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Joe-K 03-31-2007 04:41 AM

I won't know much about the schedule until I go see the surgeon again on Wednesday. I guess ankles usually take 6 weeks but I'm hoping things move faster than that.

It's sure looking like we'll miss the first couple of planned trips https://irv2.infopop.cc/groupee_commo...icon_frown.gif

rebelsbeach 03-31-2007 08:11 AM

Joe, I'm genuinely sorry about your ankle, I was talking to your other broken down buddy when he told me about your injury....

Didn't you see the Wesley Snipes movie entitled "White Men Can't Jump" ??

Lori had learned to drive the fiver and actually took the wheel once or twice on the Interstate but she never would venture behind the wheel of the bus as it seemed too long without a bend in it for her.....And that was BEFORE I started pulling the trailer.

This brings to mind the "familarization" course at Lazy Days that fellow iRV2 member John and Jane Canfield went through and now Jane takes the wheel as often as she likes...
Not to say that in some instances the ladies just prefer to ride, but Joe's case certainly gives some credence to having two drivers...
Just suppose this accident happened when they were underway....

NLOVNIT 03-31-2007 09:30 PM

Bob-

I'll have to agree with Lori as I, too, felt more at ease with the 5-r than with the motorhome. Maybe it's a perception thing, but that "bend" between the 5-r & truck does seem less intimidating than a long, rigid bus. One other issue I have with the motorhome, is that, even with the driver seat all the way forward, I still can barely reach the pedals. I have to either scooch up in the seat & support myself with the steering wheel or put a fat pillow behind my back to push me forward in the seat. Neither of which makes me feel safe driving. But, in an emergency, I'd manage.

So, when does the "Pond Piggie RV Driving 101 For Women" course begin? https://irv2.infopop.cc/images/idea.gif

L-

Joe-K 04-01-2007 04:05 AM

A "Pond Piggie" driving course...that sounds like a great idea. I couldn't tell...was Bob volunteering his rig for training https://irv2.infopop.cc/images/laugh.gif


Seriously, there is no telling when something could happen and a spouse need to drive home.

I'm confident that the boys and Shelly could get everything hitched up and drive home if we had been out camping somewhere when this happened. It never hurts to practice and get some time behind the wheel though.

rebelsbeach 04-01-2007 05:55 AM

I have to laugh at not being able to reach the pedals and when I finish this post YOU ALL will be laughing....
The biggest issue I have with the setup of my driver's area, EVEN with the adjustable pedals,is that I am driving with the top portion of my shoe on the pedal and my heel in the air...
It used to be my back that gave out,but with the massage seats and Comfort Drive I can seemingly drive as long as I can stay awake, but NOW I end up with the CRAMP in my ankle and foot from pushing the pedal all the time....Of course once I get started I set the "smart cruise" on the highway, but until then it's a real pain...

I've spoken to Newmar about it and we're going to address it somehow in June when I visit Nappanee...Not sure in my mind if they could adjust the travel of the adjustable pedals, but they need to do something.
I even had them remove the "stops" in the tilt wheel to allow the tilt wheel to raise a little higher but still too far away...

Trust me....this ain't no stinkin' April Fools joke either..... https://irv2.infopop.cc/images/party.gif

rebelsbeach 04-01-2007 05:55 AM

OH.....by the way.

Bob's Bus is NO driver's ed vehicle either!! https://irv2.infopop.cc/images/jestera.gif

Joe-K 04-01-2007 07:08 AM

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rebelsbeach:
OH.....by the way.

Bob's Bus is NO driver's ed vehicle either!! https://irv2.infopop.cc/images/jestera.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oh Well!!! I tried https://irv2.infopop.cc/images/salook.gif

I'm sure Newmar should get something figured out for the pedals for you. If not, I'm sure we can show up at the rally with some nice blocks of wood to bungie cord the stop and go pedals. https://irv2.infopop.cc/images/thumb.gif

rebelsbeach 04-01-2007 09:18 AM

HA HA HA... https://irv2.infopop.cc/images/salook.gif

I've actually given thought to maybe attaching something to the pedal itself but am obviously going to wait and see what the gurus at Newmar/Spartan propose...

NLOVNIT 04-01-2007 10:51 AM

I think motorhome pedal distance got engineered by someone with long legs. I sat in several motorhomes at the last rv show & there were very few that I could comfortably reach with the driver's seat all the way up. Ya'd think they'd realize that not all drivers are 6 feet tall. https://irv2.infopop.cc/images/aeh.gif

L-

rebelsbeach 04-01-2007 11:30 AM

I've said for a LONG time that a lot of these coaches and towables must be engineered by someone that's never used them....

George Miklas 04-01-2007 11:54 AM

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Joe-K:
A "Pond Piggie" driving course...that sounds like a great idea. I couldn't tell...was Bob volunteering his rig for training </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rebelsbeach:
OH.....by the way.
Bob's Bus is NO driver's ed vehicle either!! https://irv2.infopop.cc/images/jestera.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Joe and Bob,

My teaching credentials now include Safety Ed / Driver's Ed grades 7-12. Maybe we can offer a Pond Piggies Driver's Ed course. All we need are the yellow signs that say "Student Driver" https://irv2.infopop.cc/images/cheeky.gif

George

rebelsbeach 04-01-2007 12:05 PM

George, I've seen the way your fellow "Harmonicats" operate their golf cart and on the off chance you drive ANYTHING like that, you ain't gettin' near the driver's seat of my rig...

In all fairness though, those fellas I saw were at least 30 years older than you... https://irv2.infopop.cc/images/party.gif

George Miklas 04-01-2007 02:54 PM

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rebelsbeach:
In all fairness though, those fellas I saw were at least 30 years older than you... https://irv2.infopop.cc/images/party.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Its clear to me that I was born one generation late to be among the greats during the Harmonicats' hayday.

gm

Superslif 04-04-2007 02:47 PM

Be glad we are not camping this weekend. Just got back from a week of skiing in Utah. We received 2 feet of snow last Wed. I pulled the camper out of storage Monday and gave the roof a cleaning. I was thinking about de-winterizing until I saw the forecast for this weekend. Who would believe you could go from 80 degrees one day and in the 30's the next.


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