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Old 03-24-2012, 07:03 PM   #1
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Shocked and New Trend in Motorhome Drivers?

Today I was leaving Big Bend National Park driving at the posted speed limit of 45mph. A large (40+) Allegro came up behind me. Not happy with the speed limit, he tailgated me for a few miles. I noticed his passengers were up moving around the coach. Never did reach a pullout where I could safely pull off. He nearly clipped my corner (driving my pickup today, not motorhome), violently pulling into other lane and passed me. Unfortunately, another motorhome with him felt compelled to do same unsafe manuever in a no passing zone to keep up. Obviously not a relaxing few minutes in the desert.

Very frustrated and disappointed. I people that motorhome drivers are more considerate than other drivers. Know this is just one jerkwad, but man, how easily he could have over steered, hit the other the other shoulder and rolled. And with his family on board.

Obviously vacation in the desert with his family was not relaxong. I hope he does not represent a new trend in motorhome drivers.

Thanks for letting me vent. The ocotillos and mountain bluebonnets were beautiful.
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:18 PM   #2
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Would have been a good place for him
Would be safer for other drivers on the road
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:34 PM   #3
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Just think about how much it cost him in fuel LOL.
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When I see drivers like that I think, drunk, drugs or just an idiot.
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:54 PM   #5
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When I see drivers like that I think, drunk, drugs or just an idiot.
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When I see drivers like that I think, drunk, drugs or just an idiot.
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Quiet possibly all three.....

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bad drivers are bad drivers no matter what they drive.you cant teach common sense!
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Reminds me of the song from the movie Smokey and the Bandit
A Long way to go and a Short time to get there.
If they were in a hurry to get home then they didn't plan their trip well.
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maybe all three
Starting a couple of years ago I decided that I no longer wanted to be in a hurry when RVing unless it was an honest to goodness emergency. Five hundred miles a day was the goal for years. I've done Las Vegas to Dallas in under two days on several occations. No more, I want to smell the roses and enjoy the trips. Last trip we limited it to 350 per day and I'm working on a map to cut it down to roughly 300 per day and if we see something we want to see, we'll do less.
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Bad are just everywhere, drive any thing, and don't give a rats butt about you or their passengers ! Their self centered.
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Today I was leaving Big Bend National Park driving at the posted speed limit of 45mph. A large (40+) Allegro came up behind me. Not happy with the speed limit, he tailgated me for a few miles. I noticed his passengers were up moving around the coach. Never did reach a pullout where I could safely pull off. He nearly clipped my corner (driving my pickup today, not motorhome), violently pulling into other lane and passed me. Unfortunately, another motorhome with him felt compelled to do same unsafe manuever in a no passing zone to keep up. Obviously not a relaxing few minutes in the desert.

Very frustrated and disappointed. I people that motorhome drivers are more considerate than other drivers. Know this is just one jerkwad, but man, how easily he could have over steered, hit the other the other shoulder and rolled. And with his family on board.

Obviously vacation in the desert with his family was not relaxong. I hope he does not represent a new trend in motorhome drivers.

Thanks for letting me vent. The ocotillos and mountain bluebonnets were beautiful.
Ugh. I recently posted a similar experience of a loser driving a Mountain Aire tailgating me in the pouring rain on the interstate. I was also in my personal vehicle and could not believe he was speeding and tailgating in such a manner. I don't care if these idiots kill themselves; I just don't want them to take me with them.
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As a retired California Highway Patrol sergeant we had several names for such fools, several printable. The one I like best is, "JOB SECURITY"! With such fools around my successors will always have work. Plus, they are breeders, so many generations of LEO will be employed IF the high fuel prices don't keep everybody home or on bicycles.
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Must of been having a bad day. Needless to say these are the types of drivers everyone wants to be able to avoid on any given day. Hard to say what might have been wrong with him or maybe those are just his driving habits. Hope he doesn't hurt someone down the road.
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I don't care if these idiots kill themselves; I just don't want them to take me with them.
Goes without saying, I did not want to be taken out.

Nearly 10 years ago a couple driving a motor home swerved when a car cut across their bow to exit the interstate. Lost control of the motor home, hit the embankment and were killed. I vowed then I would always hold my line. I'll brake and I'll try not to hit the other vehicle, but I will not violently steer the motor home to avoid hitting an idiot. I've had some practice with birds and a small animal, but fortunately, no cars; harder to do than I'd thought. Requires thinking at a tense moment.
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