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Old 11-08-2015, 05:11 PM   #1
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Just purchased an '06 Winnebago Journey.....so excited. Haven't driven it....a little nervous. Drove class Cs in the past but never an A. I want to be able to visit kids, grandkids, sibling & neices and nephews from Florida to New Hampshire. Bought the coach in partnership with sis & her husband but will travel solo too.
Still working so will plan trips in advance! Live in Fl with doxie - she will be my travel partner

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Old 11-08-2015, 05:45 PM   #2
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Congratulations on your Journey!!! We had an 05 Journey and loved it. Decided we wanted a tag axle and got a bit bigger 06 holiday rambler navigator. The Journey was our intro into class A's and it was a great one to start with. I learned to drive ours just by taking short trips. Best advice I can give you as a new driver, is to look down the road and not right in front of the coach. And if you have a big parking lot close by, they are great for practice!! Now I drive or 43' tag as much as my hubby does- the Journey taught me well.

Good luck with yours!!!! Grandkids are worth the effort for sure!!


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Old 11-08-2015, 06:41 PM   #3
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Lazy Days in Seffner Fl (just outside Tampa) offers a short "Drivers Confidence"
It's just a half day of class room and a little practice driving around the camp ground and parking. Cost is $75.
Although not as in depth as a full drivers course it is great to get you started.
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Old 11-08-2015, 06:42 PM   #4
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Old 11-09-2015, 03:32 AM   #5
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You'll do just fine. We've all been down that road. Enjoy, have safe travels.
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Old 11-09-2015, 04:26 AM   #6
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I had 5th wheels for 10 years before I got into a DP. It took me about 1000 miles to feel "relaxed" driving the rig and really started enjoying the whole thing. Try to stick to familiar roads if you can until you get a few miles under your belt and relax your grip! We have all been there and it is better to be extra careful/cautious in the beginning of course. Have fun and enjoy - mark
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Congrats ..... you'll do fine .... just do it !!!!
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Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

Congrats on the new rig! Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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