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Old 05-05-2011, 06:26 PM   #29
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Also, SHE won't wear her glasses even to read a map.

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Old 05-05-2011, 06:38 PM   #30
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Our last two RVs came with an oversized passenger seat that she calls the "queen mother chair". That is where she stays.

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Old 05-05-2011, 06:52 PM   #31
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My DW drives ...I just hold the wheel
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Old 05-05-2011, 06:55 PM   #32
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My DW drives about 15% to 20% of the time.
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Old 05-05-2011, 06:58 PM   #33
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My DW took the last motor home we bought on a 20 mile familiarization ride. Thought we were going to lose the salesman ( he wanted her to drive around the lot, she hit IH 35.)
Kris is a good driver (farm raised, pulled horse trailers, may help), we pretty much split the driving 50/50 anymore, she stopped driving for a couple of years, personal, but the last seven months she is back at it, with her generally taking the first shift. One fault, she doesn't worry about gas mileage as much as I do, but I fully trust her driving. (And she's a much better gofer from the copilot seat than I am)


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Old 05-05-2011, 07:14 PM   #34
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My DW drives about 20% but no large towns and bails in construction.
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Old 05-05-2011, 07:14 PM   #35
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My DW doesn't drive, but I insist she knows how, in case anything happens to me while we're out. So, she is capable, if not willing, to get the rig home by herself if anything bad happens to me. She'll have to have somebody else park it in the driveway for her when she gets there, but she (and the rig) will be home.
Now and again, I catch her peering into the rear view mirror on her side of the truck, no doubt noticing how long it is...
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Old 05-05-2011, 07:20 PM   #36
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We wouldn't buy our current DP until the DW drove it. In our SUV we split the driving about 50/50. We are both in our sixties. I wanted to make sure that she could dirive in an emergency situation and expect that she will drive the DP at least 30% of the time on Interstates. Her previous experience includes a 1200 mile solo trip pulling a u-haul trailer as well as towing a 19 foot boat on a trailer for many years. That helps.
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:57 PM   #37
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I drive ~50% of the time and absolutely love it. I think all the girls should be out there at the wheel! Nina
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:40 PM   #38
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My DW drives most of the time. She loves it! She agrees that I am an excellent driver(saved our neck one time when a toad TR4 blew a tire and came along side sideways, still attached). But after going from a 22 ft class C to a 33 ft class A, she jumps in the drivers seat any time we take off.
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:41 AM   #39
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It' s 50 50 with us. The wife is a great driver.
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:04 AM   #40
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Its 50-50 with us too. Actually my husband was a bit leary with our previous TV, but since buying a new Tundra he loves it. I grew up on a farm, drove all kinds of stuff so its easy for me. I think Im more the exception than the rule though.
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Old 05-07-2011, 05:05 PM   #41
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Hubby and I split it 50/50. I enjoy driving, and prefer it to being a passenger. I have the superior driving record.
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Old 05-07-2011, 05:18 PM   #42
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My wife drove our last C, but won't drive our A. Trying to sell the A and go back to a C, so she can share in driving...

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