tempe from Wyoming a year ago last spring. Since we had never been there before we decided to go from Kanab through the Strip just north of the Grand Canyon and over the Navajo Bridge instead of crossing at Glen Canyon Dam. We got stuck behind two pokey motorhomes, one tailgating the other, making it impossible to pass either of them. What was really infuriating was neither one of the jerks had the decency to use the pull outs provided (there was plenty of room for both of them together). After almost an hour of being stuck behind the selfish twits, one finally pulled off at a scenic overlook. We never were able to get around the other clown until we finally hit a flat stretch that gave us a chance to blast around him (despite him speeding up). It was a pity my cell phone couldn't get any reception (I was not the one driving on that leg).

Incidents like this (this is not the only one I have encountered) has soured many people against RVs even though it's generally a minority that are the ones being a problem. Even when driving just my truck and doing the speed limit, if traffic starts to pile up behind me, I pull over the first safe chance I get and let me get by me.
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Old 08-02-2011, 04:01 PM   #87
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The sad fact is there are a few inconsiderate RV drivers who hog the road without any regard for others on the road. A friend and I were driving back to Tempe from Wyoming a year ago last spring. Since we had never been there before we decided to go from Kanab through the Strip just north of the Grand Canyon and over the Navajo Bridge instead of crossing at Glen Canyon Dam. We got stuck behind two pokey motorhomes, one tailgating the other, making it impossible to pass either of them. What was really infuriating was neither one of the jerks had the decency to use the pull outs provided (there was plenty of room for both of them together). After almost an hour of being stuck behind the selfish twits, one finally pulled off at a scenic overlook. We never were able to get around the other clown until we finally hit a flat stretch that gave us a chance to blast around him (despite him speeding up). It was a pity my cell phone couldn't get any reception (I was not the one driving on that leg).
Incidents like this (this is not the only one I have encountered) has soured many people against RVs even though it's generally a minority that are the ones being a problem. Even when driving just my truck and doing the speed limit, if traffic starts to pile up behind me, I pull over the first safe chance I get and let me get by me.
Very very, well put. That is exactly what causes the displeasure with RV's.
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:28 PM   #88
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Old 08-03-2011, 01:45 AM   #89
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Every on ramp that I've seen has a triangle sign on the on ramp: -------yield; but then again, who reads highway signs?
Really? It must be a spot on the inside of your glasses.
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:42 AM   #90
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:09 AM   #91
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The best way to handle drivers who act like idiots is to get a tag # and description of the car back off and call 911 let the dispatcher know that the guy is driving like he is drunk or has a medical problem usually that gets a quick response, he will get the message when he is stopped and you do not have to deal directly with him
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:41 AM   #92
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I'm always surprised when folks on these sites get into conversations about CB radios; you know, should we have one? I am on mine constantly while on the road, chatting and listening in on Truckers. They have a fair amount of disdain for most "four wheelers" (cars) because of the way they treat the "big trucks". I've never heard much bad talk about motorhomes however (we're often called "stagecoaches"). I would get on that radio and ask for help in a situation like that and I'd be surprised if a couple of big rigs didn't show up to try help "sort the situation out". I've "worked " with a few of them on the road to try to help "sort out" an annoying, and potentially dangerous situation usually cause by exactly the type of driver you're talking about. Getting on that radio and broadcasting your dilemna can't hurt in any way that I can see? If nothing else you wind up with a witness or two that can call in the Cavalry as well.
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Old 08-03-2011, 05:35 PM   #93
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Was behind what I thought was a nervous careful driver in NH coming down some steep roads.When I finnally passed him it seems he was driving with one hand while holding a camera in the other photographing the landscape.The next few miles he had a good view of the back of my van.
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The sad fact is there are a few inconsiderate RV drivers who hog the road without any regard for others on the road. A friend and I were driving back to Tempe from Wyoming a year ago last spring. Since we had never been there before we decided to go from Kanab through the Strip just north of the Grand Canyon and over the Navajo Bridge instead of crossing at Glen Canyon Dam. We got stuck behind two pokey motorhomes, one tailgating the other, making it impossible to pass either of them. What was really infuriating was neither one of the jerks had the decency to use the pull outs provided (there was plenty of room for both of them together). After almost an hour of being stuck behind the selfish twits, one finally pulled off at a scenic overlook. We never were able to get around the other clown until we finally hit a flat stretch that gave us a chance to blast around him (despite him speeding up). It was a pity my cell phone couldn't get any reception (I was not the one driving on that leg).

Incidents like this (this is not the only one I have encountered) has soured many people against RVs even though it's generally a minority that are the ones being a problem. Even when driving just my truck and doing the speed limit, if traffic starts to pile up behind me, I pull over the first safe chance I get and let me get by me.

Agree this is part of the issue. In Alaska we get so many tourist in RVs that will stop in the middle of the road just to gawk. Has me thinking of a rule stating one RV out of the state allows one in.

Regardless of the cause, the Volvo guy was way wrong and the OP did exactly the right thing in pulling off for a break.

In my younger days I would have invited him to pull over and provided some driver education. Now I realize the best approach is to smile a knowing smile at the idiot and pull off for a break knowing one day he will get his comeuppance.

Life is way too short to let self centered idiots spoil your day.
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My Brother is an over the road semi driver (long haul) and he tells of one winter when the police, following a bad storm, ask the truckers to run 3-abrest at slow speeds to keep traffic down to a reasonable speed for road conditions and keep the ditches empty of cars.

Truckers may gripe bout traffic tickets, but they generally play nice with the police and are not above doing us a favor or two from time to time.. So they did.

Well there would be some idiot in a 4WD get on the CB and cuss them up and down, Finally he would get to the point (running the shoulder which by the way is illegal) where he could pass them.. They would let him by and he'd give them the finger. Then, a few miles down the road,, They would all sound their air horns and wave as they passed him, stuck out in the middle of the median in snow up to his door handles.

I'm sure several of the cars following those semis smiled a bit too

4WD means you can go like the wind.... However when it comes to stopping you STOP like the wind too.. The wind stops... When it hits something.
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My Brother is an over the road semi driver (long haul) and he tells of one winter when the police, following a bad storm, ask the truckers to run 3-abrest at slow speeds to keep traffic down to a reasonable speed for road conditions and keep the ditches empty of cars.

Truckers may gripe bout traffic tickets, but they generally play nice with the police and are not above doing us a favor or two from time to time.. So they did.

Well there would be some idiot in a 4WD get on the CB and cuss them up and down, Finally he would get to the point (running the shoulder which by the way is illegal) where he could pass them.. They would let him by and he'd give them the finger. Then, a few miles down the road,, They would all sound their air horns and wave as they passed him, stuck out in the middle of the median in snow up to his door handles.

I'm sure several of the cars following those semis smiled a bit too

4WD means you can go like the wind.... However when it comes to stopping you STOP like the wind too.. The wind stops... When it hits something.
4WD just means you get stuck further off the road, 4WD has the same braking system all others cars do, 4 wheel drive 4 wheel slide. Love seeing those idiots stuck like that as long as no one gets hurt, just puts a huge smile on my face.
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The best way to handle drivers who act like idiots is to get a tag # and description of the car back off and call 911 let the dispatcher know that the guy is driving like he is drunk or has a medical problem usually that gets a quick response, he will get the message when he is stopped and you do not have to deal directly with him
Being a former cop, I like this idea. Let him get stopped, and delayed.
At 2 car crash in Ohio, the OSHP will allways take the statement (and write the ticket)and keep the driver that caused the mess longer than the others involved.
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When I learned to drive, on a farm, my grandfather told me, drive as far as you can in two wheel drive and if you get stuck use the four wheel drive to turn around and leave.
I basically use this to this day and only deviate from it when I am trying to get in the driveway in the winter.
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