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Old 05-01-2015, 08:41 PM   #81
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I do a lot of the driving, and most of the set up\take down on our Class C. I often head out to a campground several hours before my husband gets off work. By the time he gets there, everything is done.
Good for you. I did, too, with our first Class C. Then we went to a Class A and I was intimidated!! Big difference IMO
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Old 05-01-2015, 08:49 PM   #82
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My DW tows our TT on occasion when I need a break on a long trip or am following her to the campground on my bike. She does make me nervous as she tends to hug the side of the road. I keep reminding her that the TT is slightly wider than our truck and sometimes off the pavement on a tight right hand corner but for the most part does a decent job.
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Old 05-01-2015, 09:11 PM   #83
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Mr Dan, I'm with your wife. That is what I would do. My DH is 10 years older than me and it could happen he go first or he gets tired of messing with a trailer. I do like driving the class C and have done it 3 times in Alaska. But then it is a lot easier to drive around on those roads.....not like driving through Atlanta with 4-6 lanes of traffic. I have a friend or two that I would camp with and one is too short to lower and raise the bunk ends.


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Old 05-01-2015, 09:22 PM   #84
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Way to go Janet!!
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Old 05-01-2015, 09:52 PM   #85
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Unfortunately, our Georgetown 32' rig, F53 chassis was ergonomically impossible for my wife to drive. She's not very tall and short in the leg.

The crappy adjustability of the F53 controls and the Flexsteel seats made it not easy for me (5' 9" and 190 lb). The seat cushions were about 8" too long (fore/aft). For my wife. her knees were 6" back of the cushion edge and she couldn't get her feet within 9" of the pedals when the seat was fully forward.

That didn't matter, since the steering column had no telescopic adjustment and its angular adjustment was very limited.

After a couple of years driving transit on Gillig coaches, I was impressed by their ergonomic adjustments. The seat (a Recaro) could get you way too close to the steering wheel, but in the right place for the pedals. The steering wheel/column had two universal joints and an adjiustable wheel position. I could get it set up so that 9 hours behind the wheel wasn't a problem.

Had we kept our Georgetown, I was seriously thinking of going to a bus wrecking yard and getting a seat and a steering column to replace the crap we had. In retrospect, I'm not sure DW would have driven it anyway!
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Old 05-02-2015, 05:39 PM   #87
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I think that everyone should learn to hitch, tow and unhitch. While most couples have some a well worn division of labor regarding towing, you just never know when there will be a need for the other to take up the slack.
x2 on what Janet said. I also think it's wise for most people to have at least some explorer & experience, just in case. It's one thing not to be able to back the RV into a site but it's another not to be able to move it in a case of an emergency.

I'm a solo RVer. There been a time or two when I became pretty ill while camping but was lucky enough to have some days to recover before breaking camp & going home.

I'm a short gal too (5'1) so I can relate to challenges shorter people have. My truck mirrors can block my side view. Many times I didn't notice the other car to the left at a 4-way stop. When backing up I can't see the direction of my front tires unless I step out of the truck to look.
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...When backing up I can't see the direction of my front tires unless I step out of the truck to look.

Don't worry about that part Terie, at 6' I can't see my tires either while I'm in the truck.





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x2 on what Janet said. I also think it's wise for most people to have at least some explorer & experience, just in case. It's one thing not to be able to back the RV into a site but it's another not to be able to move it in a case of an emergency.

I'm a solo RVer. There been a time or two when I became pretty ill while camping but was lucky enough to have some days to recover before breaking camp & going home.

I'm a short gal too (5'1) so I can relate to challenges shorter people have. My truck mirrors can block my side view. Many times I didn't notice the other car to the left at a 4-way stop. When backing up I can't see the direction of my front tires unless I step out of the truck to look.
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