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Old 10-17-2015, 07:18 AM   #1
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New member hello all

Been reading here for a few months and have learned so much.
Have owned travel trailers, 5ers, and a class c in the past. Now looking for the retirement class a diesel . Have 3 years until I hang up my tools.
With the knowledge gleaned from this site here's what I'm looking for.
40 ft with 2 slide min.
Metal or fiberglass roof.
Side radiator.
Tag axle but my budget may not allow that.
Budget is 100k
But I gotta tell you these things are GIGANTIC. I stand next to one and think what am I getting myself into!
I'm really feeling intimidated by the thought of driving one.
How long did it take you to learn how to handle one of these?
Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 10-17-2015, 07:49 AM   #2
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They're really not that hard to drive. Just take your time and make wide turns. Good luck with your search.
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Old 10-17-2015, 07:50 AM   #3
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Welcome to irv2 Just take your time go for short drives go to abig parking lot practice backing up put out cones left right turns and braking You'll be on your way to the new love of life Do not forget your mirror are you best friend get to know the and the are your other eyes.Good luck with your new life relax and enjoy
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Old 10-17-2015, 08:14 AM   #4
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Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

Don't worry, big MH's are pretty "user friendly"!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

Don't worry, big MH's are pretty "user friendly"!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Just takes seat time .... it'll get pretty easy
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Old 10-17-2015, 04:03 PM   #9
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Welcome to the forum and good luck in your search for the perfect coach for your retirement.

Large coaches are only slightly more difficult to drive than small coaches. But it depends on what you are considering. Large coaches are longer but have less tail swing while small coaches are shorter but have more tail swing.

That is not always the case but if you have doubts check out a driving school. Confidence, practise and care will serve you in good stead while driving any of them.
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