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Old 09-05-2010, 09:51 AM   #15
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Fran: "No way I could do that in a 30 foot Class A with a 4 door Wrangler in tow."

I'll admit I leave the technical 'outside' stuff to DH, but I CAN drive our MH.......and you could drive yours, too. I was scared the first time behind the wheel, but I had watched, listened and observed for hours of DH driving time; and if you just stay alert (something I recommend for EVERY driver of ANYTHING!) it's not that different from driving my small SUV. The most important thing is to get everything set up ahead of time so you are comfortable with locations of controls for EVERYTHING, view from mirrors, the reach to the controls, etc. Go for it, sister!

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Old 09-06-2010, 03:52 PM   #16
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I purchased a Psiclops dual inflator system, and used it for a while. Later, purchased a Pressure Pro TPMS, and have found I no longer use, or really need the Psiclops dual inflator system. If a tire needs air, as indicated by the TPMS, I just air that one tire to the correct pressure. Would recommend just installing a TPMS.
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Old 09-06-2010, 04:10 PM   #17
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I have a TPMS and thats all I need. I don't need duals equaled down to 60lbs nor do I want to be checking tires every other day. Every time you check your tires you lose air. I have found that using my TPMS the tire pressure rarely goes down. The biggest pressure swing I have observed are due to climate change, hot or cold. Months go by before I have to adjust tire pressures. With a TPMS all you do his push the button and you have your tire pressures every day before you hit the road, easy, clean and accurate.
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Marilynn,

Don't worry, I intend to go for it. I plan to learn all I can about our RV and Tom and I will probably split the driving fairly evenly. Although I feel fairly certain he'll want to be behind the wheel most of the time when we're climbing or descending steep grades. When I said "no way" I meant no way would I want my first experience driving to be in an emergency situation like my sister faced. When the co-pilot suddenly has to become the pilot, it's best if they have at least some experience at the controls.

We take delivery Thursday morning and after they show us how to turn everything off and on, fill and empty everything, etc., they're taking us out for driving, parking and maneuvering lessons. I know I'll be nervous and probably won't get behind the wheel on the highway at that point. But I intend to pay close attention. Not only so I can use that info when I do give it a try, but so I can help Tom, too. It has been decades since he last drove a big yellow school bus on field trips. I'm sure he's a bit rusty.

Carl and Chuck,

The psiclops is on back order so we don't have it yet. If there's any money left after we get the rest of the "necessities" we many just cancel the order and get a TPMS. If we have to wait awhile to get the TPMS then at least having the psiclops will make checking the tires easier for both of us.

Looking forward to Thursday.

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Fran,
There is also an insurance policy( Ican't remember who) that makes sure you get help and drives your Motorhome home.
But to happier thoughts. I hope you enjoy your new "vacation home" as much as we enjoy ours and that you use it often. You will meet many many wonderful, helpfull people in your travels. You are fortunate to have found this web site. The folks here are willing and able to give you all the help you will ever need . Happy trails !!!
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Fran, good for you! I was a little worried........I LOVE driving our 'moving home'! DH and Hannah sleep and all is quiet on the home front. LOL

Have fun, and maybe we'll see each other on the road someday!

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