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Old 02-23-2014, 09:08 PM   #81
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What about selling A class motor homes to folks that have never driven anything bigger that a car? Ya' can't keep people from buying whatever they think they want.
I dont mind em buyin.... driving them YIKES
Just think that class a, tt or 5ver on the interstate ahead or behind you could be a rookie. to them and us !!
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:18 PM   #82
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I've seen some rookies drive far better than some veterans.
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:23 PM   #83
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I've seen some rookies drive far better than some veterans.
so true. Some people just can't handle the task of a large vehicle or trailer no matter how long "practice". I was fortunate to have grown up on a farm. Drove everything at a young age. Was hauling truck loads of corn down the roads at 12 years old.
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:40 PM   #84
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I've seen some rookies drive far better than some veterans.
Good point. But
Hmm its late at night its raining your towing your unit. Big class a behind you and a big 5er in front of you. Like in prior post that I was replying too, neither driver has never driven anything but a car. You can pick rook or vet??
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Seen a lot more truck driver accidents than rv accidents in my life.
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Seen a lot more truck driver accidents than rv accidents in my life.
because they are forced to drive to many hours and put everyone at risk. Either do it or loose their jobs. Us RVers are normally traveling at a more laid back pace.
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And usually not at rush hour or at night.
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I rather have the guy behind me with a 5ver who was hauling corn as a kid then a class a driver with car only experience day or night

Guess I have to agree with rockfordroo ya cant fix stupid
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I rather have the guy behind me with a 5ver who was hauling corn as a kid then a class a driver with car only experience day or night
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I rather have the guy behind me with a 5ver who was hauling corn as a kid then a class a driver with car only experience day or night

Guess I have to agree with rockfordroo ya cant fix stupid

I have to agree 100%.
Experience is almost as important as GCVW, pin weight, and all of the other formulas used to calculate safe towing.
I wanted to buy a 41 foot 5er, a real mansion on wheels. I decided though to get a 26 ft Rockwood Ultralite for now. Why would I pass on a great 5er that I really liked?
Because I DON'T have experience towing anything that large. There's a reason teenagers aren't driving 18 wheelers as soon as they get a drivers permit. RVs should be no different. (No I'm not calling for regulations) People should consider their experience / comfort level in addition to the TV capability when making their purchase. IMO it's just common sense.
My TV (F 350 DRW Diesel) is capable of pulling just about any trailer made. I personally just didn't feel comfortable pulling a huge trailer without more experience.

Personal Responsibility, it might just save your life and those around you.
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