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Old 03-21-2012, 08:06 AM   #1
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Kinda Scary !

I have wanted a motor home all of my adult life ! We finally bought one! I have never driven one and am flying to NewYork to pick it up and drive the new rig (and a towed vehicle) 850 miles back home. NOT TOO SCARY !

I have wanted one for so long, the thought of driving one pulling a vehicle doesn't scare me as bad as it may seem. Everyone says it's an easy thing to learn and it won't be a problem. I will have a friend travelling with me for moral support. I hope I don't end up like Robin Williams in RV !..

I'll keep you posted on the trip home .
Wish me luck
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:09 AM   #2
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Yeah, the first 15 or 20 minutes are terrifying, then the next 15 or 20 years are great. You'll be fine. Go SLOW, use your mirrors, don't drive it like a car (fast lane, 10mph over limit) enjoy the ride. Be safe. Good luck!
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You'll be fine. Your friend, now that's another story!
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Welcome aboard and congrats on the new purchase. Hope you really enjoy the trip home. As mentioned take your time, use those mirrors and enjoy the view. As time goes on you'll get more comfortable. Good Luck.
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Don't worry about other drivers , take it slow and plan each turn and lane change well in advance . You will be fine
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I do have to agree. But you will be fine. Have a safe trip. Post the venture, everyone will be waiting for your exciting comments.
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Hello, welcome and congratulations WH347!! The first time behind the wheel is scary, but you will be fine. Let us know how you do when you get her home. And prayers will be said for your friend....lol Safe travels.
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Hi Bill and Carol, welcome to the forum and congratulations on you Winnie.
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I purchased mine at BC&S in Bend, OR and drove the 40 foot beaver marquis 2,200 miles home. Scariest part was my 'moral support' yelling crap to make me nervous for the first 10 miles. After that smooth as glass.
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Just remember that where the front goes the tail will follow!, use your mirrors and remember your tail swing!.Other than that it's a piece of cake!
Enjoy your new coach and many happy miles!

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Nothing to it. Never driven one before....Flew from Seattle Wa. to Knoxville redeye. Drove 2700miles plus back 2 weeks ago. Snow and I40 etc. No passenger
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Wooo hooo! Congrats on the new moho, and welcome to the forum! Enjoy the trip home and be sure to report back.
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