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Old 06-02-2019, 10:05 AM   #61
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It is unfortunate that there are not the regulations on RVs as there are on commercial trucks and trailers. Education would then be required rather than optional.
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Old 06-02-2019, 04:04 PM   #62
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It is unfortunate that there are not the regulations on RVs as there are on commercial trucks and trailers. Education would then be required rather than optional.
That's all we need more government oversight , more rules and more costs . leave well enough alone . millions of rv'ers crisscrossing the country every yr not to many issues . see more problems with big rigs then rv's
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Old 06-02-2019, 06:32 PM   #63
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I have been trucking for nearly 40 years. I drive more miles in a month then most people drive in a year. The trucking is the most regulated industry in this country. When you go to work. How many people do you have to interact with? When I go to work, I have to interact with all the other people on the roads that I travel for 10 hours a day. I am out there to work and get my job done. If my job doesn't get done, you don't have food on your table, clothes in your closet, phone in your hand. If you own it, a truck brought it! Think about that. I have seen my fair share of people that have no idea of the rules of the road. Maybe a little education would be a good place to start. On the job training doesn't work well when in my workplace. Shouldn't work in your vacation space either. How many people get educated on how to drive a recreational vehicle? The next time a truck wants to get around you think about it. Just trying to get my job done, in the time that is allotted to me.
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Old 06-02-2019, 09:45 PM   #64
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I have been trucking for nearly 40 years. I drive more miles in a month then most people drive in a year. The trucking is the most regulated industry in this country. When you go to work. How many people do you have to interact with? When I go to work, I have to interact with all the other people on the roads that I travel for 10 hours a day. I am out there to work and get my job done. If my job doesn't get done, you don't have food on your table, clothes in your closet, phone in your hand. If you own it, a truck brought it! Think about that. I have seen my fair share of people that have no idea of the rules of the road. Maybe a little education would be a good place to start. On the job training doesn't work well when in my workplace. Shouldn't work in your vacation space either. How many people get educated on how to drive a recreational vehicle? The next time a truck wants to get around you think about it. Just trying to get my job done, in the time that is allotted to me.
most people do just fine with towing rv's and driving big motor homes . but just like every type of driver there are always a few that just don't get it and shouldn't be driving . That includes people who drive big rigs . testing and fees won't ever change that
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most people do just fine with towing rv's and driving big motor homes . but just like every type of driver there are always a few that just don't get it and shouldn't be driving . That includes people who drive big rigs . testing and fees won't ever change that
But a little education might help.
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Old 06-08-2019, 12:53 AM   #66
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But a little education might help.
Everybody all ready has a little education. got your license right ! That and life experience takes care of most out there that still seem to have some common sense . can't educate lack of common sense . Any body who does not feel comfortable can take lesson from car's to big rigs , motor coaches, towing etc . no sense creating another bureaucracy to drain peoples pocket books . jmho
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Everybody all ready has a little education. got your license right ! That and life experience takes care of most out there that still seem to have some common sense . can't educate lack of common sense . Any body who does not feel comfortable can take lesson from car's to big rigs , motor coaches, towing etc . no sense creating another bureaucracy to drain peoples pocket books . jmho
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Just did another run, 150 miles 20 gallons of gas comes to 7.5mpg. Bikes, golf cart and a fully loaded camper with empty tanks. Dic said 7.3 mpgClick image for larger version

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Just did another run, 150 miles 20 gallons of gas comes to 7.5mpg. Bikes, golf cart and a fully loaded camper with empty tanks. Dic said 7.3 mpgAttachment 212872

What I'm seeing here is that the new chevy's 6.0 don't get any better milage then an older one say a 4 speed auto with 4:10 . I've seen as high as 10.5 and low's of 7.5 towing and between 12 to 14.5 not towing . makes me just want to keep my 03 after all it's just at 198xxx miles
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Everybody all ready has a little education. [...]
Ooh, I just love irony.
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