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Old 12-16-2013, 08:07 AM   #1
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Unfortunately...so true!
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Old 12-16-2013, 08:22 AM   #2
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Ah yes....so true!
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Old 12-16-2013, 08:29 AM   #3
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Aint this the truth!
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:18 AM   #4
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Interesting opine from what appears to be the towable crowd.
Since I just went from a 39" 5er towed by a 19' diesel dually to a 29' Class A. I can tell you that the Motorhome is much easier
to operate. In some states I could have towed the Bay Liner behind the 5er as well. So although the pics are dramatic, I don't think the representation is accurate across the full spectrum of each category.
I say this because of weight differences, system differences, commercial liabilities and, yes, those rascally laws.
Then there is the fact that in most state those offensive land yacht drivers are required to have a CDL or special classification if their units have air brakes.
So that would diminish the OP's point as well.
On the other hand, there are some folks out there with more money than sense piloting the USS Road Trip down our Interstates in a clueless state. They usually have a 4WD in tow laden with gear and a couple of kayaks on the roof and mountain bikes on the back.

So as I plod along at 60-62 mph in the right lane and all those toy haulers, tag alongs and 5th wheels go flying by doing well over 65 mph and I watch all of the "drivers" that can't figure out how to merge with traffic on the on ramps and the ones who stop on the interstate to let them in. I'm wondering if the scope of the post is not waaaaay to narrow.
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:43 AM   #5
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I just find it scary that there are people out there that cant drive a car and they don't have to have any special training to drive a 40' 20,000lb or greater diesel pusher with air brakes? Same goes for a pickup and large fifth wheel or TT.
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:50 AM   #6
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I just find it scary that there are people out there that cant drive a car and they don't have to have any special training to drive a 40' 20,000lb or greater diesel pusher with air brakes? Same goes for a pickup and large fifth wheel or TT.
Guess im ok then since ive been a cdl card carrying member since 1991 ?
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:52 AM   #7
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Come to FL and see the mh drivers get out of the drivers seat and with the aid of walkers/canes get out and into a wheel chair. Very common and extremely scary. They also drive/herd/point tongue trailers and 5ers.
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:55 AM   #8
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Got my CDL 2 years ago Class A (tractor trailer) with school bus, tow truck,and coach bus endorsements. In NY you need an endorsement for everything.
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Interesting opine from what appears to be the towable crowd.
Since I just went from a 39" 5er towed by a 19'
Sorry, but I have to ask - was there a lot of living space in that 39" trailer? Just kidding, but couldn't help myself.

That post reminds me of when I was a kid. We had had a couple TT's, then a sailboat, then my parents bought a 26 foot Class C. Not huge, but I'll never forget being at the RV lot, which was packed with RV's in the middle of the city. The dealer does the PDI and the paperwork, hands my Dad the keys, and goes inside. So there we are in the parking lot, and he's trying to figure out where everything is and get the morrors adjusted so we can get out of the lot without hitting anything. I rode with him and Mom and my brother followed in the car. By the time we got home, he had it figured out, but it is kind of odd that unlike a commercial vehicle where you have to have some training and pass a test, you can buy a 40ft long 102" wide monster and there is no requirements at all about learning how to drive it.
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Old 12-16-2013, 10:04 AM   #10
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Turbs: I would suppose that would mean you are qualified.

Old Coot: Do you have to put barricades up around your rig to keep it safe. That is kinda scary if they can't keep from running their three wheel scooter into stuff they surely should not be pulling trailers and driving large MH's.
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