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Old 05-05-2015, 09:09 PM   #43
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She needs to set up the GPS, get out her work computer , find a hotspot, and get to work to pay for our next retirement 4369 DS RV
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Old 05-05-2015, 09:23 PM   #44
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Another set of eyes on traffic, clearance when changing lanes to the right, and a real biggie, another set of eyes for a walk around prior to leaving a campground, or anytime we stop. It always helps to have a second person backing me up on the pre-flight!
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"parsoc".....wow, you do a lot!. If you can cook, send a photo....you could be the next Mrs Dutch Star Don!
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Old 05-06-2015, 05:50 AM   #46
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LOADED QUESTION !!!!!!!
Do you want the real answer ( no wait popsicle be nice )
Well married 42 years so I guess we get along okay, so far only two trips for us --- I drive she yells wrong way we turn around find right way-- everything good.
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:19 AM   #47
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My wife has a medical condition that requires she be asleep anytime she is traveling in a MH. As soon as we are on the interstate, she retires to the bedroom and I awaken her when we arrive at our destination. We refer to her method of travel as teleporting...she goes to sleep and wakes up in a new location.


So I feel as though I travel alone when the ignition is on. It's peaceful, I'll say that.
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:46 AM   #48
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I take care of the inside. He's does the outside. I loved the 'June
Cleaver idea,' . I would add that he usually brings me coffee and
runs my bath I work out all the meals and most if the packing.
I'd add that I have a portable whirlpool for my tub and love
To soak in the bubble bath. He also thinks a happy wife is a
happy life. we work pretty good together on setting up and
taking down and really try to make every outing relaxing and
Sweet no matter what challenges arise .
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Old 05-06-2015, 08:06 AM   #49
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You guys are just too funny.

I expect my "co-pilot" to sit quietly, stay out of the toilet water, and not chew on my shoes. LOL

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Old 05-06-2015, 09:03 AM   #50
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This is what works for us -
Together we -
Hook/ unhook toad
Walk around coach before departure and check bays, awnings, remove or
place tire covers
Check brake lights and turn signal lights after hook up

DH -
Unhooks or hooks up water, electrical, tank connections
Drives
Fills Gas and DEF
Checks tire condition and pressures

Me (DW) -
Secures inside of coach
Puts slides in/out and jacks up/out
Decides route and programs GPS
Monitors TPMS and GPS while traveling
Gets snacks etc for driver
Assists parking of coach using hand signals
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Old 05-06-2015, 10:03 AM   #51
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I'm just amazed and grateful she has put with me for the last 25 years!!! Everything else she does is just gravy! On the serious side, she does the inside and I do the outside, but I did make sure she could do everything, just in case...
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I tried to do a search but the term co-pilot is a specific item, not the person sitting in the 2nd chair!
Are there specific blogs or articles I should be reading? Yes, DH and I are having periodic "issues" and he seems to think there is a list or a set of expectations that go along with co-piloting.
I handle all the park/CG reservations, enter addresses into the GPS, double-check slides-jacks etc, help set up the hook-ups, help with hooking and unhocking the tow car, and direct him into gas stations and camping sites.
His issues have more to do with when I'm actually sitting in my chair and he is driving (beyond bringing him water or a soft drink!)
What do you expect of that person in the next seat?
Thanks all!

Carol, as long as she checks the road atlas and doesn't let the GPS get us in big trouble, I'm a happy camper!
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Old 05-07-2015, 10:19 AM   #53
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I tried to do a search but the term co-pilot is a specific item, not the person sitting in the 2nd chair!
Are there specific blogs or articles I should be reading? Yes, DH and I are having periodic "issues" and he seems to think there is a list or a set of expectations that go along with co-piloting.
I handle all the park/CG reservations, enter addresses into the GPS, double-check slides-jacks etc, help set up the hook-ups, help with hooking and unhocking the tow car, and direct him into gas stations and camping sites.
His issues have more to do with when I'm actually sitting in my chair and he is driving (beyond bringing him water or a soft drink!)
What do you expect of that person in the next seat?
Thanks all!
Sure don't know what else you could do. Perhaps rest once you get moving. LOL
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Think NOT of what your co-pilot can do for you.
Think what YOU can do for your co-pilot!
That means shut up and listen.
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Old 05-07-2015, 05:51 PM   #55
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When I'm driving I expect my better half to sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery. She may want to inspect her eyelids for holes every so often, and I'm fine with that also!
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Old 05-07-2015, 08:08 PM   #56
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I don't expect a damn thing from my better half. I just thank God the women is willing to put up with my "Motorhome camping thing". After all she constantly reminds me "why don't we just stay in a nice hotel with full room service? The total costs wouldn't be much different" and you know she's right.
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