As some of you know, we had to leave the Rally early due to a eye problem that my Drs. agreed would be better treated at home. Also I was not abe to drive, but, fortunately, my wife is an experienced co-pilot and does take her turn driving. She also took the RV driving school lessons offered at last years rally.
We left the fairgrounds yesterday at 4:00p (thanks FROG Mike Byrne for the escort.) and she did the first 2 hours in the pouring rain. (did u guys notice it was raining yesterday?) The first 20 miles or so were on narrow, buggy crowded country roads. She took it slow, made an extra stop or 2 but we safely made it back to Midland MI by 9:00p. I am very proud of the way Cathy handled the rig, especially in crumby weather and felt very fortunate she was prepared to back me up.
We know many fellow RV-ers are limited to a single driver when a co-pilot could be available. This is an example of how a small affliction can leave you stranded. I suggest that if a second driver is available, it would be worth while preparing for unplanned events.
We also wanted to thank Cary Jones & the Sabre Service Team. When they heard we had to leave, a group of techs arrived at our site to finish our service list so we could get on our way.
Cathy & Jeff
2013 Sabre 32RCTS / 2012 Ram2500 Hemi