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Old 03-01-2009, 03:45 PM   #57
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Oh Please! Where did you get the idea that he turned her loose on the interstate with a downhill. I applaud your driving prowess but few women can do it.

Originally posted by Barbaraok:

Did it ever occur to you that you should have taken the coach to a parking lot and let her get the feel of the coach - not have her start on an interstate and a downhill?


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Old 03-01-2009, 05:15 PM   #58
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Betty purchased and drove a dumptruck during her summer break a few years ago but has yet to throw me out of the driver's seat in the Bounder. She can drive if she wants but she knows I have a difficult time in the passenger seat.

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Old 03-02-2009, 04:42 AM   #59
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[quote]Did it ever occur to you that you should have taken the coach to a parking lot and let her get the feel of the coach - not have her start on an interstate and a downhill? Did you go through with her how to use the brake/exhaust brake/downshift on a downhill? No, you set her up to fail and you succeeded in proving to her that she couldn't possibly handle the job. Congratulation - I'm sure your ego needed that.

Comon now; I may be dumb but I'm not stupid; my wife had driven the motorhome many times off road, when I'd disconnect the toad she would drive the motorhome through the park to the campsite, I never had a fear of her hitting anything, She has an accident free 50 years of driveing an automobile. there was no reason not to let her drive the motorhome. She just had a brain freeze. passing 18 wheelers just got her spooked. Would I let her drive on the interstate again? only in an emergency.

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Old 03-02-2009, 04:57 AM   #60
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I've spoken to more than one motorhomer whose wife used to drive a school bus. Those ladies have no problem jockeying a class A motorhome anywhere!!

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Originally posted by AFChap:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">What brand of headset do you use
They say "Tech-Link" on them ... got them for $40 with a cloth case from a magazine ad in 2004. They have worked great. I normally get out and take a look before I back up regardless, but with the headsets at least I can ask how close I am to something and also get a hint if something is happening that I didn't see!

My DW rarely drives the car, and has never driven the motorhome in spite of all kinds of encouragement ...she has tremors, and prefers not to drive unless she absolutely has to. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks Paul, found them online. Thanks for the tip.


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